Product recalls

AP News
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:05 PM

The following recall has been announced:


DETAILS: Four-in-one dramatic play theater toys imported by Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn., and manufactured by Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China. The toys were sold at various catalogs, and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011.

WHY: The toy theaters can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.

HOW MANY: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Guidecraft at 888-824-1308 or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Lawn tractors manufactured by Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership, of Sullivan, Ill., and sold at lawn and garden retailers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012.

WHY: A drive gear in the lawn tractor's hydrostatic transaxle can fail, causing brake failure and posing a crash hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,700.

FOR MORE: Contact the firm at 888-848-6038 or visit the firms' websites at, or Consumers can also visit Hydro-Gear's website at