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Associated Press

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 17 at 3:01 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

—About 500,000 bassinets made by Burlington Basket Co. recalled over concerns that they could collapse if not assembled properly. All bassinets were made by the Iowa-based company before June of last year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the bassinets can collapse if the support rails that hold the basket are not fully locked into place. CPSC and the company have received 10 reports of incidents in which the bassinets collapsed when the folding legs were not locked properly. Two infants received minor injuries. Consumers can contact the company at 800-553-2300 for repair kits and more information.

—About 1,200 children's "light up" watches imported by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of Lake Buena Vista, Fla. CPSC says the watch battery current can interact with nickel in the watch's stainless steel back, causing skin irritations or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel. The firm has received six reports of children with skin irritation or burning sensations while wearing the watch, which was made by Time Industrial Manufactory Limited, of Hong Kong. The recall involves Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen brand light-up watches. They were sold at Disneyland Resort stores in California and Walt Disney World Resort stores in Florida as well as a few other Disney-related stores from last November through last month. Consumers can contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at 877-560-6477 for instructions on returning the watch for a refund.

—About 5,200 Kristi G Go & Grow Chairs distributed by Kristi G Company of Atlanta, and SwimWays Corp. of Virginia Beach, Va. SwimWays Corp. has received eight reports of the chairs tipping over. In two of the reports, children received scrapes on the face and hands. The chairs were sold online via national mass merchandisers and retailers from March 2010 to last month. Consumers can contact the company at 888-559-4653 for more information on reimbursement of the purchase price.

—About 3,500 food dehydrators with digital timers distributed by LEM Products of Harrison, Ohio. The screws that secure the motor to the back panel can come loose, causing the motor to fall on the heating element, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported but the company has received five reports of motors falling on the unit's heating element. Consumers can call the company at 877-425-4509 for more information on receiving a repair kit.

—About 92,000 TrueLiving Heater Fans and Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters from Florida-based Atico International USA. Atico has received nearly three dozen reports of the heaters or heater fans overheating, reports that included a minor injury and some damage. The heaters were sold at Dollar General Stores from September 2010 to December 2010. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Dollar General Store for a full refund. They can also contact 866-448-7856 for more information.

__An undetermined amount of chili products from Gold Star Sausage of Denver because they contain soy, an allergen, which is not declared on the label. The products are 16-ounce plastic containers of Johnson's Chili and Johnson's Chili, Hot & Spicy packaged in Colorado from Feb. 15, 2010, to Feb. 15, 2011, and shipped to wholesalers nationwide. Details: Contact the company's president, Rick Rue, 303-295-6400, ext. 302.

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