Recalled: hydraulic log splitter and xylophone toy

The following recalls have been announced:


TOYS "R'' US IMAGINARIUM 5-SIDED ACTIVITY CENTER

DETAILS: Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center imported by Toys "R'' Us Inc. of Wayne, N.J.; sold at Toys "R'' Us stores nationwide and online from August 2009 through September 2010, selling for about $25. The name "Imaginarium" appears in a blue, oval-shaped logo underneath the mirror on one end of the activity center. The activity centers were manufactured in China.

WHY: The small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys to the end can detach, causing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the knobs detaching; no injuries reported to the company.

HOW MANY: About 24,000

FOR MORE: Contact Toys "R'' Us at 800-869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. EDT Monday through Saturday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the company's website at http://www.toysrus.com/safety


ECHO BEAR CAT HYDRAULIC LOG SPLITTERS

DETAILS: ECHO Bear Cat hydraulic log splitters manufactured by Crary Industries of West Fargo, N.D., model numbers LS27270 and LS27270T, date code 012908, sold at ECHO Bear Cat dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2012 for about $2,600. They were manufactured in the U.S.

WHY: The end cap of the log splitter's hydraulic cylinder can break away from the body of the log splitter, posing an impact hazard to the user or bystander.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the hydraulic cylinder end caps detaching, resulting in one injury from a cylinder reportedly striking a consumer in the head.

HOW MANY: About 120.

FOR MORE: contact Crary Industries at 888-625-4520 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at http://www.bearcatproducts.com

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