Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or the telephone numbers listed.
About 400 (in addition to 14,200 recalled in September) 2012 Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks distributed by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif. and manufactured by Advanced Group of Taiwan. They were sold at authorized specialized retailers nationwide from June through November 2011. The 2012 Tricross Sport and 2012 Tricross Comp model bicycles come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the lower front frame tube. The model name "Tricross Sport" or "Tricross Comp" is on the top tube. The brake component housed within the bicycle's carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard. No incidents have been reported. Details: by phone at 877-808-8154 weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. EST; online at www. specialized.com.
About 25,000 Infant Rattles imported by Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco and sold at various specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011. The rattles are made out of multicolored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. "Made in Mexico" and "Lee Carter Company" are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle. The rattles were manufactured in Mexico. The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards. No incidents have been reported. Details: by phone at 415-824-2004; online at www.leecartercompany.com.