Activity center tracks
Graco Children’s Products, Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is recalling 152,000 toy tracks attached to children’s activity centers because the tracks can break and cut or pinch children. The exposed small parts also pose a choking hazard.
Graco has received 11 reports of the toy tracks breaking. Four children received minor scratches and one child’s finger was pinched.
The recalled activity centers include the Tot Wheels V, models 4511 and 4521, and the Convertible Entertainer, models 4652 and 35225. The model numbers are printed on a label on the underside of the tray on the activity centers. The green wavy toy track sits on the tray of the activity center. Five objects spin and slide along the toy track.
Discount, department and juvenile product stores sold the activity centers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for $30 to $70.
Stop using these activity centers with toy tracks, and contact Graco at (800) 673-0392 to receive a free replacement track.
L.A. Lighter Inc., of Azusa, Calif., is recalling about 1,800 disposable cigarette lighters because the lighters may have child-resistant mechanisms that do not meet federal safety standards.
While L.A. Lighter has not received any reports of incidents, young children may be able to operate these lighters, which could pose a fire hazard.
The recalled lighters are made of metal, come in different colors, and have a top that resembles a pencil across a protractor and triangle. To open the port and ignite the flame, consumers press on the pencil. The lighters are approximately three inches high, ⅞ inches wide and ¼ inch deep and have a ruler along the side.
A label on the lighter has the UPC code 7 63052 20108 5. Retailers and distributors nationwide sold these lighters between December 2000 and May 2001 for about $5.
Stop using these lighters and contact L.A. Lighter at (800) 499-4708 to receive a refund.
Mountain bike forks
Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is recalling 4,700 Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles because the forks on these bicycles can break apart, causing riders to lose control, fall and suffer injury.
Dynacraft has received six reports of the forks breaking apart on these bicycles resulting in injuries including abrasions, cuts, bruises and broken teeth.
The recall includes only 24-inch Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles, with model number 8524-21. A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the model number. The bicycles are red. “Vertical” is written on the top tube, and “XL2” is written on the down tube.
Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from August 1999 through March 2000 for about $130.
Stop using these bicycles and contact Dynacraft Industries at (800) 288-1560 or www.dynacraftbike.com to receive a free replacement fork and free installation.
BY US International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, is recalling 132,000 Next Ultra Shock mountain bicycles with “Ballistic 105” front suspension forks because the forks can break apart, causing riders to lose control, fall and suffer injury. Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., was the sole distributor of these bicycles.
There have been 20 reports of the suspension forks breaking on the Next Ultra Shock bicycles, resulting in 19 riders suffering injuries that include scrapes, concussions and chipped teeth.
The recall includes only Next Ultra Shock bicycles, which are blue, with model numbers 8524-14 and 8526-20. They were manufactured between April 1999 and Nov. 9, 1999. A label affixed to the frame near the crank housing identifies the model and date of manufacture. The name “Ultra Shock” is written on the bicycle down tube in white lettering.
Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from May 1999 through December 2000 for about $150. Stop using these bicycles and contact Dynacraft Industries at (800) 288-1560 or www.dynacraftbike.com to receive a free replacement fork and free installation.
Next Ultra Shock bicycles manufactured after Nov. 9, 1999, did not use BY US International-made Ballistic forks, and are not subject to this recall.
Novelty cigarette lighters
Specialty Sales Co. Inc., of Castro Valley, Calif., is recalling 6,000 novelty cigarette lighters because they lack the child-resistant mechanisms.
No injuries have been reported.
The company is recalling two types of lighters. The first type is a refillable, liquid-fueled lighter with various decals: a frog with a banjo sitting on a lily, a man in the moon, Tweety Bird, a unicorn, or a skull and crossbones. The second lighter is a refillable, gas-fueled, piezo-electric lighter with a dolphin molded on the side. The dolphin’s head serves as a hinged cover for the ignition button and flame port.
Convenience and liquor stores and gas station food markets in northern California sold these lighters from March 1999 through April 2002 for about $4.
Stop using these lighters and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Specialty Sales Co. Inc. collect at (510) 581-3869.
The Little Tikes Co. of Hudson, Ohio, is recalling 21,400 Pop ‘n Scoot Ride-on toys because young children who lean forward can fall over the handlebars.
Little Tikes has received 10 reports of children falling forward over the toy’s handlebars. Several injuries to children include damaged teeth and cuts and scratches to the face.
The Pop ‘n Scoot Ride-on toy is molded plastic with a clear dome filled with colorful beads attached to the handlebars. The riding toys have a yellow body, a red seat and red handlebars with blue hand grips. The identification number 32922XX 1 is molded on the underside of the ride-on body. The model number 1568-01 is molded on the bottom of the storage area below the red seat. The product was intended for children ages 9 months to 36 months.
Toy stores nationwide sold the riding toys from March 2001 through May 13, 2002, for about $20.
Stop using the toys and contact Little Tikes at www.littletikes.com or (866) 765-6729 to receive a Little Tikes replacement product.