Recall news

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 11:42 PM

-- The following recalls have been announced:


DETAILS: The Consumer Product Safety Commission reissued a 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs by Delta Enterprise Corp. because of the death of a 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, Colo. The cribs were sold at major retail stores including Kmart and Target between January 1995 and December 2005.

WHY: Missing safety pegs can create a situation where the crib's drop-side rail disengages from the track, creating a dangerous gap where an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

INCIDENTS: At the time of the 2008 recall, CPSC notified consumers about the death of an 8-month-old girl who suffocated when the drop-side of the crib detached. The agency learned earlier this year of another death: that of the 7-month-old girl from Colorado Springs, who became entrapped and suffocated between the detached drop-side and mattress of her recalled crib. Her crib was purchased secondhand and re-assembled without safety pegs in the bottom tracks, according to CPSC.

HOW MANY: 985,000

FOR MORE: Call Delta at 800-816-5304 or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Guardian full-face diving masks made by Undersea Systems International Inc. doing business as Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, Calif., and sold at diving equipment retailers and direct sales nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010.

WHY: The purge assembly on the diving mask can disengage from the regulator, resulting in loss of air to the diver.

INCIDENTS: No injuries but the company has received one report of a disengaged assembly.

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