DETAILS: Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats imported by Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass.; sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, online and other retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2012. The gray, plastic babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place. The bicycle carrier seats were manufactured in Tawain.
WHY: A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child's fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.
HOW MANY: About 40,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Todson at 800-250-3068 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://store.todson.com .
NEW YORK (AP) — Drugmaker Glenmark Generics says it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order.
Glenmark says the pills were distributed between Sept. 21 and Dec. 30.
In some packages, blisters of pills were rotated so they were not in the proper sequence. The error also made the lot number and expiration date harder to see, and company says the recall applies to any blister package for which the lot number and expiration date are not visible.
A month's supply of birth control pills contains three different medications that are each taken one a day for a week, and a week's worth of inert pills. If the pills are taken out of order, they may not work.
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it is recalling more than 79,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix possible gasoline leaks.
The automaker is recalling certain Nissan Juke small crossover SUVs, Infiniti QX large SUVs and Infiniti M sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that fuel pressure sensors on the vehicles may not be tight enough and gasoline could leak and cause a fire. Nissan says no fires have been reported.
Dealers will tighten the sensors or replace gaskets free of charge to take care of the problem.
The vehicles were made between Oct. 5, 2009 and Dec. 27, 2011.
The recall is scheduled to start on March 19. Owners with questions may call Nissan at 615-725-1000.
DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling nearly 46,000 Odyssey minivans because the rear doors can fall on people unexpectedly, and have on at least two occasions.
The problem affects minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years that have power lift gates.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that gas can leak out of the struts that support the lift gates. The doors could close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injuries.
Honda says the problem has caused two minor injuries. The company will replace both power liftgate struts for free.
Honda will send letters to van owners next month with instructions about the recall.
Owners with questions can call Honda at 1-800-999-1009.