Recall news

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Posted: Dec 17, 2009 3:38 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 2,000 Hampton Bay dehumidifiers, made in China and imported by Home Depot, of Atlanta, because the product can possibly overheat and pose fire and burn hazards to consumers. The company received 18 reports of the dehumidifiers catching fire. One consumer reported a burn injury to his arm. The recall involves model HB-50. The recalled dehumidifiers were sold at Home Depot stores from November 2000 through May 2007. Details: by phone at 800-553-3199; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 24,000 carbon dioxide bicycle tire inflators, manufactured in Taiwan and imported by Todson Inc. of North Attleboro, Mass., because the pressurized carbon dioxide cartridge can separate from the pump head, posing an injury risk. No incidents have been reported. The pumps were sold at Walmart stores around the country between August 2009 and November 2009. Details: by phone at 800-213- 4561; by Web at http://www.todson.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 18,300 fleece and flannel zip hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings, manufactured in Pakistan and distributed by Jason Evans Associates LLC of Hewlett, N.Y., because the drawstrings through the hood could cause children to strangle or get trapped. No incidents have been reported. The sweat shirts were sold at Burlington Coat Factory between September 2006 and October 2009. Details: by phone at 888-683-0063; Web at http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_ About 4,300 Precious Moments angel tree toppers, manufactured in China and distributed by Precious Moments Inc. of Carthage, Mo., because the switch can overheat and pose a fire hazard. The company has received two reports of overheated tree toppers, but no reports of injuries. The toppers were sold at Menards, Shopko and Blain's Farm and Fleet around the country between August 2009 and December 2009. Details: by Web at http://www.preciousmoments.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.