Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
About 8,300 Manhattan Toy Quixel baby rattles. The plastic rattles have arches in red, orange, green and blue with sliding beads on each of the arches. The arches are held together by a single elastic string. The arches measure about 5 inches in diameter. They were sold at specialty toy and baby stores and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through October 2013.
The arches can break, creating a small part that poses a choking hazard to small children. There have been at least four reports of the rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Details: by phone at 800-541-1345; at www.manhattantoy.com.
About 31,000 Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers. They were sold from November 2005 through October 2012. The model and serial numbers are on the ceiling of the interior.
The doors can come off, posing an injury hazard to consumers. There have been 39 reports of falling refrigerator doors, including 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts, and 25 reports of minor property damage. The 39 new reports are in addition to 57 reports in the previous recall, from 2009.
Details: by phone at 877-546-0136; at www.vikingrange.com.
About 107,000 Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is on the underside of the fan on a sticker. They were sold at Home Depot stores from September 2012 through May 2013.
The plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use. There have been at least 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Details: by phone at 877-527-0313; or online at www.home depot.com.
About 2,200 Johnny G. Krankcycle by Matrix with detachable seats that can be removed from the frame by lifting up on the seat. The Krankcycles have handles that the user turns in a circular motion for exercise. They were sold from January 2008 through January 2012.
The seat can unexpectedly detach from the Krankcycle's frame during use, posing a fall hazard to users. There have been two injuries, including one report of broken ribs and one report of a back injury requiring surgery.
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