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Product recall: hiker boots, cast iron casseroles, desk chairs
By The Associated Press

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Itasca Fusion Hiker black boots distributed by C. O. Lynch Enterprises, Inc. of Roseville, Minn.; sold exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods Stores between March 2011 and June 2011. The boots were manufactured in China.

WHY: The boots could fail to provide the intended protection against compression and impact, posing the risk of a foot injury to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 5,200 pairs.

FOR MORE: Contact C. O. Lynch at 800-225-2565 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or via email at itascacol(at)



DETAILS: Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles imported by Macy's Merchandising Group of New York; sold at Macy's stores, AAFES, MCX and NEX locations nationwide, and on between June 2007 and June 2011. The enamel cast iron casseroles were manufactured in China.

WHY: The enamel coating on the cast iron casseroles can crack or break during use. This can cause the enamel to fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of a laceration or burn hazard to the user or bystanders.

INCIDENTS: Macy's has received two reports of the enamel cracking and flying off the casseroles during use. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 960,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Macy's at 888-257-5949 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT or visit



DETAILS: Realspace PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs imported by Office Depot Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. and manufactured by Huichang Furniture Co. Ltd. of China; sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at from May 2009 through June 2011.

WHY: A consumer's finger can get caught in an opening in the chair's tilt mechanism, posing a pinch hazard.

INCIDENTS: Office Depot has received one report of a consumer who was injured when his finger was pinched by the chair's tilt mechanism.

HOW MANY: About 34,000 in the U.S. and 425 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Visit Office Depot's website at

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