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[December 02, 2013]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending Nov. 30:

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Burley Design is recalling Tailwind bicycle racks for trailercycles sold nationwide and in Canada from November 2011 to September 2013. The top portion of the tailwind rack that connects trailercycles to a towing bicycle can break and allow the trailercycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard. 

The Tailwind Racks are used for hitching children's trailercycles to adult size bicycles. The aluminum racks were sold individually, in black or silver, or with Kazoo or Piccolo brand trailercycles in black only. The individual racks have stock code numbers 939001 for black and 939002 for silver, which was printed on the original packaging. 

Consumers should contact Burley at (800) 311-5294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at to receive a free replacement rack. More info at


Backcountry is recalling Avalanche airbags sold nationwide and in Canada from August 2011 to October 2013. The trigger assembly can fail resulting in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche. 

This recall involves BCA Avalanche airbags, models Float 18, 22, 30, 32, 36 and Throttle. The packs have the model name printed on them. "Float" and the "bca" logo are printed in black lettering on the airbag. Lot letters A through E are included in the recall. The lot letter can be found on the trigger handle.  

Consumers should contact BCA at (800) 670-8735 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at for a free replacement trigger assembly. More info at

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Little Willy's is recalling Hooded Sweatshirts sold nationwide from January 2012 to May 2012. The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard. 

This recall involves Little Willy's brand children's hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes XS (2 years), S (3 years), M (4-5 years), L (6-7 years), XL (8-9 years) and XXL (10 years). The sweatshirt has an elbow patch on the right arm and the Little Willy logo on the front.  

Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Little Willy's to have the drawstring removed. 

Consumers can contact Little Willy's (212) 680-0107 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Tuesday through Saturday, or online at More info at


American Boy and Girl is recalling Girl's "Susan" Sandals sold exclusively at Meijer Stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from April 2013 to July 2013. The top strap can be pulled loose from the shoe, posing a choking hazard. 

This recall involves infant girl sandals sold under the Falls Creek Baby brand.. "Falls Creek Baby" and the size are printed on the inside of the shoe. 

Consumers should contact American Boy and Girl at (800) 689-9237 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at for a refund or replacement. More info at  

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