Friday, August 28, 2009

Back to School Safety Tips

For additional safety tips for children going to school see; however, the light up backpacks discussed in the video have been recalled due to overheating issues. See
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
August 17, 2006Alert #06-576
Lands' End Children's Light-Up Backpacks Recalled for Overheating
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Cool Blue Backpacks
Units: About 400
Importer: Lands' End, of Dodgeville, Wis.
Hazard: The backpack's battery pack can overheat causing the battery case to melt, presenting a burn hazard if touched.
Incidents/Injuries: Lands' End has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. The hazard was discovered during internal product review.
Description: This recall involves children's Cool Blue backpacks with lights and reflective trim. The backpacks were sold in seven colors: dark blue, light blue, orange, red, green, maroon and purple. Style number 175732 is printed on a label attached to the left side of the main compartment. Backpacks sold after July 19, 2006 are not included in this recall.
Sold through: Lands' End catalog and Web site at during July 2006 for about $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these backpacks immediately. Consumers with the affected backpacks are being sent a replacement backpack and battery pack with instructions to return the original product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Lands' End at (800) 200-6212 anytime.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting
Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. 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 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. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 (866.WIN.1.NOW)
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

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