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Recalled products can cause serious injury and even wrongful death. Learn about dangerous products recalled from Orange County area stores.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of over a million blankets, storage trunks and coffee makers that are sold at Walmart and Target stores nationwide. 
1.Giraffe security Blanket
About 44,000 security blankets were recalled from Target stores. The blanket is pink, says “I Love You”, and has a plush giraffe head. These blankets were sold between January 2009 and August 2009.  They cost about $9 each and are made in China for Target stores.
The balls on the tips of the giraffe’s horns can detach causing a choking hazard.
2.Woven Storage Trunk
Target is recalling 350,000 woven storage trunks after two reports of injuries caused when the trunk’s lid unexpectedly closed on a child.  An 18-month-old girl sustained brain damage when the trunk’s lid suddenly came down on the back of her neck and pinned her throat to the edge of the trunk.
The trunks were sold at Target stores between February 2009 and April 2010 for $50 to $130.
3.General-Electric 12-cup digital coffee maker
Approximately 900,000 coffee makers are being recalled from Walmart stores. The 12-cup digital coffee makers are made by General Electric and were sold between March 2008 and January 2010.  The coffee makers retail for around $30.  
The recall comes after 30 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire.  Three consumers suffered burn injuries to their hands, feet or torso. There are reports of significant property damage.
Other recent recalls:
•19,000 Best Friend Necklaces from Claire’s Boutique recalled because of high levels of cadmium.
 •About 2.5 million Step 2 Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy were recalled because the pin on the handle of the buggy can loosen causing serious injury.  The popular riding toys were sold at major retailers nationwide.
•291,000 Conair BabyblissPro hair dryers were recalled because the fan can break apart causing the hairdryer to shatter.
•Nirve Sports of Huntington Beach has recalled 725 of its chopper-style bicycles because the stem on the handle bars can break causing serious injury.
If you own any of these recalled products, contact the retailer to get a refund or a repair.  If you or a loved one have been injured by a recalled products, you may have a personal injury case or product liability case.  If you have questions or concerns, contact the Orange County personal injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie to learn more.
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