Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif., is recalling 160 Rainier Mountain Bicycles because the front brake mounting tabs can break, causing the brakes to fail and the rider to lose control of the bicycle.

The company has received six reports of the tabs breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves only 2004 Rainier model mountain bicycles with Marzocchi EXR Comp front forks. The bicycle is blue and silver and is made of aluminum. The names “Giant” and “Rainier” are printed on the frame of the bike.

Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide sold the recalled bicycles from February through March 2004 for about $850.

Consumers should contact Giant Bicycle to determine whether their bicycle is included in this recall. Authorized dealers who sold these bicycles will schedule an inspection and free repair. Contact Giant B i c y c l e a t (8 6 6) 4 5 8 - 2 5 5 5 o r v i s i t

IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Penn., is recalling 7,279 Fargglad multicolor children's chairs because the plastic feet can detach from the chair legs, posing a choking hazard.

No incidents have been reported.

Fargglad multicolor children's chairs have the article number 400.548.40 and the supplier number (either 16592 or 17128) on a label on one of the chair's rear legs or on the underside of the chair seat. The chairs have a tubular steel frame with woven multicolor solid plastic piping used for the chair's seat and back. The plastic feet are red.

IKEA stores sold the chairs from May 2003 through September 2004 for about$15.

Consumers should immediately take the chairs away from young children and return them to IKEA for a refund. Call IKEA at (888) 966-4532 or visit

Sky High International LLC, of New York, N.Y., is recalling 13,000 Care Bears lunch kits with water bottles because the pull-up drinking spout can detach from the bottle, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received two reports of the drinking spouts detaching, but no injuries have been reported.

The purple and blue lunch bags are about 9 inches tall and have a rainbow strap. A multi-colored, shiny-plastic front displays Care Bears characters and the name “Care Bears.” The lunch bags are insulated and have a netted side pocket used to hold a 6-ounce water bottle.

Kohl's department stores nationwide sold the lunch kits from July through September 2004 for about $13.

Consumers should stop using the water bottles immediately and contact Sky High International for a refund of the water bottle. Call Sky High International at (800) 868-7870 or visit the Kohl's Web site at

International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., is recalling 1,600 Earlyears Spirolly Rattles because the spiral section of the rattle can come apart, releasing small balls from inside. This can pose a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received one report of the spiral section of the toy coming apart. No injuries have been reported.

The rattle is designed for children ages 3 months and up. It's about 5.5 inches long with a clear, spiral tube in the center containing eight yellow and purple balls. The ends of the rattle are green and purple and orange and yellow. The straight center tube is blue with a shaker inside.

Specialty toy stores nationwide sold the rattles from August through September 2004 for about $9.

Consumers should immediately take the rattles away from young children and contact the company for a refund or replacement. Call International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 or visit

Tai Tung International, Inc., of Los Angeles, is recalling 128,880 toy ice cream car, police car and washing machine toys because the multicolored beads inside the toys can become accessible to children, posing a choking hazard.

No incidents have been reported.

The recall includes an ice cream car, police car and a toy washing machine. The multicolored cars are about 5 inches long and contain various stickers. The pink, white or red toy washing machines are 4.5 inches high. The toys make animal and music sounds. When the music and animal sounds play, lights flash and the toy's multicolored beads can be seen moving inside.

Toy and discount stores nationwide sold the toys from June 2000 through September 2004 for about $3.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. Call Tai Tung at (800) 516-2988 or e-mail the company at

The Gillette Co. of Boston, is recalling Oral-B CrossAction Power and PowerMAX Toothbrushes and refills because the brush head can become loose in the mouth during brushing and get caught in the throat or swallowed.

Three incidents have been reported where the brush head became unlatched while being used to assist in brushing the teeth of persons with special needs, such as cerebral palsy or autism. During brushing, the loose brush head was caught in the throat or swallowed. Gillette also has received a small number of reports of brush heads being loose in the mouths of consumers without special needs. None of these consumers swallowed the brush heads.

Consumers should stop using these toothbrushes and refills to assist in brushing the teeth of children with special needs. For consumers using the toothbrushes for special needs children, Oral-B will replace the toothbrushes with its Oral-B Advance Power 400, which is better suited for use in assisted-brushing environments. Consumers should call (800) 496-6557 for a prepaid mailing envelope to return the CrossAction Power or PowerMAX toothbrush. Once the item is received, Oral-B will send consumers the replacement toothbrush.

For other consumers, Gillette is redesigning the brush heads for the CrossAction Power and PowerMAX toothbrushes to eliminate issues related to the unlatching of the brush head. The new brush head refills, scheduled to be available in January 2005, will fit into the current toothbrushes.

Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling 500 Salsa Campeon bicycle forks because the steering tube on the bicycle fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and causing a fall hazard to bicyclists.

There have been two reports of forks cracking or breaking, including one incident resulting in abrasions and bruises to the rider.

The recall involves carbon fiber/aluminum forks included with the Salsa model F-01 Campeon frame set in either white/black or red/black color combinations. Units included in the recall have a code of CK, DA or DB and a serial number from 03400 to 04600. The model number, date code and serial number are located on a label at the base of the steerer tube near the crown of the fork.

Bicycle specialty stores nationwide sold the Salsa framesets that included the forks from April through June 2004 for about $940.

Owners of the recalled bicycle forks should immediately stop using the product and contact their Salsa dealer directly to schedule a free repair. They can find authorized Salsa dealers online at Consumers who don't live near a Salsa dealer should call Quality Bicycle Products Inc. at (952) 941-9391, ext. 2004, or e-mail

Petit Bateau, of Millburn, N.J., is recalling 2,700 children's bathrobes because the robes fail to meet the children's sleepwear flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injury to children due to the possible ignition of the garment.

No incidents have been reported.

The bathrobes are terrycloth and have a hood, long sleeves and two front patch pockets. Colors of the bathrobes include white with pink trimming, white with blue trimming, white with beige trimming, cream with pink trimming, cream with blue trimming and blue with white trimming. The bathrobes are labeled“Petit Bateau” on the center-back neck edge.

Petit Bateau retail stores and other outlets nation-wide sold the bathrobes from February 2002 through June 2004 for about $65.

Consumers should return the bathrobes to Petit Bateau USA Inc. to receive a refund and a special gift. Contact the company at (888) 897-2872 or visit www.petit-bateau.comfor instructions on returning the bathrobes.

adidas America Inc., of Portland, Ore., is recalling 187,000 pairs of adidas Superstar Ultra and Pro Team shoes because a portion of the sole of the heel can separate or tear during use, which can result in injuries.

adidas America has received two reports of injuries involving these shoes,including one sprained ankle and one strained Achilles tendon.

The adidas Pro Team and Superstar Ultra basketball shoes come in various color combinations. The shoes have a six-digit article number on the inside part of the shoe tongue. A complete list of the article numbers of the shoes involved in the recall can be found at by calling the firm's recall hotline.

adidas stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores nationwide and thestore. sold the shoes. The Superstar Ultra shoes were sold between January and October 2004 for about $120. The Pro Team shoes were sold between July and October 2004 for about $80.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes and contact adidas America to receive a prepaid mailing label and a refund or gift certificate. For more information, call adidas at (877) 568-4632 or visit

Morris National, of Azusa, Calif., is recalling Halloween Sour Kids Jelly Candy Pops because they contain trace amounts of egg proteins, which aren't in the ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been confirmed to date. This product is safe for people without egg protein allergies.

The product consists of individually wrapped lollipop candies in a cardboard display box. The label on the front of the package reads:“Jelly Candy Pops Sour Zip Kids.” The candy comes in the form of gelatin-based lollipops with frosting made to look like various Halloween figures (i.e., ghost, monsters, etc.).

The candy was distributed nationally through Tuesday Morning stores.

Those with egg allergies who have purchased this candy should not consume it and should instead return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions should call (800) 666-7747.