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Name of Product: Schwinn Deluxe Bicycle Child Carriers
Manufacturer: PTI Sports Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla.
Hazard: If the seat is not fully seated on the rack, the plastic guide tabs on the carrier can break. If these tabs break, it could cause the seat to fall off. This poses a risk of serious injury to a child seated in the carrier.
Incidents/Injuries: PTI Sports has received five reports of the bicycle child carriers falling, including three reports of minor injuries, such as bumps and scratches.
Description: The carrier is a seat for a child that is attached to the back of an adult bicycle. The carrier is gray plastic with a blue rubber back and seat pad, a gray head rest, and black straps. Model number SW571T is printed on the carrier's packaging and in the owner's manual. “PTI” is printed on a yellow warning sticker on the back of the carrier seat.
Sold at: Department stores, discount department stores, and military exchanges nationwide from September 2004 through November 2005 for about $50.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle child carriers. Do not return the carrier to store. Contact PTI Sports for a free safety bracket and revised installation instructions.
Name of Product:Trek Anthem C Elite and Anthem C Elite WSD Model Bicycle Helmets
Manufacturer: Trek Bicycle, of Waterloo, Wis.
Hazard: Product testing has demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled helmets are identified by the model name Anthem C Elite and Anthem C Elite WSD. A label inside the helmet identifies the helmet as “Trek Anthem C.” The helmets are available in men’s sizes in black/charcoal, blue/silver and blue/red, and in women’s sizes in aqua blue/silver and white/silver. This recall includes all sizes of this helmet.
Sold by: Authorized Trek Dealers nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for about $129.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and return their helmets to an authorized Trek dealer for a full refund
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Trek Bicycle at (800) 373-4594 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Name of Product: Cordless Push Button Toy Telephones
Hazard: The push buttons on the toy phone can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description and Models: The recalled toy phone is made of wood. It has push buttons with black numbers, and has a black rubber antenna. The toy phone sits in a wooden caddy. The caddy has “TELEPHONE” printed on it.
Sold at: Major school supply distributors, including Kaplan and Ajax School Office Source, from January 2004 through February 2006 for about $20.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy phone immediately and contact the firm for a free replacement toy phone. The replacement toy phone has red push button numbers and red graphics printed on it.
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