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Product recall: child carriers, mini toy cars
By The Associated Press

The following recall has been announced:

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CHILD CARRIERS



DETAILS: Kenta and Kenta Plus child carriers imported by Liberty Mountain of Salt Lake City, Utah, and manufactured by VAUDE Sport GmbH & Company KG of Germany; sold at outdoor camping and climbing stores nationwide from January 2010 through May 2012. The backpack-style child carriers were sold under the Kenta and Kenta Plus model name. "VAUDE" is printed on the back and between the shoulder straps of the carrier. "Kenta" or "Kenta Plus" is printed on the lower back or hip belt of the carrier. The carriers were sold in black, red and brown, and designed for children weighing up to 31 pounds.

WHY: The side strap's seam can unravel and cause the strap to separate, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.

INCIDENTS: VAUDE has received two reports of the side strap separating. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 300 in the United States and 100 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Liberty Mountain at 800-366-2666 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's websites at http://www.vaude.com or http://www.libertymountain.com .

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MINI TOY CARS

DETAILS: Green Toy Mini Vehicles manufactured by Green Toys Inc. of Mill Valley, Calif.; sold at mass merchandisers, grocery stores and independent toy and specialty stores nationwide and online from April to June 2012. All of the toy cars are made of plastic and came in yellow, green, red, white and blue. The toy cars were manufactured in the United States.

WHY: The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Green Toys has received 10 reports of wheels and hubcaps detaching or loosening from the vehicles. No reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 50,000 in the United States and 2,500 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Green Toys at 888-973-3421 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.greentoys.com/recall .


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