Recall news

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Posted: Nov 01, 2012 3:01 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems distributed by Bose Corp. of Framingham, Mass.; sold at U.S. Military Exchanges and select U.S. retailers from September 2009 through September 2012. The dual-voltage CineMate Series II and CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker systems were designed to operate with U.S. 120-volt electrical outlets and European outlets of 220 volts or higher. Each speaker system includes two speakers, one bass module, a remote control device, an interface module and accessories. The components are black. The theater speaker systems were manufactured in Mexico.

WHY: A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Bose has received two reports of the bass modules igniting when used in 220-volt electrical outlets in Europe. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 20,500.

FOR MORE: Contact Bose Corporation at 877-354-1004 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at .



DETAILS: Halloween Mini Projection Lights distributed by Atico International USA Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sold exclusively at Five Below stores nationwide during September 2012. The plastic Halloween mini projection lights are about 6 inches long and have Halloween-themed black designs on them. They were sold in orange, green and purple. The projection lights came in a cardboard blister pack with a purple background. The phrase "Ghouloween" is printed on the upper left-hand corner. The projection lights were manufactured in China.

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WHY: The mini projection lights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Atico International USA has received two reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.

HOW MANY: About 3,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Atico International USA at 888-253-6342 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at .