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RECALLS THIS WEEK: Fireworks Devices, Snow Throwers, and Other Product Recalls
This recall involves Big Sword fireworks devices. The blue and yellow sword has the Big Fireworks logo and the words “Big Sword” printed on the front. The sword measures 30 inches and has model number 3609 printed above the product’s barcode.
Consumers should return the fireworks to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.
All Power America is recalling Single Stage Snow Thrower sold nationwide from September 2012 to December 2013. Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time while testing the product overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves All Power brand single stage snow throwers. The model number of the recalled snow throwers is SB044P which is printed on a yellow and black sticker located on the top of the unit with the phrase “20 Inch Clearing Width.”
Consumers should contact All-Power at (888) 896-6881 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.allpoweramerica.com/ to obtain a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.
Porter-Cable is recalling fixed-base routers and router bases sold nationwide and in Canada from 1990 to April 2014. The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.
Four Porter-Cable 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-base production routers and one production router base are being recalled. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.
Consumers should contact Porter-Cable at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.portercable.com, for a free replacement router base. More info at www.recalls.org.
Sony is recalling VAIO Flip PC Laptops sold nationwide from February 2014 to April 2014. The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall includes Sony’s VAIO Flip PC laptops with model number (product name) SVF11N13CXS. The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge.
Consumers should contact Sony at (866)702-7669 anytime or online at www.sony.com for instructions on how to arrange for an free repair or full refund of the computer’s purchase price. More info at www.recalls.org.
Winco is recalling Contraband 24 Canister Shell Fireworks Kits sold nationwide from February 2014 to June 2014. The shell can blow up in the tube during firing, posing impact and burn hazards.
This recall involves Contraband 24 fireworks kits with canister shells and firing tubes that are designed to be used multiple times. The front of the box has the words “Contraband 24,” “24 Cannister Shells,” “Maximum Powder Load” printed in black and red. Model number JP-933 is printed on the left front of the box above the warning.
Consumers should return the kits to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.
Wolf Steel is recalling Napoleon GD3200-P and GD3200B-P Propane Gas Fireplaces sold nationwide and in Canada from August 1992 to May 2001. The pressure from the ignition of the propane gas can cause the glass front to break, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves the GD3200-P flush glass front and GD3200B-P with a bay window, propane gas fireplaces. The model number GD3200-P and GD3200B-P can be found in the center of the rating label. The rating label is located on the base of the fireplace behind the lower louvered access door.
Consumers should contact their local Napoleon Fireplace Hearth Dealer to arrange a service call to have a free upgrade kit installed on their fireplace.
Julie Vos is recalling women’s scarves sold nationwide from January 2014 to February 2014. The scarves fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injuries.
This recall involves Julie Vos women’s scarves. The scarves are 100 percent modal fabric, a type of rayon, and were sold in two prints, Anchor and Sierra. Julie Vos is printed on a tag sewn into the back of the scarf.
Consumers should contact Julie Vos at (646) 448-4345 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.julievos.com to arrange to return the scarves for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.
TREK & SCOTT BICYCLES
Scott, Trek is recalling SR Suntour forks on model year 2011 through 2013 Scott and Trek bicycles sold nationwide from May 2010 to June 2014. The front fork can break, posing a crash hazard.
This recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of Scott and 11 models of Trek 2011, 2012 and 2013 bicycles. Complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.
Consumers with recalled Scott bicycles should take them to an authorized Scott dealer for a free repair. Consumers with recalled Trek bicycles should take them to an authorized Trek dealer for a free repair.
Consumers can contact Scott USA at (888) 607-8365, ext. 2012, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.scott-sports.com Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com. More info at www.recalls.org.
WINE ACCESS SYSTEMS
Coravin is recalling Wine Access System sold nationwide and in Canada from July 2013 to June 2014. The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.
This recall involves all Coravin™ 1000 Wine Access Systems. The Coravin name and logo appear on the front side of the tube.
Stile Products is recalling Tern Folding Bicycles sold exclusively at authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide and in Canada from November 2011 to April 2014. The bike’s frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.
The recall involves Link Uno, Link D7i, Link D8, Link P9, Link P7i, and Link P24h models of Tern brand adult folding bikes. Recalled bicycles have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begin with either AI1133 through AI1137 or AI1151 through AI1213 stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike.
Consumers should contact Stile Products at (888) 570-8376 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.ternbicycles.com or take the bike to an authorized dealer. Consumers will receive a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.