Recalls this week: Toys, wall hooks, mowers The Associated Press Published: This product image provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, shows the STUFF wall hangers that are imported by the Midwest-CBK, Inc., of Union City, Tenn, from China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) A big recall of Fisher-Price products made nationwide headlines this week, but there were other recalls of defective items as well. Wall hooks, cordless electric lawnmowers, and packaged muffins joined the more than 11 million tricycles, toys and high chairs recalled over safety concerns. Here are the recalled items this week : ___
WALL HOOKS DETAILS: STUFF and Paw Wall hooks manufactured in China and imported by Midwest-CBK Inc. of Union City, Tenn. They were sold at stores nationwide from December 2008 through August 2010. WHY: Paint on the metal hooks and the blue paw hook contains excessive levels of lead. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: 4,450 FOR MORE: Call 800-422-5583 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov . ___
TRICYCLES DETAILS: Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes, made in Mexico by Fisher-Price Inc. of East Aurora, N.Y., and sold at stores nationwide from 1997 through September. Some of the trikes feature popular characters like Dora the Explorer and Barbie. WHY: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key, resulting in serious injury. INCIDENTS: At least 10 injuries have been reported. HOW MANY: About 7 million in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call 800-432-5437; or visit http://www.service.mattel.com or http://www.cpsc.gov . ___
TOY CARS DETAILS: Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampway cars, manufactured in Mexico by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., and sold in stores nationwide from April through September 2010. WHY: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard. INCIDENTS: Two reports of a wheel detaching from a vehicle have been reported, but no injuries. HOW MANY: About 100,000 in the U.S. and 20,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call 800-432-5437; or visit http://www.cpsc.gov or http://www.service.mattel.com . __
HIGH CHAIRS DETAILS: Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs made in China and Mexico by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., and sold in stores nationwide from 2001 through September. WHY: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs, resulting in injuries or cuts. INCIDENTS: 14 incidents have been reported, including seven of children requiring stitches and one tooth injury. HOW MANY: About 950,000 high chairs in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call 800-432-5437; or visit http://www.cpsc.gov or http://www.service.mattel.com __
INFANT TOYS WITH INFLATABLE BALLS DETAILS: The following products, made in Mexico and China for Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y.: Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal. WHY: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children. INCIDENTS: 46 reported incidents in the U.S. and eight in Canada where the valve came off. No injuries reported. HOW MANY: About 2.8 million in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call 800-432-5437; or visit http://www.cpsc.gov or http://www.service.mattel.com . __
CORDLESS ELECTRIC LAWNMOWERS DETAILS: Black & Decker and Craftsman brand cordless mowers manufactured in the United States, Canada and Mexico by Black & Decker Inc. of Towson, Md., and sold between 1995 and 2006. WHY: The motor and blade can turn on even after the safety key designed to prevent this from happening is removed, leaving mowers at risk of cuts. INCIDENTS: Black & Decker has received 34 reports of the motor operating after removal of the safety key, including two that resulted in finger lacerations, one requiring stitches. HOW MANY: 160,000. FOR MORE: Call 866-229-5570 or 888-281-5314; or visit http://www.cpsc.gov , http://www.blackanddecker.com or http://www.sears.com . ___
CHOCOLATE CHIP MINI MUFFINS DETAILS: Hostess Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins multipacks from Hostess Brands Inc. of Irving, Texas. The products were sold in retail stores throughout the United States. WHY: Some multipacks may contain muffins with undeclared walnuts, which is an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious illness or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. INCIDENTS: No illnesses have been reported. FOR MORE: Call 800-483-7253.