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Recall roundup: This week's consumer product recalls

August 7, 2010 |  6:00 am

Here’s this week’s roundup of recalls:


The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced the recall of about 7,600 Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas. A plastic connector that attaches to the arm of the umbrella can break and cause the umbrella to collapse, posing a risk of injury to the user. Solarumbrellas

The umbrellas were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and on the company's website from February through June for about $300. They were made in China.

The firm has received 21 reports of units collapsing. Minor injuries were reported in three of those incidents including a bruise, abrasion and nausea.

The recalled product is 13 feet tall and has tan- or chocolate-colored material, lights and a black supporting pole.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Bed Bath & Beyond at (800) 462-3966 or visit the firm's website at and

Bunk beds

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 405 bunk beds distributed by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc.Potterybarnbunkbeds

The end structure of the bunk bed can pose an entrapment hazard to young children, a violation of the Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds, the commission said. Children can get their necks caught in the opening between the post and the decorative molding.

The recall involves Madeline bunk beds. The bed is white and is made of wood and medium-density fiberboard. It has guardrails on either side of the top bunk and a ladder that attaches to the side of the beds.

The beds were made in Vietnam and sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores, through the catalog and online from July 2009 to March 2010 for $1,400.

No injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using the bed and contact the company to schedule installation of a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (888) 779-8692 or visit the company’s website.

Children's playsets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall of Little People Play 'n Go Campsite toys. About 96,000 were sold in the U.S. and 14,000 were sold in Canada. Sonyalee

The toys, imported by Fisher-Price and made in China, are dangerous because the plastic Sonya Lee figure in the playset can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received eight reports of the Sonya Lee figure breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Only Sonya Lee figures that bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around the heck are included in this recall. No other Sonya Lee figure is affected. The remaining pieces of the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite are not affected.

The playsets were sold at major retailers including mass merchandisers, discounters, department stores and toy stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, and online, from October 2009 through August 2010 for about $15.

Consumers should immediately take the Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact Fisher-Price to get a free replacement figure. For more information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 or visit the firm's website.

-- Andrea Chang

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