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The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: CareBears Pacifiers imported by IDM Group LLC of New York, NY and manufactured by Yi Wu Jiangyi Plastic Co. of China; sold at various discount and dollar stores, Walmart, children's apparel stores and Consolidated Stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012. The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone. The pacifiers were manufactured in China.

WHY: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 119,000.

FOR MORE: Contact IDM at 212-686-5221 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.



DETAILS: Wilson & Fisher White Cast Bistro Table and Chairs Sets retailed by Big Lots of Columbus, Ohio and imported by Zest Garden of Ontario, Calif.; sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from November 2011 to May 2012. The three-piece patio sets were sold in a white, cut-out rose pattern. The set consists of a table and two chairs made of cast iron and aluminum. The table is about 26 inches high and measures about 24 inches in diameter. Each chair is about 33 inches high with an oval-shaped seat that measures about 19 inches long and about 16 inches wide. The product measurements, the item number and "Wilson & Fisher White Cast Bistro Set" and "Made in China" are printed on labels located on the product's packaging. The sets were manufactured in China.

WHY: The chairs can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Zest Garden has received five reports of chairs breaking, including three reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 22,500.

FOR MORE: Contact Zest Garden at 800-893-3006 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, send an e-mail to info(at)zestgarden.com, or visit the firm's website at http://www.biglots.com .

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