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Signature Gourmet and Kitchen Gourmet 12-cup coffee makers

Company: Atico International.

Why? The coffee maker can ignite because of an electrical failure.

What models? The coffee maker is white with a glass coffeepot. Signature Gourmet or Kitchen Gourmet is printed on the front. The model number (XQ-673B), item number (W14A4984) and date code are on the bottom. Only units with date codes from May 2003 (0503) through July 2006 (0706) are affected.

Where sold? Walgreens.

What to do? Contact Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a refund.

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Sleeping Beauty Crown and Cinderella Star earring sets

Company: Uncas Manufacturing Co.

Why? The metal earring sets contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children.

What models? The Sleeping Beauty Crown set contains two pairs of earrings; one pair is shaped as pink crowns and the other pair is shaped as the Sleeping Beauty character. The Cinderella Star Earring set contains two pairs of earrings; one pair is shaped as blue stars and the other one is shaped as the Cinderella character. The packaging is shaped as a pink heart and "The Wonderful World of Disney" is printed in the front.

Where sold? Wal-Mart stores in Florida.

What to do? Return to Uncas Manufacturing Co. for a refund.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-776-0980; e-mail

Tree stands

Company: TSR Inc.

Why? The locking pins in the tree stands can come out unexpectedly, causing falls.

What models? Locking pin sold with the 2006 Ol' Man Treestands, including the MV-MO (Multi-Vision), GMV-MO (Grand Multi-Vision), OMDX-MO (Original XX), GOMDX-MO (Grand XX), AMVP-MO (Multi Vision Pro), AGMVP-MO (Grand Multi-Vision Pro), AOMP-MO (Ol' Man Pro) and AGOMP-MO (Grand Ol' Man Pro). They are stamped on the underside of the teeth plates with "TSR 06" and one of the following date codes: 6018, 6019, 6020, 6021, 6022, 6027, 6028, 6029, 6030, 6032, 6033, 6034, 6035, 6036, 6037, or 6041. The recall includes the 2006 Ol' Man Replacement Pin Sets, model PL.

Where sold? Hunting supply stores.

What to do? Contact TSR for free replacement pins.

For information: Toll-free, 1-888-656-2606;; e-mail

Toddler clog shoes

Company: Payless ShoeSource Inc.

Why? Plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What models? These character-themed clog styles: Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Hello Kitty, Coasters Lighted Car Compel and Cambridge Mary-Jane. The shoes were sold in toddler sizes 5 through 10. The flexible shoes have air ventilation holes on the top and/or side, and plastic rivets attached to the strap. Shoe sizes are printed on the sole of the shoe.

Where sold? Payless ShoeSource stores and

What to do? Return to store for a refund or exchange.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-654-0697;

Sunbeam Over-the-Range microwaves

Company: Petters Consumer Brands LLC.

Why? Internal electrical arcing in the microwave can pose a fire hazard.

What models? Sunbeam Over-the-Range microwave ovens with serial numbers within the range of A0701161370000001 through A0701161370000304. The serial numbers are on the inside front of the microwave and visible when the microwave door is open. Model number SNM1501RAQ is printed on a label on the back of the unit. The ovens display Sunbeam on the front panel, are bisque in color and are 16.25 inches high by 29.5 inches wide by 15 inches deep. The ovens were installed in mobile homes. The manufacturer of the mobile homes that contain the recalled microwave ovens is notifying consumers directly.

Where sold? In mobile homes from February through March.

What to do? Contact Petters for a replacement microwave.

For information: Toll-free, 1-866-866-6283;

Easy-Bake toy ovens

Company: Hasbro Inc.

Why? Young children can insert their hands into the oven's front opening and get their hands or fingers caught, posing entrapment and burn hazards.

What models? The Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that resembles a kitchen range with four burners on top and a front-loading oven. "Easy Bake" is printed on the front of the oven. Model number 65805 and "Hasbro" are stamped into the plastic on the back of the oven. Recall includes all units with the retrofit kit. The Easy-Bake Oven is an electric toy and is not recommended for children younger than 8. Ovens sold before May 2006 are not included.

Where sold? Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers.

What to do? Call Easy-Bake for instructions on how to return the oven for a voucher toward the purchase of another Hasbro product.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-601-8418;

DentFresh fluoride mint toothpaste

Company: Dent Fresh U.S.A. Inc.

Why? May contain the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG). DEG is used in antifreeze and as a solvent, and is a depressant and potent kidney and liver toxin.

What models? DentFresh Fluoride Mint Toothpaste 9 oz (255g).

Where sold? Nationwide.

What to do? Return to store.

For information: 1-305-677-9938; e-mail

Gerber organic rice and oatmeal cereals

Company: Gerber Products Co.

Why? Some products may contain lumps of cereal that do not dissolve in water or milk and pose a potential choking hazard.

What models? Gerber Organic Rice and Organic Oatmeal Cereals are sold in 8-ounce boxes, and all codes are being recalled. Gerber Organic Rice UPC Code is 15000 12504. Gerber Organic Oatmeal UPC Code is 15000 12502. These numbers can be found on the bottom right side of the box

Where sold? Nationwide.

What to do? Call company for refund instructions.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-443-7237.

Soldier Bear brand toy sets

Company: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service).

Why? Surface paints on the toy action figures, dinosaurs and animals contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children.

What models? H.E.R.O.E.S. Dino Mega Cruiser, style code 00047, UPC No. 4 98567 00047 4; Dinosaur Adventure Set (two styles), style codes 91068 and 91074, UPC No. 6 98567 91068 1 and 6 98567 91074 2; Wild Animal Adventure Set, style code 91074, UPC No. 6 98567 91074 2; and H.E.R.O.E.S. Vehicle Play Set (three styles: military, police and fire rescue), style code 85939, UPC No. 6 98567 85939 3.

Where sold? AAFES stores.

What to do? Return product to store for refund.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-866-3605;

Cinnamon spice candles

Company: Vance Kitira International.

Why? There are no instructions on the candle warning consumers to remove the cinnamon sticks and trim the wick before lighting the candle. The cinnamon sticks can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The recalled candle is 4 inches in diameter and 6 inches tall with a long wick that ties two cinnamon sticks to the top of the candle. The candle is brown and cream in color. The item number (CS406BR) and "CinnSpc Cndl 4x6 Brown $19.99," and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the label on the bottom of the candle.

Where sold? Department stores and candle retailers nationwide.

What to do? Contact company for instructions on how to remove the cinnamon sticks and trim the wick.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-646-6360;

190 Radial brake master cylinders (used on off-road motorcycles)

Company: Magura USA.

Why? The brake cylinder can crack and result in brake failure. This poses a risk of severe injury or death to the driver.

What models? The 190 Radial brake master cylinders have an "A" or "B" code on the underside of the lever's pivot bolt. The Magura logo is printed on the cylinder.

Where sold? Motorcycle dealers, mail-order catalogs and Web retailers.

What to do? Contact Magura USA for a replacement product.

For information: Toll-free, 1-800-448-3876;, e-mail; write to Magura USA at 724 West Clem St., Olney, IL 62450.

Combination tire inflator and hand pumps

Company: Innovations In Cycling Inc., doing business as Genuine Innovations.

Why? The tool can shatter under pressure when inflating tires if there is a blockage in the tire valve, posing the risk of bruises, lacerations and ringing in the ears.

What models? Genuine Innovations Second Wind MTB model with part numbers 2525, 2525-O or 3519 and the Wrench Force Two Shot model with part numbers 84995 or 80383 combination tire inflator and hand pumps. These devices consist of a hand pump and CO2 cartridge inflator. The part number can only be found on the packaging.

Where sold? Specialty retail stores and bicycle or motorcycle/ATV catalogs and online stores.

What to do? Contact company for a free replacement pump head.

For information: 1-800-340-1050;

Xenon aluminum flashlights

Company: Sportsman's Warehouse.

Why? The batteries packaged with the recalled flashlights are counterfeit. They can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? High Intensity Xenon Aluminum Flashlights in 6-volt (Item No. 1139422), 9-volt (Item No. 1139423) and 12-volt (Item No. 1139424) models. The recalled flashlights are black, have the Sportsman's Warehouse logo on the handle and were packaged with two, three or four batteries labeled as "Panasonic CR123A Industrial Lithium."

Where sold? Sportsman's Warehouse stores.

What to do? Return the recalled flashlights and batteries to any Sportsman's Warehouse store for refund or store credit.

For information: Toll-free, 1-877-678-0010,