Deep Fryers, Baby Slings Recalled by CPSC

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today has <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled defective deep fryers that can cause fires, and baby slings that pose a fall hazard.

According to the CPSC, JCPenney has recalled Cooks Deep Fryer due to fire and burn hazards. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the Cooks Deep Fryers immediately. Approximately 27,000 of the Cooks Deep Fryers were manufactured in China and sold by JCPenney of Plano, Texas and exclusively at JCPenney stores nationwide, from the JCPenney catalog, and online at www.jcp.com. The Cooks Deep Fryer sold from August 2007 through January 2008 and retailed for about $50.

The Cooks Deep Fryer has a faulty heating element that can cause the fryer to overheat. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers. JCPenney is aware of five incidents involving the deep fryers, including one report of a minor burn and three reports of damaged countertops.

The Cooks Deep Fryer has a brushed stainless steel exterior, a wire mesh basket with a handle, a lid with a window, and black handles. The Cooks Deep Fryer has a 1/3-gallon capacity and the word “Cooks” is stamped on the side of the deep fryer and model number 22016 is printed on the bottom of the deep fryer.

Consumers should immediately stop using the deep fryer and return it to the nearest JCPenney store for a full refund. For additional information, consumers can contact JCPenney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.jcp.com.

The CSPS, in cooperation with Ellaroo LLC, of McKinney, Texas, issued a recall for the Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carriers due to a fall hazard. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carrier immediately.

About 1,200 of the Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carriers were sold at juvenile product and department stores nationwide and online, including BabiesRUs.com, from June 2007 through February 2008. The Ellaroo Ring Sling retailed for about $100 and is manufactured in India. The aluminum rings on the sling carriers can bend or break, causing the fabric to slip through the rings and for infants to fall out of the carrier. To date, Ellaroo has received four reports of the rings bending and two reports of rings breaking; so far, there have been no reports of injuries.

This recall refers to Ellaroo Ring Sling baby carriers with item numbers 2101 and 2102 printed on the outside of the product box. The Ellaroo Ring Sling has a fabric carrier with two aluminum rings that is worn by the user to carry an infant up to 35 pounds. The carriers are sold in mahogany, mango stone, brasilia, and malay color prints and only those Ellaroo Ring Sling carriers with lot numbers 03/07 and 07/04 printed on a label, under the size label, inside the Ring Sling are included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Ellaroo Ring Sling Infant Carriers and contact Ellaroo for instructions on returning the product for a repair or replacement. For additional information, consumers can contact Ellaroo at (800) 483-4902 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ellaroo.com.

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