A line of children's book with parts that pose a choking hazard and dehumidifiers that can overheat and catch fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include toy sets, motorcycle training wheels, and boat carts.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Children's books titled "Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "Red, Green, Blue, I Love You." The board-shaped children's books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. "Ages 3+" is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included. Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod. I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod. They were sold from June 2013 to August 2013.
WHY: A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts on which children could choke. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 70,000.
FOR MORE: Call Hachette Book Group at 888-965-5802 or visit www.hachettebookrecall.com or www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page.
DETAILS: 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. They were made by Gree Electric Appliances of China. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. They were from January 2005 through August 2013. A full list with model numbers can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/
WHY: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2.2 million in the U.S. and 52,500 in Canada
FOR MORE: Call Gree at 866-853-2802 or visit www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.
MOTORCYCLE TRAINING WHEELS
DETAILS: Moose Racing brand training wheels for youth motorcycles and the replacement wheel kit. The training wheels have a black, one-piece, full-length metal axle with a plate that attaches to the underside of the motorcycle frame beneath the engine and two inflatable rubber wheels. The Moose Racing logo appears on the left and right sides of the axle. The replacement wheel kit is a set of two tires mounted on the wheel assembly. Replacement wheel kits and training wheels that fit the following youth motorcycle models are being recalled: Honda XR/CRF 50, Kawasaki KDX/Suzuki JR 50, KTM 50, Suzuki DRZ 70, Yamaha PW50 and Yamaha TTR 50. They were sold from July 2012 through June 2013.
WHY: Bolts and nuts securing the wheel can loosen and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 4,000.
FOR MORE: Call Cambridge Metal & Plastics at 800-457-0580 or visit www.cmp-wwm.com and click on Training Wheel Recall for more information.
DETAILS: L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway boat carts used to haul canoes and kayaks into or out of the water by hand. The carts have a white and blue aluminum frame with rubber tires and have two black nylon straps marked L.L.Bean. They were sold from March 2012 through June 2013.
WHY: The cart's plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the plastic wheel rims on the cart bursting, resulting in bruises to a consumer who was struck by broken, flying pieces. No injuries were reported in the second incident.
HOW MANY: About 2,200.
FOR MORE: Call L.L.Bean at 800-555-9717 or visit www.llbean.com and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Visonic Amber Classic and Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits. The kit enables a user to push a button on a pendant to signal a request for assistance. Recalled Classic models have catalog number 0-7425 and serial numbers 0408044281 through 4410052723. The first four digits of the serial number are manufacture dates from January 2008 through August 2010 in WWYY format. Recalled SelectX models have catalog number 0-100729 and serial numbers 2308600299 through 3013079617. The first four digits represent manufacture dates June 2008 through July 2013 in WWYY format. The first two digits are week of manufacturer and the second two numbers are the year of manufacture. For example serial number 2308 600299 indicates a manufacturing date of the 23rd week of 2008 or roughly June 2008. They were sold at Visonic distributors and professional alarm installation firms January 2008 through August 2013.
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