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Feb 24, 1:33 PM EST

Recalls this week: Toddler swings, toys, chain saws

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More than 500,000 toddler swings are being recalled because the seat can crack or break. Other recalled consumer products include toys with potentially dangerous battery components and chain saws with leaky fuel lines.

Here's a more detailed look:

TODDLER SWINGS

DETAILS: Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug'n Secure pink toddler swings. The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. If the molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to "10," ''11," ''12," or "13," it is included in the recall. In addition, swings with a date code stamp of "9'' on the INNER arrow combined with "43" or higher number stamped on the OUTER are included in this recall. They were sold at Walmart, Toys "R'' Us and other stores nationwide and online at www.littletikes.com and other websites from November 2009 through May 2014.

WHY: The plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: About 140 reports of the swing breaking, including 39 injuries to children including abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. Two of the reported injuries included children with a broken arm.

HOW MANY: About 540,000.

FOR MORE: Call Little Tikes at 855-284-1903 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.littletikes.com and click on Product Recalls under the "At Your Service" menu at the bottom of the page.

TOYS

DETAILS: Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys. Little Live Pets Lil Frog has SKU: 28217 and Lil Frog Lily Pad has SKU: 28218 printed on the frog's lower belly near its left thigh with a manufacture date code under it. The date code range is WS112016 to WS123216. The toy frogs were sold in pink, blue and green colors. They were sold at AAFES, Target, Toys "R'' Us and Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from August 2016 through February 2017.

WHY: When the button batteries are removed from the toy frogs, the battery's cap can become a projectile and the battery's chemicals can leak, posing chemical and injury hazards.

INCIDENTS: 17 reports of the battery's cap becoming a projectile or battery chemicals leaking, including two injuries that resulted in emergency room and doctor's office visits for eye irritation from the battery chemicals.

HOW MANY: About 427,000 in the U.S. and about 17,800 we in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Moose Toys at 844-575-0340 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or visit www.moosetoys.com and click on "Product Safety" for more information.

CHAINSAWS

DETAILS: STIHL MS 461 gas-powered chain saws and the MS 461 R chain saw with a wrap handle. The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover. The chain saws are gray and orange with "STIHL" on the engine cover. Recalled chain saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, under the front hand guard on the engine housing's sprocket side. They were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2012 through December 2016.

WHY: The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines. No fires, property damage or injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 100,000.

FOR MORE: Call STIHL Inc. at 800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to stihlrecall@stihl.us or visit www.stihlusa.com and click on "Information" and then "Product Recalls" for more information.

AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT PUMPS

DETAILS: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement power cord as part of the 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000, 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The following brands and models are being recalled: Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ; Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and Fast models 840, 841, and 842. Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com. They were sold at HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales nationwide from January 2002 through December 2009.

WHY: The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: 14 additional reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported in the additional incidents.

HOW MANY: About 94,000. Previously, about 285,000 were recalled in December 2015 and 185,000 were previously recalled in November 2007.

FOR MORE: Call Carrier at 800-761-8492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.carrier.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" in the upper right corner for more information.

PIANO BENCHES

DETAILS: Piano bench model number 3 I PM / PAW sold with one model of Yamaha grand piano GB1K PM / PAW. The recalled bench has a manufacturing date code between 08 07 and 16 08 ("YY MM" for year and month). The model number, manufacturing date code and "Yamaha Corporation" are printed on a white label on the interior compartment. They were sold at piano stores nationwide from January 2009 through November 2016. Consumers can also find a list of piano serial numbers sold with a bench that is being recalled is at http://4wrd.it/benchrecall .

WHY: The paint on the piano bench's interior compartment contains an excessive level of lead. This is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 900.

FOR MORE: Call Yamaha Corporation of America at 844-703-5446 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send email to Benchrecall@yamaha.com, or visit http://4wrd.it/benchrecall for more information.

CARBONATING BOTTLES

DETAILS: SodaStream one liter, blue tinted, plastic carbonating bottles. "SodaStream" and "Dishwasher safe" are printed on the recalled bottles. Only bottles with an expiration date of "4/2020" printed on the warning label are included in the recall. The recalled bottles have a blue cap and blue bottom base. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart and other stores and at www.amazon.com and www.sodastream.com from February 2016 through January 2017.

WHY: The bottles can burst under pressure, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 51,000 in the U.S. and about 7,600 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call SodaStream at 866-272-9417 between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.sodastreamusa.com and click on the recall at the top of the page or www.sodastreamvoluntaryrecall.com for more information.

CUTLERY KNIVES

DETAILS: Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets made between August 2008 and March 2016. They were sold at J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and other stores nationwide and at www.Amazon.com from September 2008 through December 2016. Information on the specific models can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Calphalon-Recalls-Cutlery-Knives

WHY: The blade on Contemporary Cutlery knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: 27 reports of finger or hand lacerations; including four injuries requiring stitches. In addition, the firm has received about 3,150 reports of broken knives.

HOW MANY: About 2 million in the U.S. and about 7,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Calphalon at 800-809-7267 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.calphalon.com and click on "Customer Support" at the top of the page then "Recalls" for more information.

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