The following recalls have been announced:
_About 25,000 Child Guidance toy pliers, imported by RadioShack Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, because the toy's sliding yellow knob can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. RadioShack has received three reports of knobs on these toys detaching. In two of the reports, children were found to be mouthing them. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the Child Guidance ``Busy Baby Activity Tool Pliers,'' which are about 6 inches long. The plastic toy has an orange handle, a red center knob and a yellow sliding knob on the side. The red center knob has ``child GUIDANCE'' written on it. The battery-operated toy makes various electronic sounds, plays music and has flashing lights. The pliers also contain multicolored beads. A label on the back reads, ``RadioShack.''
The toys were sold at RadioShack stores nationwide and the RadioShack Web site from August 2004 through February 2006.
Consumers should take the toy pliers away from children and return them to any RadioShack store for a refund. For additional information, contact RadioShack at 800-843-7422 anytime, or visit http://www.radioshack.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
_About 231,000 Pelican Power Brick battery chargers, distributed by Electro Source LLC of Vernon, Calif., because the battery charger's circuit board can overheat and cause its plastic cover to melt, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 143 reports of the recalled battery charger overheating including one report of fire damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled Pelican Power Brick is an external recharging battery pack that sells as a separate accessory to be used with the Sony PlayStation Portable. The model number for the battery charger, PL-6018, can be found on the back of the unit.
The battery rechargers were sold at electronics and discount department stores nationwide, catalogs, and various Web sites from April 2005 through March 2006.
Consumers should stop using the battery charger immediately and contact Electro Source LLC to receive a choice of several replacement products. For additional information, contact Electro Source at 800-263-1156 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.powerbrickrecall.net or http://www.cpsc.gov.