Recall news

AP News
Posted: Jun 07, 2011 3:18 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:


DETAILS: American Girl Crafts pearly beads & ribbon bracelets kit distributed by EKSuccess Brands, a division of Wilton Brands Inc., of Woodbridge, Ill., and sold at Michaels Stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2009 through June 2011.

WHY: The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 75,000.

FOR MORE: Visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Air exchangers manufactured by Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada, and sold at heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1996 through December 2001.

WHY: The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received nine reports of overheating incidents resulting in fires and property damage outside of the United States. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

HOW MANY: About 1,400 in the United States.

FOR MORE: Contact the company at 866-441-4645 or visit the firm's website at