Recalls this week: children's books, dehumidifiers

Associated Press

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

DETAILS: L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway boat carts used to haul canoes and kayaks into or out of the water by hand. The carts have a white and blue aluminum frame with rubber tires and have two black nylon straps marked L.L.Bean. They were sold from March 2012 through June 2013.

WHY: The cart's plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of the plastic wheel rims on the cart bursting, resulting in bruises to a consumer who was struck by broken, flying pieces. No injuries were reported in the second incident.

HOW MANY: About 2,200.

FOR MORE: Call L.L.Bean at 800-555-9717 or visit www.llbean.com and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.


DETAILS: Visonic Amber Classic and Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits. The kit enables a user to push a button on a pendant to signal a request for assistance. Recalled Classic models have catalog number 0-7425 and serial numbers 0408044281 through 4410052723. The first four digits of the serial number are manufacture dates from January 2008 through August 2010 in WWYY format. Recalled SelectX models have catalog number 0-100729 and serial numbers 2308600299 through 3013079617. The first four digits represent manufacture dates June 2008 through July 2013 in WWYY format. The first two digits are week of manufacturer and the second two numbers are the year of manufacture. For example serial number 2308 600299 indicates a manufacturing date of the 23rd week of 2008 or roughly June 2008. They were sold at Visonic distributors and professional alarm installation firms January 2008 through August 2013.

WHY: A single Amber Base station set to Common Area Mode will not detect a low battery or dead battery warning signal from the remote pendant that notifies the end user or system administrator to replace the pendant battery.

INCIDENTS: One report of a pendant that failed to operate due to a low battery undetected by the base station in Common Area Mode. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 24,000.

FOR MORE: Call Visonic at 800-223-0020 or visit www.visonic.com and click on North America and click on Product News under the Solutions & Products tab for more information about the recall.


DETAILS: Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, with model number 7280 for product sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and Spirit Halloween and model number 7289 for product sold at Target. The sets contain marble-sized polymer ball "spider eggs" that can absorb from 300 to 800 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size. The sets consist of one polymer spider and three "spider eggs." The Be Amazing! Toys star logo and the words Monster Science Growing Spider, Ages 8+, Just drop in water, Grow Giant Spider Eggs and Eggs Grow Up to 8X Original Size are printed on the front of the packaging. The model number is on the bottom of the back of the packaging. The front and back of the packaging have warnings not to use the toy without adult supervision. They were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores from August 2011 to August 2013, Spirit Halloween stores from August 2011 to November 2011 and from August 2012 to November 2012, and Target stores September to November 2012.

WHY: The soft and colorful product can be mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and need surgery to be removed from the body.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 26,500.

FOR MORE: Call Be Amazing! Toys at 877-798-9795 or visit www.beamazingtoys.com, then click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.


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