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Bombardier recalls snowmobiles for fuel tank, throttle problems

Quebec-based Bombardier is recalling about 2,700 Ski-Doo snowmobiles in the U.S. because they pose fire and burn dangers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Oki Data Americas colour printers pulled for electrical shock hazard

About 400 Oki Data Americas printers are being recalled because they pose an electrical shock hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Target pulls patio sets from marketplace

Minneapolis-based Target is withdrawing about 40,000 home patio sets because the chairs may collapse, presenting a fall danger to users.

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Connecticut Electric warns of counterfeit circuit breakers in U.S.

Connecticut Electric is warning consumers some circuit breakers sold under the company's name are counterfeit and could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

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Children's furniture recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 1,200 children's furniture sets sold through HomeSense are being recalled in Canada for unsafe lead levels, Health Canada said Monday.

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Bumbo International to update safety instructions for baby seats

South African-based Bumbo International is distributing new safety labels and instructions warning consumers of possible safety hazards associated with its Bumbo Baby Seat, Health Canada said in an advisory released Monday.

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Toy gardening tools recall expanded

About 97,000 toy gardening tools are being recalled for high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Football bobble head cake decorations recalled for high lead levels

Minnesota-based DecoPac Inc. is withdrawing about 80,000 football bobble head cake decorations because they contain high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Family Dollar stores withdraw Halloween pails for unsafe lead levels

About 142,000 Halloween pails sold through Family Dollar Stores in the U.S. are being recalled for unsafe lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Charlemagne Chocolatiers recall expanded

Canada's food watchdog is expanding an earlier recall for Charlemagne Chocolatiers to include an additional chocolate bar.

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Milk warning issued for Charlemagne Chocolatiers chocolate

People with allergies to milk protein are being warned not to eat Charlemagne Chocolatiers Tea Bio Organic Chocolate.

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Mattel issues fourth toy recall in six months

Battered American toymaker Mattel is recalling more than 55,000 toys in Canada, the U.S., Britain and Ireland because of excessive levels of lead paint found in the products.

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6,000 ladder stands recalled from marketplace

Michigan-based Gorilla Inc. is recalling about 6,000 Kong Maxx ladder stands because they become unstable, causing the user to fall.

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Gymboree toy pirate swords recalled for laceration hazard

About 6,000 toy swords are being recalled because they may break, presenting a laceration danger to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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KTM North America recalls ATVs for brake failure

About 270 all-terrain vehicles are being withdrawn because the rear brakes may fail, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.

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Yamaha snowmobiles recalled for steering problem

About 5,700 Yamaha snowmobiles are being recalled because snow and ice can accumulate on the steering arm, making it difficult to guide the vehicle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Bicycles recalled for safety hazards

Two companies pulled their bikes from the marketplace for safety problems, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Design flaw prompts recall of Plow & Hearth chimeneas

Plow & Hearth are recalling about 247 aluminum chimeneas because a design flaw can cause the units to catch fire or melt, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Bowflex home gyms recalled

About 68,000 Bowflex Ultimate home gyms are being recalled because fasteners holding rods on the units can come loose, presenting an injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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John Deere Utility vehicles recalled

About 5,400 John Deere Gator utility vehicles are being recalled for a braking problem, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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1M Dunkin' Donuts glow sticks pulled for strangulation, choking hazards

Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts is recalling about one million pink-and-orange glow sticks because they pose serious safety hazards to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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3 products pulled for unsafe lead levels

Halloween pails, bookmarks and puppet theatres on Wednesday were recalled for containing high amounts of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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Charlemagne chocolate recall expanded

Canada's food watchdog is expanding an earlier recall of Charlemagne Chocolatiers chocolate bars to include two more products.

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Turtle sprinkles recalled for laceration danger

About 1,800 turtle sprinklers are being recalled because they may crack or explode, putting consumers at risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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9,000 double hammocks recalled from marketplace

About 9,000 double hammocks imported by Collections Etc. Inc. are being recalled because wooden rods on the product may break, causing the hammocks to collapse, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Power tool batteries withdrawn for burn danger

California-based Alltrade Tools is recalling about 1.6 million Kawasaki power tool batteries because they may overheat, melt or fracture, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Chocolate bars pulled from marketplace

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers with allergies to milk to avoid Vintage Plantations Soy Milk Chocolate Bars.

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More than 90,000 products pulled in U.S. for unsafe lead levels

Extensive U.S. recalls were issued Thursday for more than 90,000 products including Winnie the Pooh play sets, art kits, racing helmets and dinosaur toys for unsafe lead levels.

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3 infant cough and cold medicines recalled in Canada

In the wake of a U.S.-led recall of infant cough and cold medicines, Health Canada issued an advisory Thursday warning consumers not to give over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children without first consulting a doctor.

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Boy Scouts of America badges recalled for high lead levels

About 1.6 million Cub Scouts Totem Badges sold through Boy Scouts of America outlets are being recalled because they contain high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Starbucks children's cups recalled in Canada, U.S.

Seattle-based Starbucks is recalling about 270,000 plastic cups sold in Canada and the U.S. because they pose a safety danger to young children.

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Toshiba AC Adapters recalled for burn hazard

About 142,000 Toshiba AC Adapters sold with portable DVD players are being withdrawn because they may fail to function, causing the DVD player to overheat, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Glitter candles recalled for fire hazard

About 9,600 glitter candles sold through U.S. Christmas Tree Shops Inc. are being recalled because the glitter coating can ignite and present a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Chocolates recalled from marketplace

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers with allergies to milk protein to avoid Charlemagne Chocolatiers Bio Organic Chocolates.

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Water bottles recalled for unsafe lead levels

The Sports Authority is recalling about 11,200 water bottles because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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IonizAir Purifier cartridges recalled for fire risk

New York-based P3 International is warning consumers the cartridges used in its IonizAir Table Top Air Purifier may overheat and pose a fire risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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20,000 electric scooters withdrawn for handlebar problem

California-based Razor USA LLC is recalling about 20,000 electric scooters because the handlebars can detach which can cause the rider to lose control, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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9,600 Thomas & Friends, Spider-Man products recalled in Canada

About 9,600 Thomas & Friends and 1,500 Amazing Spider-Man toys are being pulled in Canada because they contain unsafe levels of lead, Health Canada said Thursday.

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More China-made products pulled from U.S. shelves

Hundreds of thousands of toys and products were recalled Thursday for unsafe lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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Kraft white chocolate squares recalled for possible salmonella contamination

Kraft Canada Inc. is warning consumers that its Baker's white chocolate baking squares may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Honeywell gas valves recalled for burn hazard

Honeywell is recalling about 2,000 gas valves in Canada used in decorative fireplaces and stoves because they may pose a burn hazard to users.

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Pregnant, breastfeeding women should avoid Calabash chalk due to lead poisoning risks

Health Canada is cautioning pregnant and breastfeeding women against using Calabash chalk – commonly used as a remedy for morning sickness – because it may pose serious health risks.

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Target withdraws 82,000 plush rattles for choking danger

Minnesota-based Target is recalling about 82,000 plush rattles because the toys may break and spill small beads, presenting a choking hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Salton toasters recalled for fire hazard

About 5,200 Salton toasters are being recalled because they may turn on unexpectedly, even when there is no toast in them, posing a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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193,000 Timberland steel toe boots recalled

The New Hampshire-based Timberland Company is recalling about 193,000 steel toe boots because they fail to protect against compression and impact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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