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THIS WEEK'S RECALLS

The Baltimore Sun

Product recalls for the week beginning Jan. 14:

Jan. 15

Name of product: Toy wrestler figures Units: 5,400 Manufacturer: A.A. of America Inc. of East Brunswick, N.J. Hazard: The surface paint contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Dollar stores and discount stores nationwide from January 2007 through December 2007 for about $1. Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from children immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact A.A. of America toll-free at 888-822-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. E-mail the firm at recalls@aatoys.com or visit the firm's Web site at www.aatoys.com

Jan. 16

Name of product: Hanging photo frames Units: About 600 Importer: The Gift Wrap Co. of Atlanta Hazard: Surface paint on the photo frames contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Babies "R" Us stores nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this photo frame and contact the Gift Wrap Co. for a full refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact the Gift Wrap Co. at 800-443-4429, or visit the company's Web site at www.giftwrapcompany.com

Name of product: Inversion therapy tables Units: About 2,000 Distributor: Stamina Products Inc. of Springfield, Mo. Hazard: A weld in the center of the inversion table can fail when the table is in an inverted position, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Sold by: Retailers nationwide and online from October 2005 through October 2007 for between $160 and $300. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the inversion tables immediately and contact Stamina Products to have the table picked up and to receive a free replacement inversion table or a refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Stamina Products toll-free at 888-782-6462 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.staminaproducts.com

Name of product: Tic Tac Turtle Toss mats Units: About 60 Manufacturer: Discount School Supply of Monterey, Calif. Hazard: The paint on the Tic Tac Turtle Toss mats contains excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold by: Discount School Supply catalogs and the company's Web site from June 2007 through September 2007 for about $40. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the mat immediately and contact Discount School Supply to receive a credit or refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Discount School Supply at 800-993-3603 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; visit the firm's Web site at www.discountschoolsupply.com or e-mail the company at tossrecall@discountschoolsupply.com

Name of product: John Deere compact utility tractors Units: About 5,400 Manufacturer: Deere & Co. of Moline, Ill. Hazard: The forward drive pedal can get stuck, posing a risk of loss of control and injury to the operator and bystanders. Sold by: John Deere dealers nationwide from September 2005 through December 2007 for about $15,500. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact any John Deere dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Co. at 800-537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.johndeere.com

Jan. 17

Name of product: Cranium Cadoo board games Units: About 38,000 Importer: Cranium Inc. of Seattle Hazard: The surface paint on the die contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Sold at: Fred Meyer, Kmart, Shopko, Wal-Mart and specialty game stores nationwide between October 2007 through January 2008 for about $20. Remedy: Consumers should immediately dispose of the die and contact Cranium Inc. to receive a free replacement die. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Cranium Inc. at 877-272- 6486 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cranium.com

Name of product: Round and egg-shaped decorative candles Units: About 185,000 Importer: Pottery Barn of San Francisco. Hazard: The candle's exterior coating can ignite, posing a fire hazard. Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $10 and $20. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Pottery Barn store for a full refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at 888-922-9245 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the company's Web site at www.potterybarn.com

Name of product: Jar candles Units: About 1,300 Manufacturer: The Wick & Petal Co. of Indianapolis. Hazard: The candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire hazard. Sold at: Select candle retailers and craft fairs in Indiana from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $8 and $18. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Wick & Petal at 317-441-8008 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.wickandpetal.com. The company will accept collect calls on their main line number.

Name of product: "My First Kenmore" play stoves Units: About 17,000 Retailers: Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corp. of Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hazard: A metal bracket connecting the door to the stove can cause a tip-over when the door is opened. This poses a risk of injury to young children. Sold at: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2007 through November 2007 for about $100. Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove and discard the bracket that connects the door to the stove to eliminate the hazard. Consumers may obtain updated assembly instructions by contacting Sears/Kmart or by visiting either firm's Web site. In some products, the updated assembly instructions are already included and replacement instructions are not required. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears/Kmart at 800-659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday or visit either www.sears.com or www.kmart.com Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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