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Recalls this week: children's plates and bowls, toys

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10/06/2017 | 07:36pm CET

Millions of children's plates and bowls are being recalled because a plastic layer can peel off, posing a choking hazard. Other recalled consumer products include toys that also can pose a choking hazard to infants.

Here's a more detailed look:

CHILDREN'S PLATES AND BOWLS

DETAILS: Playtex plates and bowls for children. The plates have various printed designs including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes and more. Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. The plates and bowls were sold separately and together as sets. A Mealtime set is comprised of a plate, a bowl, two utensils and a cup. They were sold at Babies"R"Us, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and at Amazon.com from October 2009 through October 2017.

WHY: The clear plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: 372 reports of the clear plastic layer over the graphics bubbling or peeling. The firm has received 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic found in children's mouths, including four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.

HOW MANY: About 3.6 million in the U.S. and about 1.9 million in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Playtex at 888-220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.playtexproducts.com and click on "Recall" for more information.

WIGGLE BALL TOYS

DETAILS: Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball toys, also called a giggle ball. The blue ball has textured bumps for gripping and has orange, green and yellow rubber knobs around the ball. The ball wiggles, vibrates and plays three different musical tunes. It has an on/off switch and requires 3 AA batteries to operate. The recalled wiggle balls have model number 5F6342E and Toys "R'' Us printed on the product.

WHY: The wiggle ball's rubber knobs and plastic back can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of rubber knobs breaking off, including four reports of pieces of the product found in children's mouths.

HOW MANY: About 29,700 in the U.S. and about 3,000 were sold in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Toys "R'' Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.toysrus.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

BICYCLE BRAKES

DETAILS: Avid SD7 bicycle mechanical rim brake. There is a date code stamped on the back of the brake arm with the date format DDMMYY representing the day, month and year of manufacture. The brakes were sold separately by SRAM and were also installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles. They were sold at specialty bike stores nationwide and at www.jenson.com and www.REI.com from June 2014 to May 2017. They were installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles from October 2014 to May 2017.

WHY: A rivet in the brake assembly can loosen or disengage, resulting in brake failure, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

INCIDENTS: Five reports of loose or detached rivets. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 7,000.

FOR MORE: Call SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Fridays or visit www.sram.com and click on the "Recall Notice" tab for more information.

WIRELESS SCUBA TANK TRANSMITTER

DETAILS: Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Tank PODs. The Suunto Tank POD has a black cone-shaped plastic case with SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND printed in gray color on the case and a transparent plastic base. They were sold nationwide at retailers specializing in scuba diving equipment from October 2003 to April 2017.

WHY: The exterior plastic case of the Wireless Tank Transmitter and Wireless Tank POD can burst during pre-dive pressure testing, posing an injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two incidents of the transmitters bursting during dry land pressure testing, including one report of bruising.

HOW MANY: About 35,500 in the U.S. and about 4,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Suunto Customer Support at 855-258-0900, anytime or visit http://www.suunto.com/ . A list of dealers and authorized service centers can be found at www.suunto.com/dealer-locator . Consumers can also use the free Suunto Online Service Request at www.suunto.com/servicerequest to schedule a picked up from their home or office.

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