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Posted: Apr 21, 2011 6:45 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

PHOTON CLIMBING CARABINERS AND QUICKDRAWS

DETAILS: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws imported by Camp USA Inc. of Broomfield, Colo., and sold at outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 to March 2011. The carabiners and quickdraws were manufactured in China.

WHY: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 15,500.

FOR MORE: Call 877-421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MDT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://www.camp-usa.com.

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MARINELAND STEALTH AND STEALTH PRO AQUARIUM HEATERS

DETAILS: Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters imported by United Pet Group of Cincinnati, Ohio, and sold at pet stores nationwide and online from January 2004 through February 2011. The aquarium heaters were manufactured in China and Italy.

WHY: A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers. Overheating can cause the heater to shatter or the aquarium glass to break.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 38 reports of fires resulting in property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. The company has received one report of a consumer who suffered an eye injury when the aquarium heater broke while he held it.

HOW MANY: About 1.2 million.

FOR MORE: Call United Pet Group at 800-338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://www.marineland.com.

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DISNEY PRINCESS PLASTIC RACING TRIKES

DETAILS: Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes manufactured by Kiddieland Toys Ltd. of Scituate, Mass., and sold at Target, JCPenney, Meijer and H.E.B. stores nationwide and online from January 2009 through April 2011. The plastic trikes were manufactured in China.

WHY: The plastic castle display and the princess figures on the handle bar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of children suffering facial lacerations.

HOW MANY: About 9,000 in the U.S. and 700 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Kiddieland at 800-430-5307 or visit the company's website at http://www.kiddieland.com.hk.

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LIGHTS AND SOUNDS CHILDREN'S SCOOTERS

DETAILS: Lights and Sounds Children's Scooters manufactured by Kiddieland Toys Ltd. of Scituate, Mass., and sold at Toys R Us and JCPenney stores from January 2009 through February 2011. The scooters were manufactured in China.

WHY: A child's finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.

HOW MANY: About 16,000 in the United States and 700 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Kiddieland at 800-430-5307 or visit the firm's website at http://www.kiddieland.com.hk.