Recalls: high chairs, knives, diving equipment

AP News
Posted: Dec 22, 2009 3:43 PM

The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 600 LEOPARD high chairs, made in Italy and distributed by IKEA Home Furnishings, because the product's snap locks can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children. Detached snap locks can also pose a choking hazard to children. IKEA received 11 reports worldwide of failing snap locks, including one report of a child falling through the frame and suffering bruised legs. IKEA also has one report of a child mouthing a detached snap lock. The recalled high chairs were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October through November this year. Details: by phone at 888-966-4532; by Web at or

_ About 19,000 folding knives, given away as promotional items. The knives, made in China and imported by 5.11 Tactical, of Modesto, Calif., can fail to lock into the open position, posing a cutting hazard to consumers. One minor cut has been reported. The recalled folding knives have the style number 51041019 and were given away as free promotional items from September through December 2009. Details: by phone at 866-451-1726; by Web at or

_ About 16,000 Dive Rite wings, manufactured in the United States by Lamartek Inc., doing business as Dive Rite of Lake City, Fla., because the springs on the over pressure valve could rust, allowing the buoyancy compensator devices to leak. This poses a risk of drowning. No incidents have been reported. The wings were sold by diving equipment stores and distributors around the country between June 2006 and October 2008. Details: by phone at 800-495-1046; by Web at or

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_ About 900 1-inch 140X-9 temperature and pressure relief valves, manufactured in the United States by Watts Regulator Co. of North Andover, Mass., because the relief valve can fail to reduce pressure, posing a risk of water heater tank ruptures. The valves were sold by authorized distributors around the country between October 2006 and July 2009, typically as replacement parts. Details: by phone at 888-272-4649; by Web at or