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[November 05, 2012]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending Nov. 3: 

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Imagine Nation Books is recalling Double Dazzler Light Show Toys sold nationwide from March 2012 to September 2012. The battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazard. 

The recalled product is a silver, plastic, baton-like toy with white plastic tubes at each end that become multi-colored spinning lights when operated. The package states "DOUBLE DAZZLER LIGHT SHOW" and "Color Changing LEDs / Ages 8+ /Batteries Included." 

Consumers should contact Imagine Nation Books at (800) 917-0213 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit for a refund. More info at



Excel Industries is recalling Hustler and BigDog Lawn Mowers sold nationwide from September 2010 to May 2012. The fuel tank vent valve fitting can fail to seal and cause a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard. 

The Hustler and BigDog brand riding or walk-behind lawn mowers were sold in the following colors: Hustler models in yellow; BigDog models in red. Model name and serial numbers can be found at

Consumers should contact a Hustler or BigDog dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. 

Consumers can also contact  Excel Industries at (800) 748-8223, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday to Friday, or websites and More info at


Atico International USA is recalling Halloween Mini Projection Lights sold exclusively at Five Below stores nationwide during September 2012.The mini projection lights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. 

This recall involves plastic Halloween mini projection lights. The projection lights came in a cardboard blister pack with a purple background. The phrase "Ghouloween" is printed on the upper left-hand corner. 

Consumers should contact Atico International at (888) 253-6342, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit to receive a full refund. More info at

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Bose is recalling Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems sold nationwide from September 2009 to September 2012.  A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, presenting a fire hazard. 

This recall involves dual-voltage CineMate Series II and CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker systems designed to operate with U.S. 120-volt electrical outlets and European outlets of 220 volts or higher. Dual-voltage systems included in the recall have a product code of 051365, 051470 or 057971, which are the first six digits of the serial number on the product label located on the back of the bass module. 

Consumers should contact Bose at (877) 354-1004, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday ET in the U.S. or visit to arrange for a free repair or replacement of the bass module. More info at



Champion Power Equipment is recalling Portable generators sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from December 2011 to July 2012. Fuel can leak from the generator's carburetor, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves two models of Champion Power Equipment portable generators. Model number 41332 has an open frame. The words "Champion Power Equipment" are on the control panel and "8250 starting watts" and "6500 running watts" are on the side of the fuel tank. Model number 41532 has side panels that cover the long sides of the fuel tank. The words "Champion Power Equipment" are on the side panel above the control panel, and "9000 starting watts" and "7000 running watts" are on the control panel. 

Consumers should contact Champion Power Equipment at (855) 236-9424, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at for a free repair kit to be installed by an authorized dealer. More info at

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