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A line of ride-on toys modeled after old-style airplanes are being recalled this week because parts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Other recalled consumer products include faulty child bicycle trailers and fire alarms.
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DETAILS: Peanuts Flying Ace ride-on toys modeled after old-style airplanes and sold at Target stores from July through August 2015. The toys are intended for children ages 12 months to 2 years. The body of the plane is red, the steering wheel, propeller and wings are yellow and the hubcaps are blue. "Snoopy Flying Ace" is printed on the front of the toy airplane and Snoopy characters are printed on each wing and on the front. A hang tag attached to the product at purchase has "(hash)38126" printed on it and one of the following date codes: BCHTAR616A13-0515, BCHTAR614A13-0515, BCHTAR615A11-0515, BCHTAR684A20-0515, BCHTAR682A05-0615, or BCHTAR683A05-0615.
WHY: The toy's blue hubcaps can detach from the wheel's axle, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 11,000.
FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.target.com, click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the homepage under the Help section. Consumers can also click on the Product Recalls tab on Target's Facebook page for more information. Consumers can also visit LaRose's website at http://www.cra-z-art.com and click on the Product Recall Information tab at the bottom of the page.
CHILD BICYCLE TRAILERS
DETAILS: Seven models of Burley Design child bicycle trailers made from 2009 to 2015. The trailers allow cyclists to tow children behind their bicycles while riding. The trailers are connected to the bicycle by a tow bar, which attaches to the rear axle of the bicycle on one end and to a tow bar receiver on the trailer at the other end. Recalled trailers have a black plastic tow bar receiver with an integrated wheel guard. Recalled trailers can be identified by the first four characters of the serial numbers on the trailer. The serial number is on a sticker in the rear cargo area behind the seat of the trailer on the left inside frame bar. The following models and corresponding serial numbers are being recalled: Cub K943, Rental Cub K943, D'Lite and D'Lite ST D948 and K948, Encore K942, Solo and Solo ST D939, K939 and KK939. They were sold at REI, Sport Chalet and other sporting goods stores and bike shops nationwide, and at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2009 to October 2015
WHY: Trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer.
INCIDENTS: 35 reports of trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers separating from the tow bar, including two incidents that resulted in abrasions to a child.
HOW MANY: About 34,000 in the U.S. and about 820 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Burley Design at 800-311-5294 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.burley.com and click on "Recall: Child Bicycle Trailers" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Avengers and Darth Vader themed stainless steel water bottles with images of Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man on one and an image of Darth Vader and the Death Star on the other style. They were sold at Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and online at http://www.potterybarnkids.com from June through September 2015. SKU number 7939721 (Avengers) or 7939721 (Darth Vader) is printed on the price sticker affixed to the bottom of the bottle, along with one of the following date codes: 12/2013, 8/2014 or 12/2014. A tracking label imprinted on the underside of the bottle contains the date code printed along with the words, "Pottery Barn Kids," "LOT 1, BATCH 1" and "JINHUA, CHINA."
WHY: The gray paint on the metal portion of the water bottle can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 15,200 in the U.S. and about 430 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Pottery Barn Kids at 844-421-8062 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily, or visit http://www.potterybarnkids.com and click on "Safety Recalls" at the bottom of the page under "Our Company" for more information.
DETAILS: Sure Signal Products heat-activated fire alarms sold under the following brand names and models: DeTech FST2004H, MasterGuard QR50, Responsive TR70-R and Thermalink QR50. The alarms were made from Jan. 1, 2004 through July 1, 2015. Date codes are listed in a YYDDD format and range from 04001 through 15182. The alarm's model is printed on a label on the back of the alarm. SSP, the temperature rating and the date code can be found on the back of the fuse. They were sold at fire alarm dealers nationwide from January 2004 through September 2015.
WHY: A defective fusible link sensor (fuse) on the fire alarm can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 375,000
FOR MORE: Call Sure Signal Products at 855-202-3083 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.SureSignalProducts.com and click on "CPSC Heat Sensor Recall" in the upper right of the page for more information.
DETAILS: The two recalled ceramic mugs are the Pastor's Wife model (hash)18208, and the Serve with Gladness model (hash)18209. They were sold at Family Christian Stores, Lifeway Christian Stores, Mardel, many smaller Christian bookstores and online at http://www.christianbook.com from July through October 2015. Model number 18208 or 18209 is printed on a UPC sticker on the bottom of the mug.
WHY: Hot liquids can seep through hairline cracks, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: One incident, but no injuries.
HOW MANY: About 4,400.
FOR MORE: Call Lighthouse at 888-477-4031 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to CustomerService(at)LCPgifts.com or visit http://www.LCPgifts.com and click on Recall Notice at the top of the page for more information.
DETAILS: WeThePeople Envy BMX bicycles and aftermarket ECLAT Aeon BMX cranksets. The Envy BMX bicycles have a 20.6 or 21 inch chromoly frame, painted dark gold. The bicycle bottom bracket has an "ENVY20.6" or "ENVY21" stamp. The ECLAT Aeon BMX cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The cranksets have a steel, two-piece construction. Printed on the left side of the spindle is "ESS Eclat 22mm" and next to the pedal, on the crank arm is "Aeon." Printed on the inside of the crank arm is "Eclat Germany" followed by the crank arm length "170mm" or "175mm." They were sold at BMX bicycle/product dealers, WeThePeople distributors and specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and online at http://www.QBP.com and other BMX bicycle/product websites from September 2014 through July 2015.
WHY: The left end of the bicycle crankset spindle can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of the crankset spindles breaking, but no injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 70 bicycles and about 170 cranksets in the U.S. In addition, about 40 bicycles and about 40 cranksets were sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call QBP at 844-610-7484 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.qbpbmx.com and click on the Recall Information tab under "Latest Articles" for more information.
DETAILS: Girls' blush hoodie sizes 2T-6X, made of 62 percent polyester, 35 percent cotton and 3 percent spandex. The garment comes in blush/pink and has a lace decoration strip around the hood opening. There is a white drawstring inside the hood lining that surrounds the face. There is a zipper on the front with a pocket on each side. The pocket openings and sleeves are decorated with a lace strip. The name "Just Fab Girls" is sewn into the label of the neck. There is also a label sewn into the side seam that reads "RN (hash)137339" and "Made in China." They were sold at children's boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide from July through December 2013.
WHY: The hoodies have a drawstring inside the lining of the hood that surrounds the face which poses a strangulation hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,200.
FOR MORE: Call Maeli Rose at 626-701-7575 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday visit at http://www.maelirose.com and click on the Recall News tab at the top of the homepage for more information.