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Recalls: Folding step stool, Banzai in-ground pool water slides, more

Folding step stools

Company: Kennedy International Inc.

Quantity: 1.6 million.

Why? The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use.

What models? The 9-inch and 13-inch Kennedy International folding step stools. The style number is 3575 for the 9-inch and 3576 for the 13-inch step stools.

Where sold? HomeGoods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and other retailers from January 2010-January 2012.

What to do? Call Kennedy toll-free at 1-855-270-8301 or visit www.kennedy-intl.com.

Banzai in-ground pool water slides

Company: Manley Toys Ltd.

Quantity: 21,000.

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.

What models? Banzai in-ground pool water slides designed for use with in-ground pools. The vinyl slides have a blue base, yellow sliding mat and an arch going over the top of the slide. By connecting a hose to the top of the slide, water can be sprayed on its downward slope. The words Banzai Splash are printed in a circular blue, orange and white logo, shaped like a wave on either side of the slide. The barcode number 2675315734 and model number 15734 appear on the original packaging but are not on the slide.

Where sold? Walmart and Toys R Us from January 2005-June 2009.

What to do? Call, toll-free, Walmart at 1-800-925-6278 or visit www.walmartstores.com, and Toys R Us at 1-800-869-7787 or visit www.toysrus.com.

Hydromorphone hydrochloride injection

Company: Hospira Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? At least one of the injections contains more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as hydromorphone have life-threatening consequences if overdosed.

What models? The prefilled glass cartridge for use with the Carpuject Syringe system. The affected lot number is 07547LL. The expiration date is July 1, 2013.

Where sold? Through various distribution points.

What to do? Call Hospira toll-free at 1-800-615-0187.

Citterio chorizo products

Company: Euro Foods Inc.

Quantity: 5,156 pounds.

Why? The product contains soy protein, which is an allergen that is not declared on the label.

What models? The 7-ounce packages of Citterio rustico chorizo Spanish style with 24 pieces of chorizo, lot numbers 659 and 135 and expiration dates 8-12-12, 9-29-12 and 11-30-12.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-570-636-3171.

Therapeutic canned cat food

Company: Nestlé Purina PetCare.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may contain a low level of thiamine, an essential ingredient for cats.

What models? Purina Veterinary Diets OM feline formula, in the 5.5-ounce can with a UPC code of 38100-13810, a best-by date of June 2013 and a production code of 11721159.

Where sold? Through veterinarians.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-982-8837 or visit www.purinaveterinarydiets.com.

Solid Gold dog food

Company: Solid Gold Health Products for Pets Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain salmonella. Pets with salmonella may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People handling dry pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

What models? Solid Gold WolfCub large breed puppy food in bags of 4 pounds, 15 pounds and 33 pounds, a best-by date of Dec. 30, 2012, and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X; and the Solid Gold WolfKing large breed adult dog food in bags of 4 pounds, 15 pounds and 33 pounds, a best-by date of Dec. 30, 2012, and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Solid Gold toll-free at 1-800-364-4863.

Various Ford vehicles

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 10,500.

Why? The transmission range sensor may not work, and either the cars may not go into reverse, or the reverse light may not function to tell you which gear it's in.

What models? 2012 Ford Expedition, 2011-2012 Ford F150, 2012-2013 Ford Mustang and 2012 Lincoln Navigator.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332.

Company: LA Fashion Hub.

Quantity: 2,300.

Why? The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

What models? The jackets have drawstrings through the hoods, were sold in girls' sizes 4T, 5, 6 and 6X and have a flower or heart design embroidered on the front of the jackets.

Where sold? dd's Discounts stores from January 2011-January 2012.

What to do? Call LA Fashion Hub toll-free at 1-800-919-1001 or email lafashionhub@yahoo.com.

M.M.M. boys' jogging suits

Company: Hot Chocolate Inc.

Quantity: 1,700.

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, posing an entanglement hazard.

What models? M.M.M. 100 percent polyester boys' two-color jogging suits. M.M.M. appears on the label stitched into the back of the neck. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-16.

Where sold? dd's Discounts stores from December 2011-January 2012.

What to do? Call Hot Chocolate toll-free at 1-877-841-0646.

Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks

Company: Salsa Cycles.

Quantity: 1,100.

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.

What models? All Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks sold after January 2011.

Where sold? Bicycle retail stores and on Internet from January 2011-March 2012.

What to do? Call Salsa toll-free at 1-877-725-7211 or visit www.salsacycles.com.

SX, QH boys' zip-front hooded jackets

Company: Bonded Apparel Inc.

Quantity: 720.

Why? The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

What models? Boys' long-sleeved zip-front hooded jackets. The jackets have one of four designs: the number 2 or the letter B embroidered on the left front chest; or the word ROCK or AB Sportwear embroidered across the chest. Either SX or QH appears on the label stitched at the neck. The jackets have model numbers 1006, 1029, 1058 and 1061; however the model number only appears on the original hang tag and not on the product.

Where sold? dd's Discounts stores from August-December 2011.

What to do? Call Bonded Apparel toll-free at 1-888-974-1555.

O'Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts

Company: La Jolla Sport USA Inc.

Quantity: 600.

Why? The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings in the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

What models? O'Neill Pluto brand, boy's flannel long sleeve shirts with button front, a hood and two chest pockets. Style name Pluto Flannel and style No. 41204106 is printed on a label sewn inside the wearer's left side seam.

Where sold? Surfing specialty stores between September-December 2011 .

What to do? Call La Jolla Sport toll-free at 1-800-213-6444 or visit www.shoponeillusa.com.

YMI girls' hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Company: YMI Jeanswear.

Quantity: 500.

Why? The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood, which pose a strangulation hazard to children.

What models? YMI Jeanswear sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. YMI is printed on the label at the neck, and a heart charm with YMI engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes 6-16.

Where sold? dd's Discounts stores from December 2011-January 2012.

What to do? Call YMI toll-free at 1-888-394-1398 or visit www.ymijeans.com.

Class Club jackets with drawstrings

Company: Supreme Trading Limited.

Quantity: 320.

Why? Snaps on the jacket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What models? Class Club brand children's letterman jackets sold in sizes 2 to 3 with a patch on the upper, right chest of the jacket reading 28 F Football Athlete State Champs and a style number F14CL112L printed on the back of the sewn-in size label.

Where sold? Dillard's stores and at www.dillards.com between September-November 2011.

What to do? Call Supreme toll-free at 1-866-466-3523 or visit www.dillards.com.

Goddess hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Company: LANY Group LLC.

Quantity: 210.

Why? The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood that pose a strangulation hazard to children.

What models? The girls' sweatshirts are red with gold hearts, stars and crowns. They were sold in children's sizes 4T through 12. Goddess is printed on a label at the neck.

Where sold? dd's Discounts stores from October 2011-January 2012.

What to do? Call LANY toll-free at 1-855-691-7662.

Dodge Ram 1500

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 129.

Why? The spare tire does not match the printed specifications and if installed, could compromise drivability.

What models? 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-853-1403.

Ford F150

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 101.

Why? A software problem may prevent the passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.

What models? 2012 Ford F150.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332.

Recalls: Folding step stool, Banzai in-ground pool water slides, more 05/17/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:20pm]

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