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Recalls on light toys, lawn mowers

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Monday, November 05, 2012 12:01 am
These consumer products have been recalled:Details: Double Dazzler Light Show toys imported by Imagine Nation Books of Louisville, Colo., and made by Transfar of Guangdong, China. They were sold March-September. The product is a silver, plastic, baton-like toy with white plastic tubes at each end that become multi-colored spinning lights when operated.Why: The battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazard.

Incidents: The firm is aware of five incidents of overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

How many: About 1,700.

For more: Call Imagine Nation Books at 1-800-917-0213 or visit www.booksarefun.com/recall.Details: Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems distributed by Bose Corp. of Framingham, Mass. They were sold from September 2009 through September 2012. The dual-voltage CineMate Series II and CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker systems were designed to operate with U.S. 120-volt electrical outlets and European outlets of 220 volts or higher. Each speaker system includes two speakers, one bass module, a remote control device, an interface module and accessories. The components are black.

Why: A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents: Two reports of the bass modules igniting when used in 220-volt electrical outlets in Europe. No injuries reported.

How many: About 20,500.

For more: Call Bose at 1-877-354-1004 or visit www.bose.com/safety.Details: Halloween Mini Projection Lights distributed by Atico International USA Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They were sold exclusively at Five Below stores nationwide during September 2012. The plastic Halloween mini projection lights are about 6 inches long and have Halloween-themed black designs on them. They were sold in orange, green and purple.

Why: The mini projection lights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents: Two reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.

How many: About 3,000.

For more: Call Atico at 1-888-253-6342 or visit www.aticousa.com/recalls.html.Details: Hustler and BigDog riding and walking lawn mowers sold between September 2010 and May 2012. The names and serial numbers can be found at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13704.html.

Why: The fuel tank vent valve fitting can fail to seal and cause a fuel leak.

Incidents: 152 incidents of the vent valve fittings failing, but no reports of injuries or property damage.

How many: About 18,000.

For more: Call Excel Industries at 1-800-748-8223 or visit www.hustlerturf.com and www.bigdogmowers.com


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