Recalls this week: Infant bicycle helmets, climbing gear

Updated at: 05/20/2016 2:23 PM
By The Associated Press



A line of infant bicycle helmets with a magnetic piece that poses a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty pieces of climbing gear and strollers.

Here's a more detailed look:

INFANT BICYCLE HELMETS

DETAILS: Infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps and "SCHWINN" printed on the front. They were sold at Target stores and online at www.target.com from January through April. The helmets are made for infants ranging from 1 to 3 years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. The buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets.

WHY: The magnetic buckle on the helmet's chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet-ingestion to young children.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 129,000.

FOR MORE: Call Pacific Cycle at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, send email to customerservice@pacific-cycle.com or visit www.schwinnbikes.com and click on "Important Recall Information" at the top of the page, or www.target.com and click on "help" at the bottom of the page, then "see all help," then "product safety & recalls," then "Sport/Fitness/Outdoors," or click on the Product Recalls tab on Target's Facebook page for more information.

MENORAHS

DETAILS: Clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs in a pyramid design that are 10.5 inches long, 1.2 inches wide and 2.3 inches high. Model number 240-14-0169 and a bar code can be found on a round white label on the side of the menorah. They were sold at Target stores nationwide from October through December.

WHY: The menorahs can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the product melting, including three reports of fire. No property damage or injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,600.

FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.target.com, click on "help" at the bottom of the page, then "see all help," then "product safety & recalls," then "School/Stationery/Seasonal," or click on the Product Recalls tab on Target's Facebook page for more information.

STROLLERS

DETAILS: phil&teds dash v5 buggy-style strollers with serial numbers ranging between PTRV 0715/0746 and PTRV 0815/2525. The serial number is printed on the lower left rear cradle, next to the identification label. They were sold at Baby Street, Dainty Baby, Mega Babies and other baby-product and specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, diapers.com and philandteds.com from August through April. Colors and models included in the recall are: black with EAN/UPC code 9 420015754 155 and model DASH_V5_5; grey marl with EAN/UPC code 9 420015754 179 and model DASH_V5_7; blue marl with EAN/UPC code 9 420015754 186 and model DASH_V5_3; red with EAN/UPC code 9 420015754 162 and model DASH_V5_11.

WHY: The hinge used to fold the dash v5 stroller can become damaged while opening and closing the stroller, posing a pinch hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: One report of the stroller hinge joint separating. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 630 in the U.S. and 240 were in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call phil&teds at 855-652-9019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit www.philandteds.com and click on "Support," then "help & support," then "Upgrades & Recalls" for more information.

BICYCLES

DETAILS: Scott bicycles with Syncros seat posts. This recall involves model year 2016 Scott men's and women's road bicycles with Syncros FL 0.1 seat posts. Bicycle models included in the recall are: Addict CX 10 disc, Addict SL, Addict Team Issue, Addict 10, Addict 15, Addict 20, Addict Gravel disc, Solace Premium disc, Solace 10 disc, Frame set Addict 10 (HMF), Frame set Addict CX 10 disc (HMX) mech / Di2 and Seatpost Syncros FL1.0 Carbon Offset 27.2mm. "Scott" is printed on the bicycle down tube and "Syncros" is printed on the seat post. A complete list of serial numbers included in the recall can be found at http://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/company/safety-and-recalls. The serial number is printed on a white sticker and embossed on the underside of the bicycle frame near the pedals. They were sold at authorized Scott dealers nationwide and online from June 2015 through March 2016.

WHY: The seat post can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

INCIDENTS: 11 reports of broken seat posts outside of the U.S. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,400 in the U.S. and about 170 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Scott USA at 888-607-8365 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, send email to recall@scott-sports.com or visit at www.Scott-Sports.com and click on "Safety and Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

BICYCLES

DETAILS: All 2003 through 2016 models of Rocky Mountain bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release (QR) lever on the front wheel hub. Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm — or the width of a #2 pencil — between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall. They were sold at Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers nationwide and online at www.Bikes.com (Rocky Mountain Bicycles), www.Ems.com (Eastern Mountain Sports), www.JensonUsa.com, www.MikesBikes.com and www.PerformanceBike.com from May 2002 through April 2016.

WHY: An open quick release lever on the bicycle's front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 17,300 in the U.S. and about 61,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Rocky Mountain at 800-663-2512 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to info@bikes.com or visit www.bikes.com and click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page.

ELECTRICAL METERS

DETAILS: Klein Tools digital clamp meters used to detect electrical current in wiring. Model numbers CL110, CL210, CL310 and CL110KIT with date codes 0815U-A1, 1015U-A1, 1115U-A1, 1215U-A1, 0116U-A1, 0216U-A1 and 0316U-A1 are included in this recall. "Klein Tools" and the model number are printed on the front of the clamp meters. The date code is printed on the back. The meters are black with a backlit LCD display and an orange trigger and clamp mechanism. The meters are rated CAT III 600 volts and measure voltage up to 600 volts and alternating current up to 400 amps. Only the meter in the CL110KIT is included in the recall. They were sold at Home Depot and other hardware stores, industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from November through April.

WHY: The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing shock, electrocution and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 114,000 in the U.S., 3,300 in Canada and 3,750 in Mexico.

FOR MORE: Call Klein Tools at 800-527-3099 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit www.kleintools.com and click on "Safety Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information or send email to ClampMeterRecall@kleintools.com.

CAMMING CLIMBING DEVICES

DETAILS: Black Diamond Camalot and Camalot Ultralight camming devices. The climbing devices are used to secure ropes while rock climbing. The Camalots were sold in sizes 0.3 to 6 and have manufacturing codes from 5133 to 6067. The Camalot Ultralights were sold in sizes 0.4 to 4 and have manufacturing codes from 5309 to 6061. Manufacturing codes are printed on the underside of the cams. They were sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Gear Express, Mountain Gear, REI and other specialty outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at BackCountry.com and BlackDiamond.com.

WHY: The camming devices can come apart during use and fail, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 45,500 in the U.S. and about 5,700 units were sold in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Black Diamond at 877-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click below "Safety Notices: Recall for Inspection" for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@bdell.com.

CLIMBING ASCENDERS

DETAILS: Black Diamond brand Index Ascenders (left and right versions) used as rope clamps for rock climbing and mountaineering. The metal ascenders are orange, with a black and gray grip or silver with a black and gray grip. Index Ascenders with a manufacturing code from 4356 to 6015 are included in the recall. The manufacturing code is located on the frame of the ascenders. "Black Diamond" is imprinted on both sides of the handle. They were sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Outdoors Inc., REI, Sport Chalet, and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at Backcountry.com and BlackDiamond.com.

WHY: The Index Ascenders' rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,800 in the U.S. and about 300 were sold in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Black Diamond at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, send email to recall@bdel.com or visit http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click below "Safety Notices: Recall for Inspection" for more information.

CLIMBING SETS

DETAILS: Black Diamond Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser via ferrata climbing sets with manufacturing codes between 5293 and 5350. The manufacturing code is located on a sewn-in fabric label located inside the zippered cover. "Easy Rider" or "Iron Cruiser" and "Black Diamond" are printed on the black nylon cover. They were sold at Camp Saver, Gear Saver Inc., The Gear Coop and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at BlackDiamond.com.

WHY: Climbing sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards can allow the ends to unexpectedly detach, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 100.

FOR MORE: Call Black Diamond at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click below "Safety Notices: Recall for Inspection" for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@bdel.com.

DRESSERS

DETAILS: Bestar Dream Dressers sold at Online at appliancesconnection.com, Cymax.com and Wayfair.com from June 2014 through October 2015. The dressers are juvenile five-drawer dressers sold as part of the juvenile four-piece children's bedroom set. The dressers were sold in the colors brown and white. The dressers are 48 inches high, 30 inches wide and 16 inches deep, and weigh about 108 lbs. They have a melamine resin surface and the drawer handles have a matte chrome finish. The brown dresser is model number 49250-1152 and the white dresser is model number 49250-1117. The model number is on the box and the brochure. Both dressers have UPC number 63753045292 on the box and the brochure.

WHY: The recalled dressers are unstable, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or serious injuries to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported in the U.S. Health Canada has received one report of a child in Canada receiving cuts and bruises from a dresser that tipped over without a restraint strap attached.

HOW MANY: About 26 in the U.S. and about 250 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Bestar at 888-823-7827 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to service@bestar.ca or visit www.bestar.ca and click on "Recall Alert" under "Customer Service" at the bottom of the page for more information.

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