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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Several Children's Products recalled again this week...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2006
Release #06-139 
Firm's Recall Hotline: 800-326-0315
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Memcorp Inc. Recall Disney(r)-Brand Personal DVD Players Due to
Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Battery Packs Sold with Disney(r)-Brand DVD Players

Units: About 102,000

Battery Manufacturer: McNair Technology Co. Ltd., of China, and Unitech
Battery Ltd., of China

Distributor: Memcorp Inc., of Weston, Fla.

Hazard: The battery packs sold with these DVD players can overheat and
possibly burst when recharging, posing a risk of burns.

Incidents/Injuries: Memcorp has received 17 reports of batteries
overheating, including three reports of minor skin irritations and three
reports of minor property damage.

Description and Models: The recalled product is the battery packs sold
with Disney(r)-brand personal DVD players. The DVD players are about
6.5-inches by 5.5-inches with a 3-inch screen display. They were sold in
five styles with a corresponding model number. The model number is
written on the back of the unit, under the viewing stand and below the
Disney(r) brand name.

DVD Style Model Number
Princess DP3500-PRN
Fairy Flowers DP3500-FLR
Mickey Classic DP3500-MC
Mickey Mouse DP3500-MKY
Power Rangers DP3500-POW

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Discount and electronics stores nationwide, and at Disney theme
parks and through the Disney catalog from April 2005 through March 2006
for between $70 and $130.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the battery pack supplied with these
DVD players immediately and contact Memcorp for a replacement
rechargeable battery pack.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Memcorp's customer service
department at (800) 326-0315 between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
or visit Memcorp's Website at www.disneyelectronics.com


To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06139.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2006
Release #06-138 
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 908-8308
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Trendset Originals Recalls Girls' Sweaters with Drawstrings Due to
Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "Who's That Girl!" Sweaters

Units: About 1,700

Distributors: Trendset Originals, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: A drawstring is threaded through the hood of the garment, posing
a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued
guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled
on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets
and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled girls' hooded sweaters are pink, blue and
white and have a label that reads "Who's That Girl!" The R/N number is
48829 printed on the inside neck tag of the garment.

Sold: Exclusively at Gordman's Department stores nationwide from
September 2005 through November 2005 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or
return the hooded drawstring sweater to the store where purchased for a
full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trendset at (800)
908-8308 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
Trendset's Web site at www.trendsetny.com, or e-mail the firm at
customer-service@trendsetny.com

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06138.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2006
Release #06-140 
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC Warns of Banned "Kinder Chocolate Eggs" Containing Toys Which Can
Pose Choking, Aspiration Hazards to Young Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is
aware of reports that some retailers in the U.S. have been selling
Kinder-brand chocolate eggs in advance of the Easter holiday. CPSC staff
is alerting retailers that the product as sold is banned in the U.S. and
they should be removed from store shelves. In August 1997, CPSC
conducted a recall of these eggs.

This product is banned for sale in the United States because the toy
surprise hidden inside can pose choking and aspiration hazards to
children younger than 3 years of age.

The Kinder eggs are hollow milk chocolate eggs about the size of a large
hen's egg in an orange, white and blue foil wrapper. The toy within the
egg is contained in an oval-shaped plastic capsule. The toy requires
assembly and each egg contains a different toy. The labeling is in
various languages.

Consumers who have purchased this product should immediately take them
away from young children.

To view this press release online, please visit our website at:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06140.html





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