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Product Recalls / Where to go, what to do

>Toy Guns

Name of product: Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets

Units: About 9,600.

Retailer: Dollar General of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Importer: Dolgencorp LLC of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Hazard: The orange tips located at the end of the toy guns' barrels, which are designed to distinguish them from real guns, can easily be removed from the barrels, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/injuries: None reported.

Description: Special Forces Weapons and Accessories Set and a SWAT Police Play Equipment Set. Each set includes two toy guns and related accessories. The number 48JQH09 is printed on the right side of the larger gun included in the recalled sets.

Sold at: Dollar General stores in 35 states from September 2009 through October 2009 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Take the toy guns away from children and return them to any Dollar General for a full refund or a replacement product.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (800) 678-9258 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit



Name of product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Units: About 1,300.

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel pump at the fuel tank mounting screws, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/injuries: Arctic Cat has received two reports of fuel leakage at the fuel pump mounting screws. No injuries have been reported.

Description: All Model Year 2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro models. The model name and number are displayed on the side of the seat and on the engine cowling.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships from October 2009 to February 2010 for between $7,800 and $8,200.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (800) 279-6851 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit


>Steel Tea Kettles

Name of product: Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Steel Tea Kettles

Units: About 132,000.

Distributor: Copco, a division of Wilton Industries of Woodridge, Ill.

Hazard: The handle on the tea kettle can come loose, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the handle becoming loose or deformed. One minor burn to hands has been reported.

Description: Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Steel Tea Kettles with enamel finishes in white, creme, blue, cobalt, sand, red and green.

Sold by: Mail order, online and by retailers, including Macy's and Linens 'n' Things from October 2005 through January 2010 for about $35.

Manufactured in: Thailand.

Remedy: Stop using these tea kettles and contact Copco for a refund.

Consumer contact: Toll-free at (866) 255-9237 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, or visit

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