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The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 125,000 alpine ski bindings, manufactured in Austria by Atomic Skis GmbH, because the heel housing can crack and cause the binding to release unexpectedly. An additional 1 million bindings were sold internationally. The company has received four reports of injuries, including one concussion. The bindings were sold at authorized Atomic USA ski dealers around the country between 1998 and 2005. Details: by phone at 888-535-7555; on the Web at or

_ About 1,500 candle-powered carousels, manufactured in China and imported by Gardener's Supply Co. of Burlington, Vt. The candle holder is too close to the rest of the carousel, posing a fire hazard. The company has received three reports of carousels igniting, but no reports of injuries. The carousels were sold nationwide through the Gardener's Supply catalog and Web site, as well as at Gardener's Supply retail stores in Vermont. They were available between September and November 2008. Details: by phone at 800-876-5520; on the Web at or

_ About 2,800 calypso steel drums, manufactured in Trinidad by Woodstock Percussion Inc. of Shokan, N.Y. The surface paint contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. The drums were sold online, through mail order catalogs and at retail stores around the country between December 2006 and December 2007. Details: by phone at 866-543-2848; on the Web at and

_ About 1,300 Foursquare hooded jackets, manufactured in Taiwan and distributed by Foursquare Outerwear of Irvine, Calif., because they have drawstrings through the hood that could entangle or strangle children. No injuries have been reported. The jackets were sold at snowboard, ski and sportswear stores around the country between June and November 2008. Details: by phone at 877-327-4484; on the Web at or

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