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[June 13, 2011]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies June 7: 



EKSuccess Brands is recalling American Girl Crafts™ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits sold nationwide from September 2009 to June 2011. The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead. 

This recall involves the Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit distributed under the American Girl Crafts name with a SKU number of 30-585331. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. The kit contains 56 pieces. 

Consumers should contact EKSuccess Brands at (855) 535-2099 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Fridays or visit the company for a full refund. More info at


Venmar Ventilation Inc. is recalling Air Exchangers sold nationwide from January 1996 to December 2001. The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves air exchangers sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. Air exchangers included in the recall were manufactured from 1996 through 2001 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or on the side of the unit. The brand names and model numbers can be found at

Consumers should contact Venmar Ventilation at (866) 441-4645 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit to request a free inspection and repair by a Venmar field technician. More info at

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