Recall news

AP News
|
Posted: Mar 03, 2011 10:35 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 28,000 plastic baby rattles sold in the United States and Canada under the name OBall Links & Mini Rattles because the hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children. The rattles were imported by Rhino Toys Inc. of Santa Cruz, Calif., and sold at Toys R Us and other specialty stores nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010. Details: by phone at (888) 250-9969, or online at http://tinyurl.com/4qg2fh4, http://tinyurl.com/64pw593 or http://tinyurl.com/4twn6k2.

_ About 5,702 Liebherr built-in 30-inch-wide bottom freezer refrigerators because the refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The company has received 10 reports of doors detaching; no injuries were reported. The refrigerators were made by Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH of Austria and imported by Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, Canada. The refrigerators were sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through January 2011. Details: by phone at (877) 337-2653, or online at http://tinyurl.com/4ouxpkd or http://tinyurl.com/696dkn7.

_Some 128,000 FORSTA coffee or tea makers distributed in the U.S. and Canada by IKEA Home Furnishings of Conshohocken, Pa., because pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee or tea maker can cause the glass to break, posing burn and laceration hazards. IKEA has received 20 reports of the glass breaking, resulting in 12 reports of burns from spilt coffee or tea and one report of laceration. The beverage makers were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010. Details: by phone at (888) 966-4532, or online at http://tinyurl.com/4qy3va9 or http://tinyurl.com/4betoyy.

_ Approximately 5,000 wooden playpens imported by AOSOM LLC of Tualatin, Ore., because the wooden playpen can break, split or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. The resulting small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard. AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting or cracking; no injuries were reported. The playpens were sold online at AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010. Details: online at http://tinyurl.com/4rogfyt or http://tinyurl.com/4sdv4hj.

_ About 400 Parents Busy Time Activity Centers because the wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth; no injuries have been reported. The toys were manufactured by Manhattan Group LLC of Minneapolis, Minn., and sold at specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online in the U.S. and Canada from December 2010 through February 2011. Details: by phone at (800) 541-1345, or online at http://tinyurl.com/4dsx6q7, http://tinyurl.com/4tce52z or http://tinyurl.com/4gtuers.