PTI Sports Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is recalling 9,000 Schwinn toddler bicycle helmets because the helmets do not comply with federal impact testing requirements.
No incidents have been reported.
The helmets have “SCHWINN” printed on the back. A white label,found inside the helmet, reads “lot #791913” and contains a date from 12/01/03 through 5/15/04 as well as the model number SK103, SK107 or SK108. The helmets were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Academy and Mills Fleet& Farms stores nationwide from January to July 2004 for $17 to $20.
Consumers should return the helmet to the place of purchase for a replacement or refund, or send the helmet back to the manufacturer. Contact PTI Sports at (800) 515-0074 for more information.
Children's athletic shoes
Nike USA Inc., of Beaverton, Ore., is recalling 9,000 pairs of Nike Get-Go and Little Get-Go children's athletic shoes because a rubber tab at the top of the heel can detach from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The company has received three reports of heel tabs detaching from shoes,posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported.
The shoes come in various color combinations and were sold in toddler and pre-school sizes 2C through 3Y. “GET-GO” or “LITTLE GET-GO” is printed on the side. The recalled style numbers, found on a label inside the shoes above the UPC code, read “308638,”“308639,” “308642” or “308647.” The shoes were sold in Nike stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores and children's stores nationwide from June to August 2004 for $35 to $45.
Stop using the shoes and contact Nike at (800) 344-6453 or www.nikebiz.comto receive a refund voucher.
Nursing, maternity pillows
Boston Billows Inc., of Nashua, N.H., is recalling 8,000 Boston Billows nursing pillows because infant pillows and cushions are banned under federal law. An infant is at risk of suffocation when left unattended on any pillow.
No incidents have been reported.
The C-shaped pillows have a removable, 100% hypoallergenic cover that comes in various colors and prints. The pillow is washable and has “Boston Billows Inc.” printed on the fabric tag. They were sold in hospitals and independent specialty stores from February 2000 to December 2003 for $34 to$38.
Consumers should immediately stop using the pillows and contact the firm at(877) 274-4606 for information on how to receive a refund.
Theraline Inc., of Wendell, Mass., is recalling about 1,000 Big V Maternity and Nursing Pillows. If infants are placed on the pillows and left unattended,there is a risk of suffocation.
No incidents or injuries have been reported. Recalled pillows have a blue or peach-colored print fabric showing yellow moons, hearts and stars, or tan and blue teddy bears. The log-shaped pillows measure about 5-feet in length.“THERALINE,” “THE BIG V” and “Finest Micropearl Filling” are written on a fabric tag sewn on the pillow.
Pillows were sold at independent specialty store from June 2003 through May 2004 for about $60.
Consumers should stop using these pillows immediately and contact the firm for information on receiving a refund. Contact the Theraline Inc. at (866)843-7254.
BMW of North America LLC, of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., is recalling 161 SlideCarver Scooters because the front column of the scooter does not meet impact resistance standards, causing the handlebar to break upon impact and injure the rider.
The company has received one report of a front column breaking, causing a rider to fall and suffer minor injuries.
The SlideCarver is a three-wheeled, foldable scooter that is designed to be steered from both the front and back. “BMW” and“SlideCarver” are printed on the underside of the rider platform of these scooters. The scooters were sold at BMW dealerships and on the firm's Web site from December 2003 to July 2004 for $700.
Consumers should return the scooters to any BMW dealership or call the firm at (800) 831-1117 for information on returning the scooter to receive a refund. In addition, consumers will receive a $200 gift certificate for BMW lifestyle merchandise.
Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., is recalling 11,500 Lascal “Buggy Board” stroller attachments because the red connecting pins can break,causing the board to detach from the stroller and the user to fall.
The firm has received two reports in which the Buggy Board has detached from the stroller, causing children to fall off. One minor injury was reported.
The Buggy Board attaches to a stroller or carriage to allow for an older child to stand and ride behind between the arms of a caregiver. It comes in black, blue, red and techno styles, has the words “Buggy Board”printed on the top center of the board and “Lascal” molded into the plastic on the bottom center of the board. The recall does not involve boards with orange connecting pins. The product was sold at specialty retail stores, catalogs and Internet sites from January 2003 to July 2004 for$88.
Consumers should stop using the product and contact the firm at (877)242-5676 or log on to the company's Web site at www.regallager.comto receive information on how to obtain a free repair kit.
Red folding chairs
Meco Corp., of Greeneville, Tenn., is recalling 3,800 red folding chairs from the Kid's Essentials five-piece folding furniture sets because the red paint on the chair has a high lead content, posing a lead poisoning hazard to young children.
No incidents have been reported.
The recalled chair was sold as a part of a children's table furniture set that includes a green table, blue chair, yellow chair and green chair. It has a metal frame and vinyl padded seat back and base, with 11-88-3E1 and 11-88S3E1 and date codes H3, B4, D4 or E4 printed underneath the seat bottom. The brand name “Meco” or “Samsonite” also is printed on the seat label. The furniture sets were sold at furniture and wholesale club stores nationwide from July 2003 to June 2004 for $25 to $40.
Consumers should stop using the red chair and contact Meco at (800)251-7558 or visit www.meco.netfor instructions on return and receipt of a free replacement chair.
HearthSong Inc., of Madison, Va., is recalling 22,500 Peek-a-Boo Balls because the wooden rings on the holes of the ball may crack, allowing the small wooden heads to fall out and pose a choking hazard to young children.
There has been one report of a child placing the small, wooden head in its mouth. No injuries have been reported.
The wooden Peek-a-Boo Balls are blue with six holes located equally around the ball, each hole containing a small wooden head with a smiling face in various colors. They were sold exclusively through HearthSong's catalog and Web site from October 2001 to March 2004 for $10.
HearthSong is notifying consumers by mail regarding a refund and a discount toward the next purchase. For additional information, call HearthSong toll-free at (888) 623-6557 or visit the company's Web site at www.hearthsong.com.
Wooden bunk beds
PJ Sleep Shop of Portland, Ore., is recalling 377 wooden bunk beds because gaps between parts of the upper bunk end structure violate the federal safety standard, posing entrapment or strangulation hazards to children.
There have been no reported injuries.
The recalled model numbers, twin/twin #1000, twin/double #2000 and loft bunk #3000, can be found on the manufacturer's label, located on the inside of the upper bunk's end structure. They were sold at PJ Sleep Shop in Portland,Ore., and Banner Furniture stores in Portland and Hillsboro, Ore., from June 1, 2000, to Feb. 29, 2004. Model #1000 sold for $199, model #2000 sold for$325 and model #3000 sold for $349.
Consumers should stop using the bunk beds and contact PJ Sleep Shop or Banner Furniture to obtain a free repair kit to cover up the entrapment hazards. Consumers in Oregon and Washington State can contact PJ Sleep Shop at(888) 232-5225.