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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/.

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  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/.