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Recalls: ATVs, ice-cream scoops, strollers

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 01:15 PM

ATVs: 2010 and 2011 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade model ATVs, made in Mexico for BRP US Inc. of Sturtevant, Wis. They were sold at Can-Am dealerships nationwide between September 2009 and November 2011.

Why: The Dynamic Power Steering main shaft can crack and pieces can detach. Those pieces inside the DPS can block gears and cause limited steering ability.

Incidents: BRP has received two reports of broken steering shafts, resulting in limited steering ability. No injuries have been reported.

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Ice-cream scoops: Ice-cream dippers made in the U.S. by the Zeroll Co. of Fort Pierce, distributed by the Pampered Chef of Addison, Ill., and sold online between July and September. A non-toxic liquid is sealed inside the handle of the product that conducts the heat of the consumer's hand to more easily scoop hard ice cream.

Why: A non-toxic liquid sealed inside the handle conducts the heat of the consumer's hand to make it easier to scoop hard ice cream. When the scoop is exposed to warm water, the cap and seal at the end of the handle can fly off with substantial force, posing an impact-injury hazard.

Incidents: The Pampered Chef has received 16 reports including damage to kitchen items and six reports of personal injuries from caps coming off.

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Baby strollers: Bugaboo Bee Strollers, made in China for Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, Calif. They were told at Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide as well as online between February and September.

Why: The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

Incidents: Four incidents reported, with a baby and a toddler suffering minor injuries.

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Car-seat adapters: The Bugaboo car seat adapter, made in China for importer Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, Calif. It was sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus and other retailers from December 2005 to July 2011.

Why: The adapters are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. When used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached, for transporting a standing toddler, the car seat can disconnect and fall when positioned so the child faces forward.

Incidents: One minor injury reported.

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