The CPSC Recalls Hammer Drills, Kid’s Overalls and Merry-Go-Rounds

June 16, 2008

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of Robert Bosch Tool Corp. hammer drills due to risk of injury, children’s overalls by Sara Lynn Togs due to choking hazard and children’s merry-go-rounds sold exclusively at Toys R Us due to fall hazard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

1. Bosch Hammer Drills.

Units: About 9,700.

Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Hazard: The drill can continue to operate after the trigger has been released, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled hammer drill is blue with “BOSCH” printed on the side. The model number 1191VSR can be located on the product nameplate mounted on the side of the motor. The product’s packaging will be marked as 1191VSRK (the “K” indicates that the hammer drill was packaged with a case in a kit). Only drills with a serial number that begins with “7” are included in the recall.

Sold at: Menards and other hardware retailers and industrial distributors nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Malaysia.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled hammer drill immediately and contact the firm for a free repair.

2. Infant and Toddler Shortalls.

Units: About 1,800.

Manufacturer: Sara Lynn Togs, of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The buttons on the shoulder straps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Infant and Toddler Gingham and Flannel Shortalls, which are overalls with short pant legs. They have a collegiate appliqué or embroidery on the front. Sizes included in the recall are 6/9 month, 12 month, 18 month, 2T, 3T, & 4T.

Sold at: College bookstores, fan stores, children’s boutiques, and gift shops nationwide from March 2007 through February 2008. The Gingham Shortall sold for about $35 and the Flannel Shortall sold for about $24.

Manufactured in: Peru and China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled shortalls to Sara Lynn Togs for a full refund.

3. Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds.

Units: About 15,000.

Manufacturer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.

Hazard: The inner bearing on the merry-go-round can fail, causing the seat assembly to suddenly drop to the ground. This poses a fall hazard to children riding the merry-go-round.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle has received one report of an injury involving the merry-go- round, which resulted in a fall and abrasions to a child.

Description: The Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Round has four yellow plastic seats and black and silver metal bars.

Sold exclusively by: Toys R Us nationwide between January 2008 through March 2008 for between $80 and $100.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the merry-go-round away from children and return it to Toys R Us for a full refund, or contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free retrofit kit.

Source: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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