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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:10 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

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CABINET LOCKS

DETAILS: Push `N Snap Cabinet Locks imported by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.; sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012. The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the product is in the "lock" position, a green triangle is shown through a window on the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. The cabinet locks were manufactured in China.

WHY: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury due to dangerous or unsafe items.

INCIDENTS: DJG has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. The firm is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet's contents. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.

HOW MANY: About 900,000.

FOR MORE: Contact DJG at 866-762-3212 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT or visit the firm's website at http://www.djgusa.com.

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ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS BASES

DETAILS: Power foundations or adjustable bases for mattresses manufactured by Leggett & Platt, of Georgetown, Ky.; sold at mattress retailers nationwide from March 2008 to October 2011. The power foundations are motorized bed frames, controlled by hand-held remotes, which enable the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. These power foundations were sold in all bed sizes with hand-held remote controls. The remote controls are either black or dark gray and feature multiple buttons and a label with one of these brand names: Adjustables by Leggett & Platt, Interflex, American Signature, Sealy, Simmons or Spring Air. They were manufactured in the United States.

WHY: Electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short causing overheating, which poses a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received 29 complaints of overheating in the electronic motor control board located in a housing underneath the deck of the power foundation. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 25,200.

FOR MORE: Contact Leggett at 855-853-3539 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.titaniumrecall.com.

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LACROSSE HELMETS

DETAILS: Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets imported by Easton Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.; sold at sporting goods stores and online from November 2011 through March 2012. "Easton" is printed on either side of the back of the helmet and on the jaw strap. "RAPTOR" is printed low on the back of the helmet in the center. The helmets were sold in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL and were available in the colors: white; matte black; silver; navy blue and white; royal blue and white; and red and white. The lacrosse helmets were manufactured in China.

WHY: The chin bar can break, posing a jaw or facial injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: Easton Sports has received six reports of the chin bar cracking or breaking on impact with a ball or lacrosse stick, including one laceration injury.

HOW MANY: About 12,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Easton Sports at 877-279-8545 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT, email eastonlacrossecustserv(at)eastonbellsports.com or visit their website http://www.eastonlacrosse.com.