May Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/22/06

May Recall Round-Up

Lens Cleaning Solution 

You use your eyes everyday and now something you think is cleaning your lenses, could leave you with a dangerous infection. Bausch and Lomb is permanently removing its contact lens solution Renu MoistureLoc from the market. The solution is blamed for a spike in fungal eye infections. More than one-hundred cases have been reported. If you still have this solution, you're asked to stop using it immediately and throw it out.

 Slingshot

A slingshot has left a 12-year-old blind in one eye, a 16-year-old with decreased vision and an 11-year-old with three broken teeth. That's why Daisy Manufacturing is recalling the Natural Slingshot. If the band slips out of its frame during use, the ball at the end of the tubing can strike the user. Model numbers ERG-100 and ERG-300 are recalled. They were sold at discount department and sporting goods stores nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006. The ERG-100 model sold for about $9, while the ERG-300 model sold for about $17. Customers should call Daisy for a refund or replacement model. That number is 1-800-713-2479 or (click here) for more information.

Swing Sets 

Now, moving onto a recall you may find in your backyard. Defective bolts could cause the frame on Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets to detach from the fort. Recalled models include the Durango, Tacoma, Odyssey, Bellvue, Monarch, Grand Teton and Outlook Two. Wal-Mart and Toys R Us sold the sets from February through March of this year. For more information, (click here) or call 1-800-856-4445.

Charms 

Charms sold with some Shirley Temple movies are being recalled for toxic levels of lead. The metal charms were included as a free giveaway in certain Shirley Temple movie dvds in specially marked pink boxes. The recalled silver-colored metal charms were included as a free giveaway in certain Shirley Temple movie dvds in specially marked pink boxes. Some DVD boxes contain only charms. Others contain charm bracelets with charms. The charms come in various shapes including animals, hats, treble clefs, and lollipops. The DVD boxes are marked with "Bonus Charm Bracelet Inside," or "Bonus Charm Inside."  They were sold from August 2005 through April 2006 for about $15 for single dvds and $30 for box sets. For more information, call Fox Home Entertainment at 1-877-541-2229 or (click here).

Smoke Detectors 

Battery power smoke detectors and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms made by First Alert and One-Link are being recalled. The alarms drain battery power too quickly. Model numbers SA-500 and SCO-500 with a date code prior to March 3, 2006 are included in this recall.  Until a new alarm is received, consumers should test the batteries in the alarm weekly by pressing the "test" button. If the alarm signals a low battery alert, consumers should immediately replace the batteries. Consumers should not remove their alarms until they have received a replacement alarm. Call First Alert Inc./BRK Brands Inc. at 1-800-323-9005 or (click here) for more information.

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