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Target apologizes for label on plus-size dress

Updated: 2013-04-05T21:47:05Z

Label apology

Shoppers at a Target store in Brooklyn said a label that listed the color of a plus-size dress as “manatee gray” was insulting. The label for the same dress in smaller sizes described it as “dark heather gray.”

Target apologized for the label. Spokeswoman Jessica Deede called the labeling of the Mossimo Women's Plus-Size Kimono Maxi Dress “an unintentional oversight.”

Boneless KFC

In case Americans want to scarf down their fast-food even faster, KFC is stripping the bones out of its chicken.

The fast-food chain said it is introducing deep-fried boneless chicken pieces on April 14 as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces.

The new chicken, which is skinless and comes in white or dark meat, consists of whole muscle pieces fileted off the bone and are about twice the size of KFC's crispy strips.

Photo shop closes

A financially troubled St. Louis-based company is abruptly closing its more than 2,000 portrait studios that are found nationwide in locations such as Wal-Mart and Sears stores.

CPI said in a two-paragraph statement on its website that it is saddened by the announcement and that it is trying to fulfill as many customer orders as possible. It urges customers with questions to contact their local store.


• Remote-control toy Banshee 3 Channel helicopters made by Ultimate Products and imported by Midwest Trading Group are being reaclled.

The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat and ignite the helicopter, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.

For more information, call Midwest Trading Group at 866-815-4714 or go to

• Three models of chest freezers, including Haier model HNCM070E with serial numbers beginning with 0907 through 0912 and 1001 through 1004, that were sold from September 2009 through October 2011 are being recalled.

Also recalled is the Haier model ESNCMO53E with serial numbers beginning with 0907 through 0912 and serial numbers 1001 through 1007 that were sold between February 2010 and March 2013 and the Black & Decker model BFE53 with serial numbers beginning with 0907 through 0912 and serial numbers 1001 through 1007 that were sold from September 2009 through September 2010.

A capacitor in the freezer's circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

For more information, call Haier at 877-878-7579 or go to

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