- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The following recalls have been announced:

_The Consumer Product Safety Commission is re-announcing a 2007 recall of log splitters, manufactured in the United States by Brave Products Inc. of Streator, Ill. About 8,000 log splitters were recalled in 2007 and 4,000 were recalled in 2005. The recall was announced because a defect can cause the splitting wedge to extend rapidly and unexpectedly.

The company has received 85 reports of incidents, including one hand amputation that might have been caused by the defect. The splitters were sold by Ace, True Value, and Do It Best hardware stores, as well as independent power equipment dealers around the country between January 2002 and April 2007. Details: by Web at https://www.logsplitters-ironoak.com, https://www.braveproducts.com or https://www.cpsc.gov

_About 3,600 soft toy boxes, made in China by Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif., because the head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children. The company has received three reports of the butterfly head detaching. No injuries have been reported. The recalled product has the phrase “What’s Inside?” embroidered on the front of the box, and symbols of a lion, flower and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each box contains ten small stuffed pieces, and the piece affected by the recall is the pink and purple butterfly. The product was sold at Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys To Grow On catalogs from September 2008 through February this year. Details: by phone at 800-428-4414; by Web at https://tinyurl.com/ctudqj or https://www.cpsc.gov.

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