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[February 18, 2013]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending Feb. 16: 

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Bohning is recalling Middleton Siege Crossbows sold from June 2012 to October 2012. The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled, posing an injury hazard.

 This recall involves "The Siege" hunting crossbows with model numbers 315, 330, 355 and 375. "The Siege" and the model numbers are printed in large lettering directly above the trigger mechanism. "Bohning/Middleton Crossbow," "Patent pending" and serial number are engraved on opposite sides of the rear barrel of each crossbow. 

Consumers should contact Bohning., at (800) 253-0136, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit to return the crossbows for a full refund. More info at


Samsonite is recalling Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits sold nationwide from January 2011 to December 2012. The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard. 

This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-volt AC, two adapter plugs with round prongs, two with flat prongs and one grounded adapter plug with three flat prongs. The Samsonite logo appears on each piece in the set. 

Consumers should contact Samsonite at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit to return the product for a full refund. More info at



Purr-Fection by MJC is recalling Beamerzzz™ Stuffed Animals with LED Flashlight sold from September 2012 to November 2012. LED flashlight wires can protrude through the stuffed toy, posing a laceration hazard. 

The recalled Beamerzzz stuffed toys come with LED flashlights sewn into the left paw. The toys are 12 inches high and come in five animal types. Model numbers can be found at

Consumers should contact Purr-Fection by MJC at (800) 359-0254 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit for a replacement toy. More info at

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John Deere is recalling Utility Vehicles sold nationwide from August 2012 to January 2013. The oil filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012. A complete list can be found at

Consumers should contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. 

Consumers can also contact Deere and Company; at (800) 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or visit More info at


Cramer is recalling Task*It 1-UP folding step stools sold nationwide from January 2012 to December 2012. The folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard. 

This recall includes grey Task*It 1-UP folding step stools. "1-UP step" is printed on the product packaging. The Task*It name is imprinted on the legs. 

Consumers should contact Cramer LLC at (800) 366-6700 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit for a free replacement step stool. More info at

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