The following recalls have been announced:
CHILDREN'S HOODED SWEATSHIRTS
DETAILS: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings, sold by Sunsations Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., at Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach; Ocean City, Md., and Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, N.C., from May 2009 to November 2010.
WHY: Drawstrings through the hood can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,600.
FOR MORE: Contact Sunsations at 1-800-786-9044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or the website http://www.sunsationsusa.com or e-mail info(at)sunsationsusa.com.
DETAILS: Wall-mounted Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces, imported by Southern Enterprises Inc. (SEI) of Coppell, Texas, and sold by Home Shopping Network between October 2010 and November 2010.
WHY: Heat from the operating unit can cause the plastic mounting screws to deform, causing the unit to fall from the wall, and posing a fall and fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Reports of 21 incidents of the product detaching from wall and falling, heat damage and/or fire. Two reports of personal injuries, a knee injury and broken toes.
HOW MANY: About 6,000.
FOR MORE: Contact SEI at 1-877-858-4959 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit its website at http://www.seidal.com/retrofit.
WOODEN FRUIT PUZZLES
DETAILS: Children's wooden fruit puzzles imported by Kid O Products, LLC of Perth Amboy, N.J., and sold at specialty children's stores nationwide from November 2010 through February 2011.
WHY: Knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,400.
FOR MORE: Call Kid O Products collect at 212-366-5858 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the website http://www.kidoproducts.com.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BICYCLES
DETAILS: Certain models of Rocky Mountain Bicycles distributed by Rocky Mountain Bicycles of Canada, manufactured by Procycle Group Inc. of Canada, and sold at bicycle stores and other specialty stores nationwide and on the Web at http://www.backcountry.com from June 2007 through November 2010.
WHY: The front fork steering tube can break, posing a fall injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of injuries, including three reports of cuts and scrapes and one report of a broken wrist.
HOW MANY: About 325.
FOR MORE: Visit the company's website at www.bikes.com.
HOLIDAY RATTLE BABY SLIPPERS
DETAILS: Holiday rattle baby slippers imported by Atico International USA Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., distributed by Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., and sold at Walgreen stores nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011.
WHY: Internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers' decorative figures can be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: One report of a 7-month-old baby who was found turning blue with the slippers' stuffing in its mouth. Two reports of babies pulling on the rattle/stuffing and the stuffing coming out.
HOW MANY: About 57,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Atico International USA at 1-877-546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or the website http://www.aticousa.com.
DETAILS: Whey-26 protein powder from Vitalabs Inc. of Jonesboro, Ga., sold at health food stores, fitness centers, clinics and online.
WHY: Certain lots of the powder could be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
INCIDENTS: Vitalabs is conducting this recall as an extension of the voluntary recall being performed by the manufacturer of the whey protein isolate. There have been no positive tests for salmonella contamination nor have there been any reports of illness related to Vitalabs' whey protein.
HOW MANY: Various lots of the protein powder, usually sold in plastic bottles.
FOR MORE: Consumers with questions may contact Vitalabs Inc. at 1-800-241-3017, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.