Recall news

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Posted: May 05, 2011 2:15 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

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WOODEN BUNK BEDS

DETAILS: Wooden bunk beds manufactured by Dorel Asia SRL of Barbados and sold at Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and on each of the three retailers' websites from September 2004 through September 2009. The bunk beds were made in Vietnam.

WHY: The wooden side rails that run from the headboard to the footboard and hold the bunk bed's mattress in place can split and cause the bunk bed to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.

HOW MANY: About 445,000 in the United States and 21,700 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Dorel Asia at 800-295-1980 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.dorelasia.com.

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SHEET SANDERS

DETAILS: Ryobi 1/4 Sheet Sanders imported by One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C., and sold at Home Depot, Gardner, Inc., Tap Enterprises Inc., Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com, and ToolKing.com from June 2005 through August 2010. The sheet sanders were manufactured in China.

WHY: Pieces of the fan can break off from the fan assembly and be ejected from the product, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations.

HOW MANY: About 300,000.

FOR MORE: Call One World Technologies Customer Service at 800-597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.ryobitools.com.