Recall news

By The Associated Press | July 7, 2011 | 4:59 PM EDT

The following recalls have been announced:



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, and CSN on 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 .



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)