Recalls this week: power banks, bicycles, trapeze rings

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Posted: Sep 25, 2015 12:46 PM

A line of power bicycles with handlebars that can cause hand injuries are among this week's recalled products. Others include powerbanks that overheat and trapeze rings that can break.

Here's a more detailed look:

BICYCLES

DETAILS: The Wishbone Recycled Bikes, which are made from recycled black plastic materials with 12-inch, air-filled white rubber tires. The two recalled bikes include one 3-in-1 model, which is adjustable as a 3-wheeler or 2-wheeler with a high seat or low seat; and one 2-wheeler model, which is adjustable with a high or low seat. The date codes for production appear in a round dial on the front frame of the bikes under the seat. Date codes are either December 2013 or May 2014. The year appears in the center of the dial and the arrow points to the month. There is also a Wishbone logo embossed on each bike fork. They were sold at independent toy and bike stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from July 2014 through June 2015.

WHY: The handlebar can pinch fingers placed at the center where the handlebar connects to the bike frame.

INCIDENTS: Four incidents, including two injuries. One required stitches and one required restorative surgery.

HOW MANY: About 400 in the U.S. and about 4,600 were sold outside the U.S.

FOR MORE: Call Wishbone Design Studio at 888-748-7453 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.wishbonedesign.com and click on Product Care and then Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

POWER BANKS

DETAILS: CleggPromo CPB-100 power banks, catalog item number 625401, which are used to provide emergency charging for portable electronic equipment. They were promotional items given as handouts at corporate events, meetings, trade shows and conventions from January 2014 to April 2015. The power banks are rectangular in shape with rounded corners and are about 3 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide by 3/4 inches deep. The power banks are cream colored and have a silver panel on the top side with a white power button, four circles and the word "POWERBANK." The left end of the power bank has a standard USB port with the word "Out" above it and a power indicator LED light. The front side has a micro USB port with the word "In" below it. Input, output and capacity information are also on the front side.

INCIDENTS: One reported incident of the power bank overheating, exploding and catching fire, resulting in fire damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,500.

FOR MORE: Call CleggPromo at 800-842-2909 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to recall@cleggpromo.com or visit www.cleggpromo.com and click on "1k Power Bank Recall Info" at the bottom of the page for more information.

TRAPEZE RINGS

DETAILS: Yellow plastic trapeze rings sold at Rainbow dealers nationwide from January 2007 through December 2011 and at several mass merchandisers including Sam's Club, Toys R Us and Walmart from January 2009 through December 2009. The playsets retailed for between $900 and $10,000. They were sold either as a separate component or as an attachment on the following Rainbow-branded residential wooden playsets: All-American, Backyard Circus, Carnival, Fiesta, King Kong, Monster, Sunray, Sunshine and Rainbow. All of these playsets have an aluminum plate located on the front of the wooden swing beam with the following name stamped on it, "Playgrounds America," ''Rainbow Play Systems Inc.," or "Sunray Premium Playgrounds."

WHY: The rings can unexpectedly crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: More than 100 reports of the rings cracking or breaking including 15 with reports of injuries consisting of bumps, bruises, lacerations, concussion and one broken finger.

HOW MANY: About 121,000 pairs of rings in the U.S. About 6,500 were sold in Canada and about 5,500 in Mexico.

FOR MORE: Call Rainbow Play Systems at 888-201-1570 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.rainbowplay.com and click on the Recall tab located on the top menu bar for more information.

HAMMOCK STANDS

DETAILS: Hammock stands sold under the Bed Bath & Beyond Destination Summer private label. The bronze-colored heavy gauge steel hammock stand with enamel finish measures 15 feet long by 3.5 feet wide by 4 feet high.

WHY: Z-shaped hooks that attach the hammock to the hammock stand can bend or break, resulting in a consumer falling to the ground.

INCIDENTS: 13 reports of the z-shaped hooks bending or breaking, resulting in consumers falling to the ground and injuring various body parts.

HOW MANY: About 13,900 in the U.S. and about 55 sold in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Pride Family Brands at 855-612-9800 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.bedbathandbeyond.com and click on "Safety & Recalls" at the bottom of the page.