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30 million Ikea children's lamps recalled

Leaf blowers, dehumidifiers recalled for safety reasons

Ikea expanded its earlier recall of children's lamps to include 30.2 million of the lamps worldwide.
Ikea expanded its earlier recall of children's lamps to include 30.2 million of the lamps worldwide.

Ikea expanded its earlier recall of children's lamps to include 30.2 million of the lamps worldwide.

The wall-hanging lamps are considered a strangulation hazard because children can pull the long cord into their cribs.

One 15-month-old child nearly strangled and a 16-month-old died after becoming tangled in the cord.

Parents should stop using the lamps and remove them from the wall.  Ikea is offering a repair kit. More information is available at ikea-usa.com.

Marlboro recalls flashlights

Cigarettes are known to be hazardous to your health, now a promotional product for Marlboro apparently can be too. 

Altria Group Distribution Company announced the recall of 365,000 bronze-colored three-in-one flashlights. It also stores matches, and the matches can ignite inside the product. The company has received 11 reports of the matches igniting and two reports of explosions.

Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers recalled

More than 130,000 Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers have been recalled due to a laceration hazard.

The recalled blowers were sold at Lowe's stores and at troybilt.com from May 2011 through November 2013.

Those purchased at Lowe's can be returned to the store. 

For information on which models are recalled: www.cpsc.gov.

GE dehumidifiers recalled

Thousands of GE-brand dehumidifiers sold at  Walmart in 2010 are recalled because they are a fire hazard.

Consumers can contact the manufacturer, Midea for instructions on how to return it for a repair.

Pier 1 recalls lanterns

Pier 1 Imports recalled nearly 11,000 hanging glass star lanterns.

The candle can melt the welds causing the candle holder to break and fall creating a fire hazard.

The lanterns were sold from August 2013 to February. They can be returned to the store for a refund.


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