The Associated Press
A line of toys that could damage a child's hearing and snowboard bindings with faulty straps are among this week's list of recalled products. Others include children's pajama sets and crib bumpers.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Dan-Dee "Chicken Dance" Tap Dance Easter Chicks. The recalled toy is a yellow chick in a furry multi-colored Easter egg shell that has a shell top with bunny ears and bright orange feet and nose. The chick plays music and dances when the left wing is squeezed. The sewn-on label reads "DanDee Collector's Choice" and also has the manufacture date and batch number printed, as follows: 11/2012 120613670. They were sold at select Fred Meyer stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska from February to March 2013.
WHY: The toy's music can reach decibel levels that exceed ASTM F963 standard, posing a hearing damage hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,000.
FOR MORE: Call Fred Meyer at 888-247-4439 or visit www.fredmeyer.com and then click on Recall Alerts under Services at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: GNU Snowboard Bindings imported by Mervin Manufacturing. The recalled snowboard bindings include men's, youth, and women's sizes. The bindings attach to the snowboard with screws, and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. The brand name "GNU" is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. They were sold from August 2912 to March 2013. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging. Styles and SKU numbers included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/GNU-Snowboard-Bindings-Recalled-by-Mervin-Manufacturing/
WHY: The ankle straps can break.
INCIDENTS: 30 reports of the binding straps breaking. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,800 pairs in the U.S. and 1,200 in Canada
FOR MORE: Call Mervin Manufacturing at 800-905-0551 or visit www.mervin.com and click on Recall for additional information.
CHILDREN'S WATER BOTTLES
DETAILS: Pink and blue plastic 16-ounce water bottles with "H&M Sweden" and "www.hm.com" embossed on the bottom of the bottle. The recalled products were made in June 2012. The water bottle contains the manufacture date in an embossed date clock on the bottom of the bottle. The inner circle on the clock contains the number 12 with an arrow between the two numbers. The arrow points at the number 6 in an outer circle of numbers. They were sold at H&M stores with children's departments nationwide from July 2012 through March 2013.
WHY: The water bottle's spout can break off, posing a choking hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: H&M has received one report of an incident in England of the water bottle spout breaking off in a child's mouth as the child was drinking from the bottle. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,900 (previously recalled in Sept. 2012)
FOR MORE: Call H&M at 855-466-7467 or visit www.hm.com and click on United States, then Customer Service at the bottom of the page and Recalled Items from the left column for more information.
CHILDREN'S PAJAMA SETS
DETAILS: Vive La Fete children's cotton or cotton/polyester two-piece pajama sets with style numbers HSH158BPL and HSH159BPL. They were sold in children's sizes 6 months through size 12. They consist of a long-sleeve shirt with collar and buttons paired with matching full-length pants with elastic waistband. Pajama set style HSH158BPL is blue with a white snowflake pattern. Pajama set style HSH159BPL is red and white gingham checkered pattern. The style number is printed on a white label located on the garment's hangtag. There are two tags sewn into the neckline. "VIVE LA FETE" is printed on the top tag. The garment size and fiber content with the phrases "CARE ON REVERSE" and "MADE IN EL SALVADOR" are printed on the bottom tag. They were sold from September 2012 to January 2013.
WHY: The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 710.
FOR MORE: Call Vive La Fete at 800-535-7396 or visit www.vivelafete.com and click on "Product Recall" at the bottom of the page under the "Shopping With Us" section.
DETAILS: Thirteen models of KTM and Husaberg brand competition/closed course and Enduro motorcycles. The 2013 KTM models include: 85 SX, 85 SXS, 125 SX, 150 SX, 150 XC, 200 XC-W, 250 SX, 250 XC, 250 XC-W, 300 XC and 300 XC-W. The 2012 and 2013 Husaberg models include: TE 250 and TE 300. The model number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycles below the tail end of the seat. The KTM motorcycles are black and orange and KTM is printed on the front number plate and on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The Husaberg motorcycles are blue, yellow and white with Husaberg printed on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Consumers can identify the model year by checking the letter in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the right side of the steering head. The letter "C'' is a 2012 model; "D'' is a 2013 model. They were sold at authorized KTM and Husaberg dealerships nationwide from January 2012 to April 2013.