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RECALLS THIS WEEK: Triathlon Bicycles, Snow Throwers, and Other Product Recalls
This recall includes all 2008 Felt S22 and S32 triathlon bicycles, and 2010 S32, B12, B14 and B16 triathlon bicycles.
Consumers should contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and steer tube replacement.
Ariens is recalling Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers, Ariens and Gravely All-Season Power Brushes sold nationwide from January 2014 to February 2014. A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards.
This recall involves Ariens and Sno-Tek brand snow throwers and Ariens and Gravely brand power brushes. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.
Runway Global is recalling girls’ Sugarfly Peacoats with a waist drawstring sold nationwide from September 2013 to November 2013. The coats have a drawstring tie sewn into the side seam at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant entanglement hazard.
This recall involves girl’s “Sugarfly” brand peacoat. Style number KEM236 is located on the label found inside on the side seam of the garment. “Sugarfly” is printed on a label sewn into the neck of the coat.
Consumers should detach the tie from the side seams of the coat or return the coat to the place of purchase for a full refund.
PetSmart is recalling glass fish bowls sold exclusively at PetSmart stores nationwide from February 2013 to September 2013. The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter. These fish bowls were sold under the Great Choice or Top Fin brand names with SKU number 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092.
Consumers should return the bowl to any PetSmart store for a full refund.
INFANT MONITOR BATTERIES
Summer Infant expands recall for rechargeable batteries used in Summer Infant video monitors sold nationwide from February 2010 to 2012. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard.
The recall involves rechargeable batteries in Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.
Excalibur is recalling Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 Crossbows sold nationwide from February 2014 to March 2014. The crossbow can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard.
This recall involves the Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 crossbows. Matrix 405 is printed on a label on the left side of the stock. The crossbow measures about 36 inches long and was sold individually or as part of a package with a black scope, four-arrow quiver and bracket, four arrows, four 150-grain field points and a rope-cocking aid.
Consumers should return the crossbows to the place or purchase or contact Excalibur at (800) 463-1817 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.excaliburcrossbow.com for instructions on shipping the product directly to Excalibur for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.
E-Z-GO is recalling Golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles sold nationwide from August 2012 to February 2013. athe steering wheel nut may not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing the driver’s steering control. This can result in a crash.
This recall involves E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies brand gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. Recalled E-Z-GO and Cushman vehicles have serial numbers from 2823208 to 2850425 and from 3000001 to 3003187. Bad Boy Buggies vehicles have serial numbers from 8005089 to 8006013. The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles.
Consumers should contact E-Z-GO at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.ezgo.com or an authorized dealer for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.
REMINGTON LEAF BLOWERS
Remington is recalling Remington electric leaf blowers sold nationwide from May 2011 to December 2013. The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves Remington electric leaf blowers with model RM180B, item number 41AA180G983 and serial numbers ranging from S1E131XK0001 through S1E162XK2008. Remington, Mighty Sweep and RM180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.
Troy-Bilt Electric is recalling Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers sold nationwide from May 2011 to November 2013. The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers with model TB180B, item number 41BA180G966 and serial numbers ranging from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are red. Troy-Bilt and TB180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.
Lowe’s customers should return them to Lowe’s for a free replacement. Consumers who bought their blowers online at www.troybilt.com should contact Troy-Bilt at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.troybilt.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.
Rocky Brands is recalling Georgia Boot steel-toed work shoes sold nationwide from January 2012 to November 2013. When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet.
On the outward side, the boots have a tag with the words “Met-Guard” at the stitching and the Georgia Boot logo near the heel. A white label on inside of the tongue of the recalled boots have the Georgia Boot logo, the product number “G9075” on the left side, a date code between 01-12 and 10-13 in the MM-YY format on the right side, and the words ‘Men’s Georgia Metatarsal 6” Brown.’
Consumers should contact Rocky Brands at (866) 245-2159 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.rockybrands.com, www.lehighoutfitters.com or www.lehighsafetyshoes.com for a free pair of replacement steel-toed shoes in a similar style. More info at www.recalls.org.
Ontel is recalling ISO7X Isometric Exercise Device sold nationwide from October 2009 to August 2011. The handle grips on each end can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact.
This recall involves ISO7X isometric exercise devices. The device is about 3 feet long. This recall only involves isometric exercise devices with black handle grips.
Consumers should contact Ontel Products at (800) 245-0511 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.ontel.comto receive instructions on how to obtain a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.
Pier 1 Imports is recalling Hanging Glass Star Lanterns sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports nationwide and in Canada from August 2013 to February 2014. The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard.
The lanterns were sold in the following colors and SKU numbers: amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on a hang tag attached to the lantern.
Consumers should return the lanterns to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or a store credit.
Consumers can also contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or online at www.Pier1.com. More info at www.recalls.org.
GUN STORAGE BOXES
GunBox is recalling The GunBox™ Gun Storage Boxes sold exclusively online by thegunbox.com from January 2014 to February 2014. The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside.
The GunBox™ is an aluminum, square, clam-shaped case with an RFID scanner with a T-shaped logo on the top center of the box and two USB ports for charging devices. The recall includes version 01 of The GunBox™ RF ,(model GBRF1.0); RF+Biometric, (Model GBBIO1.0); and the Premier, (model GBPREM1.0). The model number and “The GunBox™” are printed on a label on the bottom of the units.
Consumers should contact The GunBox at (866)764-0009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.thegunbox.com for instructions on returning their gun box for a free replacement locking mechanism. More info at www.recalls.org.
Whalen is recalling Stainless steel tool chests sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Corp. from March 2010 to October 2013. The inside of the right door has a metal stopper or flange with a sharp edge running the length of the door, which poses a laceration hazard.
BedHead Pajamas is recalling Children’s Two Piece Pajama Sets sold nationwide from January 2011 to February 2014. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries.
This recall involves BedHead children’s 95% cotton and 5% Lycra, two-piece pajama sets sold in toddler size 12 months through youth 14. The two-piece pajama sets were sold in three prints, Navy Cream Stripe, Pink Holland and Pink Spot. The recalled pajama sets say “Boo Boo BedHead” on the sewn in label located on the back neckline of the pajama top.
Consumers should return the pajamas to BedHead for a $25 store merchandise credit.