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Recall Wednesday: 5 products recalled by CPSC, July 7 – 13

These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from July 7 –13, 2010.

As a reminder:

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!

You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.

All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.

1.  Name of product: Eastside Fix Bicycle Forks

Hazard: The bicycle’s front fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and posing a fall hazard to bicyclists.

Description: This recall involves Campus Cruisers’ Eastside Fix model bicycles. The single speed bicycle has an aluminum frame and fork. The bicycles were sold in royal blue with a white leather seat and white gel grips on the handlebars.

Sold at: Independent bicycle dealers nationwide from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $450.

To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10293.html

2.  Name of product: Whitco Company LP poles 70 feet tall or higher

Hazard: The poles can fracture or crack and fall over, posing a risk of serious injury or death to patrons and bystanders from being hit or crushed. The poles range from 1 to 4 tons increasing the risk of death if the pole falls toward a crowded stadium or onto a building.

Description: This recall to inspect and repair involves Whitco Co. LP outdoor steel stadium light poles from about 70 to 135 feet and weigh from about 1 to 4 tons. The poles are constructed of steel with a galvanized coating and were manufactured between 2000-2005.The poles can be found at facilities such as recreational parks and fields, schools and outdoor stadiums. Attached is a listing (pdf) of locations that may have the affected poles.

Note: This release does not affect Whitco Pole products.

Sold by: Lighting contractors nationwide from 2000 through 2005.

To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10295.html

3.  Name of Product: 2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross Bicycles and Framesets

Hazard: The bicycle fork’s legs can separate from the fork crown and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury.

Description: This recall involves all 2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bicycles and framesets. The bicycles and framesets were sold in yellow and black, and have aluminum frames and aluminum forks with aluminum steering tubes. “Redline” is printed on the bicycle frame. The bicycles are equipped with a 700C wheel and frame sizes ranging from 44cm to 60 cm.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 through May 2010 for about $1,400 for the bicycle and $400 for the frameset.

To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10296.html

4.  Name of Product: Metal Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

Hazard: The children’s metal jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Description: This recall involves 19 different styles of children’s metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Styles and shapes of the jewelry include hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelry contains the words “Best,” “Friends” or “Forever” and/or “BFF.” Only style numbers listed below are included in this recall. The style number is included on the jewelry’s packaging.

Sold at: Justice and Limited Too stores and online at www.shopjustice.com from November 2008 through February 2010 for between $7 and $16.

To learn more about this recall:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10297.html

5.  Name of Product: Wire feed welders

Hazard: The wire welder’s torch does not have a cold contactor as erroneously stated on the packaging and instruction manual. Without this feature, the welder generates an electrical arc immediately upon contact with the welding material, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Description: The recall involves the Vaper 90 amp flux wire feed welders with model number 41181. The wire welders are red and black. “Vaper” and “90 amp flux wire welder” can be found on the product’s operation panel. The model number can be found on the top right hand corner of the package and on the first page of the users manual.

Sold by: Pep Boys, Auto Zone and various other auto parts and tool centers nationwide from October 2006 through March 2010 for about $170.

To learn more about this recall:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10298.html

3 thoughts on “Recall Wednesday: 5 products recalled by CPSC, July 7 – 13

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  2. Hahaahh! Hi Caroline (SITS 31DBBB here). though this is not technically relating at all to the Day 1 task – I just wanted to let you know that i think you did a great job on this post! It's a good list, well laid out and VERY helpful!

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