Times Staff And Wire Reports

Samsung is recalling about 160,000 Jitterbug cellphones because they may fail to connect to emergency 911 service when out of range. A Federal Communications Commission rule requires that a wireless phone have the capability to reach a 911 center even when out of service range by piggybacking off another service provider.

The phones were manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America, based in Texas. They were sold between March 2008 and May 2009 for about $150. The model numbers are: SPH-a110 and SPH-a120 with standard key pads and version BB14 software. Information: (866) 304-4980.

* About 60,000 13-foot square trampolines made by Skywalker Holdings of Brigham City, Utah, are being recalled because the straps supporting the top of the trampoline’s enclosure to the poles can fail. If the straps break, the enclosure could drop and users could fall from the trampoline. The units were sold at specialty stores and major retailers nationwide and online, from January 2007 through February 2009, for $400 to $600. Information: (866) 603-5867 or

* About 4,300 play sets sold at Toys R Us are being recalled because the triangular hangers that attach the swings to the upper rail can break, causing children to fall.


Consumers are urged to stop using the Step2 Play Up Gym, made by Step2 Co. of Streetsboro, Ohio. The play sets were sold at Toys R Us stores from January through April for about $400. For information or to receive a set of replacement hangers and instructions: (800) 347-8372 or