Recall news

AP News
Posted: Jan 05, 2012 4:00 PM

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets imported by Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.; sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2011. The flashlight sets are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base. They were sold in sets of six, including two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches long, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long and two large flashlights about 7 1/2 inches long. The flashlight sets were manufactured in China.

WHY: When turned on, the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: Target has received reports of four incidents with the flashlights, including two minor burn injuries to consumer's hands.

HOW MANY: About 55,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Target at 800-440-0680 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Children's Chairs and Stools imported by Elegant Gifts Mart Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.; sold exclusively at 1 to Seven stores in Puerto Rico from September 2010 through June 2011. The children's folding chairs and stools have yellow metal tube frames. The plastic seat, seat backs and stool have a cartoon-like scene with monkeys, teddy bears, mushrooms and heart-shaped balloons. "PENGKO" is printed on the chair's heart-shaped seatback. They were manufactured in China.

WHY: The yellow surface paint on the metal frame of the children's chairs and stools contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,600 chairs and 1,300 stools.

FOR MORE: Contact 1 to Seven, in Puerto Rico, at 787-290-5625 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.