Recalls: night lights, toy trucks, log splitters

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Posted: Dec 10, 2009 6:40 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

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About 26,000 LED Rocketship PalPODzzz portable night lights, made in China and imported by Osram Sylvania Products Inc., of Danvers, Mass., because the bottom cover on the recharging base can break and expose internal electrical components. This poses an electric shock hazard. The company received three reports of the bottom of the recharging base breaking and consumers touching internal components that resulted in minor electric shocks. The recall involves LED Rocketship PalPODzzz portable night lights with model number 72174. The products are shaped as rocket ships. They were sold at Home Depot, Stop & Shop and other retailers nationwide and online from October 2008 through November 2009. Details: by phone at 877-423-3772; by Web at http://www.sylvania.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

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About 700 Super Rigs play sets, made in China and imported by Variety Wholesalers Inc., of Henderson, N.C., because the toy truck's surface coating has high levels of lead, which is toxic if young children ingest it. No illnesses or injuries have been reported. The recall involves the "Super Rig Transport" toy truck with trailer and vehicles. The recalled toy trucks were sold at discount stores in the Southeast from September through November 2009. Details: by phone at 800-678-7776; by Web at http://www.vwstores.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

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About 28,100 log splitters in the U.S. and Canada because the product's control handle could fail to automatically return to the neutral position and could fail to stop the splitting wedge from moving forward. This could pose a risk of amputation to consumers' hands and fingers. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The products were made in the U.S. by MTD Products Inc., of Cleveland. They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, Sears, Wal-Mart, hardware stores and independent dealers from November 2008 through October 2009. Details: by phone at 888-848-6038; by Web at http://www.mtdproducts.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

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About 7,288 Little Miss Matched girls pajama sets in the U.S. and Canada because the clothing fails to meet children's sleepwear flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injury to children. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recall involves long-sleeved toddler and girls pajama sets. They were made in Honduras and imported by Little Miss Matched Inc., of New York. They were sold at various retailers nationwide in the U.S. from March 2008 through July 2009 and in Canada from March 2008 through November 2009. Details: by phone at 877-649-4386; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

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About 5,600 Cooks Outdoor BBQ grills, made in China and imported by JCPenney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas, because the grill's drip pan doesn't allow for adequate drainage, posing fire and burn hazards. The company received 11 reports of fires resulting from inadequate drainage. No injuries have been reported. The recalled grills were sold at JCPenney stores nationwide and online from February through September 2009. Details: by phone at 888-333-6063; by Web at http://www.jcp.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.