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Consumer Recalls: Rattle Baby Slippers, ATVs + More

Posted By Tara Kuczykowski On March 11, 2011 @ 8:30 pm In news and notes | No Comments

Consumer Recalls: Rattle Baby Slippers, ATVs + More

There have been several consumer recalls over the past couple of days that may affect Deal Seeking Mom readers. Please refer to the links included in each section for more details about the specific recalls:

Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers

Walgreen Co., of Deerfield, Ill. has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 57,000 Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers because the internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers' decorative figures can be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled slippers are decorated with stuffed fabric figures including snowmen, Santa, reindeer, and penguins, and have decorative rattles inside the slippers that sound like bells when shaken. Item number 999526 is printed on the back of the cardboard header card packaging. “Find Your Joy” is printed on the front of the slippers packaging. The affected baby slippers were sold exclusively at Walgreen stores nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.

Consumers should immediately stop using the slippers and return them to any Walgreen location for a full refund. For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

KingQuad ATVs

Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation has announced a recall on Suzuki KingQuad ATVs because some of the KingQuad ATV’s plastic fuel tanks were improperly manufactured and can develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall is for all 2008 to 2010 LT-A450X models, all 2009 to 2010 LT-A500X models, all 2008 to 2010 LT-A750X models and 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models manufactured before December 11, 2010. The words “Suzuki KingQuad” are on the left and right sides of the fuel tank housing. Model numbers are on the left and right lower side panels above the footrests. The affected ATVs were sold at Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from July 2007 through February 2011 for between $6,600 and $9,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models should call their local Suzuki ATV dealer to determine if their ATV is subject to this recall. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki. For more information, contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Other Recalls

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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