Recall Wednesday – 13.8V charger, paintball gun, bicycle, Costco beds, charm necklaces
I have received a number of recalls from the CPSC within the last week. As you saw, I posted 2 last Friday as the had to do directly with the 4th of July (fireworks). Please check your homes for these items.
The information below comes directly from the email notifications I received.
Hazard: The recalled power supplies are wired incorrectly, posing electrocution and fire hazards.
Description: The recall involves RadioShack 13.8V DC Power Supplies, catalog numbers 22-507 and 22-508 with date codes from 08A04 through 01A08. Date code format is MMAYY where MM is the month and YY is the year. The catalog number and date code are located on the back of the power supply. Power Supplies with a green dot on the product and the product’s packaging have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.
Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2004 through January 2008 for between $50 and $85.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08319.html
Hazard: The remote line adapter can burst when over tightened, posing serious impact and laceration hazards to consumers.
Description: The remote line adapter is used to connect a paintball gun to a pressurized CO2 tank. The adapter is a black cylinder and is attached to a black remote line cord. “RAP4” and the “SN” (serial number) are printed on the adapters.
Sold at: Online at http://www.rap4.com/ from October 2006 through April 2008 for about $40.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08320.html
Hazard: The quick release devices can unexpectedly fail or break when locked in position on the bicycle, causing the rider to lose control, which poses a serious fall hazard.
Description and Models: This recall involves the SunRinglé Hollow Quick Release Devices for bicycles and includes models Hollow CroMo Front 100mm, Hollow CroMo Rear 130mm, and Hollow CroMo Rear 135mm. These devices have hollow skewers. They were sold individually or with SunRinglé front and rear wheels with model names Black Flag, Disc o Flea, Charger, STR8 Track, Accelerator R3.00C and Accelerator T3.0C. “Ringlé” is stamped on the lever. Quick release devices with a solid skewer are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2007 through May 2008 for about $17.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08321.html
Hazard: The lid supports on the toy chests fail to prevent the lid from closing too quickly, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves two styles of Bayside youth beds: the LaJolla Boat Bed and the Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. The preassembled toy chests are designed in the shape of a ship or boat’s “bow” and attached to the beds as a footboard. The LaJolla Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top and white wood base with a blue stripe. The Pirates Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top, wheel shape and brown wood base with decorative carvings.
Sold at: Costco and furniture retail stores nationwide and Costco.com from January 2006 through May 2008 for between $700 and $1,400.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08323.html
Hazard: The children’s jewelry could contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Description: This recall involves “It’s a Girl Thing” metal necklaces, bracelets, and phone charms. The jewelry features a variety of charms including flowers, shoes, letters and butterflies. “It’s a Girl Thing” is printed on the packaging along with the UPC numbers 633870018419 (bracelet), 633870018426 (necklace), and 633870018433 (phone charm).
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from February 2006 through June 2008 for about $6.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08324.html