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Recall Roundup: This week's consumer product recalls

July 3, 2010 |  8:00 am

A weekly roundup of products recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Women’s bathrobes

About 8,600 women’s bathrobes sold at Bloomingdale’s are being recalled because they fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles and pose a risk of burn injury. Recallbathrobe

Imported by Christy of Charlotte, N.C., the robes were sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s department stores nationwide and www.bloomingdales.com from January 2008 through March 2010 for about $80. They were made in Turkey.

The safety commission has received one report of a robe igniting. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using the bathrobes and return them to any Bloomingdale’s store for a full refund.

Children’s coin purses and jewelry

About 190 children’s coin purses and jewelry are being recalled because the surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewelry contain high levels of lead.

The products were imported by Daiso California of Hayward, Calif., and were made in China and Korea. They were sold in Daiso stores in California and Washington from May 2009 through December 2009 for about $1.50.Recallcoinpurse

Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from their children and contact Daiso for a full refund.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. No injuries have been reported.

External laptop batteries

About 500 external laptop batteries made by Tekkeon Inc. of Tustin are being recalled because they can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Tekkeon has received one report of an overheating battery that resulted in minor damage to nearby furnishings. No injuries have been reported.

The batteries were sold on Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $180.Recallbattery

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Tekkeon for a free replacement.

For more information and other product recalls, click here.

-- Andrea Chang

Photos: Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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