Hedstrom Corp., of Bedford, Pa., is recalling 116,000 trampolines because the welds on the frame can break during use, causing consumers to fall and suffer injuries.
Hedstrom has received 10 minor injury reports and 700 reports of one or more welds breaking during use.
The 12-, 13- and 14-foot trampolines, sold under brand names Hedstrom and NBF, were sold separately or banded together with safety enclosures. The trampolines have model numbers 10136, 101366, 101442, 10146, 102369, 102949, 10321, 103217 and 10381, and have four-digit date codes ranging from 0403 to 2103, with the last two digits being 03. The brand name is found on the warning labels, and labels showing the model number and date code are located on one of the frame rail legs.
Department, toy and discount stores nationwide sold the trampolines from January to May for $160 to $225 for the single trampolines and $320 to $360 for those banded together with safety enclosures.
Call Hedstrom toll-free at (800) 841-4351 or visit www.hedstrom.com for a free, in-home repair kit.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., is recalling 75,200 Home Trends Kiddy Sling Chairs because the plastic bolt covers pose a choking hazard.
No injuries have been reported, but Wal-Mart has received two reports of children removing the bolt covers and placing them in their mouths.
The steel outdoor chairs have fabric seats and backs and are 9.5 inches tall. There are two bolt covers behind the back of the seat and two under the seat.
Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the chairs from November 2002 to May 2003 for $13.
Consumers should remove the bolt covers or return the chair to Wal-Mart for a refund. For more information, call Wal-Mart toll-free at (800) 925-6278 or visit www.walmartstores.com.
International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., is recalling 5,000 Earlyears Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings because plastic knobs on the rings can detach, posing a choking hazard.
No injuries have been reported, but International Playthings Inc. has received three reports of small parts detaching from the rings.
The toy is designed for children ages 6 to 24 months and includes two multicolored stacking rings and a plastic bear head topper. It can be spun like a top and makes a rattling sound when shaken.
Specialty stores nationwide sold the toys from April 2002 to March 2003 for $10.
For more information and a free replacement item of similar value, call International Playthings Inc. toll-free at (800) 445-8347 or visit www.intplay.com/recall.htm.
De Bon Sales Inc., of Houston, is recalling 8,000 novelty cigarette lighters because they are not equipped with child-resistant mechanisms and can pose fire and burn hazards.
No injuries have been reported.
Chrome and silver lighters in the shape of a rearing horse, labeled “DE-L-36,” and silver lighters in the shape of a bird head holding a snake, labeled “DE-L-23” are included in the recall.
Dollar stores in Texas sold the lighters from November to December 2002 for $1.
Consumers should return the lighters to the store where they were purchased for a refund or call De Bon Sales Inc. collect at (713) 541-2100 for more information.