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Product recalls announced

| Friday, July 4, 2003

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, cooperating with several manufacturers, has announced the following recalls:

  • About 18,000 SOIREE electric blankets, sold at Belk stores, and Soft n' Warm electric blankets, sold at K-Mart stores, produced by Perfect Fit Industries. The blankets have overheated, causing minor burns.

    Both types of blanket have a label that reads "Perfect Fit" and "Shell Made in China. Wired and Closed in U.S.A." The Soft n' Warm blanket has a date code ranging from 02228 through 02305 printed on a warning label.

    Consumers are advised to unplug these blankets immediately. For a free replacement, they may call the company at 877-882-9478 weekdays.

  • About 1.3 million cans of "Smatter" Spray Foam produced by JAKKS Pacific Inc. The aerosol cans can break apart causing injury to the user.

    The brand name is printed on the can, and the word "Nickelodeon" is printed on the orange trigger mechanism. The "Smatter" foam comes in six types: Original, Spit, Blueberry, Banana Cream, Lemon Meringue and Fatter.

    Consumers should contact JAKKS Pacific at 800-554-5516 weekdays or visit www.jakkspacific.com for instructions on how to dispose of the product and receive a full refund.

  • About 29,000 International Adapter Plugs produced by Franzus Co. The plugs can separate, exposing live electrical conductors, and pose a risk of electrocution or shock.

    The black and white plugs are printed with the name of the region they are to be used in. They are: "Northern Europe," "Great Britain," "No. America," "Australia" and "So. Europe." Plugs reading "MADE IN USA" and ones with a screw between the prongs are not included in the recall.

    For a free replacement, consumers may call the company at 800-706-7063 weekdays or e-mail the company at service@franzus.com.

  • About 75,000 "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys produced by Small Small World. The toys' seams can separate, releasing small beads that children could swallow.

    The recall includes these four plush toys: a white rabbit with a purple egg reading "Happy Easter," a green rabbit with a yellow egg reading "Happy Easter," a purple bear with a purple egg reading "Happy Easter" and a yellow duck with a green egg reading "You're Egg-stra Special." The toys include a label reading "The Boyd's Collection Ltd."

    Consumers may get a free replacement toy by calling The Boyds Collection at 800-377-3050 weekdays.

  • About 13,000 S.I.T. Gas Temperature Controls on GSW Water Heaters. The units pose a potential burn hazard from ignition flashback and can cause an increase in tank water temperature.

    The model 650 AC4 temperature controllers are found on GSW Water Heaters with serial numbers ranging from 0202694162 to 03045007825.

    Consumers should visit call GSW at 800-263-3502 weekdays or visit www.gsw-wh.com for revised instructions.

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