RECALLS THIS WEEK: Hand Trucks, Trek Bicycles, and Other Product Recalls

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Harper Trucks is recalling Hand Trucks sold nationwide from September 2008 to March 2009. When the tires are overinflated, they can explode causing the wheel hub to separate or break, ejecting pieces of the hub. This poses an injury hazard.

This recall involves Harper Trucks hand trucks with model numbers and type of wheels listed at www.recalls.org.

Consumers should contact Harper Trucks at (800) 835-4099  between 8:30a.m.and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.harpertrucks.com  for a free repair kit. More info at www.recalls.org.

TREK BICYCLES

Trek Bicycle Corporation is recalling Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles sold nationwide from May 2011 to September 2011. The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.

The bicycles affected by this recall include the following models: Model Year 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models.

Consumers should contact an authorized Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt.

Consumers can also contact Trek at 800-373-4594  between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.trekbikes.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

BB BUGGIES

BB Buggies Inc. is recalling Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles sold nationwide from August 2009 to June 2011. The steering assembly arm can break and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

This recall involves Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari model electric off-road utility vehicles. “Bad Boy” is printed on the side or front of the vehicles.

Consumers should contact an authorized dealer or BB Buggies at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit www.badboybuggies.com for a free replacement of the steering assembly. More info at www.recalls.org.

GLIDER RECLINERS

Big Lots is recalling Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2005 to December 2009. An exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework can allow access to toddlers and infants, posing an entrapment hazard. In addition, other exposed moving parts on the chair and the ottoman can pose finger pinching and crushing hazards.

A label under the seat of the chair identifies the manufacturer as Dongguan Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd. There is a small label on the front metal rod under the seat that states "Maximum wt load 250 lbs."

Consumers should contact Big Lots at (866) 244-5687  between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.biglots.com for a free repair kit that covers the base framework and the moving parts of the chair and ottoman. More info at www.recalls.ogr.

GEL FUEL

Evergreen Enterprises is recalling Fireside Gel Fuel Bottles sold nationwide from December 2010 to September 2011. The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning.

The words "Fireside," "Gel Fuel," "Evergreen" and "Flag & Garden" are on the container labels. The bottles were sold by the case in quantities of 12. The following products are being recalled:
Name of product                 Size                            Model Number            UPC
Fireside Gel Fuel                       30-ounce (case of 12)           5G001           746851581199
Fireside Gel Fuel-Citronella    30-ounce (case of 12)           5G002           746851581205

Consumers should contact Evergreen Enterprises at (877) 558-1511  between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.myevergreen.com to return the gel fuel to the company for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.

GAS RANGETOPS

General Electric is recalling GE Monogram® Pro Rangetop with Grill sold nationwide from May 2008 to August 2011. Burners on Rangetops operating on liquefied petroleum ("LP" or propane) may fail to ignite or light if the gas control knob is left in a position between OFF and LITE, posing a risk of delayed ignition or explosion.

The Grill units operate on liquefied petroleum ("LP" or propane) or natural gas. The Rangetop units are either 36 or 48 inches wide with a stainless steel finish and the GE Monogram® badge located on the front center of the unit. The models and serials can be found at www.recalls.org.

Consumers should contact GE at (866) 645-3956  between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.geappliances.com/products/recall to schedule a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.

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