Consumer Product Safety Commission Posts Recalls
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the following voluntary recall alerts were posted in cooperation with the firms listed below. Recalls can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard Arctic Cat Arctic Cat About The recalled Inc., of Thief Snowmobiles 41,000 snowmobiles fuel tank River Falls, could crack and leak, Minn. allowing fuel or fuel vapors to escape, posing a fire and burn hazard. Rocky Shoes & Men's Safety About Product testing has Boots Inc., of Toe 1,300 demonstrated that the Nelsonville, Waterproof boots may not comply Ohio Hiker Boots with applicable safety standards for crush and impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact foot injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.