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Recalls: Simplicity bassinets, windshield wiper fluid system in GM vehicles, more

Simplicity bassinets

Company: Simplicity Inc.

Quantity: 900,000.

Why? Infants can be trapped between the metal bars and suffocate.

What models? Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible "Close-Sleeper" bassinets with the following model numbers: 3000CL, 3112DOH6, 3011WHE, 9250A, 3016LAU, 3046GTM, 3010BIJ, 3112DOH7 3011WHK, 3012SOM, 3016MIR, 3046HAN, 3010HAV, 3122BAN, 3012BIJ, 5750SAR, 3017NCB, 3047MON, 3010NGS, 3122TGC, 3012OXF, 3012TGT, 3020SFB, 3050LIL, 3010TGT, 3010BIJC, 3012SFD, 3013PRO, 3025BER, 3050SAR, 3010WHE, 343-8363, 3040SAR, 9250B, 3025C, 3060GFS, 3040LAU, 343-8399, 3040SPR, 3014LOL, 3026CRT, 3060TFS, TD2500, 3045FEL, 3050SWT, 3014NGS, 3027MIS, 8393, 3040WDS, 3111DPC, 3060BTL, 3015GFR, 3030SAR, 3040SPRC, 3045DRM, 3012LLTC, 3112BDY, 3070MAN, 3040CLA, 3040LAC, 3111ZOL, 3050SWTC, 3045OXFC, 3112DOH, 5730FKB, 3045DRMC.

Where sold? Wal Mart, Toys 'R' Us, K mart, Big Lots, Target and J.C. Penney.

What to do? For a refund or store credit, return to store where purchased.

GM vehicles

Company: General Motors.

Quantity: 944,000.

Why? A short circuit in the windshield wiper fluid system could cause electrical features to malfunction, which could lead to an odor, smoke or potentially a fire.

What models? The recall involves vehicles with a heated washer fluid system: 2008 Buick Enclave, 2006-2008 Buick Lucerne, 2006-2008 Cadillac DTS, 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT, 2007-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban, 2007-2008 GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL, 2006-2008 Hummer H2 and 2007-2008 Saturn Outlook.

Where sold? GM dealers.

What to do? Call the following toll-free numbers: Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-800-333-4223, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-972-8876, GMC at 1-800-462-8782 or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493.

Bonne Bell children's cosmetics accessory bags

Company: Bonne Bell Co.

Quantity: 945,000.

Why? The metal clasps on the handle of the accessory bags contain excessive levels of lead.

What models? The following recalled model names and UPC numbers are involved in this recall: SMACKERS Sweet Treats Collection, 0 50051 50575 7; SMACKERS Sparkle & Shine Collection, 0 50051 50576 4; SMACKERS Glam It Up Collection, 0 50051 50577 1; BONNEBELL Natural Neutrals Collection, 0 50051 22640 9; BONNEBELL Pretty Pinks Collection, 0 50051 22641 6; BONNEBELL Fresh Pinks Collection, 0 50051 22642 3; BONNEBELL Glamorous Neutrals Collection, 0 50051 22643 0.

Where sold? Retail stores and Bonne Bell's Web site.

What to do? Call Bonne Bell toll-free at 1-866-288-8643, e-mail or visit

IMS vehicle charger adaptors

Company: International Merchandising Service.

Quantity: 160,000.

Why? The car charger is incompatible with the spotlight's battery, which can result in overcharging and lead to a fire.

What models? Power Systems Plus HSLR 30S.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call IMS at 1-714-578-6700.

Wooden puzzles, infant rattles, pacifier holders, stroller toys

Company: Habermaass Corp. Inc.

Quantity: 118,000.

Why? The products contain small pieces, including glued-on mirrors and/or prisms, that can detach and pose a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard.

What models? Please see for a full list.

Where sold? Specialty toy stores and specialty online retailers.

What to do? Call Habermaass toll-free at 1-800-468-6873 or visit

Phil & Teds buggy strollers

Company: Regal Lager Inc.

Quantity: 44,000.

Why? The stroller's hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers

What models? The single strollers have metal frames with three wheels, a cloth seat and canopy. The twin strollers have a metal frame with four wheels, side-by-side cloth seats and double sun canopies. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including red, orange, green, black, charcoal and navy. The Phil & Teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness.

Where sold? Baby furniture and baby products stores.

What to do? Call Regal toll-free at 1-877-242-5676 or visit

Countertop water dispensers

Company: Greenway Home Products.

Quantity: 44,000.

Why? The internal heating element could overheat and drop molten metal through ventilation openings in the water dispenser's base onto the countertop, posing a fire hazard. The internal heating element also poses a shock hazard to consumers who touch it through the vents.

What models? Each of these models has a serial number that starts with 0606 through 0711 with file number 218326: Greenway GWD2630W, Polar PWD2635W, Vitapur VWD2636W, Vitapur VWD2636BLK, Vitapur VWD2636RED.

Where sold? Discount retailers.

What to do? Call Greenway toll-free at 1-866-279-0088 or visit

Packaged Terminal air conditioner/heat pump units

Company: Goodman Co. LP.

Quantity: 30,000.

Why? The PTAC's power cords can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.

What models? The 5.0 kW Amana-brand and Energy Knight-brand PTAC units with model numbers PTC-xxxx-50xx and EKT-xxxx-50x and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. Model and serial numbers are located on the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover.

Where sold? Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers.

What to do? Call Goodman toll-free at 1-800-366-0339.

Illuminator Polariscopes

Company: GIA Instruments.

Quantity: 8,000.

Why? The polariscopes can have a ground wire missing, posing a risk of electrical shock to the user.

What models? The recalled polariscopes are white in color with model number 415000 or 415 printed on the underside of the instrument.

Where sold? GIA schools, GIA's Web site, product catalogs, distributors and trade shows.

What to do? Call GIA toll-free at 1-800-421-8161 or visit

Indoor lighting fixtures

Company: Lithonia Lighting.

Quantity: 1,400.

Why? The glass reflector can separate from the fixture and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers below the fixture.

What models? The Hi-Bay indoor high-intensity discharge fixtures, model numbers PG16A and PG21A.

Where sold? Electrical distributors and sales representatives.

What to do? Call Lithonia toll-free at 1-800-315-4963 or visit

Portable garden hose reel carts, wagons

Company: Eley Corp.

Quantity: 7,000.

Why? The tires on the portable garden hose reel can explode while being inflated.

What models? Rapid Reel portable garden hose reel carts and wagons. The cart has two tires and the wagon has four. The tires have a white plastic rim and a steel ball bearing hub or a black plastic bearing hub.

Where sold? Home repair retailers and distributors such as Ace Hardware, and True Value Hardware.

What to do? Call Rapid Reel toll-free at 1-866-523-2363 or visit

Children's hooded sweaters

Company: Empress Arts Ltd.

Quantity: 130.

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

What models? The cotton knit sweaters are cream colored with a blue stripe at the wrists and waist, a blue ball on the hood, and blue buttons. There is a drawstring through the hood with pom-poms at the ends. The sweaters were sold in children's size 2T under the brand name "Empress Arts." "Empress Baby" is sewn into the sweaters tag.

Where sold? Specialty children's stores.

What to do? Call Empress Arts collect at 1-323-780-8181 or visit

Yayita baby hammocks

Company: FlagHouse Inc.

Quantity: 100.

Why? The hammock can flip over, posing a serious fall and strangulation hazard to infants who get trapped in the seat's restraint straps while upside down.

What models? The baby hammock is cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock measures about 29 x 43 inches. It has three restraint straps with red buckles and is attached to a cushioned pad for the infant. A mounting fixture, also called a fixing set, is sold with the hammock. "La Siesta" is printed on a tag located below the restraint straps. Model number YABP-1 is printed on a white tag sewn into the hammock's side seam.

Where sold? FlagHouse Inc.'s catalog and online at and at

What to do? Call FlagHouse toll-free at 1-800-793-7900 or visit

Recalls: Simplicity bassinets, windshield wiper fluid system in GM vehicles, more 09/03/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:59pm]
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