Recalls this week: Infant sandals, bicycle racks and more
Friday, November 29, 2013
A line of infant sandals with a strap that poses a choking hazard and bike racks are among this week's recalled consumer products.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Infant girl sandals sold under the Falls Creek Baby brand. The Susan style was sold in infant sizes 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months and 9 to 12 months. The white leather sandals have three pink, purple and yellow flowers on the top and a top strap that attaches to a hook-and loop-fastener on each side of the shoe. "Falls Creek Baby" and the size are printed on the inside of the shoe. They were sold at Meijer Stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from April to July.
WHY: The top strap can be pulled loose from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to the child.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,300.
FOR MORE: Call American Boy and Girl at 800-689-9237 or visit www.abgnyc.com and click on the recall link.
DETAILS: Tailwind bicycle racks used for hitching children's trailer bikes to adult bicycles. The racks, sold in black or silver, have stock code numbers 939001 for black and 939002 for silver, which was printed on the original packaging. The racks have double side rails. "Burley" is printed on the curved back plate of the rack. They were sold from November 2011 through September 2013.
WHY: The top portion of the rack that connects children's trailer cycles to the towing bicycle can break and allow the trailer cycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: 11 reports of racks breaking, including one report of a minor leg injury in the U.S. and one report of a broken leg in the UK.
HOW MANY: About 4,150 in the U.S. and 17 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Burley Design at 800-311-5294 or visit www.burley.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page.
AVALANCHE AIR BAGS
DETAILS: BCA Avalanche air bags, models Float 18, 22, 30, 32, 36 and Throttle. The air bags are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. They are yellow and are housed in a blue, red or black pack. The packs have the model name printed on them. "Float" and the "bca" logo are printed in black letters on the air bag. Lot letters A through E are included in the recall. The lot letter can be found on the trigger handle. They were sold at specialty outdoor stores worldwide and online at www.backcountryaccess.com from August 2011 through October 2013.
WHY: The trigger assembly can fail, resulting in the air bag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche.
HOW MANY: About 6,400 in the U.S and 1,800 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Backcountry Access at 800-670-8735 or visit www.backcountryaccess.com and click on Safety Alert under Customer Service at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to email@example.com.
DETAILS: Little Willy's brand children's hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes XS (2 years), S (3 years), M (4-5 years), L (6-7 years), XL (8-9 years) and XXL (10 years). The cotton fleece sweatshirts were sold in dark grey with light grey stripes and a red hood, and purple with navy blue stripes and a green hood. The sweatshirt has an elbow patch on the right arm and the Little Willy logo on the front. They were sold at Zullily.com and Gilt.com from January 2012 to May 2012.
WHY: The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
HOW MANY: About 200.
FOR MORE: Call Little Willy's at 212-680-0107, visit www.littlewillys.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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