Recall Wrap-Up: Avalanche Airbags, Bicycles
The following recalls have been announced:
SINGLE CUP BREWING SYSTEM
DETAILS: Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing System imported by Sunbeam Products Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS") of Boca Raton, Fla.; sold at mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target, Walmart and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012. The coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red or white trim. It stands about 11 inches tall and has a "Brew Now /Off" button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer. The coffeemakers were manufactured in China.
WHY: A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: JCS has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including approximately 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.
HOW MANY: 520,000 in the United States and 80,700 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact JCS at 800-993-8609 anytime or visit the firm's website at https://www.mrcoffeerecall.com .
DETAILS: PRO VIBE Carbon bicycle handlebars imported by Shimano American Corp. of Irvine, Calif., and manufactured by Great Go Cycles Inc. of Taiwan; sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2011 through April 2012. The bicycle handlebars, intended for high-end road racing bikes, are compact and drop-shaped. The handlebars are sold separately and have two labels with the "Pro Vibe" logo printed directly on them. The model number appears on the bar code sticker on the packaging and serial numbers are printed on a label inside the tube of the handlebar. The bicycle handlebars were manufactured in Taiwan.
WHY: The handlebars can break during riding, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 67.
FOR MORE: Contact Shimano American Corporation at 800-353-4719 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT.
DETAILS: Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs imported by BatteriesPlus LLC of Hartland, Wis.; sold exclusively at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and July 2012. The RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs are used with cordless power tools and have part numbers printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil. The battery packs were manufactured in China.
WHY: The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
INCIDENTS: BatteriesPlus has received three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer's finger.
HOW MANY: About 65,300 (about 111,800 were recalled in December 2011).
FOR MORE: Contact BatteriesPlus at 877-856-3232 or visit the firm's website at http://www.batteriesplus.com .
DETAILS: Traveller Recreational Tubes imported by Tractor Supply Company of Brentwood, Tenn.; sold exclusively at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide from May through June. The tubes are made of gray rubber and measure 47 inches in diameter. The tubes were manufactured in China.
WHY: Contact with the inflatable tube can result in severe skin irritation or burns.
INCIDENTS: Tractor Supply has received 21 reports of consumers receiving severe skin irritation or burns while using the tubes. Seven people sought medical attention for their injuries.
HOW MANY: About 10,900.
FOR MORE: Contact Tractor Supply at 877-872-7721 or visit the firm's website at http://www.tractorsupply.com/TravellerTireRecall .
DETAILS: Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags imported by Mammut Sports Group Inc. of Shelburne, Vt., manufactured by Snowpulse SA of Martigny, Switzerland, and distributed by Mountain Sports Distribution of Golden British Columbia, Canada; sold at specialty outdoor and motorsports stores nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012. The Snowpulse Avalanche airbags with inflation-system 1.0 air cartridges are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. The packs are between 15 and 45 liters and have the "Snowpulse" logo printed on them. The metal cartridge is inside the pack and unscrews from the airbag. Cartridges using inflation system 1.0 gauges can be identified by the pin inside the threaded fitting on the side of the cartridge.
WHY: A leak in the airbag's cartridge can result in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,200 in the United States and 2,600 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Snowpulse at 800-451-5127 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.
DETAILS: Air compressors manufactured by DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, Tenn.; the EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008; the Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008. They have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The air compressors were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of motors overheating. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 460,000.
FOR MORE: Consumers with EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II compressors should contact DeVilbiss at 866-885-1877 Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.portercable.com/Uploads/PCD/Documents/SafetyAnnouncements/Retail_Poster_Porter-Cable.pdf orhttp://www.devap.com/Compressor_Safety_Recall.pdf . Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears at 888-710-9282 Monday through Saturday.
DETAILS: Recycled Silk Floor Mats distributed by Cost Plus Inc. of Oakland, Calif.; sold exclusively at Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide from June 2011 through May 2012. The recycled silk floor mats measure 2 ft. by 3 ft. They were sold in a variety of color stripe combinations. "World Market" is printed on the mat's white care label sewn into the bottom of the mat. The mats were manufactured in India.
WHY: The silk mats can have a tack or staple woven into the fabric strips that can cut consumers, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Cost Plus is aware of one incident in which a tack was discovered in a mat by a consumer. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 17,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Cost Plus at 877-967-5362.
BICYCLE BRAKE LEVERS
DETAILS: Bicycle Brake Levers imported by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. of Morgan Hill, Calif.; sold at authorized specialized bicycle components retailers from May 2011 to June 2012. The Tektro TL-83 brake levers were sold on 2012 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules, 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules and as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The TL-83 is a version of the TL-720 brake lever, modified with a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm and designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars, known as aerobars, sold as original equipment on these modules. They are black aluminum and model number "TL-720" can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied. The brake levers were manufactured in China.
WHY: The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position, make the brakes nonoperational and cause a rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: Specialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. No reports of injury or property damage.
HOW MANY: About 100 (about 600 of the 2010 and 2011 Shiv Modules and 2012 Shiv TT modules were recalled in April 2012).
FOR MORE: Contact Specialized customer service at 877-808-8154 Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website athttp://www.specialized.com/us/en/support/safety-notices .
DETAILS: Various models of Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn bicycles retailed by Meijer Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sold at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from March through August 2012. The two-wheeled youth and adult bicycles measure 20" or more. They were assembled on-site at Meijer stores by Serv-U-Success of Grandville, Mich., and have a Serv-U-Success assembly sticker located on the bottom of the bicycle frame between the pedals or on the back of the frame facing the rear tire. The bicycles were manufactured in China.
WHY: Pedals on the bicycles can loosen or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: There are 29 reports of pedals detaching or coming loose during use, including 16 reports of minor injuries.
HOW MANY: About 68,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Meijer at 800-927-8699. A full list of affected models can be found on Meijer's website athttp://www4.meijer.com/recall/bikebooklet.pdf.