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About 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats imported by Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass.; sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, online and other retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2012.
The gray, plastic baby seats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with nondisc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. “Topeak” is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.
The bicycle carrier seats were made in Taiwan. A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar’s hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child’s fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard.
Details: by phone at 800-250-3068 weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT; online at http://store.todson.com.
About 10,000 Folding Chairs imported by West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco; sold exclusively at West Elm stores nationwide, the West Elm catalog and website from September 2011 to January 2012.
The solid wood and fully assembled folding chairs were sold individually and in sets of two and four.
The chairs were manufactured in Malaysia. They can collapse during normal use, posing a fall hazard.
Details: by phone at 855-262-9744 between 7 a.m. and midnight EDT; online at www.westelm.com.
About 1,700 M.M.M. Boys’ Jogging Suits distributed by Hot Chocolate Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., and imported by Myriad Trading Inc., of Ontario, Calif.; sold exclusively at dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012. The 100 percent polyester boys’ two-color jogging suits have “M.M.M.” on the label stitched into the back of the neck. 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. The sets’ color combinations include blue and white, gray and blue, and gray and red. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-16. The jogging suits were manufactured in China.
The jacket in the 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. No incidents have been reported.
Details: by phone at 877-841-0646 weekdays, noon-8 p.m. EDT.
About 200 snowboard bindings imported by Bon Hiver Inc., of Chester, N.Y.; sold at BonHiver.com, ski and snowboard retailers from November to December 2011. The bindings were sold in pairs, each made up of two pieces: a boot base and a base plate.
The bindings were made in China. The plate can fracture from impact, posing a fall hazard. Bon Hiver has received two reports of the base plates fracturing during use. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage. Details: by phone at 877-456-2320 weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT.