Recall Sampler: Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Dolls

Posted September 8, 2011 in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono

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Pottery Barn Kids is recalling about 82,000 Chloe, Sophie, and Audrey soft dolls. The dolls pose a strangulation hazard to small children. The hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck.

Here are a few more notable items from the past week’s recalls.

Target Recalls Embark Resistance Cords

Target is recalling about 447,000 Embark Resistance Cords and Cord Kits. A black plastic ball attached to the resistance cord’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Camsing Global LED Night Lights

Camsing Global is recalling about 10,000 LED night lights. The LED night lights can overheat, smolder, and melt which may cause minor burns to consumers. These lights were distributed free by various companies as a promotional product, imprinted with the company’s name, from December 2010 through March 2011.

Manhattan Group Twirlla Wooden Rattle

Manhattan Group is recalling about 3,400 Twirlla Wooden Rattles. The toy’s U-shaped parts can break, posing a choking hazard. The painted wood rattle is approximately 6 inches long and has a yellow ball at each end, two U-shaped pieces (red and pale blue) and an orange bead in the center with a green center post connecting all pieces. The moving parts make noise when they come together.

Best Food Cash & Carry "Deer Raisin Golden"

Best Food Cash & Carry Inc. of Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 14 oz Raisin Golden packages of Deer Raisin Golden. The product contains undeclared sulfite, an allergen.

Quaker Oats Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel Snack Bars

Quaker Oats Company is recalling a specific lot of Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel Snack Bars. The bars contain undeclared milk allergen. The recall is limited to bars with the UPC bar code ending in 31108, but only certain sell by dates bearing that code are affected.

Honda CR-V and CR-Z Vehicles

Honda Motor Company has two recalls this week relating to certain 2006 CR-V and 2011 CR-Z vehicles.

The 2006 CR-V recall relates to an electrical malfunction in the driver’s side power-window switch. The switch may fail or melt, rendering the window inoperable and possible causing a fire.

The 2011 CR-Z recall relates to a defect in the Engine Control Unit which may cause the car to move in the opposite direction of the selected gear if the engine stalls in certain circumstances.

These are just some of the past week’s recalls. Please check Recalls.gov for a complete list of recent recalls.

Identifying Recalled Products

Identifying recalled products isn’t always easy. CPSC has prepared a video for you to watch and learn how to determine if a product you have’s been recalled.

What to Do

In general, if you have a recalled item you’ll want to contact the retailer or manufacturer. They will replace or repair the item, or issue a refund or credit. Most recalled food items should simply be thrown out.

If you’ve been injured by a consumer product, or feel you’ve been sickened by a food or drug, you should keep the item in a safe and secure place. You may need it as evidence for a products liability claim, and a government agency might want to examine it as well. In any case you should contact a good products liability lawyer if you have any questions about your legal rights.

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