For recent product recalls or notices, details in most cases are at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or numbers listed.
Graco child seats
Graco Children's Products has added more than 403,000 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles.
But the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration still wants Graco to add 1.8 million infant seats to the recall because they have the same buckles.
Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, making it difficult to remove children. In some cases, parents have had to cut harnesses to get their children out. The agency says the problem increases the risk of injuries in emergencies.
Graco said in a letter to the agency that it found additional toddler and harnessed booster seats that should be recalled.
The 403,222 seats added to the recall include 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround, say NHTSA documents.
Graco said it didn't include infant seats because they are used differently than toddler seats, and because in an emergency, an adult can remove the whole seat from the car rather than unlatch the buckle. Graco has until March 20 to explain why last month's recall didn't include infant seats.
Chrysler is recalling more than 49,000 Dodge Charger muscle cars because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.
The recall affects 2011 and 2012 Chargers equipped with halogen headlamps. Dealers will inspect and replace for free the headlight wiring, bulbs and assemblies if necessary.
Canadian safety regulators say the problem could compromise driver visibility and lead to a crash. But Chrysler says it knows of no crashes or injuries.
The new recall covers 43,450 Chargers in the U.S. Details: 800-853-1403.
Sporting goods maker STX is recalling 4,000 throat protectors used in lacrosse due to the risk of injury. The device, which attaches to a goalie's helmet, can crack when struck by a lacrosse ball. STX has received one report of the protector breaking, resulting in neck bruises and cuts.
Consumers should stop using the product and contact Baltimore-based STX for a refund.
The throat protector was sold at specialty sporting goods stores September-February for about $20-$25. Details: 888-789-7894 or www.stx.com.
U.S. Polo Assn. girl's jackets with the year 1890 and crossed polo mallets on the upper right exterior and a silhouette of two polo players and "USPA" on the jacket's upper left exterior.
Recalled style numbers include: U274-200 for sizes 4-6 and U274-300 for sizes 7-16. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory and other stores August-October 2013.
The jackets have a band of material at the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Details: 800-741-0127 or www.q4designs.com.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras. Affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with 69, 70 or 71 and have 1 as the sixth digit of the number. A chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the user. There has been one report of itching and two reports of eye redness and pain.
Details: 855-226-3277 or at www.usa.canon.com.
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