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Honda issues alert on lawn mowers

Consumer Briefs | RECALLS

January 06, 2008|From Times Wire Services

About 167,000 lawn mowers made by American Honda Motor Corp. were recalled because the cutting blades could rotate when the control lever is released. The recall involves lawn mowers with model numbers HRB217HXA, HRX217HXA and HRX217HMA, which were sold by Honda lawn and garden dealers and at Home Depot stores from January 2003 to November 2007. For more details, call (800) 426-7701 or go to www.hondapowerequipment .com or www.cpsc.gov.

About 160,000 First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats, distributed by RC2 Corp. and made in China, were recalled because the decorative plaque inserted into the back of the potty seat could have orange paint that contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. The plaque inserted into the back of the training seats contains molded Winnie the Pooh and Tigger characters. The seats were sold from April 2006 through August 2007. For details, call (866) 725-4407 or go to www.recalls.rc2.com or www.cpsc.gov.

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