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[DEC. 21, 2006]  The recalls below were issued Dec. 10-14 by various federal and state agencies.

Ceiling fan blades can break

Emerson Electric Co. is recalling Emerson 60-inch designer ceiling fans sold nationwide from May 2005 to September 2006. The brackets holding the fan blades can break, causing the blade to detach. Falling pieces can hit and injure bystanders.

The recalled Emerson fans come in seven types of finishes. The model numbers listed below are included in the recall and can be found on the base of the fan.

Model number


CF760WB Weathered bronze
CF760PW Pewter
CF760AB Antique brass
CF760WW White
CF760AW Antique white
CF760ORB Oil-rubbed bronze
CF760BS Brushed steel

Consumers should contact Air Comfort Products at 866-478-8564 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday to receive a voucher for a free Emerson replacement fan of comparable value. Consumers can also visit

More information is available at

Baby rattles pose choking hazard

K'nex Industries Inc. is recalling Brio bell rattles sold nationwide from February 2005 to April 2006. The small bell positioned between the wood slats can break and allow access to small parts. This poses a choking hazard.

This recall involves wooden rattles with six multicolored slats used to connect the two round red ends. A metal bell is contained within the slats. The name Brio appears on one of the wooden sides.

Consumers should contact K'nex at 800-543-5639 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday for a free replacement toy. More information is available at

Snaps on children's boots pose choking hazard

See Kai Run is recalling its See Kai Run brand children's boots sold nationwide from November 2004 to November 2006. Metals snaps on the side closure of the boot can detach, posing a choking hazard.

This recall involves the Ellis children's boot sold in pre-walk and toddler sizes 3 through 9. "See Kai Run" is written on the sole and insole of the boots. "Ellis - FF" or "Ellis - L" is written on the side of the shoebox under the style heading. No other styles or models are included in this recall.

Consumers should return the boots to the store where purchased. Consumers will receive a refund or replacement pair of shoes.

Consumers can also contact See Kai Run at 888-524-7463 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through Friday or visit More information is available at

Powerpuff Girls necklaces contain lead

Rhode Island Novelty is recalling children's Powerpuff Girls necklaces sold nationwide from March 2003 to November 2006. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The recalled necklaces are multicolored metal pendants that hang from a black cord. The pendants are in the shape of the head of one of three Powerpuff Girls cartoon characters. The packaging consists of purple cardboard with the three Powerpuff Girls cartoon characters and the words "Cartoon Network" and "The Powerpuff Girls" printed on both sides.

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Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a replacement or contact Rhode Island Novelty at 1-800-528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday for information on how to receive a replacement.

Consumers can also visit
. More information is available at

Batteries for entertainment systems can overheat

Clarion Corporations is recalling batteries in Clarion N.I.C.E. P200 navigation and entertainment systems sold nationwide from May 2006 to December 2006. The lithium ion batteries in these units can melt or overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

The N.I.C.E. P200 is a black portable navigation and entertainment device that can be attached to a vehicle's windshield. The device has a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor and contains one lithium battery. "Clarion" and "N.I.C.E. P200" are printed on the device. "Clarion NAVBATTERY," "Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery" and "Made in Korea" are printed on the battery. Only N.I.C.E. P200 units with serial numbers ending in "UE" or "UF" are affected by this recall.

Consumers should contact Clarion Corp. at 800-347-8667 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time to receive a free replacement battery. Consumers can also visit
. More information is available at

Christmas light sets pose shock and fire hazard

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is recalling Hobby Lobby Christmas light sets sold nationwide from June 2006 to December 2006. The lights have undersized wires that can separate from the plugs or the light sockets, posing an electric shock and fire hazard to consumers.

A complete list of the light sets recalled is available at

Consumers should return the light sets to the nearest Hobby Lobby store to receive a Hobby Lobby exchange card.

Consumers can also contact Hobby Lobby at 800-326-7931 anytime or visit More information is available at

Christmas beagles sold by Wal-Mart pose choking hazard

Wal-Mart Stores is recalling Holiday Time stuffed Christmas beagles sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2006 to December 2006. The red pompoms on the wreath attached to the beagle's mouth could detach, posing a choking hazard.

The stuffed animal is a brown and white beagle with a red scarf and Santa hat trimmed in red and white stripes. A green wreath with red pompoms is attached near the beagle's mouth. "Marketed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc." and UPC number "8 85271 90780 3" are printed on the dog's sewn-in labels. "Holiday Time" is printed on the animal's hang tag.

Consumers should return the stuffed animal to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Wal-Mart at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday or visit

More information is available at

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