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About 200,000 select Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite smooth-top electric ranges are being recalled because the heating elements are not properly controlled by the switches and settings, causing ranges to turn on spontaneously, fail to turn off and fail to heat to the specified temperature. The company has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage. The ranges were sold by national chains including Sears and independent stores around the country from June 2001 to August 2009. Information: (800) 449-9812, www.smoothtoprange or

* About 500 Roxy Girl "Very Nice" cotton hoodies distributed by Quiksilver Inc. of Huntington Beach are being recalled because the waist drawstring could pose an entrapment hazard to children. No injuries have been reported. The hoodie, which zips in front, comes in gray with blue lining and cherry with lavender lining. The style number, B487857, is printed on an inside label. Nordstrom, Macy's, Quiksilver Stores and other retailers nationwide sold the items from April through August 2009. Information: (877) 246-7257, or

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