Recall news: Various products

The following recalls have been announced:

WOODEN ANIMAL DRUMS

DETAILS: A wooden hexagon drum with pictures of animals on the six sides imported by Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif., and sold at World Market stores nationwide from December 2010 through May 2011.

WHY: The paint used on the drum violates the federal lead paint standard.

INCIDENTS: None.

HOW MANY: About 1,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Cost Plus toll-free at 877-967-5362 between 7 a.m. and midnight EDT or visit the company’s website at www.worldmarket.com.

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ROMAN SHADE MAKE-IT-YOURSELF KITS

DETAILS: All “my home make-it-yourself” Roman shade kits made by Wm. Wright Co. of Antioch, Tenn., sold at Wal-Mart Stores, Jo-Ann Stores and other specialty textile and variety retail shops nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011.

WHY: Strangulation can occur when a child places his or her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade, or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 48,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Wm. Wright toll-free at 800-545-5740 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit its website at www.simplicity.com.

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HAMILTON BEACH TOASTERS

DETAILS: Classic chrome two-slice toasters, imported by Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. of Glen Allen, Va., and sold at retail outlets nationwide and online from February 2008 through June 2011.

WHY: The heating element can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster, which may ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Hamilton Beach has received 15 reports of toasters that did not pop up as intended, including three reports of minor damage to kitchen cabinets. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 300,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Hamilton Beach at 800-379-2200 or visit the company’s website at www.hamiltonbeach.com.

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VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS

DETAILS: Vitamin supplements manufactured by International Vitamin Corp. of Freehold, N.J., and sold at A&P liquor and grocery stores, Pathmark, Waldbaum’s, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh and Food Basics grocery stores in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and the District of Columbia between June 2009 and October 2010.

WHY: Iron supplements are not in child-resistant packaging as required. Ingesting multiple iron supplement tablets at once can cause serious injury or death to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 12,000 units.

FOR MORE: Contact IVC toll-free at 866-927-5470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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CHILDREN’S SLEEPWEAR

DETAILS: Long-sleeve boys and girls pajama sets in sizes 6 months to 4T, imported by Sage Creek Organics of Tarzana, Calif., and sold at small boutiques nationwide and online from August 2010 to February 2011.

WHY: The garments fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear and do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 600.

FOR MORE: Call Sage Creek Organics toll free at 877-513-2183 between noon and 8 p.m. EDT.

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