Recalls this week: Pool slides, bassinets

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Posted: May 11, 2012 5:01 PM
Recalls this week: Pool slides, bassinets

One company recalled about 21,000 in-ground pool slides this week after several dangerous incidents, including a 29-year-old's death following a fractured neck. Another company recalled about 46,000 bassinets because of defective latches and hazards to infants. Other recalls this week include clothing with drawstrings and bar stools.

Here's a rundown of the recalled products:


DETAILS: Banzai in-ground pool water slides made by Manley Toys and sold at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toys R Us stores from January 2005 through June 2009. The vinyl slides have a blue base, yellow sliding mat and an arch going over the top of the slide. The slides have the barcode number 2675315734 and model number 15734 on the original packaging.

WHY: During use, the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide is also unstable and can topple over in both still and windy conditions and carries inadequate warnings and instructions.

INCIDENTS: A 29-year-old woman died after fracturing her neck going down a slide which had been placed over the concrete edge of a pool. A 24-year-old man became a quadriplegic after a similar incident and another woman fractured her neck.

HOW MANY: About 21,000.

FOR MORE: For Wal-Mart, call 800-925-6278 or visit For Toys R Us, call 800-869-7787 or visit


DETAILS: Kolcraft Tender Vibes bassinets with model numbers KB021-ARC, KB022-VER, KB039-CMR1 and Light Vibes bassinet with model number KB043-BNT1. The recalled bassinets were made from July 2008 through May 2010. The words "Kolcraft Tender Vibes" or "Kolcraft Light Vibes" are located on the removable music box which is attached to the side of the bassinet. The bassinets were sold between July 2008 and May 2012.

WHY: The latches that attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame can appear locked in place but remain unlocked. This allows the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame, posing an injury hazard to the infant inside.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of latches that detached from the bassinet frame. One infant suffered a bruised cheek when the bassinet detached from the metal frame and landed sideways on the floor with the infant inside.

HOW MANY: About 46,000.

FOR MORE: Call Kolcraft at 888-624-1908 or visit


DETAILS: Sonoma Valley wooden swivel top bar stools sold at Havertys Furniture. The bar stools are 24 inches and 30 inches high and were sold between October 2010 and March 2012. The seat has a slatted backrest, curved armrests and is padded with a cream-colored cloth cushion.

WHY: The bolts attaching the top of the bar stool to the leg assembly can come loose, causing the seat to dislodge.

INCIDENTS: One report of loose bolts, but no injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,350.

FOR MORE: Call Havertys at 1-888-428-3789 visit the importer Intercon's website at For other information about the recall, call Intercon at 800-223-9125.


DETAILS: "Goddess" hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings imported by LANY Group LLC sold between October 2011 and January 2012 at dd's discount stores.

WHY: The drawstring poses a strangulation hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 210.

FOR MORE: Call LANY Group at 855-691-7662.


DETAILS: Girls' winter jackets with drawstrings imported by LA Fashion Hub and sold between January 2011 and January 2012 at dd's discount stores. The jackets have drawstrings through the hoods and are polyester with polyester fill, have a front zipper, snap or Velcro closures, and different designs stamped on the collar, down the front and on the pockets, and a flower or heart design is embroidered on the front of the jackets.

WHY: The drawstring poses a strangulation hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,300.

FOR MORE: Call LA Fashion Hub at 800-919-1001 or e-mail the firm at lafashionhub(at)


DETAILS: YMI girls' hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold between December 2011 and January 2012 at dd's Discounts stores. The sweat shirts were sold under the brand name "YMI Jeanswear" and have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side.

WHY: The drawstring poses a strangulation hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 500.

FOR MORE: Call YMI Jeanswear at 888-394-1398 or visit


DETAILS: O'Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts IMPORTED BY La Jolla Sport USA Inc. and sold between September 2011 and December 2011. They were sold at various surfing specialty stores nationwide.

WHY: The drawstring poses a strangulation hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 600.

FOR MORE: Call La Jolla Sport at 800-213-6444 or visit


DETAILS: M.M.M. boys' jogging suits distributed by Hot Chocolate Inc. and sold at dd's Discounts stores from Dec. 2011 through Jan. 2012. The pants are a solid color matching the jacket, which has a second color on the top of both sleeves and top portion of the jacket.

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WHY: The jacket of this jogging suit has a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,700.

FOR MORE: Call Hot Chocolate at 877-841-0646


DETAILS: Class Club Children's Letterman Jackets. The jackets are 100 percent polyester and were sold in Dillards stores nationwide from Sept. 2011 through Nov. 2011. Style number "F14CL112L" is printed on the back of the sewn-in size label in the back neck.

WHY: Snaps on the jacket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 320.

FOR MORE: Call Supreme Trading Limited at 866-466-3523 or visit


DETAILS: Sportspower BouncePro 14-foot trampolines sold at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations from February 2009 through February 2012. The trampolines have brown mesh netting and UPC codes 68706404210 and 68706404244 are printed on the trampoline box.

WHY: The netting surrounding the trampolines can break.

INCIDENTS: 17 reports of the net breaking, resulting in 11 injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.

HOW MANY: About 92,000.

FOR MORE: Call Sportspower at 888-965-0565, visit, or send an e-mail to customerservice(at)


DETAILS: Salsa Cycles Minimalist bicycle racks made by Quality Bicycle Products Inc. sold after January 2011. The racks are made of tubular aluminum with a black or silver finish, and can be installed on either the front or rear of a bicycle.

WHY: The L-shaped mounting straps used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bicycle can break and cause the rack to fall while the bicycle is in use.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of bicycle racks breaking, resulting in minor injuries from falls.

HOW MANY: About 1,100.

FOR MORE: Call 877-725-7211 or visit


DETAILS: Kennedy International Inc. folding step stools sold from January 2010 through January 2012. The style number is 3575 for 9-inch step stools and 3576 for 13-inch step stools.

WHY: The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use.

INCIDENTS: 15 reports of step stools cracking or breaking, including three reports of injuries to consumers. The injuries included two back injuries and one fractured leg.

HOW MANY: About 1.6 million in the U.S. and 64,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Kennedy International at 855-270-8301 or visit