Week's recalls: jogging strollers, bikes, ATVs

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 24 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Modes of transportation, powered by humans and engines alike, are a focus of consumer products recalled this week.

The recalled items include jogging strollers that can suddenly tip over and result in injuries for the adults pushing them, women's bicycles with breakable frames that cause riders to fall, and all-terrain vehicles that tend to veer out of control.

A summary of the items and reports of the injuries and damage they have caused:



DETAILS: Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers made in the Philippines and imported by Kelty of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products; sold at juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers from January 2010 through February 2012.

WHY: The front wheel can come loose when in use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing it.

INCIDENTS: Three reported incidents involving cuts, scrapes and fractured bones to adults and minor cuts and scrapes to children.

HOW MANY: About 3,000

FOR MORE: Call 866-349-7225 or visit http://www.kelty.com .



DETAILS: Fuji Saratoga women's bicycles, made in China and imported by Advanced Sports Inc. of Philadelphia; sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2011.

WHY: The bicycle's frame can break in the center during use and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: The company is aware of 12 reports of bicycle frames breaking, including two injuries, a head laceration requiring 20 stitches and scrapes and bruises.

HOW MANY: About 10,500

FOR MORE: Call 888-286-6263 or visit http://www.fujibikes.com .



DETAILS: Mountain bicycle handlebar stems, made by Post Moderne Corp. and imported by Shimano American Corp. of Irvine, Calif.; sold at REI, bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from October 2009 to November 2010.

WHY: The bolts holding the front plate of the stem to the stem body can be pulled out of the threads while the bike is being ridden and cause the rider to lose control.

INCIDENTS: Shimano has received one report of an incident in which the rider fell and received torso and arm injuries.

HOW MANY: 213 in the United States; 83 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call 800-353-4719 or visit http://www.shimano.com .



DETAILS: 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATVs made in the United States and distributed by American Honda Motor Co. of Torrance, Calif.; sold at Honda ATV dealers from September 2011 to January 2012.

WHY: A weld on the ATV's front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

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