All Fiscal Year 2002 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 2002.
  • November 04, 2002

    CPSC Reminds Consumers to Check for Recalled Cadet In-Wall Heaters

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to examine their in-wall electric heaters to determine if they are among the 1.9 million Cadet and Encore brand heaters recalled in February 2000. Although the Cadet Manufacturing Co. heaters were sold and distributed primarily in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington from about 1978 through 2000, some of the heaters were sold in other states. A four-year old boy died on September 14, 2002, in Alexandria, Va., when one of the recalled Cadet heaters allegedly was involved in a house fire.

  • November 01, 2002

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Ann Brown Resigns

    Ann Brown resigned today as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after 7 1/2 years at the helm of the agency.

  • October 30, 2002

    CPSC Files Lawsuit Against Daisy Manufacturing Co. To Recall Two Models of Daisy's Powerline Airguns Due to Defects

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today filed an administrative lawsuit (pdf) against the Daisy Manufacturing Co. (Daisy), doing business as Daisy Outdoor Products, of Rogers, Ark., seeking a recall of 7.5 million Powerline Airguns. The lawsuit seeks to compel Daisy to notify consumers that the model 880 and model 856 Powerline Airguns are defective, and present a substantial risk of death or injury to anyone using the airgun. Daisy has refused to voluntarily recall these BB guns, which have been sold since September 1972 in sporting goods, department, and hardware stores, as well as on the Internet.

  • October 29, 2002

    CPSC Urges Safety for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters

    As Halloween approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is providing tips to prevent injuries to trick- or-treaters. Among the dangers are costumes that are not flame resistant and masks that obscure vision. These tips are available in the following formats: as a brochure (pdf); as text only; as a brochure in Spanish (pdf); and as text only in Spanish.

  • October 29, 2002

    CPSC Chairman Awards Safety Commendation to Gerber Products Company

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Chairman Ann Brown has awarded the Chairman's Commendation to Gerber Products Company, an affiliate of the Novartis Group, for their long-time support of the Baby Safety Shower Program and other safety initiatives. Since the program was launched in 1995, communities around the U.S. have held "baby safety showers" and distributed more than 600,000 safety checklists and how-to kits in English and Spanish.

  • October 26, 2002

    CPSC Releases Safety Tips to Prevent Halloween-Related Injuries

    To help prevent injuries to children this Halloween, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is releasing safety tips. Halloween-related injuries can involve burns from flammable costumes ignited by open flames from items such as candles and jack-o'- lanterns, and abrasions from sharp objects attached to masks or costumes.

  • October 25, 2002

    CPSC, BikeE Corp. Announce Recall of Recumbent Bicycles

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 13,500 BikeE recumbent bicycles. The recumbent seats on these bicycles can crack and break, causing the seat to come off the frame and resulting in injury to the rider.
  • October 24, 2002

    CPSC Reminds Consumers that Deadline Nears for Cadet Heater Claims

    Originally issued October 24, 2001

    Note: model type addition, link change

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding Cadet heater owners that they must file a claim by February 17, 2002, to participate in the recall program. CPSC and Cadet Manufacturing announced the recall of 1.9 million Cadet and Encore brand in-wall heaters in February 2000, expanding the original recall of 190,000 heaters announced in October 1997.

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