Recalls this week: circuit breakers, toys,

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More than 28,000 circuit breakers that can fail to trip in the event of an overload are among this week's recalled products. Others include bed canopies for children that pose a choking hazard.

Here's a more detailed look:

CIRCUIT BREAKERS

DETAILS: Square D brand models FA, FH, FI and FY one-, two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 15 to 100 amps, and model KI two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 110 to 250 amps. The F model breakers were made from May 8, 2013 through June 10, 2013 and have date codes 13193 through 13241. The K models were made from May 2, 2013 through June 21, 2013 and have date codes 13184 through 13255. The date codes are YYWWD format (example: 13184 = year 2013, week 18, day of the work week 4/Thursday). The circuit breakers have a yellow label with the words "Square D" or the Square D logo. Model information can be found on the faceplate. They were sold at Schneider Electric distributors nationwide such as Border States Electric Supply, Crescent Electric Supply Co., Dealers Electric Supply Co., Graybar Electric Co., Rexel, W.W. Grainger from May 2013 to June 2013.

WHY: The circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 28,400.

FOR MORE: Call Schneider Electric USA at 800-634-8730 anytime or visit www.schneider-electric.us and click on "customer notification" under the popular links category for more information.

BED CANOPIES

DETAILS: IKEA children's bed canopies made out of mesh fabric that hang from the ceiling onto a child's crib or bed. They measure about 7 ft. long and about 2 ft. in diameter. The canopy's name is printed on the washing instructions label sewn onto the bottom of the fabric. They were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1996 through March 2014. More details on specific canopies can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Bed-Canopies/

WHY: An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy's fabric, posing a strangulation hazard.

INCIDENTS: Nine reports worldwide of children getting entangled in the bed canopies, including one in the U.S. involving 7-month-old girl who pulled the canopy's fabric into her crib and wrapped it around her neck several times.

HOW MANY: About 255,000 in the U.S., 7,000 in Canada, and 2.6 million worldwide

FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the "product recall" link at the top of the page for more information.

TOYS

DETAILS: Vera Bradley bear ring rattles and bunny stuffed toys. The bear ring rattle has a white teddy bear head, arms attached to an O-shaped body with a green, blue, brown and pink crisscross pattern design rattle with serial number 007590013234135. The "Bunny in Lilli Bell" has green vines with pink and orange flowers on the body, limbs and the back of the ears with serial number 0000630012803140 . The "Bunny in Lola" has a crisscross geometric pattern on the arms, legs and ears of the white headed bunny with a floral print body with serial number 007590013357145. The "Bunny in Tutti Frutti" has a green with a pink and yellow floral printed pattern fabric covering whole body with serial number 0000630012803142. All of the recalled rattles and bunnies have a white pom-pom tail on the back of the item. The name Vera Bradley is marked on a tag attached to each item along. They were sold at Vera Bradley retail stores, department stores, and specialty gift shops and online at www.verabradley.com and other online stores from September 2012 to January 2014.

WHY: The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Two reports that the pom-pom tail detached from the product. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 98,000.

FOR MORE: Call Vera Bradley at 888-855-8372 or visit www.verabradley.com and click on "product recall" for more information.

PLUSH GRUMPY CAT

DETAILS: Three styles of plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys by Ganz. They include an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position with model numberHGC12974, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat with model number HGC12982, and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip with model number HGC12983. The Grumpy Cat key chain has a black plastic key clip at the top of the cat's head. The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 or 224861, and model numbers printed on the sewn-in label located near the tail of the cat. They were sold from December 2013 through January 2014.

WHY: The stuffed animals' eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of the eyes detaching from the Grumpy Cat toys. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 8,200.

FOR MORE: Call Ganz at 800-724-5902 or visit www.Ganz.com and click on "recalls" for more information.

WOODEN TOYS

DETAILS: Flipping acrobat toys are made of painted wood and are 8.5 inches tall and imported by Minga Fair Trade Imports, of Lake Geneva, Wis. The toys consist of two rectangular wooden sticks connected by a wood crosspiece near one end and a coyote, super hero, woodpecker or yellow bird wooden cartoon character suspended by nylon string at the other end. They were sold from September 2008 through May 2013.

WHY: The paint on the wooden flipping acrobat toys contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 135 units.

FOR MORE: Call Minga Fair Trade Imports at 855-738-5260, send email to recall@mingaimports.com, or visit www.mingaimports.com and click on "product safety recall" for more information.

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