The following recalls were issued May 9 - 13 by federal and state agencies:
Bicycle Frames: Niner Bikes is recalling bicycle frames sold March 2008 - September 2009. A welding deficiency can cause the bicycle frames to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash. The recalled bicycle frames include all Jet 9 models ranging sequentially from serial numbers P8001682 to P9400454. The frame is a full suspension model in the colors green, white or black. "Jet 9" and "Niner" are painted on the bicycle frame. Consumers should contact Niner Bikes, 877-646-3792, www.niner-bikes.com, for a replacement.
Riding Toys: Step2® Company is recalling Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies sold August 1999 - March 2010. A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury. The Step2® Push Around Buggy™ and Whisper Ride Buggy™ are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors; such as, orange, red, blue, pink and green. The buggies have a red "Step2" logo on the handle of the buggy. Only buggies with pins that have yellow knobs are included in this recall. Consumers should contact Step2, 866-860-1887, www.step2.com, for a free repair kit.
Denim Shorts: The Children's Place Services Company LLC is recalling Denim Cargo Shorts sold at The Children's Place online store March - April 2010. The denim shorts' metal snaps could detach from the shorts, posing a choking hazard. This recall involves denim shorts sold at The Children's Place with item numbers 567844 or 567967 only. The item number can be found on a sewn-in label located on the side of the shorts. The shorts were sold in sizes 0/3 months to 12 months. E-commerce customers will be mailed a postage-pre-paid envelope with instructions on how to return the shorts for a full refund. Consumers can also contact The Children's Place Services, www.childrensplace.com, 877-752-2387.
Children's Sweatshirts: Junk Food Clothing Co. is recalling Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with drawstrings sold June 2006 - August 2009. The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. This recall involves all children's pullover and zippered hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold under the "Junk Food" brand name. These sweatshirts were sold in a variety of print designs and in children's sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The "Junk Food" logo is sewn into the neck of the garment. Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts. Consumers can also return the product to the store where purchase for a refund. Consumers can also contact Junk Food Clothing Co., www.junkfoodclothing.com, 877-458-5865.
Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. is recalling Tommy Hilfiger Sweatshirts sold August 2009 - January 2010. The sweatshirts fail to meet federal flammability standards for wearing apparel, posing a risk of burn hazard. This recall involves Tommy Hilfiger brand children's sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 to 16. The sweatshirts have the letters "N.Y.C." and "Hilfiger College" printed on the front. Consumers should contact Tommy Hilfiger, 800-866-6922, www.tommy.com, to receive a full refund.
Children's Bracelets: Claire's Boutiques Inc. is recalling "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet Sets sold February 2009 - January 2010. The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones. Consumers should return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product. Consumers can also contact Claire's, www.claires.com, 866-859-9281.
For more information: www.recalls.org.