155,000 Children's Necklaces
Geddes Co. Inc. is recalling approximately 155,000 children's necklaces because they contain high levels of lead. The necklaces also contain a sharp point, posing a laceration hazard to young children. The company has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled necklaces have medallions that came in four different designs depicting frogs, dolphins with a small bead on the tail, a sunshine smiley face, and an alien face on a starburst. The medallion is on a black rope chain surrounded by a metallic bead with a coil section. The necklaces were sold through mail-order catalogs nationwide, and on the Internet from August 1998 through November 2004 for about $1. Consumers should immediately take these necklaces away from young children and contact the company to receive a refund.
For more information, contact Raymond Geddes at 888-431-1722 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
72,000 Swing Seats
Swing-N-Slide Corp. is recalling approximately 72,000 Extra-Duty and Heavy-Duty Swing Seats because a manufacturing defect can cause the metal grommet securing the seat to break. If this happens, the user can fall to the ground. Swing-N-Slide has received five reports of the swing's seat breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold in either green (extra-duty) or yellow (heavy-duty), the seats are suspended from a crossbeam by two plastic-coated metal chains. On the bottom of each seat, in raised lettering, are the words, "Swing-N-Slide Corp., 1212 Barberry Drive, Janesville, WI 53545, (800) 888-1232." These were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, DIBC, TruServ, Handy Hardware, and Emery-Waterhouse stores nationwide from January 2004 through June 2004 for about $30.
Consumers should take down the extra-duty and heavy-duty seats and contact Swing-N-Slide for information on how to return the swing for a replacement. The company will send consumers a postage-paid package to return the product.
For more information, contact Swing-N-Slide at 800-888-1232 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or write to Extra/Heavy-Duty Swing Seat Recall, Swing-N-Slide, 1212 Barberry Drive, Janesville, Wisconsin, 53545.
7,600 Basketball Hoops
First Team Inc. is recalling approximately 7,600 basketball hoops because the bolt attaching the arm to the vertical post can break, causing the backboard to fall and injure someone standing below. First Team received one report of a backboard falling. No injuries were reported.
This recall involves First Team Attack, Force, and Titan basketball hoops. The hoops have a spring-loaded E-Z crank, adjustable backboard that goes from 6' 6" to 10' tall. "First Team" is written on the bottom left corner of the clear acrylic or tempered glass backboard. The heavy duty basketball hoops are often professionally installed, and were sold through Internet distributors and independent retail stores from January 1996 through August 2004 for between $1,000 and $1,800. Consumers should stop using their basketball hoops and contact First Team Customer Service to receive a free repair kit.
For more information, call First Team at 800-649-3688 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.
1.2 million Target Mossimo Beaded Sandals
Target Corporation is recalling approximately 1.2 million pairs of Mossimo beaded sandals because the sole can become slippery and cause the pedestrian to fall and receive injuries, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received at least 15 reports of consumers falling, which resulted in nine injuries. The injuries ranged from minor bruises to broken bones.
The sandals can be identified by beads and shells sewn into the straps, and they come in beige and brown suede. The sizes range from 5 to 10. They were sold at Target stores nationwide for about $10. Consumers should return the sandals to Target stores for a refund gift card.
For more information, contact Target at 800-821-8684 or visit www.target.com.
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