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                    Home Decorators Collection
                      Recalls Storage Trunks 
             Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer pro-
duct. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: 
Home Decorators Collection Leather Suitcase Trunks

Distributor: Home Decorators Collection, of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The trunk has an exterior clasp that can lock 
unexpectedly when the trunk lid closes. If a child climbs 
inside the trunk, he/she may not be able to open the trunk 
from the inside. This poses an entrapment and suffocation 
hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled trunks are leather bound and 
have a handle on each side, and a clasp on the front. The 
trunks are burgundy or brown and are sold in three sizes: 
small, medium and large. The following catalog numbers 
were used to identify the product:

Product Name Sizes Catalog Number 
Large 24"H x 36"W x 20"D 3755910150 
Medium 20"H x 30"W x 16"D 3755905150 
Small 16"H x 23.5"W x 12"D 3755900150 

Sold at: Home Decorators Collection retail stores nation-
wide, catalogs, and online at www.homedecorators.com from 
January 2006 through November 2006 for between $60 and 
$190.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should stop using the trunk immediately 
and keep it out of the reach of children. Consumers should 
contact the firm for information on receiving a replacement 
product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers 
can contact Home Decorators Collection at 800 464-0164 
between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday.

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             Hair Dryers Recalled by Version-X 
               Due to Electrocution Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: 
Travel’N Baby Mini Hair Dryers

Importer: Detour Corp., doing business as Version-X, of 
Studio City, Calif.

Distributor: Metropolis Beauty Inc., of Los Angeles, 
Calif.

Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with 
an immersion protection plug to prevent electrocution if 
the hair dryer falls into water. Electric shock protec-
tion devices are required by industry standards for all 
electric hand-held hair dryers. If the hair dryer falls 
into water during use and is not equipped with this 
safety device, it can pose a shock and/or an electrocu-
tion hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. 

Description: The recalled hair dryers are made of plastic 
and are red, blue or green. The hair dryer’s handle folds 
up. The words “Travel’N Baby” are printed on one side of 
the hair dryer. 

Sold by: Independent beauty supply stores and beauty 
salons nationwide and online at 
www.metropolisbeauty.com from January 2004 through 
January 2005 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these hair dryers 
immediately and contact Version-X for a replacement hair 
dryer equipped with an immersion protection plug.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Version-X 
at (800) 871-6824 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday 
through Friday or visit the recall Web site at 
www.metropolisbeauty.com

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           TAC LLC Recalls “Erie Boiler Boss”
            Boiler Controls for Scald Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Name of product: “Erie Boiler Boss” Operating 
and Reset Controls

Manufacturer: TAC LLC, of Loves Park, Ill. (formerly 
Invensys Building Systems)

Hazard: These boiler controls can fail, causing water 
temperature to rise to the high temperature limit. 
Should the high temperature thermostat or external safety 
limit devices also fail, consumers could suffer scalds 
from unexpectedly hot water during use or system piping 
damage can result.

Incidents/Injuries: TAC is aware of 17 incidents where 
the boiler control reportedly failed. One incident of 
system pipe damage has been reported. No injuries have 
been reported.

Description: The recall includes all Erie Boiler Boss 
2400 Operating Controls and Erie Boiler Boss 1200 Boiler 
Reset Controls. The controls are typically used to cycle 
the domestic or hydronic water system burner. The control 
is mounted in an enclosure mounted on or near the boiler. 
The recalled controls have a nameplate on the front of 
the enclosure with the system name and model number. A 
numerical LED display will be part of the nameplate. 
Affected BB2400 carton labels on uninstalled products 
will have date codes prior to 0523. Affected BB1200 
carton labels on uninstalled controls will have date 
codes prior to 0647. No date code is stamped on install-
ed products.

Sold at: TAC wholesalers, independent field offices and 
original equipment manufacturers nationwide. The controls 
for the 2400 model was sold from February 1998 through 
June 2005, and the controls for the 1200 model was sold 
from July 1999 through November 2006 for between $550 
and $650.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should contact TAC to receive instruc-
tions on how to participate in the recall and obtain a 
free replacement control. 

Consumer Contact: Contact TAC toll-free at (866) 692-1110 
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 
visit the firm’s Web site at www.tac.com 

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