Graco Children's Products Inc., of Exton, Pa., is recalling 1 million Duo Tandem strollers and 143,000 MetroLite strollers because they can fail to latch properly and collapse while in use.
Two hundred and sixty-four injuries have been reported.
The recalled Duo Tandem strollers, manufactured from 1994 to 1999, have one seat in front and one seat in back. Only strollers with serial numbers and model numbers listed below are included in this recall.
The recalled MetroLite strollers, manufactured in 2000 and 2001, were sold as a stand-alone stroller and as part of a travel system that included an infant car seat/carrier and a base. The car seat/carrier is not affected. Only strollers with serial numbers between 10012000 and 12312001 in the first eight digits and the following model numbers are included in this recall: 6110DW,6114NGS, 6110F3, 7410CON, 6111FKB, 7413CML, 6114HAV, 7413MRN and 6114JAM.
The strollers were sold at discount, department and juvenile product stores for $80 to $200.
Consumers should stop using these strollers and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit. For details, call (800) 981-4412 or visit www.gracobaby.com.
Electric scooters, battery chargers
Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif., is recalling 246,000 Razor electric scooters and 584,000 PowMax battery chargers sold with certain Razor battery-powered scooters and ride-on vehicles.
The scooters are being recalled because a weld can break, causing the handlebar to detach from the scooter. Sixteen injuries have been reported.
The recall involves models E300, E300S, E200 and E200S Razor electric scooters, which are powered by battery motors. The scooters were sold at discount department, auto parts and toy stores nationwide from October 2003 through May 2005 for $180 to $250.
Consumers should stop using the scooters and contact Razor at (866)664-1409 to arrange a free repair.
The battery chargers, manufactured by Leadman Electronic Co. Ltd., of China, are being recalled because they can overheat and cause minor burns.
The recall involves PowMax battery chargers distributed with Razor battery-powered scooters and ride-on vehicles, including Razor electric scooters (models E100, E125, E300, E300S, E200 and E200S), Razor Pocket Rocket mini electric motorcycles, Razor Ground Force electric go-carts and Razor Chopper mini electric motorcycles.
The battery chargers were sold at discount department, auto parts and toy stores nationwide from October 2003 through May 2005 for $130 to $250.
Consumers should stop using the battery charger and contact Razor at (866)664-1409 for a free replacement. For details on either recall, visit www.razor.com.
Children's fishing kits
Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Division, of Columbia, S.C., is recalling 438,000 children's fishing kits because the paint on the rods of the fishing poles contains lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning.
The recalled fishing kits feature TAZ, Tweety, Mucha Lucha and Spider-Man. Other fishing kits feature Fishing Heroes, sold with a silver-colored badge;Kids Kits, sold with tackle boxes; and Shark and Dolphin Kits, which have reels in the shape of a shark or dolphin.
The fishing kits were sold at discount department, sporting good and toy stores nationwide from August 2001 through June 2005 for $9 to $13.
Consumers should stop using the recalled fishing poles. For information on receiving a free replacement fishing kit, call (866) 466-0559 or visit www.shakespeare-fishing.com/recall.
Portable DVD player battery packs
Mintek Digital Inc., of Anaheim, Calif., is recalling 116,000 portable DVD player battery packs because the battery can overheat and explode while recharging.
The recall involves battery packs used with the Mintek portable DVD players with a 7-inch (diagonal) screen and model number DVD-1710. The battery pack is silver with a nameplate on the bottom that is marked RB-LiP01 or RB-LiP02.
The DVD players were sold at electronic and department stores nationwide,including Best Buy, from September 2002 through January 2005 for $200 to$300.
Consumers should stop using and recharging the battery pack and contact Mintek Digital at (866) 709-9500 for a free replacement battery. Consumers can use the DVD player with the AC power adapter until they receive a replacement battery pack. For more information, visit www.mintekdigital.com.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., is recalling 26,000 Baby Connection Fun Frog Soft Gyms manufactured by Infantino LLC, of San Diego,because a cap on the wire supports inside the soft gym's upright arms can detach, allowing the wire to poke through the fabric and cut babies.
The items were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from October 2004 through May 2005 for $20.
Consumers should return the recalled soft gyms to their nearest Wal-Mart store for a refund. For more information, call (888) 808-3111 or visit www.infantino.comand click on Product Recalls.
Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga., is recalling 29,300 Bright Starts Jammin'Jumpers because the plastic clamp that attaches the jumper seat to a door frame can break, which can cause the unit to fall to the floor.
Twelve injuries have been reported.
The recalled baby jumpers are model number 6607 and were sold with a play mat that makes sounds when a child jumps on it. Mass merchandise and juvenile specialty stores nationwide sold the jumpers from December 2003 through May 2005 for $30.
Consumers should disable the jumper by cutting a 1-inch portion of the yellow strap just below the clamp. To receive a free replacement product, cut out the white warning label from the canvas seat and mail the label and the 1-inch portion of the yellow strap to Kids II, 555 North Point Center East,Suite 600, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
For more information, call (877) 325-7056 or visit www.kidsii.com.
Hair straightening iron
Sally Beauty Co. Inc., of Denton, Texas, is recalling 20,000 GVP ceramic hair straightening irons manufactured by Generic Value Products, of Omaha,Neb., because the heated ceramic plates can detach during use, posing a risk of burn injuries.
Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico sold the irons from March 21 through April 5 for $70.
Consumers should stop using these irons and return them to any Sally Beauty Supply store for a refund or exchange. For more information, call (800)526-3009 or visit www.GVPrecall.com.
Scooters, mini bikes
Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling 29,000 Power Wheels Lightning PAC scooters and 5,000 Power Wheels MX3 mini bikes because if tires are over-inflated, the plastic rim within the wheel can break, causing the tire to rupture. This could cause facial and hand injuries while inflating the tire.
These scooters and mini bikes were recalled in 2003 due to motor control circuits that could malfunction.
The recalled Lightning PAC scooters and MX3 mini bikes are battery-powered ride-on toys designed for children ages 6 and older. Scooter model 73530 and mini bike model 73535 are being recalled. If the warning label reads“Never inflate above 30 psi,” the scooter or mini bike is not subject to this recall.
The items were sold at discount department and toy stores nationwide from November 2001 through April 2003 for $250 for the scooters and $200 for the mini bikes.
Consumers should take the recalled scooters and mini bikes away from children and call (800) 255-7318 to receive new warning labels and a free tire gauge to provide assistance during inflation. To prevent over-inflation,Fisher-Price recommends using a manual pump to inflate the tires.
For more information, visit www.service.fisher-price.com.
Toy chests, trunks
Pottery Barn Kids of San Francisco is recalling 5,800 Cameron toy chests and 80 Chesapeake outdoor trunks because the lid supports may not stay open,possibly injuring a child's head, fingers or hands.
The toy chest recall includes Cameron models 4825378 (honey), 6252852(espresso) and 4825386 (white). The chests were sold on the Pottery Barn Kids'Web site, catalog and retail stores nationwide from December 2003 through April 2005 for $349.
The outdoor trunks include model 6512982, which were sold through Pottery Barn Kids Web site and catalog from March through late April for $350.
Consumers should stop young children from using these toy chests and trunks. Contact the company at (800) 699-0449 or www.potterybarnkids.comto determine if the toy chest lid support needs replacement. Pottery Barn Kids will provide consumers with a replacement outdoor trunk or refund.