All Fiscal Year 1999 Recalls

A complete list of all product recalls from fiscal year 1999.
  • September 30, 1999

    CPSC, Tecumseh Products Co. Announce Recall of Engines on Outdoor Power Equipment

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tecumseh Products Co., of Grafton, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 118,000 engines equipped with a fuel shut- off valve on various brands of outdoor power equipment. Fuel can leak from a small hole in the engine's fuel line, presenting fire and explosion hazards to consumers.

  • September 23, 1999

    CPSC, PPG Architectural Finishes Inc. Announce Recall of Olympic Deck Cleaner

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PPG Architectural Finishes (PPGAF) is voluntarily recalling about 420,000 jugs of Olympic Deck Cleaner. Caps used to seal the plastic jugs can allow air pressure to build up and cause the cleaner to seep past the cap or be expelled when the cap is removed. Eye damage or skin irritation could occur from direct contact with the product.

  • September 22, 1999

    Toy Flashlights and Work Lights Recalls

    This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.

  • September 22, 1999

    CPSC & Sonca Products Recall Toy Flashlights

    PRODUCT: Toy flashlights - Sonca Products Ltd., of Hong Kong, is voluntarily recalling about 5,500 toy flashlights. The flashlight came with Playmobil's Coastal Search and Rescue Boats toy set (item 3063), which included a rescue boat, rescue raft, diver, and captain among other diving equipment. The toy set is not part of the recall, only the flashlight. The flashlights are made of blue rubber, measure about 6.25 inches long, and have a black cord attached. The flashlight operates with two "AA" batteries. The word "PLAYMOBIL" is on the side of the flashlight. Independent toy stores nationwide sold the toy set containing the recalled flashlight from July 1999 to September 1999 for about $40.

  • September 22, 1999

    CPSC & New Buffalo Recall Work Lights

    PRODUCT: Work Lights - New Buffalo Corp., of Chesterfield Mo., is recalling about 2,800 Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights. They are a 16- inch fluorescent tube light with wire hanger for use in awkward locations. These Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights have model number PL-16 written on the packaging. The light fixture is about 19.5 inches long, and has yellow plastic caps on each end. It has a yellow cord and two "S" hook hangers. A red insert sold in the plastic tube of the light reads, "INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF MODEL 15D" and "Featuring new push- button starter." In addition, the light's packaging reads, "BUFFALO," "Stays Cool," "Glare Free," "New Buffalo Corporation" and "MADE IN TAIWAN." Hardware and auto supply stores sold the lights nationwide between March 1996 and December 1998 for about $13.

  • September 08, 1999

    CPSC, Louisville Ladder Announce Recall of RIDGID® Stepladders

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Louisville Ladder Group LLC, of Louisville, Ky., is recalling about 10,700 RIDGID® brand stepladders. Some ladders have steps that are too short and are improperly attached to the ladder. The step can detach from the ladder, causing a consumer to fall.

  • September 07, 1999

    CPSC, West Bend Announce Recall of Water Distillers

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the West Bend Co., of West Bend, Wis., is recalling about 16,000 model W10120 water distillers used to purify water. These distillers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

  • September 02, 1999

    CPSC, Backyard Products Announce Recall of Trapeze Swings on Backyard Gyms

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Backyard Products, of Ontario, Canada, recalled its 60,000 "Acrobatic Swings," sold with backyard gym sets in the U.S., for in-home repair. These trapeze swings have exposed bolts that cause serious lacerations to children.

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