September Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/18/06

September Recall Round-Up

Laptop Batteries

Just weeks after, Dell recalled more than 4 million lithium batteries for fire hazards, Apple is following suit. Apple is recalling 1.1 million battery packs made by Sony because of a fire hazard. The batteries were used in the 12-inch I-book G4, 12-inch Power Book G4 and 15-inch Power Book G-4. They were sold from October 2003 through August 2006 in both the computers and separately.

Consumers are urged to remove the batteries and use the ac adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. Call Apple at (800) 275-2273 or (click here) to request a replacement battery.

TV Stands

4,300 Ming TV stands sold at Pier 1 are being recalled. A Canadian child was killed when a television fell off the stand. The stands were sold at Pier 1 stores from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $250. The Ming TV stand has a sku 2065368. It is a brown wooden cabinet that sits directly on the floor and measures 35 1/2-inches wide, 17 3/4-inches deep and 23 1/2-inches high.  Customers should immediately remove televisions or other heavy items from these TV stands.

The stands should be returned to a Pier 1 store for a refund or credit. For more information, call Pier 1's at (800) 245-4595 or (click here).

Wood Stools

A screw problem is causing FDL Incorporated to recall stools. Some have the wrong-sized screws. Others have loose screws and some are missing screws altogether. The Milano counter and bar stools were sold at Lowe's from October 2005 though May 2006 for about $40. The stools have item numbers 202448 and 118136, which can be found on the packaging material.

Consumers should stop using the stools immediately, look for missing or loose screws, and if the stools are unstable consumers should return them to any Lowe's store to receive a full refund. For more information, call Lowe's at (866) 284-9160 or (click here).

Leap Frog Activity Center

Leap Frog is recalling their Learn Around, Playground Activity Centers. A child's arm can become caught in the plastic tube. So far, there have been 145 reports of that happening. The toy was sold from July 2005 though August 2006 for about $60. For more information, call  (800) 701-5327 or (click here).

For more information on these recalls and others, (click here).

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