• Children’s books titled “Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You.” The board-shaped children’s books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts on which children could choke. More information: Hachette Book Group at 888-965-5802 orwww.hachettebookrecall.com
• Moose Racing brand training wheels for youth motorcycles and the replacement wheel kit. The training wheels have a black, one-piece, full-length metal axle with a plate that attaches to the underside of the motorcycle frame beneath the engine and two inflatable rubber wheels. Bolts and nuts securing the wheel can loosen and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
More information: Cambridge Metal Plastics at 800-457-0580 or www.cmp-wwm.com and click on Training Wheel Recall for more information.
• L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway boat carts used to haul canoes and kayaks into or out of the water by hand. The carts have a white and blue aluminum frame with rubber tires and have two black nylon straps marked L.L.Bean. They were sold from March 2012 through June 2013. The cart’s plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers. More information: L.L.Bean at 800-555-9717 or www.llbean.com and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.
• Visonic Amber Classic and Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits. The kit enables a user to push a button on a pendant to signal a request for assistance. A single Amber Base station set to Common Area Mode will not detect a low battery or dead battery warning signal from the remote pendant that notifies the end user or system administrator to replace the pendant battery. More information: Visonic at 800-223-0020 or visit www.visonic.com and click on North America and click on Product News under the Solutions Products tab for more information about the recall.
• Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, with model number 7280 for product sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and Spirit Halloween and model number 7289 for product sold at Target. The sets contain marble-sized polymer ball “spider eggs” that can absorb from 300 to 800 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size. The soft and colorful product can be mistaken by a child for candy. More information: Be Amazing! Toys at 877-798-9795 or visit www.beamazingtoys.com, then click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
• Cosmo Beads Jumbo Size Colorful Water Balls and Jumbo Multipurpose Colorful Water Balls toys. The toys are water absorbing beads that when placed in water will hydrate up to the size of a racquetball. The hard and colorful toy can be easily mistaken for candy by a child. Call Eco Novelty Corp. at 231-222-4200 or send email to admin(at)econoveltycorp.com.Microsoft promotion
In an effort to entice more consumers to buy its Surface tablet, Microsoft Corp. is dangling a new carrot. The echnology company listed on its website a promotion that includes giving credit worth a minimum $200 to customers who turn in “gently used” Apple Inc. iPads to its stores. The gift card is for Microsoft stores, and the company suggests upgrading to a Surface.
The promotion is good through Oct. 27 on the iPad 2, 3 and 4 models, Microsoft said.
Rich Adolph, a spokesman for Microsoft, said the intent of the initiative wasn’t necessarily a competitive one and was instead related to a recycling program. “This is part of a current recycle-for-rewards program,” he said.
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