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A line of children's puzzles with pieces that can cause a choking hazard and infant socks with a stitched piece that can also cause a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include heated liner jackets and tricycles.
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DETAILS: Ryan's Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles imported by Small World Toys Enterprises. Both toys are made of wood and consist of a painted, rectangular board with pegs mounted to it and removable gear and animal-shaped pieces. The farm puzzle has 14 puzzle pieces including three animal pieces: a cow, a dog and a sheep. The safari puzzle has 11 puzzle pieces. The puzzle boards have "2012 Small World Toys" on the bottom right. They were sold from May 2012 through October 2012.
WHY: Small pegs on the puzzle boards can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of pegs separating from puzzle boards. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 4,000.
FOR MORE: Call Small World Toys at 800-421-4153, send email to recall(at)smallworldtoys.com, or visit www.smallworldtoys.com, then click on "Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: 2012 Huffy 20-Inch Slider tricycle. The product is a 2012 model year with "Huffy" printed on the front of the frame and "Slider printed on the frame's side. The model number, 98682, is located on the frame under the seat. They were sold at Toys R Us from January 2013 through February 2013.
WHY: The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,040.
FOR MORE: Call Huffy at 888-366-3828 or visit www.huffybikes.com and click on "Product Recall" on the bottom of the page.
HEATED JACKET LINERS
DETAILS: Gerbings and Harley Davidson 12-volt heated jacket liners. The jacket liners heat up when plugged into a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or snowmobile. "Gerbing's Heated Clothing" or "Harley Davidson" is printed on the front left chest of the jacket liners. The Gerbing's jacket liners have model number JKLN and PO(hash) 3796 and Harley-Davidson jackets have model number 98324-09VM and GM32873, GM32874, GM34188, GM34189, GM34190, or GM34191. The model number, PO number and "Use only 12 Volts" are printed on a label sewn inside next to the jacket liner's front zipper. They were sold at Harley-Davidson dealerships, Eagle Leather, and other sporting goods, retail stores, and motorcycle shops from April 2011 through December 2012.
WHY: A defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Gerbings has received two reports of the jacket liners overheating, causing minor dime-sized burns to consumers' backs, resulting in blisters.
HOW MANY: About 9,900.
FOR MORE: Call Gerbings LLC at 877-242-5595 or call Harley-Davidson at 800-258-2464, or visit www.gerbing.com and click on the Recalls & Warnings link for more information.
DETAILS: Infant Froggy Socks made by Sino-Best Industries Co. Ltd., of Ningbo, China. The knit ankle infant socks have a red ankle border with a lime green sock that has four fabric feet and a dark green frog head with black and white eyes and a red tongue stitched to the top of the toe of the socks. The socks were sold with a Cracker Barrel price tag printed with SKU number 417662, S110, size 6-18M, fiber content, and care instructions on the back of the tag. They were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations from January 2013 to March 2013.
WHY: The stitched knit frog face and feet on the socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Call Classic Characters at 877-298-9620 or visit www.classiccharacters.com and click on safety notice for more information.
DETAILS: Mini Boden Chunky Cord Dungarees. The overalls were sold in light brown and red in sizes 0-24 months and 2Y through 4Y. There are two snaps on each side of the overalls, side pockets and a centre pocket with a sewn-in black and white tab label. There is a label on the back of the waist of the dungarees with item number 72092. The label inside the back strap of the dungarees reads "Baby Boden" and the buttons read "Mini Boden." Pants shipped directly to consumers came in a bag labeled "Mini Boden." They were sold at Nordstrom stores, online at Bodenusa.com, and through the Boden catalogue from July 2012 through March.
WHY: The studs and clasps on the pants can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and small children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,900.
FOR MORE: Call J.P. Boden Services at 866-206-9508 or visit www.bodenusa.com, then click on Recall Information for more information.
DETAILS: High-pressure scuba diving air hoses imported by Trident Diving Equipment. The recalled air hoses are high-pressure scuba air hoses with a black, smooth rubber outer covering. The phrase "Scuba Diving High Pressure hose I.D. 3/16 (4.76 mm) W.P. 5000 PSI Exceeds SAE 100RT braid with Kevlar fiber from Dupont" is printed in white lettering on the hose's outer covering. The hoses have metal fittings on each end - one female fitting and one male fitting. "CE EN 250 230" is stamped on the female fitting and one of the following production date codes is on the male hex head fitting: T1011, T1111 or T0312. They were sold at scuba diving retailers from November 2011 through June 2012.
WHY: The diving hose that connects the regulator to the tank's pressure gauge can leak, posing a drowning hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: One report of a hose leaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 200.
FOR MORE: Call Trident Diving Equipment at 800-234-3483, send email to TridentDive(at)aol.com or visit www.TridentDive.com, then click on "Smooth High Pressure Hose Safety Recall" for more information.