The key 1999 recalls
Millions of recalled products remain in hiding in the attics and garages of America. Below is a list of what the CPSC has deemed the most hazardous products.
*Play yards that have protruding rivets, which can pose a strangulation hazard to toddlers.
Companies participating in the recall of 9.6 million units: Bilt-Rite, Evenflo, Gerry, Graco, Kolcraft, Playskool, Pride-Trimble, and Strolee. To get a repair kit or refund, call 800-794-4115
*Ride-on battery-powered Power Wheels vehicles by Fisher Price made before October 1998. About 150 fires were caused when the components overheated.
Some 10 million toys are included in the recall. Remove the batteries and call Fisher Price at 800-977-7800 or log on to www.powerwheels.com/special/default.htm to receive a free repair kit.
*Horizontal (under the counter) Spacemaker Optima toaster by Black & Decker. The toaster caused 1,066 fires. People who bought one of the 234,000 units can get a free replacement by calling Black & Decker at 800-746-2159.
*Infant car seat/carrier "On My Way" Model 207 and 492 made before July 1997 by Evenflo.
The seat can flip forward, causing the infant to fall. Approximately 800,000 units are involved. Call Evenflo Company at 800-203-2138 for a free repair.
*Mini-hammocks that have no spreader bars pose a strangulation risk to children. About 3 million hammocks were recalled in 1996. People should either return the mini-hammocks to the store or destroy them.
*Infant swing "Lil' Napper" model by Century Products Co. poses a strangulation risk if the straps loosen. Call Century Products at 800-231-1448 for repair kit.
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