U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Associated Press
A line of pacifiers posing a choking hazard to children and night lights that can overheat are among several consumer products recalled this week. Other products recalled include defective gas-powered clothes dryers and table sets with fragile chairs.
Here's a more detailed look at this week's recalled products:
DETAILS: CareBears Pacifiers imported by IDM Group LLC of New York, NY and made by Yi Wu Jiangyi Plastic Co. of China. They were sold from Oct. 2009 through June 2012. The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone.
WHY: The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 119,000.
FOR MORE: Call IDM at 212-686-5221.
DETAILS: Energizer rotating night lights made by Ningbo Sun-alps Industry Develop Co. Ltd. of China. They were sold exclusively at Target Corp. stores nationwide from February 2010 through July 2012. The rotating night lights are white and have an LED light inside an adjustable dome on top.
WHY: The night lights can overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Energizer has received nine reports of the night lights overheating, including three reports of minor property damage. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 260,000.
FOR MORE: Call Energizer at 800-383-7323 or visit http://www.energizer.com
DETAILS: Three-wheeled Mini Micro Scooters imported by Kickboard USA of Grand Rapids, Mich. and made by Micro-Mobility Ltd. of Kusnacht, Switzerland. They were sold from May 2012 to July 2012. "Micro" is written in black and blue letters on the metal handlebar and is imprinted on the black hand grips. "Mini Micro" is written on the front plastic covering.
WHY: The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,600.
DETAILS: LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite Gas Dryers sold at various appliance stores nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. The gas dryers come in the following colors: white (LG models); and red, white and gold (Kenmore Elite models).
WHY: The gas valve in the dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.
INCIDENTS: LG Electronics and Sears have received 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms. Burnt or scorched clothing was reported in more than 50 incidents.
HOW MANY: About 21,000.
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