Recalls this week: Card table set, bicycles
The Associated Press
Jan. 03, 2014
Card table sets with chairs that have collapsed and amputated several fingertips are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty bicycles and unstable tables.
Here's a more detailed look:
CARD TABLE AND CHAIRS
DETAILS: Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets, which includes a black padded metal folding table and four black padded metal folding chairs. "Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co," the company that made the chair cushions, is printed on a white label on the bottom of the chairs. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from May 2013 through November 2013.
WHY: The chairs can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard and a risk of finger injury, including finger amputation.
INCIDENTS: 10 reports of injuries from collapsing chairs, including one finger amputation, three fingertip amputations, sprained or fractured fingers, and one report of a sore back.
HOW MANY: About 73,400.
FOR MORE: Call Walmart at 800-925-6278 or visit www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
CAR SEAT ADAPTER
DETAILS: Joovy's Zoom car seat adapters for strollers. The adapters are gray with black plastic clips designed to attach infant car seats to stroller frames. Models include 00945 for Graco, 00946 for Chicco, and 00947 for Peg Perego frames. "Joovy" and the model numbers can be found on the label at the center of the end bar of the adapter. They were sold from May 2012 through August 2013.
WHY: Adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Nine reports of incidents involving loose adapters on stroller frames. There are no injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,500.
FOR MORE: Call Joovy at 855-251-0759 or visit www.joovy.com, then click on the "Customer Service" menu at the top of the page, then select "Recall Information" for more information.
DETAILS: 2012 Source Eleven and Source Expert Disc bicycles with Supernova Switchable Dynamo Front Hubs. The name "Specialized" is printed on the bicycle's down tube and "Source Eleven" or "Source Expert" are printed on the top tube. The front hubs have "www.supernova-lights.com" and one of the following model numbers printed on them: 1207, 1208, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1241, 1254, 1263, 1284 and 1344. They were sold from October 2011 to September 2013.
WHY: The set screws in the front hub of the recalled bicycles can loosen and stop the front wheel from turning, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 173.
FOR MORE: Call Specialized Bicycle Components at 877-808-8154 or visit www.specialized.com and click on "Safety/Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Cabrinha H2 Hydra series bindings for kiteboards. The binding mounts on the twintip style kiteboards and is used to connect the rider by his or her feet to the board. The H2 binding is blue and black and has dual adjusting straps with 'Cabrinha' and 'H2' on the footstrap. The product was made in June and July 2013. The H2 binding comes in two sizes: standard and small. The product code is KB4H2BDSL which is found on the retail packaging. They were sold from August 2013 through December 2013.
WHY: The binding can detach from its base while riding and lead to loss of control.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 62 in the U.S. and Canada.
FOR MORE: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call Pryde Group Americas collect at 305-591-3922, or visit www.cabrinhakites.com and click on "Safety Alert" under the Support tab at the top of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Norwood Furniture science tables. The affected products include item numbers NOR-PIH1027-SO for the table measuring 24 inches wide by 48 inches long by 30 inches high; NOR-PIH1028-SO for the table measuring 24 inches wide by 54 inches long by 30 inches high; and NOR-PIH1029-SO for the table that's 24 inches wide by 60 inches long by 30 inches high. Consumers can locate the item number on the underside of the tabletop which is listed with the Commercial Furniture phone number, the OCI# and Country of Origin: China. They were sold at www.schooloutfitters.com from June 2013 through September 2013.
WHY: The wooden legs can split, causing instability.
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of instability of the tables, three of which are reports of the legs splitting. No reported injuries.
HOW MANY: About 655.
FOR MORE: Call School Outfitters at 866-619-1776 or visit www.schooloutfitters.com and click on "Email Customer Service" for additional information.