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Super Magnets recalled for safety hazards

About 2,800 panda-shaped Super Magnets, imported by California-based Man's Trading Company, are being recalled because the toys pose safety hazards to young children.

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Sterling silver teething rings recalled for choking danger

About 1,000 sterling silver teething rings by Empire Silver are being recalled because parts on the rings may separate and release beads inside, creating a choking and aspiration hazard.

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Pressure Cookers pulled for burn danger

Manttra Inc. is withdrawing about 38,250 pressure cookers because the lids may separate if not closed properly.

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Girls' hooded sweatshirts recalled for strangulation hazard

About 12,000 Jewel brand girls' sweatshirts are being recalled because a drawstring threaded through the hood poses a strangulation hazard to young children.

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43,000 Lenox dishes recalled for fire and burn hazards

Pennsylvania-based Lenox is recalling about 43,000 covered dishes warmed by tea candles set below because they pose fire and burn hazards to users.

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Christmas candle sets recalled for fire hazard

About 13,000 Christmas candle sets distributed by Specialty Merchandise Corporation are being recalled because the candles can tip over and the exterior coating on the candles may ignite, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns.

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DeWalt recalls cordless drills for fire hazard

Maryland-based DeWalt is recalling about 346,000 cordless drills because they may overheat and pose a fire hazard to users.

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American Honda recalls lawn mowers for safety hazard

About 167,000 Honda lawn mowers are being recalled because they don't meet U.S. safety standards and may pose a serious laceration hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Victoria's Secret bears pulled for choking hazard

About 80 stuffed bears sold through Victoria's Secret are being recalled because a zipper pull can come loose, creating a choking hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Growth chart recalled for excessive lead levels

About 13,000 growth charts are being recalled in the U.S. for high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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480 Ski-Doo snowmobiles recalled for defective carburetor

Quebec-based Bombardier is withdrawing about 480 MXZ X 600 RS snowmobiles to fix a defect in the carburetor, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Safety harnesses recalled for fall danger

About 60,000 full body safety harnesses are being recalled because they can fail during use, causing injury or death, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Specialized Bicycles pulls 3,000 helmets from marketplace

California-based Specialized Bicycles is recalling 3,000 of its helmets because they failed to meet U.S. safety standards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Soldier Bear Toys recalls toys for high lead levels

About 11,400 Soldier Bear Toys have been recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Xplory baby strollers recalled in Canada

Stokke LLC is recalling baby strollers sold in Canada because a bolt fastening the front wheel may come loose, presenting a safety hazard, Health Canada said Monday.

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Infantino pulls teethers for choking danger

California-based Infantino is recalling about 28,000 lion teethers because the plastic nose can unfasten, creating a choking hazard to young children.

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Booster cables pulled for electrical shock danger

About 140,000 Valucraft booster cables are being withdrawn because they were improperly assembled, and may pose a shock and explosion danger to consumers.

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Bunk beds recalled for safety hazards

Virginia-based Hooker Furniture Corporation is recalling about 1,300 bunk beds because they pose strangulation and entrapment hazards to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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More children's products recalled for high lead levels

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more children's products because they contain high levels of lead.

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Billy Goat outdoor vacuums recalled for fire hazard

About 1,600 Billy Goat MultiVac outdoor vacuums are being recalled because the fuel tank may crack and leak, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Horseshoe magnets recalled for high lead levels

Illinois-based United Scientific is recalling about 153,000 horseshoe magnets because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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QVC pulls toasters for fire hazard

QVC is recalling about 13,000 toasters in the U.S. because they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Faulty wires prompt hockey table recall

Illinois-based Gamenamics Inc. is recalling about 1,100 air-powered hockey tables because the wires can overheat and burn users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Sauder Woodworking recalls TV stands

Ohio-based Sauder Woodworking Co. is recalling about 30 TV stands because the feet on the unit may crack or break, reducing stability, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Ceramic hairstyling irons recalled for faulty on/off switches

Farouk Systems is recalling about 5,700 WEE CHI ceramic irons because they pose fire and burn dangers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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23,000 Eclipse elliptical trainers recalled

Fitness Quest Inc. is recalling about 23,000 Eclipse elliptical trainers because cranks on the foot platforms may break, causing the user to fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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ROMI recalls SCUBA gear in U.S.

California-based ROMI Enterprises is withdrawing about 6,000 SCUBA regulators because they may fail, posing an injury or drowning hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Kidzone wrestling figurines recalled for excessive lead content

Health Canada has announced a recall of 5,766 Kidzone action figures sold across the country in discount stores.

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Children's sunglasses recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 260,000 pairs of children's sunglasses are being recalled in the U.S. for unsafe lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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3,000 generators recalled for safety hazards

Quebec-based Outillages King Canada is recalling about 3,000 generators because they pose serious safety hazards to users, the safety certification group CSA International said Friday.

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Holiday Froot Loops recalled from marketplace

Kellogg Canada Inc. is recalling its Holiday Froot Loops across the country because it contains milk proteins not listed on its label.

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RC2 recalls potty seats, feeding chairs in Canada and U.S.

RC2 Corp. is recalling potty training seats and feeding chairs in Canada and the U.S. for high lead levels and safety problems, the Illinois-based company said Thursday.

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Faulty handles on Starbucks Fusion mugs prompt recall

Seattle-based Starbucks is recalling about 167,000 "Fusion" coffee mugs in Canada and the U.S. because the handles may detach, creating a burn hazard, the company said Thursday.

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Collectible mini helmets recalled for high lead levels

California-based Bell Racing Co. is recalling about 1,400 mini racing helmets because surface paint on the products contains unsafe levels of lead.

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Toddler's death prompts Ameriwood Entertainment Centre recall

Ohio-based Ameriwood Industries is recalling about 138,000 entertainment centres, saying the units can collapse if the back panel is not fastened.

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Bowflex Ultimate 2 home gyms recalled from marketplace

Nautilus is recalling about 68,000 Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gyms because fasteners on the equipment may come loose, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Polaris recalls Ranger Utility Vehicles for fire and burn hazards

Polaris is recalling about 330 Ranger Utility Vehicles because the fuel tanks can leak, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Ceramic heaters recalled for overheating hazard

Collins International is recalling about 20,000 ceramic heaters because they may overheat, smoke or ignite, the CPSC said Thursday.

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Children's clothes recalled for drawstring hazards

Children's sweatshirts, clothing sets and sweaters were recalled Thursday for strangulation and entrapment hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Home Depot recalls holiday figurines for high lead levels

Atlanta-based Home Depot is withdrawing about 64,000 holiday figurines sold in the U.S. because surface paint on the products contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Black & Decker toasters recalled for fire hazard

About 23,000 Black & Decker toasters are being withdrawn because they may overheat and ignite, the distributor Applica Canada Corporation and the Ontario Electrical Safety Authority said Wednesday.

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Holiday ornaments, jewelry pulled for high lead levels

Health Canada on Tuesday announced a recall of certain holiday ornaments and children's jewelry, saying the items contain unsafe levels of lead.

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Old Navy withdraws boys jackets for safety hazard

San Francisco-based Old Navy is recalling about 17,200 jackets for boys because a drawstring threaded at the waist may pose an entrapment danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.

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