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    1. Brower Recalls Top Hatch Egg Incubators Due to Fire Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13085.html
    2. Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due to Laceration Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13086.html

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    1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 2, 2013
    Release #13-085

    Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 553-1791
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Brower Recalls Top Hatch Egg Incubators Due to Fire Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Egg Incubator

    Units: About 2,500

    Manufacturer: Brower Division of Hawkeye Steel Products Inc., of Houghton, Iowa

    Hazard: The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

    Incidents/Injuries: Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

    Description: The product is a round, light gray plastic egg incubator with a clear plastic top used to hatch many different types of eggs. The incubator is 18 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. The recalled Model TH120 Brower Top Hatch Incubator has two main components – a tray and a base. A crank arm and a turner motor are located in the base. The crank arm snaps into place on the turner motor. The motor turns the crank arm which, in turn, rotates the tray. Theclear plastic top has an engraving which says, “THIS SIDE UP.” The model number is located on the side of the packaging box.

    Sold at: Mills Fleet Farm, Stromberg’s Chick and Gamebirds, Unlimited and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 2010 for about $190.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement base.

    Consumer Contact: Brower at (800) 553-1791, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.browerequip.com/recall.pdf

    To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13085.html

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    2. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 2, 2013
    Release #13-086

    Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 922-2336
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due to Laceration Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Game Winner(r) crossbow cocking ropes

    Units: About 6,300

    Importer: Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas

    Hazard: The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.

    Incidents/Injuries: The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes breaking, causing the rope to recoil. Three of the incidents resulted in lacerations.

    Description: This recall involves Game Winner(r) cocking ropes with model number FSGWAR3018 and UPC 400214726596. The cocking ropes help users get a better grip on the crossbow string and aid in pulling it back. They have an approximately 50-inch long black nylon rope, two black plastic hooks and two t-handles. The model and UPC numbers are located on the instruction card that comes with the product.

    Sold exclusively at: Academy stores nationwide and on the company’s website http://www.academy.com between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.

    Consumer Contact: Academy Sports + Outdoors; toll-free at (888) 922-2336, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at http://www.academy.com and click on Help + Support and Product Recall Info for more information.

    To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13086.html

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