27 April 2012
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Bicycles. SR Suntour has recalled about 17,000 GT, Giant and Trek bicycles with SR Suntour suspension forks because the suspension fork’s internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash. The recall involves Giant bikes with model name Revel 1 and model years 2011-2012, GT bikes with model names Avalanche 4.0 and Avalanche 4.0 GTW and model year 2012, and Trek bikes with model names 3700D and 3900D and model year 2012. Affected bikes have ST Suntour suspension fork date codes that range from CK110301 to CK110731. The recalled bikes were sold at specialty bike stores nationwide from April 2011 through March 2012.
Motorcycles. Baja Inc. (doing business as Baja Motorstports) has issued a recall for approximately 4,300 dirt motorcycles that were previously recalled in March 2011 because the fuel tank can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with vehicle identification number beginning with "L98," the letter "B" as the 10th character of the VIN and having a yellow dot or line marked on or near the VIN. The model number and VIN are located on the product data plate, which is located on the side of the "goose neck" (where the handle bars meet the body of the bike). These dirt bikes were sold at Pep Boys and other motor sports stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2012.
Bike Brake Levers. Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. is recalling about 600 bike brake levers because the adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational, causing a rider to lose control of the bike and crash. The recalled products are Tektro TL-83 brake levers designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bike frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bike frame modules. They were also sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The levers, which are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever, are black aluminium and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. Model number “TL-720” can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied. These products were sold by authorised Specialized Bicycle Components retailers from April 2010 to February 2012.
Gas Grills. One World Technologies Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 87,600 gas grills in the United States and about 1,400 gas grills in Canada because the regulator on these grills can leak propane gas, which can ignite and pose fire and burn hazards to consumers. This recall involves STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills. The STOK Island has a round grill base and two burners while the STOK Quattro is a rectangular, four-burner grill. The recalled grills have regulators on them with the model number “AZF” on the front and a date code between 1046 and 1143 on the back of the regulator. These grills were sold at Home Depot stores in both the United States and Canada as well as at Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores in the United States from March 2011 through February 2012.
Batter Chargers. Sakar International Inc. has recalled about 48,000 battery chargers because the plastic holding the screws in these chargers can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energised components and pose electrocution and electric shock hazards. The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries, is silver coloured and has a sticker on the top that says “Digital Concepts” and “Compact Travel Charger”. This recall involves item numbers CH-1600S and CH-1600-RS, which are identified with the date code MID#: 0801110. These battery chargers were sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012.
Saw Blades. Irwin Industrial Tool Company has issued a recall for approximately 55,260 circular saw blade three-packs because the blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves Irwin Classic Series 10-inch circular saw blade limited promotion three-packs. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth. The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words “Irwin” and “Classic Series” on the front top left corner and “3 Circular Saw Blades” on the front lower left corner. Model number “ICSLD3PK” is located on the front top right corner. These saw blades were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from approximately October through November 2011.