Recall news

July 7, 2011 - 4:59 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

____

MINI STARS BUILDING SETS

DETAILS: Mini stars building sets distributed by Edushape Ltd. of Deer Park, N.Y., and sold at small retail stores nationwide, online at Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN on walmart.com from January 2007 through December 2009. The building sets were made in China.

WHY: Plastic knobs can break from the center of the stars, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of the knobs breaking off from the center of the stars. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 18,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Edushape Ltd. for a free replacement set or credit toward another Edushape product of equal or lesser value at 800-404-4744 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.edushape.com .

____

ELECTRIC LOG SPLITTERS

DETAILS: Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters manufactured by Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. of China and imported by L G Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C. The product was sold exclusively at Lowe's stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2011.

WHY: The electric log splitters have a hydraulic arm that, during use, slides under the handle used to move the machine. The moving hydraulic arm poses a laceration or amputation injury hazard to individuals who place their hands on that handle while the splitter is in operation.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of injuries including a fingertip amputation of an 18-year-old man and one finger laceration injury of a 60-year-old man.

HOW MANY: About 20,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. at 866-456-8934 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Saturday or e-mail logsplitter(at)sunrisetools.ca.