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Entertainment center poses risk

December 09, 2007|From Times Wire Services

Dorel Industries Inc. recalled 138,000 entertainment centers after one collapsed, killing a 19-month-old child. The units were sold at Sears Holdings Corp.'s Kmart stores from June 2000 through May 2005 for about $200 each, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The entertainment centers may collapse if the lower back panel isn't secure, the agency said. The black units with two glass doors were sold under the Ridgewood-Charleswood name.

To obtain a repair kit, owners can go to Ameriwood's website at www.ameriwood.com.

General Electric Co. recalled about 92,000 built-in combination wall and microwave ovens, citing a fire risk. The products were sold under the GE, GE Profile and Kenmore brands from January 2000 to December 2003. Consumers should stop using the microwave but may still use the lower thermal oven, GE said. The ovens were sold at department and appliance stores for $1,500 to $2,000.

For more information, call GE at (888) 240-2745, or Sears for Kenmore units at (888) 679-0282, or go to www.geappliances.com or www.sears.com.

About 70,000 Black & Decker brand Infrawave toasters, distributed by Applica Consumer Products Inc., were recalled because an electrical component in the toaster can overheat and ignite the circuit board, posing a fire hazard. The recalled toaster, with the model No. ST2000, is black with stainless steel trim. It was sold at home improvement and discount department stores nationwide from March through November. For more information, call (800) 556-9439 or go to or www.cpsc.gov.

About 22,000 Nordic Track and Reebok Inversion Benches, distributed by Icon Health & Fitness Inc., were recalled because the ankle clamp mechanism can release unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The recalled Nordic Track bench has the model No. 831.14595.0, and the recalled Reebok bench has the model No. RBBE1996.0. The exercise equipment was sold at sporting goods stores nationwide from September 2006 through January. For more information, call (877) 786-5298 or go to www.iconfitness.com.

About 17,200 fleece-lined boys jackets, manufactured in Indonesia and sold by Old Navy, were recalled because they have a waist drawstring with a toggle that could become caught in small spaces and pose an entrapment risk for children. The jackets were sold at Old Navy stores and on the company's website between August and November. For more details, call (866) 580-9930 or go to www.cpsc.gov.

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