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Recalls this week include crib mobiles, ceiling fans, bicycles and light fixtures

Falling crib mobiles are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include ceiling fans and faulty bicycles.

Here’s a more detailed look:

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

DETAILS: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is expanding its recall of Kawasaki’s Teryx and Teryx4 recreational off-highway vehicles. About 18,000 vehicles were first recalled in August 2012 and July 2014. The latest recall involves 2012 and 2013 model year Teryx4 750 4×4 with four seats and 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year Teryx 800 4×4 with two seats and 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year Teryx4 800 4×4 with four seats. They cost between $13,400 and $16,300 and were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from November 2011 to November 2015.

WHY: Sticks or other debris can break through the vehicle’s floor board and into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the driver and front passenger.

INCIDENTS: 628 reports of debris cracking or breaking through the floor boards of the vehicles and eight reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 19,500.

FOR MORE: Call Kawasaki at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or go online at www.kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page.

LIGHT FIXTURES

DETAILS: The recall is for JHBL LED light that were made between August 2014 and June 20, 2015. The manufacture dates are located on the product label near the top of the light fixture. The light fixtures measure 16-inches high by 22-inches wide and weigh about 40 pounds. They cost about $520 and were sold at electrical distributors around the country from August 2014 through June 2015.

WHY: The metal hub used to mount the light fixtures to the ceiling can break and cause the fixture to fall, posing a risk of injury.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of hubs on the light fixture breaking and four reports of the fixtures falling. No injuries were reported.

HOW MANY: About 6,500.

FOR MORE: Call Lithonia Lighting at 800-315-4963 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go online at www.lithonia.com and click on “JHBL LED Recall Information” on the left side of the page.

CRIB MOBILES

DETAILS: The recall is for Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies projection crib mobiles. The mobile has a white plastic arm that attaches to the side of a crib with four blinking, glowing leaves with stuffed animal attachments. The mobile also has a projector that projects stars on the ceiling and plays eight nursery lullabies. There are stuffed animals on the mobile, including a giraffe and owl. The mobiles measure 17.5 inches long by 14 inches wide by 22 inches tall. SKIP HOP and the model number 185509 are printed on the back of the mobile base. They cost about $65 and were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com, skiphop.com and other stores from July 2015 to November 2015.

WHY: The strap attaching the product to the crib rail can break and can cause an injury if it falls on the infant in the crib.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the strap breaking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,500 in the U.S. and 850 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Skip Hop at 877-475-4746 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go online to www.skiphop.com and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page under “Customer Care.”

BEAN BAG CHAIRS

DETAILS: The CPSC and Ace Bayou Corp. reissued a bean bag chair recall due to a low rate of response to the original recall last year. About 800 customers have responded to the recall. The bean bag chairs have zippers that need to be repaired. They cost between $30 and $100 and were sold from 1995 to 2013 at several stores including Wal-Mart, Big Lots and Meijer. They came in several different colours shapes and sizes. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam.

WHY: The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

INCIDENTS: The two deaths of children who suffocated from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.

HOW MANY: About 2.2 million.

FOR MORE: Call Ace Bayou at 855-571-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.

CEILING FANS

DETAILS: The recall is for 43 models of the Casablanca ceiling fans manufactured in 2013 and 2014. The fans came in styles called: Alessandria, Aris, Bel Air, Bullet, Caneel Bay, Heritage, Isotope, Riello, Stealth, Tercera, Trident, Whitman and Zudio. Recalled models have a gold label on top of the motor housing that includes “Casablanca” and a model number. Some Casablanca models also have the Casablanca logo on the switch housing or on the end of the pull chain. The production date code is a four digit code on top of the motor housing near the centre down rod. They cost as much as $620 and were sold at home improvement and lighting stores between 2013 and 2014. A full list of the model numbers can be found online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Casablanca-Recalls-Ceiling-Fans/

WHY: The fan motor and blades can separate from the adapter when operating, causing the fan motor and blades to fall and cause an injury.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the fan motor and blades falling, including one report of minor injury and one report of minor property damage.

HOW MANY: About 30,000.

FOR MORE: Call Casablanca at 855-800-3789 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go online at www.casablancafanco.com and click on the “Safety and Recall” at the bottom of the page.

BICYCLES

DETAILS: The recall is for the 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word “Acros” printed in white on the upper headset. They cost between $1,800 and $9,500 and were sold at bicycle stores and online at bikebling.com and carbonconnection.com from 2014 through August 2015.

WHY: The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: 11 reports from outside the U.S., including one injury in France. No incidents have been reported in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 470 in the U.S. and 31 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Focus Bicycles at 877-753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go online at www.focus-bikes.com and click on “Izalco Max Recall” on the bottom of the page.