The week's recalls...
Hazard: The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the
play set can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a
choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight
reports of the Sonya Lee figure breaking. No injuries have been
Description: This recall involves the Little
People Play 'n Go Campsite. The seven-piece plastic play set
includes Sonya Lee, a tent and other accessories. Product number
R6935 is printed on the toy's packaging. The name Sonya Lee is
printed on the underside of the figure. Only Sonya Lee figures that
bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around
the neck are included in this recall. No other Sonya Lee figure is
affected. The remaining pieces of the Little People Play 'n Go
Campsite are not affected.
What to do: Consumers should immediately take
the Campsite's Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact
Fisher-Price to arrange for the figure's return in exchange for a
free replacement figure.
Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (800)
432-5437 anytime or visit the firm's website at
Hazard: The end structure of the bunk bed can
pose an entrapment hazard to young children, a violation of the
Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds, 16 C.F.R. Part
1513. Children can get their necks caught in the opening between
the post and the decorative molding.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported, and only
about 400 units have been sold.
Description: This recall involves Madeline bunk
beds. The bed is white and is made of wood and medium-density
fiberboard. It has guardrails on either side of the top bunk and a
ladder that attaches to the side of the beds.
Where you bought it: Pottery Barn Kids stores,
catalog and www.potterybarnkids.com from July 2009 to March 2010
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop
using the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule
installation of a free repair kit. You can contact Pottery Barn
Kids toll-free at (888) 779-8692 between 7 a.m. and midnight PT
seven days a week or visit the company's website at
This one is a reannouncement of a recall originally released in
December 2009. More reports of fires and low response from
consumers prompted federal officials to re-recall the
Hazard: The power connector for the
dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn
hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: LG has received four
additional reports of fires involving the recalled dehumidifiers,
including one that resulted in significant damage to a home.
Description: This recall involves 30-pint
portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names in the chart
below. The dehumidifiers are white with a red shut-off button,
controls for fan speed and humidity control and a front-loading
water bucket. "Goldstar" or "Comfort-Aire" is printed on the front.
The model and serial numbers are printed on the interior of the
dehumidifiers and can be viewed after the water bucket is
Affected models:Goldstar GHD30Y7 (sold at Home Depot), Goldstar
DH305Y7 (sold at Walmart), Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C (sold at Heat
Where you bought it: Home Depot, Walmart and
Heat Controller Inc. nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008
for between $140 and $150.
What to do: Stop using the product immediately
and contact LG to return it to an authorized LG service center for
a free repair. You can contact LG toll-free at (877) 220-0479
between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8
a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday for the location of an authorized LG
service center for the repair, or visit the firm's website
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