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Recall Roundup

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Potentially dangerous "sippy" cups and incorrectly labeled off-road vehicles are among the products being recalled. NewsChannel 10's Michelle Langowski has details in this week's "Recall Roundup."

Several major recalls have been issued for items both in your home and out. We start with a popular children's cup sold at Target stores.

More than 250,000 Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups are recalled after a half dozen incidents of injuries were reported. The danger is the plastic ears can poke children during use, cuts and bruises were even reported in several of the incidents during use. The cups were sold at Target stores through last month for $3. They can be returned to any Target store for a refund.

And, you may also want to make sure you don't have this baby item in your home. A recall has been issued for "Whoozit Starry Time Rattles." The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing the multi-colored stars inside, which children can choke on. The company has received two reports of the rattles breaking. The toys were sold at specialty toy and baby stores from September of last year through March for about $15. For more information contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 or visit their website at www.manhattantoy.com

And outside of your home, Kawasaki says 2,000 of their off-road vehicles were incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity than is safe. It involves model year 2012 Teryx Recreational Off-highway Vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people. The model type is printed on the hood of the vehicles. The recalled vehicles are available in the solid colors green, red, grey, silver, black and camouflage. Because the number that is described says more occupants can ride at once than is actually acceptable, persons obeying this label place themselves and their passengers in danger.

Owners will be given a replacement glove compartment cover stating the correct occupant capacity in the mail or you can visit the firm's website at www,kawasaki.com for more information.

And finally, 3,000 Gerber Instant Knives are being recalled. The concern is the locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage correctly, causing it to fold during use. If that happens, the blade can cut the users hand or fingers.

The knife was sold at sporting good stores from February 2012 through March 2012 for about $50.
If you have this item, contact the company at (877) 314-9130 or at www.gerbergear.com for a free replacement.