RECALL ROUNDUP Lamp oil sets

WASHINGTON -- An Illinois-based company is recalling 4,000 boxed sets of paraffin lamp oil because the bottles do not have child resistant closures that the federal government requires.

DesignPac of Northlake has not received any reports of incidents or injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The recalled boxes include a clear vase with pink or purple floral designs and a 16-ounce bottle of paraffin oil. It is labeled "Handpainted Oil Lamp Set" and "Floral Garden" and has 054 11 0229, the item number, printed on the packaging.

Target stores nationwide sold the boxed sets from February 2003 to March 2003 for about $10. Customers should return the set to any Target store for a refund or contact the store at 1-800-440-0680 for more information.

Slow cookers


WASHINGTON -- A Virginia-based company is recalling 2.7 million slow cookers because they pose a burn hazard.

Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex of Glen Allen has received about 4,700 reports of handles breaking off the base of the pots, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The company has had two reports of consumers who needed medical attention for burns.

The recalled slow cookers are round or oval and were sold in white or print designs. They have the Hamilton Beach and Proctor-Silex brand-name printed on the front of the base unit and series codes A through D printed on the bottom along with the model number.

The recall includes the following model numbers: 33390, 33475, 33575, 33590, 33675, 33690, 33725, 33850, 33860, 33680, 33320, 33320FD, 33325, 33375, 33380, 33625A.

The slow cookers were sold at discount department stores nationwide from January 1999 to December 2002 for between $15 to $45.

Consumers should contact the company for a replacement. They can contact Hamilton Beach at 1-800-429-6363 or visit their Web site at or www.proctor-silex.xom for more information.

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