The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators imported by Liebherr-Canada Ltd. of Ontario, Canada and manufactured by Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, of Austria; sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through July 2009. The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in a stainless steel finish and "Liebherr" is on the upper center of the refrigerator door and the top interior control panel.
WHY: The refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Liebherr has received 16 additional reports of doors detaching on the freestanding refrigerators, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.
HOW MANY: About 8,000 units (About 5,700 refrigerators were recalled in March 2011).
FOR MORE: Contact Liebherr to schedule a free in-home repair at 877-337-2653 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST or visit Liebherr's website at www.liebherr.us.
SWIMWEAR SET WITH INFLATUABLE INNER TUBE
DETAILS: Swimwear Set with Inflatable Inner Tube imported by Build-A-Bear Workshop, of St. Louis, Mo.; sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at http://www.buildabear.com from April through August 2011. The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. The inner tube is 9 inches in diameter and pink with white and yellow flowers printed on it. The swimwear sets with inner tubes were manufactured in China.
WHY: The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child's head, posing a strangulation hazard.
INCIDENTS: Build-A-Bear received one report of an incident in which a 3-year-old girl pulled the inner tube over her head and had difficulty removing it.
HOW MANY: About 19,720 units in the United States and 1,100 units in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Build-A-Bear Workshop at 866-236-5683 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, or visit the company's website at www.buildabear.com.
DETAILS: KEDS "Know It All" Girls' Shoe imported by Collective Brands, Inc., of Topeka, Kan.; sold at various department stores and online retailers from June through October 2011. The rubber-soled shoes are black and pink with white trim and a pink loop on the heel. "KEDS" appears on the tongue and heel of the shoe. The shoes were sold in girls' sizes 5 to 12. The shoes were manufactured in China.
WHY: Ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received 19 reports of cuts and scratches resulting from metal stars that loosened from the heel of the shoe.
HOW MANY: About 45,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Collective Brands at 800-365-4933 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST or Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website www.collectivebrands.com.