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Recalls: Lanterns, mowers and dishwashers listed

Published November 02. 2010 05:00PM

The following recalls were issued Oct. 24-28 by federal and state agencies:

Halloween Lanterns: Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is recalling Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns sold August-October 2010. The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Consumers should return the lanterns to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc,, (800) 876-8077.

Bicycles: Easton Sports is recalling Bicycles with 2010 EC90 Zero seat posts sold April-August 2010. The carbon top clamp of the seat post can crack, posing a fall hazard. Consumers should contact any authorized Easton Sports for a free replacement top seat clamp. Consumers can also contact Easton Sports,, (866) 892-6059.

Tree Steps: Primal Vantage Co. is recalling Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step sold April 2008-November 2009. The plastic portion of the step can break, posing a fall hazard. Product is a plastic tree step that attaches to a tree via a nylon strap and a large metal buckle. It is used to climb a tree in order to hunt from an elevated position. Consumers should contact Primal Vantage, (866) 972-6168,, to print a return form or for further information on how to locate the date code on your tree step.

Infant Shoes: Meijer is recalling Falls Creek infant boy shoes sold at Meijer stores July-September 2010. The shoelace toggles can detach, posing a choking hazard. The brown leather shoes were sold in infant sizes 5 to 10 and have "Falls Creek" imprinted on the bottom of the shoe. Consumers should return the product to any Meijer store for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Meijer,, (800) 927-8699.

Mowers: Deere & Company is recalling John Deere EZtrak Zero Turn Lawn Mowers with Foot Lift and Zero Turn Mowers with Premium Foot Lift Kit sold at John Deere dealers January 2009-September 2010. A bolt in the right-hand steering lever can catch on the tab of the foot lift stop and lock in place, causing the steering lever to remain in the forward travel position, posing an injury hazard. Customers should contact a John Deere dealer to make arrangements to have the lift stop bracket removed from their machine. Consumers can also contact Deere & Company,, (800) 537-8233.

Dishwashers: GE Appliances & Lighting is recalling GE Profile and GE Monogram® Dishwashers sold July 2003-December 2006. Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should contact GE,, (877) 275-6840.

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