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Recalls this week: Children's dressers, magnets
Friday - 2/1/2013, 3:06pm EST
By The Associated Press
(AP) - Two lines of children's dresser's that pose a risk of tipping over and injuring or killing children are among this week's recalled consumer products. Magnet sets that can be dangerous if swallowed and defective child-proof containers for vitamins and medication are also being recalled.
DETAILS: Four-drawer dressers made by Million Dollar Baby. They include the "Emily" style with M4712, M4722, M4732, and M4742 and similar "Ryan" dressers with the model M4733. The dressers were sold in five finishes: Cherry, Ebony, Espresso, Honey Oak and White. The model number, "Million Dollar Baby" and "MADE IN TAIWAN" are printed on a label located on the back of the dresser. They are part of the DaVinci children's bedroom furniture collection. The dressers were sold from Jan. 2006 through June 2010.
WHY: When a young child climbs up on open dresser drawers, the dresser becomes unstable and poses the risk of tipping over and hurting the child. Million Dollar Baby is offering free retrofit kits with tip-over restraints to consumers who have older dressers. Included in the kit is an adhesive warning label that consumers are to attach to the dresser, which describes how to prevent tip-over injuries.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of deaths associated with these dressers. An 11-month-old boy from Tulsa, Okla., and a 20-month-old girl from Camarillo, Calif., were reported to have suffocated when their dressers tipped over, trapping them between the dresser and the floor.
HOW MANY: About 18,000.
FOR MORE: Call Million Dollar Baby to receive a free retrofit kit that contains a wall anchor strap, which attaches to the dresser and wall to help prevent the dresser from tipping. The kits can be ordered by visiting www.themdbfamily.com/safety2and clicking on Safety HQ or by calling 888-673-6652.
DETAILS: Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles, including 2011, 2012, and early 2013 models. The model name is printed on the vehicle's side panel. The 2011 models included in the recall are the Commander 800R and 1000, Commander XT 800R and 1000, and the Commander X1000. The 2012 models are the Commander 800R and 1000, the XT800R and 1000, the X1000, and the limited 1000. The 2013 models include the 800R and 1000, the XT800R and 1000, the X1000, the limited 1000, and the DPS 800R and 1000.
WHY: Debris such as leaves, hay and, grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle's exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated dry debris poses a fire risk.
INCIDENTS: 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one minor burn to the hand.
HOW MANY: About 25,000.
FOR MORE: Call 888-638-5397 or visit www.can-am.brp.comand click on "recall information" under the owner center for more information.
DETAILS: Columbia Omni-Heat men's and women's electric heated jackets. They are polyester and have the Columbia name printed on the front upper left side. The jackets have two battery packs located in inner pouches. The recall includes the following men's jackets: Circuit Breaker II Jacket with model number SM7051, Electro AMP Jacket with model number SM7061, Electro Interchange Jacket with model number SM7886, and Electric Big Game Interchange Jacket with model number HM7198. The recall also includes the following women's jackets: Circuit Breaker II Jacket with model number SL7022, Electro AMP Jacket with model number SL7021, and Electro Interchange Jacket with model number SL7885.
WHY: The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: No incidents of jacket wrist cuffs overheating were reported in the U.S. The firm received reports of one incident in Europe and one in Canada. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 9,600 in the U.S. and 640 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 866-201-9073 or visit www.Columbia.com, click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page, then select 2012 Heated Jacket Recall.
DETAILS: Natart Chelsea three-drawer windowed dresser bearing model number 3033. The dressers were sold in five finishes Cappuccino, Cappuccino with a brown top, Ebony, Ebony with a brown top, and Antique or French White. A sticker with the word "Natart" and the firm's logo is affixed to the inside of the top drawer. In addition, most dressers will have the model number, "Natart Juvenile," "Made in Canada" and "Chelsea 3 Drawer Dresser" printed on another label located on the back of the dresser. The dresser is part of the Chelsea children's bedroom furniture collection. They were sold from Jan. 2005 to Dec. 2010.