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Recalls: Infant rattles, lunch box with freezer gel packs, more

Infant rattles

Company: Lee Carter Co.

Quantity: 25,000.

Why? The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

What models? The rattles are made out of multi-colored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. Made in Mexico and Lee Carter Company are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle.

Where sold? Various Mexican specialty craft stores from February 2001-October.

What to do? Call Lee Carter Co. collect at 1-415-824-2004 or visit www.leecartercompany.com.

Insulated lunch box with freezer gel pack

Company: California Innovations Inc.

Quantity: 248,000.

Why? Gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested.

What models? Ci Sport three-piece, expandable, insulated lunch box set, which includes the lunch box, aluminum bottle and the freezer gel pack. The lunch box of the recalled set has the code 1-61731-99-57 printed on one of the two white labels that are sewn under the white fastener inside the main compartment. The words Cryofreeze and Ice Pack/Hot Pack are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch.

Where sold? Costco Wholesale Clubs from May 2007-September 2008.

What to do? Call California Innovations toll-free at 1-800-722-2545 or visit www.californiainnovations.com.

Travelin' Chef thermal food carrier

Company: California Innovations Inc.

Quantity: 55,000.

Why? Gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested.

What models? The four-piece food carrier set includes a light blue thermal carrier with black carrying handles, a medium plastic food container, a large plastic food container and a freezer gel pack. The recalled thermal carrier has the code 1-38018-69-07 printed on a white label on the inside of the main compartment on the left hand side. The words Cryofreeze and Ice Pack/Hot Pack are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch.

Where sold? Walmart from August 2008-December.

What to do? Call California Innovations toll-free at 1-800-722-2545 or visit www.californiainnovations.com.

Kia Optima, Rondo

Company: Kia Motors Corp.

Quantity: 145,755.

Why? A spring for the driver's side airbag could wear over time, causing it to potentially malfunction and not deploy the airbag in a crash.

What models? 2006-2008 Kia Optima, 2007-2008 Kia Rondo.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Kia toll-free at 1-800-333-4542.

Amia desk chairs

Company: Steelcase Inc.

Quantity: 11,000.

Why? The pivot pins installed in the control mechanism under the chair seat can fall out, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Model 482 Series Steelcase Amia desk chairs manufactured between March 1, 2011, and June 6, 2011. The model number and manufacture date are printed on a label on the underside of the chair seat.

Where sold? Authorized Steelcase dealers and retail outlets and at www.store.steelcase.com from March-June.

What to do? Call Steelcase toll-free at 1-800-391-7194 or e-mail retrofits@steelcase.com.

Super Luchamania action figures

Company: Lee Carter Co.

Quantity: 7,000 packs.

Why? The surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of lead.

What models? Mexican wrestling Super Luchamania action figures were sold in packs of 12. The multi-colored action figures are plastic, have plastic capes and measure about four inches tall. Super Luchamania is printed on the action figures' packaging.

Where sold? Various Mexican specialty craft stores from June 2000-October.

What to do? Call Lee Carter Co. collect at 1-415-824-2004 or visit www.leecartercompany.com x.

Jones' mock salt

Company: Jones' Seasoning Blends LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Jones' mock salt original: organic salt free seasoning, 1.6-ounce bottles (UPC 0 94922 16616 6), 12-ounce bags (UPC 0 94922 07199 6) and 16-ounce bags (0 94922 16616 6); and Jones' mock salt spicy Southwest blend: organic salt free seasoning, 1.6-ounce bottles (UPC 0 94922 01560 0).

Where sold? www.jonesmocksalt.com.

What to do? Call the company at 1-253-468-9595.

Giant brand bicycles

Company: Giant Bicycle Inc.

Quantity: 900.

Why? The fork can crack, posing a fall hazard.

What models? 2012 model year Giant Defy Advanced and Avail Advanced bicycles.

Where sold? Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers from August-November.

What to do? Call Giant Bicycle toll-free at 1-866-458-2555 or visit www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/.

Recalls: Infant rattles, lunch box with freezer gel packs, more 01/27/12 [Last modified: Friday, January 27, 2012 4:13pm]

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