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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.

Lamps. Great American Opportunities has recalled about 14,050 lamps because the electrical design and construction the lamps poses the risk of an electric shock to consumers. This recall involves arena lamps (also called disco lights, disco light projectors and arena light kaleidoscopes) with model number 3007952. The lamps are used to project circular coloured lights on a ceiling or wall for lighting effect and come in a silver, rectangular box shape measuring nine inches by five inches by five inches. Light from the lamp is projected from a single circular cut out at one end of the box. A silver handle wraps half-way around the lamp and is affixed with large black thumb screws on either side of the lamp, and there are two rows of ventilation slots along the top. Underneath the lamp is a circular fan vent. On the back of the lamp, an on/off switch, power cord and a knob with the word "FUSE" written in white are in a row along the top. These lamps were sold through warehouse sales in Chattanooga and Nashville (Tennessee), Conyers (Georgia) and Bloomington (Illinois) from April 2008 through December 2011. The lamps were also given to schools and civic organisations in conjunction with fundraising activities during the same period.

Baby Dolls. Lakeshore Learning Materials has issued a recall for approximately 3,900 baby dolls in the United States and 400 baby dolls in Canada because the fingers and toes of these dolls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Feels Real Baby Dolls are 14-inch high plastic dolls with movable arms, legs and head. The dolls are Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian and Black and are dressed in diapers with a coloured hearts, stars and swirl print. Two labels are sewn inside the back of the diaper, “Lakeshore” is written on the larger label and the number “550200” is written on the smaller label. These dolls were sold through Lakeshore Learning Materials catalogues and on-line from May 2011 through January 2012.

Toy Lorries. Happy Shirts is recalling about 9,000 toy lorry gifts with boys’ t-shirts because connections in the toy lorry battery compartment can smoulder or catch the lorry on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Big Movers Super Car toy lorries that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers t-shirts. The four-inch long blue lorries have oversized tyres and a flashing light on top and were sold with a yellow, red and blue logo on the hood. The navy t-shirts were sold in boys' sizes S, M and L. These items were sold exclusively at Kohl's stores nationwide and on the company’s Web site between February and March 2012.

Grass and Hedge Trimmers. Husqvarna Machinery Products Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers because fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves grass trimmers with model number 122C and serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. The recalled hedge trimmers involve model numbers 122HD60 and 122HD45 with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. These items were sold by Lowes, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide from May 2011 to January 2012.

Desk Chairs. Office Depot has recalled some 307,000 desk chairs in the United States and about 12,000 desk chairs in Canada because the weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base and posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Office Depot brand black leather desk chairs with SKU number 130548. “REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)” and “Made in China” are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat. These chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores nationwide and on-line from January 2002 through December 2008.

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