May's Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/30/03

May's Recall Round-Up

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking you to check your home for deadly products. The CPSC says consumers are still using recalled products despite the warnings. Among the potentially dangerous items is the halogen torchiere floor lamp. The lamps can start fires when the bulbs come in contact with flammable materials. The lamps need a glass guard and a bulb that is 300 watts or less to reduce the fire risk.

Also on the list, old window blinds with cord loops. Children can get tangled up in the cords and possibly strangle themselves. You should cut the loop and install a safety tassel at the end of each cord.

Consumers need to make sure they're using a new baby crib. Old cribs with gaps between the slats or with gaps exceeding two and three-eighth inches can suffocate or strangle children.

That brings us to the first recalled product of the month. Baby's Dream Furniture is recalling its wooden convertible cribs. The three hinges along the fold-down drop gate can crack or break. The recalled cribs were sold under both the Baby Dream's Furniture label and the National Baby Furniture label in five different models. The recalled models include the "Always Crib," "Crib For Life," "Legendary Crib," "Set 4 Life, and "Crib 2 College." In addition, several Baby's Dream cribs manufactured between 1996 and 2000 may have faulty drop gate trigger latches that could cause the baby to fall out of the crib. If you own one of these cribs, call Baby's Dream Furniture at 1-800-835-2742.

Wal-Mart is recalling a fabric lantern. The fabric is not flame retardant and could be ignited by the lantern's voltive candle. You can return the lanterns to any Wal-Mart store for a refund.

For a list of other recalled products or for more information on any of these products, ( click here ).

That wraps up this month's Recall Round-Up. For NewsChannel 11's Consumer Connection, I'm Sharon Maines.

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