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Recalls this week: High chairs, hoodies, sunscreen


High chairs that could pose a deadly risk to children and flammable sunscreen are among several recalled products this week. Others include fleece hoodies with too much lead in the zipper, defective beer tap handles, and children's chairs.

Here's a more detailed look:

SUNSCREEN

DETAILS: Energizer Holdings recalled formulations of its Banana Boat UltraMist sunscreen.

WHY: The lotion can ignite when exposed to open flame if it is not completely dry. The company said the delivery system is the problem, as it administers too much lotion. As a result, the lotion takes longer to dry on a person's skin. The products were sold from Jan. 2010 through Sept. 30, 2012.

INCIDENTS: Five reports of people suffering burns from catching fire after applying the sunscreen.

HOW MANY: More than 20 million units were sold and Energizer is notifying retailers to stop selling the lotion.

FOR MORE: Call Energizer at 1-800-723-3786 or send e-mail to suncare(at)customerfollowup.info

HIGH CHAIRS

DETAILS: Bistro high chairs imported by Dream On Me Inc. They have model/style number "255" is printed on a tag attached to the back of the seat. The high chairs were made in July 2011 and have a date code printed on a label on the back of the chair. They were sold between Nov. 2011 and Sept. 2012.

WHY: The openings between the tray and seat bottom and armrest and seat bottom can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children if the belt is not engaged. In addition, exposed springs between the seat and armrest on both sides of the high chair can create a pinch hazard to the child.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 90.

FOR MORE: Call Dream On Me at 877-201-4317 or visit www.dreamonme.com

FLEECE HOODIES

DETAILS: Two-piece coordinated set with fleece hoodie and t-shirt made by Children's Apparel Network Ltd. They were sold in red/white, gray/red, and black/blue color combinations and in assorted sizes with Disney character designs in three different styles. "RN 16435" and identification numbers DP4253B, J4821, and J4820-A are part of the recall. The items were sold at Target Corp. stores and at Target.com from Oct. 2011 through Dec. 2011.

WHY: The surface coating on the zipper contains excessive levels of lead.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 6,200.

FOR MORE: Call Children's Apparel Network at 800-919-1917 or visit www.childrensapparelnetwork.com and click on the "Press" link.

CHILDREN'S CHAIRS

DETAILS: Children's upholstered toddler chairs in Club style and Mod style imported by Trend Lab LLC. They are 24 inches wide by 18 inches tall by 17 inches deep. The Trend Lab name is on a label attached on the bottom of the chair with date codes TL1007C through TL0812C, which are read as TL two-digit month and two-digit year followed by C. These date codes include 10/07 thru 08/12 or October 2007 thru August 2012 production.

WHY: Staples in the binding on the back of the chair may come loose, posing a hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 16,850.

FOR MORE: Call Trend Lab 866-814-7978, send e-mail to Recall(at)trend-lab.com, or visit www.trend-lab.com and link to Recall Information.

BEER TAP HANDLES

DETAILS: Ceramic beer tap handles sold in 25 custom-made designs. "Taphandles Inc." and "Made in China" are engraved on the gray metal base of the tap handle. Taphandles sold the items directly to breweries from Nov. 2002 to May 2006.

WHY: The handle can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 24,000.

FOR MORE: Call Taphandles at 877-855-6383 or visit www.taphandles.com/recall

INFANT SWINGS

DETAILS: The Happy Swing II fabric infant swing imported by Dream On Me Inc. It comes in red and green with a tray and grab bar attachment. The model/style number included in the recall is "432" which is printed on a label on the frame of the swing. The fabric swing sits on a triangular frame and is battery operated. It was sold from Oct. 2010 through Sept. 2012.

WHY: The opening between the tray and seat or the grab bar and seat can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children if the belt is not engaged.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 560.

FOR MORE: Call Dream On Me toll-free at 877-201-4317 or visit www.dreamonme.com


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