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Recall news: folding step stools, children's jackets, bicycle racks

The following recalls have been announced:


BICYCLE RACKS

DETAILS: Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks manufactured by Salsa Cycles, a wholly owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.; sold at bicycle retail stores nationwide and online from January 2011 through March 2012. The bicycle racks are made of tubular aluminum with a black or silver finish and can be installed on either the front or rear of a bicycle. The bicycle racks have steel mounting brackets, identified as straps, with a single hole in the center used to mount the strap to the bicycle fork. "Salsa" is printed on the side of the bicycle rack. They were manufactured in Taiwan.

WHY: The L-shaped mounting straps used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bicycle can break and cause the rack to fall while the bicycle is in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Salsa Cycles has received two reports of bicycle racks breaking at the mounting straps, resulting in minor injuries from falls.

HOW MANY: About 1,100.

FOR MORE: Visit the firm's website at http://www.salsacycles.com .


FOLDING STEP STOOLS

DETAILS: The 9-inch and 13-inch folding step-stools were made in China and imported by Kennedy International Inc., of Dayton, N.J. The step stools are plastic and have a handle for carrying the stools when they are folded. They were sold at HomeGoods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and other retailers nationwide from January 2010 through January 2012 for between $8 and $12.

WHY: The folding step-stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: At least 15 reports of incidents involving step stools cracking or breaking, including three reports of injuries — two reports of back injuries and one report of a fractured leg.

HOW MANY: About 1.6 million in the United States and 64,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: For additional information, contact Kennedy International toll-free at 855-270-8301 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://kennedy-intl.com/press.asp .


CHILDREN'S JACKETS

DETAILS: Class Club children's letterman jackets made in Vietnam and imported by Supreme Trading Limited of Philadelphia, Pa. were sold by Dillard's in stores nationwide and online between September 2011 and November 2011 for about $25. The polyester jackets were sold in navy with white sleeves in sizes 2 to 3.

WHY: Snaps on the jacket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 320.

FOR MORE: For additional information, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website at http://tinyurl.com/86dwceh .

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