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Recalls this week: leggings, dehumidifiers

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm •  Published: May 16, 2014
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About 65,000 girls' leggings sold by H&M were recalled this week because a metal piece can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. Other products recalled this week include humidifiers that pose a fire hazard and bicycles with faulty forks.

Here's a more detailed list:

GIRLS' LEGGINGS

DETAILS: This recall involves girls' leggings sold at H&M. H&M is printed on the back of the care label. The care label is either black or white and attached to the waistband in the back of the leggings. The garments have an O/N (order number) and P/N (product number) printed on the top of the care label. The following O/N numbers are included in the recall: 345180, 400690, 400691, 441760, 441761, 441762, 446960, 446961, 446962, 446963, 446965 and 978210. They were sold at H&M stores nationwide and online at HM.com from August 2012 to April 2014.

WHY: A metal part on the belt can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: One report of a choking incident in the United Kingdom, but no reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 65,000.

FOR MORE: Call H&M Customer Service at 855-466-7467, send email to customerservice.us@hm.com, or visit www.hm.com and click on "Product Safety Recall - read more" at the bottom of the page for more information.

DEHUMIDIFIERS

DETAILS: This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Recalled model numbers and date codes can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gree-Reannounces-Dehumidifier-Recall/

The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. They were sold from January 2005 through August 2013.

WHY: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers

INCIDENTS: The number of reported incidents of overheating dehumidifiers has increased nearly 400 percent from 119 in the original recall (September 2013) to 471 reported incidents. The number of reported fires has increased more than 200 percent from 46 to 121 reported fires. Property damage reports have more than doubled from $2.15 million in the original recall to nearly $4.5 million.

HOW MANY: About 2.5 million in the U.S. and 55,000 in Canada (This recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013 and expanded in January 2014)

FOR MORE: Call Gree at 866-853-2802 or visit www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

EYELASH CURLER

DETAILS: Avon Ergonomic Eyelash Curler which is silver with black ergonomic finger grips. The word Avon is engraved in the silver upper lash curling bar. The recalled curler has the Avon model number F3093441 which can be found on the product's box. They were sold by independent Avon sales representatives or online at www.avon.com from January 2007 through April 2014.

WHY: The eyelash curler can break, exposing a metal pin, which poses an eye injury hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: 24 reports of the Ergonomic Eyelash Curler breaking, including six reports of the spring breaking. These 24 incidents include 13 reports of injury, including three for which the consumer received medical attention.

HOW MANY: About 478,000 in the U.S. and 41,795 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Avon Products at 877-217-5076 (English) or (877) 217-5077 (Español), or visit www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.

PERSONAL MISTERS

DETAILS: Misty Mate 2.5 ounce high pressure personal misters. The air misters are approximately 8 inches tall and are designed to spray a mist of water for personal cooling. They have a clear plastic cylinder to hold water, blue base and top and a nylon carrying strap attached to the top. A horizontal line with the word "fill" is printed on the cylinder. They were sold at Hibbet Sports stores nationwide from May 2013 through July 2013.

WHY: The mister can shatter during use, posing a risk of laceration to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of incidents involving shattered personal misters, including a report of minor lacerations.

HOW MANY: About 9,000.

FOR MORE: Call Misty Mate at 800-233-6478 or visit www.mistymate.com and click "Press Releases" at the bottom of the page for more information.

JERKY BLASTER

DETAILS: Cabela's Electronic Jerky Blaster, which resembles a caulking gun. The product has a black handle, a gold-toned 15-inch tube that holds the meat with "Cabela's Power Jerky" written on it and interchangeable tip at the end. The hand-held, battery powered appliance is used for making jerky sticks or strips. It was sold as a set with interchangeable tips and cleaning brushes. The recalled item number IK-540848 can be found underneath the barcode on the cardboard packaging that comes with the product and on the front of the instruction manual. They were sold at Cabela's nationwide from August 2013 through March 2014.

WHY: The battery charger adapter can overcharge causing the battery and battery charger adapter to overheat.

INCIDENTS: One report of the battery and the battery charger overheating. There are no reports of injury

HOW MANY: About 600.

FOR MORE: Call Cabela's at 800-237-4444 or visit www.Cabelas.com and click on "Consumer Product Safety" at the bottom of the page, for more information.

DINING SET

DETAILS: The chairs sold with the Fairview 7-piece woven patio dining set. The chairs have a black metal frame with brown woven wicker seats and seatbacks. The chairs measure 24 inches wide by 27 inches deep by 40 inches high. "7 piece Woven Dining Set" and "Imported by Costco Wholesale" is printed on the product packaging. The item number is printed on the instructions sold with the set and reads "ITM./ART. 966630." They were sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from January 2014 to March 2014.

WHY: The legs of the chairs can bend and break, posing a fall hazard to the user.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the chair legs bending or breaking and causing falls, including one consumer who bumped his head when falling.

HOW MANY: About 6,700.

FOR MORE: Call Dimension at 800-598-6532 or visit www.agio-usa.com and click on "Service Center" and then "Recall Information" for more information.

POWER STRIPS

DETAILS: Wiremold and Plugmold under-cabinet power and lighting strips with part number PX1001. The recalled power strips have four outlets and one fluorescent light and were manufactured from January 2011 through December 2013. From January 2011 through June 2012, the power strip came in a red package with the words "Legrand" and "Under Cabinet Power and Lighting" on the top front and "Wiremold-Series Part PX1001" on the bottom front. From July 2012 to April 2013, the power strip came in a white package with the word "Legrand" on the top front and "Plugmold Power Light," ''Under-Cabinet Power and Lighting" and "PX1001" on the bottom front. The manufacture date code is on the bottom of the recalled power strip in a circle with the year shown as "11," ''12" or "13" in the center and an arrow pointing to the number representing the month. Part number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the power strip. They were sold from February 2011 to April 2014.

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