Recall roundup


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The following products were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission from May 14 to June 10. For more information, call (800) 638-2772 or visit Household items • Kinetic lighting pictures, Genan Import. The Chicago-based company used flammable materials and faulty wiring when making the moving pictures, posing fire and electrocution hazards to consumers.

• Electric hand-held hair dryers, Turbo Power. The hair dryers do not have the industry-mandated electric shock device to prevent electrocution if the dryer falls in to water.

• Kuru Kuru hair dryers, National Electric. An industry-mandated electric shock device was not included in construction of the dryer, posing a risk of electrocution.

• Room air-conditioning and heating units, Electrolux Home Products. During assembly, the heating coil may be damaged, posing a fire hazard.

• Oscillating fans, SMC and Home Depot. The power cord may be damaged when in use, posing a fire hazard. Toys and recreation • Dream On Me Baby Walkers, Dream On Me Industries. The walkers can fit through doorways and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step, posing a risk of serious injury to young children.

• Smart Fit and Teeny Toes athletic shoes, Payless ShoeSource. A metal eyelet last holder attached to the top of the shoe may detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

• Children's zippered outerwear, Old Navy. The plastic zipper pull may detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

• Kiddie Car Cruisers, Far East Brokers and Consultants. Even when the accelerator is released, the car may continue to run, possibly resulting in loss of control.

• Swings, Backyard Products. The chains on the swings can come apart, causing a child to fall to the ground.


Ashley Ernst


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