Recalls this week: children's books, dehumidifiers

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Sept. 13 2013 4:21 p.m. MDT

A line of children's book with parts that pose a choking hazard and dehumidifiers that can overheat and catch fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include toy sets, motorcycle training wheels, and boat carts.

Here's a more detailed look:

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

DETAILS: Children's books titled "Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "Red, Green, Blue, I Love You." The board-shaped children's books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. "Ages 3+" is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included. Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod. I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod. They were sold from June 2013 to August 2013.

WHY: A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts on which children could choke. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 70,000.

FOR MORE: Call Hachette Book Group at 888-965-5802 or visit www.hachettebookrecall.com or www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page.

DEHUMIDIFIERS

DETAILS: 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. They were made by Gree Electric Appliances of China. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. They were from January 2005 through August 2013. A full list with model numbers can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/

WHY: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

INCIDENTS: 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2.2 million in the U.S. and 52,500 in Canada

FOR MORE: Call Gree at 866-853-2802 or visit www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

MOTORCYCLE TRAINING WHEELS

DETAILS: Moose Racing brand training wheels for youth motorcycles and the replacement wheel kit. The training wheels have a black, one-piece, full-length metal axle with a plate that attaches to the underside of the motorcycle frame beneath the engine and two inflatable rubber wheels. The Moose Racing logo appears on the left and right sides of the axle. The replacement wheel kit is a set of two tires mounted on the wheel assembly. Replacement wheel kits and training wheels that fit the following youth motorcycle models are being recalled: Honda XR/CRF 50, Kawasaki KDX/Suzuki JR 50, KTM 50, Suzuki DRZ 70, Yamaha PW50 and Yamaha TTR 50. They were sold from July 2012 through June 2013.

WHY: Bolts and nuts securing the wheel can loosen and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,000.

FOR MORE: Call Cambridge Metal & Plastics at 800-457-0580 or visit www.cmp-wwm.com and click on Training Wheel Recall for more information.

BOAT CARTS

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