Bonavita "Cabana" Drop Side Cribs Recalls Due To Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

This recall involves Bonavita "Cabana" wooden drop side cribs with metal mattress supports. The cribs were manufactured from January 2006 through October 2008 and have production dates between 01 JAN 2006 and 31 OCT 2008. The model name, color, product order (PO) number, production date and other crib identifiers are printed on a label located on the inside bottom rail of the headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in three finishes, antique white, classic cherry and montego brown. Cribs with other production dates are not affected by this recall.

The wooden crib slats can detach or break creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

LaJobi has received 16 incident reports of crib slat failures, including 10 reports of slats falling out of rails and 6 reports of slats breaking. No injuries have been reported.

For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (866) 688-9009 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at


Pontiac G8 Recalled

WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 35,038 Pontiac G8 sedans from model years 2008-'09 to correct potential defects with the brake lights and the tire pressure monitoring system.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the G8's brake pedal position switch may be incorrectly programmed, causing the brake lights to be continually illuminated. Also, the tire pressure monitoring system may be incorrectly programmed, causing a potential failure to warn the driver if tire pressure falls too low.

NHTSA said the brake-light issue "could increase the risk of a crash," while the tire pressure monitor issue could lead to tire failure.

Pontiac dealers will begin contacting owners in early June and will correct both defects free of charge. Owners can contact GM at (800) 620-7668 or NHTSA at (888) 327-4236.

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HP Recalls 15,000 Batteries in China

Hot on the heels of recalling 70,000 notebook computer batteries the U.S., Hewlett Packard is recalling 15,000 more in China due to a risk of overheating.

Last week Hewlett-Packard launched a recall for some 70,000 notebook computer batteries distributed in the United States due to a risk of overheating: now, the company is recalling 15,000 notebook computer batteries distributed in China for the same reasons.

The batteries were shipped in HP Pavillion, Compaq Presario, and HP Compaq notebook, and manufactured in late 2007 and early 2008. HP China will replace the batteries for free.

The general details of the Chinese battery recall align well with the battery recall in the United States, but HP has not commented on whether the two recalls are connected.

The incidents are just the latest in a long history of notebook computer battery recalls that date back as long as portable computers have been using batteries. Although untold millions of notebook batteries have been sold and have performed as expected without incident, millions have also been recalled over the industry's history, perhaps most notably more than 10 million batteries manufactured by Sony for a number of computer makers that were recalled in 2005.

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Trampoline Recalled Due To Falling Hazard

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Trampoline made by Skywalker Holdings have been recalled due to a falling hazard, the Department of Consumer Protection announced on Tuesday.

The straps supporting the tops of the 13-foot square trampolines' enclosures can break, the DCP said, causing them to drop. They said that could cause the user to fall off of the trampoline.

Although no injuries have been reported, there have been 250 reports of the straps breaking, DCP said, and the potential for injury remains high.

The product was manufactured in China and distributed by Skywalker Holdings LLC, of Brigham City, Utah. The products were sold nationwide in stores and online from January 2007 to February 2009 for $400 to $600. The recalled item has blue spring pads, a black net enclosure and a jumping mat. Skywalker Holdings is printed on a label under the jumping mat and on the enclosure net.

Consumers who own the item are urged to contact Skywalker Holdings to obtain a free repair kit. For more information call Skywalker Holdings at 866-603-5867 Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time or visit Skywalker Holdings' Web site.

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