September Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


September Recall Round-Up

Swim Bands

The sounds of summer may be gone but there are some products you don't want to put in storage for next year. These inflatable swim arm bands can tear, causing them to deflate. Atico International sold the arm bands at CVS stores nationwide for $1.00. Return the floats to CVS for a full refund. You can also call Atico at 1-877-546-4835 or ( click here ).

Child Sunglasses

The sunglasses that kept your kids looking cool in the summer could be dangerous. American greetings is recalling the Sesame Street sunglasses because the lenses can separate from the frames, posing a choking hazard. The glasses were sold at discount stores nationwide for $3. Call American Greetings at 1-800-777-4891 for refund information or ( click here ).

Costume Jewelery

Dollar General is recalling a line of costume jewelry because it contains high levels of lead. The flower necklace and earring set features a floral design in four color variations: yellow, orange, pink and purple. The purse necklace and earring set features a dangling purse charm in black, red, blue, orange, pink or purple. The corded swirl necklace and earring set features a twisted metal swirl pattern hanging from a black, blue or purple cord. The faux amber necklace and earring set features a large faux amber gem cut in a heart or cross shape. The 5-strand bead necklace and earring set were sold in four color variations: orange, purple, blue and multi-color. The children's jewelry was sold for $1 to $3. You can return it to any Dollar General store for a refund or call 1-800-678-9258 or visit their website by ( clicking here ).

You'll also find excessive lead in Disney Princess bracelet key rings. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children. The key-ring bracelets were sold at Walgreens and Wal-Mart for $3. Call Monogram International at 1-800-736-1941 for a refund or ( click here ).

Kitchen Appliance

The Ultimate Chopper passed the NewsChannel 11 Does it Work test. It does not pass this month's safety inspection. The Ultimate Chopper is being recalled because the interlocking lid assembly can malfunction, allowing the food processor to operate when the lid is off. The problem has resulted in seventeen reports of injuries.

Consumers should immediately inspect their Ultimate Chopper food processor to determine if the interlocking lid is functioning properly. Consumers should remove the lid and blade assembly and test to see if the unit will operate without the lid on. If the unit turns on when the lid is removed, consumers should stop using it immediately and contact Ultimate Chopper LLC to receive a free replacement unit. Also, if blade assemblies are worn, damaged or broken for any reason, consumers should stop using the unit and contact the company to receive a free replacement blade assembly. Consumers also can access an instructional video demonstrating how to inspect their Ultimate Chopper by ( clicking here ). You can also call Ultimate Chopper at 1-800- 819-6297 or ( click here )for more information.


Finally, PMI is recalling the Stanley Thermos bottles. The handle on the bottle can break, causing the vacuum seal to fail and release organic, non-toxic charcoal power insulation into the air. That can cause short-term vision and breathing problems. Check the bottom of the bottle for the recalled date numbers C02, D02 and A03. Wal-Mart, K-mart and Target sold the bottles nationwide from October 2002 through February 2003 for $25. Call PMI at 1-800-919-6330 or ( click here )for a replacement bottle.

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