It could shape up to be a truly frightening Halloween if you don't watch out for the recalled products this week.
Among the items manufacturers recalled were chain saws that may not turn off, blenders that unexpectedly turn on and treadmills that speed up without warning.
No injuries were reported in relation to the chain saw, but the mixer caused one lacerated finger and the treadmill resulted in six reports of consumers falling.
PRODUCT: Homelite chain saws, made in China and imported by Homelite Consumer Products Inc. The recalled Homelite brand chain saws include the model numbers UT10514, UT10516, UT10517, UT10518, UT10520, UT10540, UT10560 and UT10918. Affected products have manufacture dates between November 2007 and August 2008. The products were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide between December 2007 and October this year.
HOW MANY: About 370,000.
WHY: The brake can fail to stop the chain on its first application, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. No injuries or incidents have been reported.
PRODUCT: Cybex treadmills, made in the U.S. by Cybex International Inc. The recall includes the Cybex 445T, 455T, 530T, 450T, 500T, 515T and 520T treadmill models. The product was sold at Cybex International and Cybex dealers nationwide from January 2001 through September this year.
HOW MANY: About 19,000.
WHY: The treadmills can speed up unexpectedly due to a malfunction with the lower control board, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The company has received 24 reports of the treadmill unexpectedly increasing speed, including six reports of consumers falling. Three of those incidents resulted in minor injuries.
PRODUCT: Fit & Fresh Smooth Blend Mixers, made in China and imported by MEDport LLC. The recalled product has the item number 770FF and model number SB-19. Affected date codes, which are on the bottom of the base, include 2707, 4407, 5207 and 0308. The product was sold at Longs, GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores nationwide and online from September 2007 through August this year.
HOW MANY: About 54,500.
WHY: The mixer can unexpectedly turn on and activate the blade when positioning the cup, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The company has received one report of finger lacerations that required medical treatment.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-858-8840 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov.
PRODUCT: Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween mini-figurines, manufactured in China and imported by Coyne's & Company Inc. The figurines were sold by gift, specialty, card, and drug stores around the country between June 2005 and September 2008.
HOW MANY: About 14,000.
WHY: The paint contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-336-8666 or visit http://www.coynes.com.
PRODUCT: Ghost tea-light holders, manufactured in China and imported by Trade Associates Group Ltd. The tea-light holders were sold by Crate & Barrel and other retailers around the country between August and October 2008.
HOW MANY: About 30,000.
WHY: They can catch on fire. There have been five reports of holders igniting.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call Crate & Barrel at 800-451-8217; for holders purchased elsewhere call 888-621-8350, or visit http://www.tagltd.com.
PRODUCT: Wooden toys made in India and imported by Earth Friendly LLC. The recalled models include Moee the car, Cubby the stackable bear and the Bell rattle. They were sold at toy specialty stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington from April through September this year.
HOW MANY: About 1,000.
WHY: Small parts can break off, posing a choking hazard to children. Also, the size of the rattle handle violates standards. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
PRODUCT: DYMO LabelWriter power adapters used with printers, made in China by DYMO. The recalled power adapters were sold with the following printers: DYMO LabelWriter 400, DYMO LabelWriter 400 Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Duo and DYMO Desktop Mailing Solution with date codes 2407, 2507, 2607 or 2707.
The products were sold by office supply stores, discount retailers and various specialty retailers nationwide from September 2007 through October this year.
HOW MANY: About 17,000.
WHY: The power adapters can fail, causing the printer to overheat and posing a burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 11 reports of printers overheating and emitting smoke or a burnt smell. No injuries have been reported.
PRODUCT: Serta zipper-covered foam-core mattresses, manufactured in the United States by Serta International Mattress Co. They were sold by mattress retailers around the country between December 2007 through May 2008.
HOW MANY: About 6,100.
WHY: They don't meet federal standards to prevent them from igniting in the presence of open flames. No incidents have been reported.