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Recalls: Iris and Alvine blinds, dive sticks, more

Iris and Alvine roman blinds

Company: IKEA Home Furnishings.

Quantity: 670,000.

Why? Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck in an exposed inner cord on the backside of the roman blinds.

What models? All sizes of Iris and Alvine roman blinds in white. The blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (Iris or Alvine), 5-digit supplier number 19799 or 21369, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words Made in India. On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100 percent cotton.

Where sold? IKEA stores.

What to do? Return to any IKEA store for a refund, call IKEA toll-free at 1-888-966-4532 or visit

Insulated blackout roller and roman shades

Company: Green Mountain Vista Inc.

Quantity: 7,300.

Why? The black-out roller shades and insulated roman shades have a looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a fatal strangulation hazard to children.

What models? All insulated blackout roller shades (colors: white, cream, harvest, light sage) and insulated roman shades sizes 48, 60 and 72 (colors: white, natural, sage, sienna, blue, goldenrod, mahogany, terracotta). The shades have RN number 107875 printed on the care label of the shade and identify the manufacturer on the Installation and Care Instructions.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Green Mountain Vista toll-free at 1-800-639-1728 or visit

Third Lung air compressors

Company: Brownie's Third Lung.

Quantity: 1,000.

Why? The air compressor's components can fail, which could cause a stoppage of air flow. Poses a risk of drowning.

What models? Gas-powered direct drive hookah compressor assemblies, models F280X, F390X, C270, C390, CTD390, serial numbers 14421 - 15715; and dual-head electric direct drive compressor assemblies, models E250, EC2, serial numbers 14344 - 15762. The serial number is printed on a metallic plate located on the compressor's base and on the storage case.

Where sold? Brownie's Third Lung factory and marine/diving products resellers.

What to do? Call Brownie's toll-free at 1-800-327-0412 or visit

Dive sticks

Company: Target.

Quantity: 365,000.

Why? The recalled dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing impalement hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in 2001.

What models? The sticks were sold in a bundle of three in light blue, aqua green, fluorescent yellow, royal blue and red. The tag accompanying the dive sticks contains: Dive Toys or Diving Game and has a white small parts warning label in the upper right hand corner. The words Made in China are printed in the lower right hand corner.

Where sold? Stores.

What to do? Call Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680 or visit

Young Colors children's hooded jackets

Company: R&D International Inc.

Quantity: 1,500.

Why? The jackets have drawstrings through the hood and at the waist. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches.

What models? The cotton knit and woven hooded jackets have a drawstring through the hood and waist. They were sold in sizes 12 months through size 10 in a variety of solid colors and prints. Young Colors is sewn into the jacket tag located at the neck.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call R&D collect at 1-719-539-3812 or visit

Vegan Rella cheddar block cheese

Company: Panos.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may possibly contain an undeclared milk protein. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? The recalled product is packed in 8-ounce packages with UPC code 0 37983 00015 4 and a sell by date of 12/09/2008.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Return to the place of purchase for a refund or call toll-free 1-800-494-8839, ext. 425.

Arizona newborn and infant denim pants

Company: JCPenney Co.

Quantity: 24,000.

Why? The metal snap at the waist can detach posing a choking hazard to infants.

What models? Arizona brand newborn and infant girl's and boy's denim pants sold in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. Only those pants made in Bangladesh are affected. The country of origin is located on a label sewn into the waistband.

Where sold? JCPenney stores and at

What to do? Call JCPenney toll-free at 1-888-333-6063 or visit

Heavy duty acidic cleaner bottles

Company: DuPont.

Quantity: 20,000.

Why? Pressure build-up can result in the cleaner leaking from underneath the cap. If the product comes into contact with skin, it can cause severe skin irritation.

What models? The cleaner is used to clean ceramic and porcelain tile and grout and sold in silver-colored one quart plastic bottles. DuPont and Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner are printed on the front of the bottle. UPC code 6-69009-71003-9 is printed on the back label.

Where sold? Lowe's.

What to do? Call DuPont toll-free at 1-888-241-2780 or visit

Bead maze toys

Company: ImagiPLAY.

Quantity: 500.

Why? The trees on the toys can detach, exposing a metal screw. This poses a laceration hazard to young children.

What models? Painted wooden toys with beads that slide on a curved metal track, sold in three styles: Apple Tree Bead Maze, Cactus Tree Bead Maze and Palm Tree Bead Maze.

Where sold? Toy stores.

What to do? Call ImagiPLAY toll-free at 1-800-882-0217 or visit

Anthropologie tin candles

Company: Candela Group.

Quantity: 225.

Why? The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during the burning of the last half inch of wax, posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? Four fragrances; Amber Woods, model #14987044; Black Lilac, model #14987093; Figue Tree, model #14987085; Red Currant, model #14987051. Candles sold after Oct. 11, 2008, are not affected.

Where sold? Anthropologie stores.

What to do? Call Candela toll-free at 1-866-961-9050.

Recalls: Iris and Alvine blinds, dive sticks, more 11/26/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:27am]
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