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Toy helicopter can overheat

June 29, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

About 102,000 Thunder Wolf remote-controlled indoor helicopters, made in China and imported and distributed by Westminster Inc., are being recalled because the rechargeable battery inside can overheat and cause the helicopter to melt, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. This poses a risk of fires and burns. The helicopters were sold around the country between June and December 2007. For more information, call (800) 618-0023 or go to www.thunderwolfhelicopter.com or www.cpsc.gov.

* About 1,500 Nordstrom's Cadence-Lea and Trio-Lea girls' sandals, made in China by MeyeWorld, are being recalled because the flower embellishments on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. The recalled girls' sandals are leather and were sold under the Cadence-Lea and Trio-Lea names at Nordstrom stores nationwide from March through May. For more information, call (800) 804-0806 or go to www.nordstrom.com or www.cpsc.gov.

* About 1,200 2nd Nature Built to Grow cribs, made in Slovenia by Stanley Furniture Co. Inc., are being recalled because the space between the mattress and the crib could be too wide when the mattress support is in the middle setting, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. The recalled crib, with the model No. 353-14-220, is natural maple in color. The cribs were sold at department and furniture stores from March 2006 through December 2007. For more information, call (888) 839-6822 or go to www.youngamerica.com or www.cpsc.gov.

* About 12,000 ProTaper clamp kits for off-road motorcycles, manufactured in Taiwan and distributed by Tucker Rocky Distributing, are being recalled because some of the bolts can break under extreme force and cause the handlebars to fall off. The clamp kits were sold at motorcycle dealerships around the country from October 2007 to March. For more information, call (866) 217-7750 or go to www.protaper.com or www.cpsc.gov.

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