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Recall Roundup

A few things in your home could pose a danger to your family. NewsChannel 10's Michelle Langowski has this week's "Recall Roundup."

We start off with a product that could be dangerous, even if it's not being used. Thousands of toasters are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard. The recall involves about 14,000 Hamilton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toasters.

When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element can be energized, even if the toaster is in the off position. This can be dangerous if the toaster is near flammable items.

Consumers should immediately stop using this item and contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 576-6600 or www.hamiltonbeach.com for a free replacement.

Dozens of plastic baby rattles sold in toy stores in Texas and Colorado are being voluntarily recalled. The concern is the rattles can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. Some of the rattles handles are also small enough to enter an infant's mouth and can get stuck in their throat, causing a choking hazard or lead to bruises and lacerations.

The toys were sold in sets with "Handbell Toys" printed on the upper left corner of the package.
The sets sold for about $2 dollars at small toy stores in the state December of 2009 through December of last year.

For more information, contact Toy Distribution Inc. at (323) 266-8088 or you can email them at www.mailbox@shoptdi.com

And a large recall of Arctic Cat snowmobiles has been issued. It involves over 7,000 2012 F, XF and M model snowmobiles sold at Arctic Cat dealerships from May through September of this year for about $10,500 to $13,000.

The problem is the headlamp fuse can fail, which can disorient the operator due to limited visibility. Recalled snowmobiles can be identified by the last six numbers of the Vehicle Identification Number in the following ranges: 105092 through 112175 or 800001 through 8000033.

The model name is located on each side of the hood. The VIN is located on the right side tunnel.
If you have one of these snowmobiles, you should stop using it immediately and contact your local Arctic Cat dealer for a free repair.

You can also contact the company at (800) 279-6851 or through their website, www.arctic-cat.com

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