Recalls: mixers, chain saws, toys, power adapters

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The following recalls have been announced:

_About 54,500 Fit & Fresh Smooth Blend Mixers, made in China and imported by MEDport LLC, because the mixer can unexpectedly turn on and activate the blade when positioning the cup, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The company has received one report of finger lacerations that required medical treatment. The recalled product has the item number 770FF and model number SB-19. Affected date codes, which are on the bottom of the base, include 2707, 4407, 5207 and 0308. The product was sold at Longs, GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores nationwide and online from September 2007 through August this year. Details: by phone at 800-858-8840; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

_About 370,000 Homelite chain saws, made in China and imported by Homelite Consumer Products Inc., because the chain brake can fail to stop the chain on its first application, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recalled Homelite brand chain saws include the model numbers UT10514, UT10516, UT10517, UT10518, UT10520, UT10540, UT10560 and UT10918. Affected products have manufacture dates between November 2007 and August 2008. The products were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide between December 2007 and October this year. Details: by phone 800-242-4672; by Web at http://www.homelite.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_About 1,000 wooden toys, made in India and imported by Earth Friendly LLC, because small parts can break off, posing a choking hazard to children. Also, the size of the rattle handle violates standards. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled models include Moee the car, Cubby the stackable bear and the Bell rattle. They were sold at toy specialty stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington from April through September this year. Details: by phone at 888-360-6292; by Web at http://www.earthfriendlyllc.com/recall or http://www.cpsc.gov.

_About 17,000 DYMO LabelWriter power adapters used with printers, made in China by DYMO, because the power adapters can fail, causing the printer to overheat and posing a burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 11 reports of printers overheating and emitting smoke or a burnt smell. No injuries have been reported. The recalled power adapters were sold with the following printers: DYMO LabelWriter 400, DYMO LabelWriter 400 Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Duo and DYMO Desktop Mailing Solution with date codes 2407, 2507, 2607 or 2707. The products were sold by office supply stores, discount retailers and various specialty retailers nationwide from September 2007 through October this year. Details: by phone at 888-658-3904; by Web at http://www.dymo.com or http://global.dymo.com/poweradapter.

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