Raymond Geddes Co. Inc., of Baltimore, is recalling 155,000 metallic necklaces because they contain high levels of lead. The necklaces also have a sharp point, posing a laceration hazard.
The necklaces were sold through catalogs nation-wide and on the Internet from August 1998 through November 2004 for about $1.
Consumers should take these necklaces away from young children and contact Raymond Geddes at (888) 431-1722 to receive a refund.
Swing-N-Slide Corp., of Janesville, W i s., i s recalling 72,000 extra-duty and heavy-duty swing seats because a manufacturing defect can cause the metal grommet securing the seat to break. If this happens, the user can fall to the ground.
Swing-N-Slide has received five reports of swing seats breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The swings were sold through Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, DIBC, TruServ, Handy Hardware and Emery-Waterhouse stores nationwide from January through June 2004 for $30.
Consumers should take down the seats and contact Swing-N-Slide at (800)888-1232 for information on how to return the swing for a replacement.
Girls' hooded sweaters
Norton McNaughton of Squire Inc., of New York, is recalling 157,300 Energie brand hooded sweaters because they have drawstrings, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
The recalled sweaters were sold in a variety of colors and sizes in either a pull-over hooded style or with a zipper. The number 33364 and the word“energie” are printed on the collar tags.
The sweaters were sold at retailers nationwide from July through November 2004 for $15 to $25.
Consumers can remove the drawstrings or return the sweater to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call (800) 258-5663 or visit www.nortonmcnaughton.com.
The Step 2 Co., of Streetsboro, Ohio, is recalling 9,300 toddler swings because the straps could break, causing a child to fall to the ground.
The recall includes swings with model numbers 7336KR and 733604.
The swings were sold at toy and discount department stores nationwide from May 2003 through December 2004 for $17 to $20.
Consumers should stop using these swings and call (800) 347-8372 to receive a free repair.
Norco Products Ltd., of British C o l u m b i a, Canada, is recalling 80,000 Adams Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream bicycle attachments because the hardware used in the assembly of the universal hitch may come loose, causing the unit to separate from the lead bicycle. This could lead to serious injury or death to the rider of the bicycle attachment.
One minor injury has been reported.
The bicycle attachments were sold nationwide from January 1996 through October 2004 for $125 to $295. For more information, call Norco Products at(800) 663-8916 or visit www.trail-a-bike.com.