The following recalls were issued Dec. 13 - 17 by federal and state agencies:
Christmas Tree Toppers: Precious Moments Inc. is recalling Precious Moments Angel Tree Toppers sold August - December 2009. Undersized wiring can cause the tree topper's switch assembly to overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard. The recalled tree toppers are 10-in. tall vinyl angels with LED lighted wings. The angels are white, gold and yellow and they are holding either a star or a set of bells. Consumers should return the tree toppers to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Precious Moments, www.preciousmoments.com, 877-778-7275.
Toy Dart Gun Sets: OKK Trading Inc. is recalling "Action Team" Toy Dart Gun Set sold December 2006 - March 2008. If a child places the soft, pliable plastic dart in his/her mouth, he or she is likely to choke or aspirate the dart into her/her throat impairing the child's ability to breathe. The "Action Team" play set has a toy gun with three soft rubber darts, a S.W.A.T. watch, a baton, walkie-talkie, a whistle, and a badge with a clip and an identification card. The toy gun is black with an orange nose and trigger and red spring release mechanism. "Made in China" is printed on one side of the barrel. Consumers should contact OKK Trading, www.okktrading.com, 877- 655-8697, to return the toy for a $3 bounty.
Children's Boots: The Timberland Company is recalling Classic Scuffproof Boots sold June - October 2009. The logo stamped onto the children's boot's insoles contains excessive levels of lead. The recall involves children's Timberland 6-in. The boots are wheat-colored leather and were sold in toddler size 4 through junior size 7. Consumers should contact Timberland, www.timberland.com, 800-445-5545, to receive free replacement insoles for the boots.
Children's Sweatshirts: Jason Evans Associates, LLC is recalling Boys Fleece & Flannel Zip Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings sold at Burlington Coat Factory September 2006 - October 2009. The hooded zip sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard. The recall includes boys fleece, printed fleece and flannel zip hooded sweatshirts with labels in the neck seam with the brand name Bay Trading and RN 30842, in sizes 4 - 18. Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase. Consumers can also contact Burlington Coat Factory, www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com, or Jason Evans, 888-683-0063.
Bicycle Tire Inflators: Todson Inc. is recalling CO2 bicycle tire inflators sold at Walmart August - November 2009. The pressurized cartridge containing carbon dioxide (CO2) can forcefully separate from the pump head, posing a risk of injury. This recall involves Zefal CO2 bicycle tire inflators with a small pressurized carbon dioxide cartridge. The recalled inflators have "Zefal EZ+CO2 inflator" printed on the front of the package. Model number 5602 and UPC number 798661556020 is printed on the back. Consumers should return the inflators to Walmart for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Todson Inc., www.todson.com, 800-213- 4561.
Dehumidifiers: Home Depot is recalling Hampton Bay Dehumidifiers sold at Home Depot stores November 2000 - May 2007. An internal component can fail causing the dehumidifier to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The dehumidifiers are beige, have four wheels, and measure 21-inches high, 13 -inches wide and 17 -inches long. "Hampton Bay" is printed on the front panel. Model HB-50 is being recalled. The model number is printed on the back interior panel. Consumers should contact Home Depot, 800-553-3199, www.homedepot.com, to receive a gift card for the full amount of the purchase price.
The following recalls were issued Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 by federal and state agencies:
Nightlights: Osram Sylvania Products is recalling LED Rocketship PalPODzzz™ Portable Nightlights sold October 2008 - November 2009. The bottom plastic cover on the recharging base of the portable nightlight can break, exposing internal electrical components. This poses an electric shock hazard. This recall involves LED Rocketship PalPODzzz™ portable nightlights with model number 72174. The product can also be used as an emergency light or a flashlight. The model number and date codes "0808" or "0908" are printed on the label attached to the bottom cover of the recharging base. Consumers should contact Osram Sylvania, 877-423-3772, www.sylvania.com, for a free replacement portable nightlight and a $5 coupon credit.
AC-Heat Pump Units: Goodman Company LP is recalling Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner-Heat Pump (PTACs) Units sold February 2007 - June 2008. The power cords on the PTACs can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand and Century-brand Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century) and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. The model and serial numbers are located on the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover. Consumers should contact Goodman to receive a free replacement power cord. Commercial and institutional owners will be contacted directly and will install the power cord. For a free replacement power cord, consumers with Amana-brand units should contact Goodman, 800-366-0339; for Comfort-Aire and Century-brand units, www.regcen.com, 877-442-4482
For more information: www.recalls.org