This week saw a recall on snow blowers, recalls on bicycles, recalls on ratcheting tie downs, recalls on frozen food, and recalls on off-road vehicles. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of April 25, 2016:
- One World Technologies Snow Blowers Recall: This recall involves Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers. Item number RY40802 is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. The reason for this recall is that the snow blowers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. Item number RY40802 is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. The snow blowers are black and green with two LED lights located on the front of the unit and are approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. “RYOBI” is printed on the front of the snow blowers. The models included in this recall are RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. “40 V” is printed on each side of the snow blowers. The products were sold online at www.homedepot.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $280 (unit only) and $350 (part of a kit which contains a Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower, a Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Battery, and a Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Battery Charger). Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers and return them to One World Technologies for a full refund. Recall Date: 04/26/2016
- Stile Products Tern Folding Bicycles Recall: Stile Products Inc. is recalling its Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models of Tern brand folding bikes. The bike’s frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard. The 24-inch wheel Eclipse model was sold in a silver/black color combination. The 20-inch wheel Verge models were sold in silver/black, orange/white, red/black and yellow/grey color combinations. “Tern” is printed on the front end of the top tube and on portion of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube. The frame has a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begins with AM1A or from AM1102 through AM1208. The serial number is stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. The bikes were sold at authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from January 2012 to April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Stile Products or take the bike to an authorized dealer. Consumers will receive a free frame and have it installed at no cost. Recall Date: 04/26/2016
- Alltrade Tools Ratcheting Tie Downs Recall: This recall involves Snap-on ratcheting tie downs sold in a package of four. The ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The 15 foot long tie downs are straps used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, trucks and hand trolleys. The product’s ratchet mechanism is black and the straps are yellow with “Snap-On” printed in red across the strap. Product number 871343S is printed on the upper right corner of the packaging. Recalled units have at least one silver metal tab that is flush with the openings in the black metal ratchet handle. The products were sold exclusively at Sam’s Club stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tie downs and return them to Sam’s Club for a full refund. Recall Date: 04/26/2016
- Costco Frozen Foods Recall: CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution. The Listeria was discovered through routine testing by state health officials in Ohio. Listeria monocytogenes was found to be present in one lot of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) organic petite green peas and one lot of IQF organic white sweet cut corn. The recalled items were sold in plastic bags and are marked with Use By Dates located on the back of the package. For a complete list of the recalled items click here. The recalled frozen vegetables were distributed to retailers and distribution centers between September 13, 2015 and March 16 in the following states, and may be redistributed in other states nationwide: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan of Canada. Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Recall Date: 04/23/2016
- Cub Cadet Challenger Off-Road Vehicles Recall: MTD Products Company is recalling its model year 2015 Cub Cadet Challenger CX500 and Challenger CX700 four-wheel drive off-road utility vehicles. The parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard. The recalled vehicles have two bucket seats, roll bars, a canopy, a two-piece windshield, a 35.5-inch by 44-inch cargo bed and a winch. The vehicles were sold in the colors camouflage and yellow. The model numbers involved in this recall may be found here. The model number is located under the driver’s seat. The vehicles were sold at Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from April 2015 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly. Recall Date: 04/26/2016