Posted On: August 8, 2009 by Tobi Millrood

Recent Consumer Product Recalls

The following products have experienced problems resulting in their recall:

13-foot Square Trampolines. The straps supporting the top of the trampoline’s enclosure to the poles can fail. The enclosure could drop if these straps break, posing a fall risk. Skywalker Holdings LLC, (866) 603-5867 or www.skywalkertrampolines.com

2005 Novara Trionfo Bicycles. The fork can separate from the steerer tube, which can cause the rider to lose control. Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), (800) 426-4840 or www.rei.com

2009 Widetrak Snowmobiles and Engine Block and Battery Heaters. The insulation of the electrical cord for the engine and battery heaters can fail during cold temperatures, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers. Polaris Industries Inc., (888) 704-5290 or www.Polarisindustries.com

39” St. Anne Acacia Benches. The bench frame can collapse when weight is placed on it, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Ross Stores Inc., (800) 455-7677 or www.rossstores.com

Bicycles with JD Suspension Forks. The recalled bicycle’s fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash. Trek Bicycle Corp., (800) 382-2453 or www.trekbikes.com

Bicycles with JD Suspension Forks. The recalled bicycle’s fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash. Cannondale Bicycle Corp., (800) 245-3872 (BIKEUSA) or www.connondale.com

Bonavita “Cabana” Drop Side Cribs. The wooden crib slats can detach or break creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. LaJobi Inc., (866) 688-9009 or www.LaJobi.com

Bonavita “Hudson” and Babi Italia “Pinehurst” Drop Side Cribs. The lower spring pins on the footboard and headboard can pop out of the tracks located on the drop side causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a hazardous gap between the drop down side and the crib mattress in which infants can be come entrapped and suffocate or fall from cribs. LaJobi Inc., (866) 688-9009 or www.LaJobi.com

Bugaboo Bee Strollers. One or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpected roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant. Bugaboo north America Inc., (800) 460-2922 or www.bugaboo.com

Bunn® Single Cup Pod Brewers. The pod drawer of the pod brewer can open unexpectedly during a brew cycle, posing a burn hazard. Bunn-O-Matic Corp., (800) 741-3405 or www.bunn.com

Children’s Loungewear Garments. The loungewear garments fail to meet children’s sleepwear federal flammability standards, which require sleepwear, including loungewear, to be either snug fitting or flame resistant. Warm Biscuit Bedding Co., (800) 231-4231 or www.warmbiscuit.com

Composite Decks. The recalled decking can prematurely deteriorate and unexpectedly break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries. Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corp., (888) 325-1184 or www.deckingnotice.com

Cumberland Outfitters Girl’s Hooded Sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts. Ely and Walker, (800) 359-1878 or www.elyandwalker.com

Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards. The rocking bassinet attachment can tilt even when secured by straps in the non-rocking mode or can stay tilted with out returning to sleeping level, causing an infant to roll to the corner or the side of the bassinet. The infant can then become wedged or pressed against the side or bottom of the bassinet, posing suffocation risk. Dorel juvenile Group Inc., (888) 233-4903 or www.djgusa.com

Fluke Digital Clamp Meters. The meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a shock hazard. Fluke Corp., (888) 983-5853 or www.fluke.com/33Xecall

Folding Toy beach Chair for Stuffed Animals. This toy chair legs can bruise, pinch or cut fingers if caught while folding. Build-A-Bear Workshop®, (866) 236-5683 or www.buildabear.com

Fushin ATVs. These ATVs lack front brakes, a tie pressure gauge, and padding to cover the sharp edges on the handlebar assembly, which could pose a risk of injury to young riders. Fushin USA LLC, (866) 659-8600 or www.fushinusa.com

Lithium-ion Batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Notebook Computers. The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Hewlett-Packard Co., (800) 889-2031 or www.hp.com/supportt/BatteryReplacement

National and Sanyo Hand-Held hair Dryers. The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Immersion protection devices, which prevent electrocution, are required by industry safety standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers. Vintage International Inc., (888) 711-4656

Norco Bicycle Frames. The Bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries. Norco Performance Bikes, (800) 663-8916 or www.norco.com

Offset Patio Umbrellas. The patio umbrellas could tip over and strike consumers if the umbrella’s collar or sleeve is not removed prior to closing the umbrella, posing a risk of impact injury. The Home Depot, (866) 403-5504 or www.homedepot.com

Outdoor Playset Gliders. The retaining rings used to secure the gliders to the playset can become loose or detached, posing a fall hazard to children. Backyard Play Systems LLC, (866) 890-2211 or email customerservice@backyard-play.com

Samsung “Jitterbug” Cell Phones. The recalled cell phones that are in a no-service area and display an “out of range, try again later” message could fail to connect to emergency 911. Samsung Telecommunications America, (866) 304-4980 or www.samsung.com

Skinner Knife Sheaths. The knife can cut through the sheath because thee is no blade guard in the sheath. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers. Browning, (800) 637-0230 or www.browning.com

Speedy Children’s Hooded Zipper Jackets and Kids hooded Pullover Jackets. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts. Winterbee Inc., d.b.a. Speedy, (888) 901-8067.

Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle’s best Coffee® Blade Grinders. The grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Starbucks Coffee Co., (866) 276-2950 or www.starbucks.com

Step2 Play Up Gym Play Sets. The triangular hangers that attach the swing’s ropes to the upper rail of the play set can break, posing a fall hazard to children. The Step2 Company LLC, (800) 347-8372 or www.step2.com

Twin, Twin Extra-Large, and Twin over Full Bunk Beds. The bunk beds do not have sufficient headboards, footboards, or guardrails and have gaps between parts of the upper bunk that could allow a child’s body to pass through but not a child’s head. These bunk beds pose a fall, entrapment, and strangulation hazard to children and violate the spacing requirements of the federal bunk bed safety standard. Gothic Cabinet Craft Inc., (877) 946-8442 or www.gothiccabinetcraft.com

Viking Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers. The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. Viking Range Corporation, (888) 345-2650 or www.vikingrange.com

Wolfgang Puck Toaster Oven/Toasters. The toaster oven can remain “on” after the toast pops up, posing a fie hazard. Wolfgang Puck, (800) 275-8273 or ovenrec@wphousewares.com

If you have any questions regarding these recalls, please feel free to contact Pogust Braslow & Millrood LLC for more information.

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