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Items sold by discounters after recall date, commission says

The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission said Tuesday it is warning consumers that certain recalled products, originally sold at Meijer, were resold after the recall date because of an error.

These recalled products were improperly disposed of by offering them for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide at various prices, the commission said in a statement.

The recalling companies listed below fully complied with the negotiated terms of their original recall, the statement said.

It said consumers should stop using these recalled products immediately and contact the recalling companies listed below to participate in their individual recall programs.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product, the statement said.

The items affected are:

Innovage Discovery Kids(tm) Animated Marine and Safari Lamps

Recall Date: Feb. 9, 2010

Sale Dates: February 2010 through July 2011 (black lamps were not included in this recall)

Hazard: A defect in the lamp's printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Full refund

Contact: Call Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between noon and 8 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday, visit the company's website at www.lamprecall.org or email info@lamprecall.org

Infantino "SlingRider" Baby Slings

Recall Date: March 24, 2010

Sale Dates: March 2010 through July 2011

Hazard: The slings pose a suffocation hazard to infants younger than four months of age.

Remedy: Free replacement product

Contact: Call Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.infantino.com

Hoover(r) WindTunnel T-Series(tm) Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature

Recall Date: May 27, 2010

Sale Dates: May 2010 through July 2011

Hazard: The power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly allowing the power cord to be pulled loose. This poses fire and shock hazards.

Remedy: Free repair

Contact: Call Hoover toll-free at (888) 891-2054 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.hoover.com/tseriesrewindrecall

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders(tm) Kick & Crawl(tm) Aquarium (H8094)

Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010

Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011

Hazard: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Free replacement kit

Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fort Wayne Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway

Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010

Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011

Hazard: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Free replacement cars

Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.service.mattel.com

Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trikes (Model: M5727); Fisher-Price Kawasaki Tough Trikes (Model: N6021)

Recall Date: Sept. 30, 2010

Sale Dates: September 2010 through July 2011

Hazard: A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.

Remedy: Free replacement key

Contact: Call Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.service.mattel.com

Munchkin Bathtub Subs

Recall Date: Oct. 18, 2010

Sale Dates: October 2010 through July 2011

Hazard: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.

Remedy: Free replacement toy

Contact: Call Munchkin at (877) 242-3134 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com.

Sassy Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles

Recall Date: Jan. 31, 2011

Sale Dates: January 2011 through July 2011

Hazard: Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard.

Remedy: Free replacement toy

Contact: Call Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.sassybaby.com

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