Recalls this week: flashlights, bicycle shocks
More than 8,000 flashlights with special lenses for Halloween have been recalled because they can overheat and melt. Other recalled products this week include bicycle shocks with incorrect adjustment directions and USB chargers that can melt.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Signature Designs Halloween image projector. The projector is a flashlight with cap that holds special lenses to project messages and images onto a wall or other surfaces. The projector comes with three lenses: an orange lens with a black jack o' lantern, a yellow lens with a black bat and a purple lens with the words "Trick or Treat" in black. A clear label with "Signature Designs (HK) Ltd, Ningbo, China, 14-121-02, 05/2014" printed in white is on the side of the handle opposite the orange on/off switch. They were sold at Meijer stores from September 2014 to October 2014.
WHY: The flashlight can overheat and melt the plastic handle, posing a burn risk.
INCIDENTS: One report of a flashlight overheating and the plastic handle melting. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 8,600.
FOR MORE: Call Meijer at 800-927-8699 anytime or visit www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Cane Creek Cycling Components DBINLINE bicycle rear shock absorbers sold at distributors and retailers globally from May 2014 through September 2014. The shocks are marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR) damping. HSR on the shock is decreased by turning the adjuster counter-clockwise and increased by turning it clockwise. The incorrect graphics present the opposite; that is, the plus(+) and minus(-) symbols are switched. The consumer can be misled or confused when adjusting HSR on these shocks. The shocks come in black anodized aluminum with the words "INLINE" marked on the air can portion of the shock and are attached to a full-suspension mountain bike frame. Recalled products have a serial number on the underside of the top valve body in the following ranges: AA00002 - AA07304 and SA00077 - SA03926. The shocks were also sold with the following mountain bikes: 2015 Alutech - Tofane, 2015 Banshee - Phantom and Spitfire, 2015 Bianchi - Methanol 29, 2015 Canyon - Spectral 140 - 27.5 and 29 and Strive CF, 2015 Ghost - AMR Riot 130, 2015 Guerilla - Gravity Megatrail, 2015 Ibis - Ripley 29, 2015 Intense - Tracer, Carbine 29 and Spyder 29 Comp, 2015 Knolly - Warden, 2015 Nicolai - Helius, 2015 Norco - Sight Carbon 7.1, 2015 Nukeproof - Mega TR, 2015 Orange - Five and Five 29, and 2015 Specialized - Enduro 650B and 29.
WHY: The shock absorber is marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR) damping. Following these directions will cause unexpected behavior by a bike's suspension and pose a fall hazard to a rider.
INCIDENTS: Four complaints from customers, one of which involved a report of injury with bruises in the midsection.
HOW MANY: About 5,000 in the US and 500 in Canada
FOR MORE: Cane Creek Cycling Components at (844) 490-3663 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.canecreek.com and click on "Safety and Recall" for recall information.
DETAILS: Waterway Plastics Designer Pro Series suction covers with model number 640-52XX S, printed on top of the outside edge of the plastic. They were sold at pool and spa dealers nationwide from June 2011 to June 2013. Details on the specific spas included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Waterway-Plastics-Recalls-Spa-Drain-Suction-Covers/
WHY: The drain suction cover can become disengaged from the spa wall, posing an entrapment hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 70 reports of drain covers detaching. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 26,000.
FOR MORE: Call Waterway Plastics at 866-719-6044 or visit www.waterwayplastics.com and click on "Recall" under Resources for more information.
DETAILS: Tectron 3-in-1 USB charging cable is used to charge iPhone4S/4G/3GS/3G, iPhone5, iPad mini/iPad4 and android phones. The 10-foot white cord has a USB plug on one end. The other end has 3 plugs: 30-pin plug for the iPad First Generation and iPhone 4S and earlier models; Lightning plug for the iPhone5 and later models and the iPad 2 and later models; and mini USB plug. Item NO. USB29B is printed on label on the outside of the pouch. They were sold by distributors for school fundraisers from July 2014 to August 2014.
WHY: The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two incidents reported the USB charger melting. No injuries or property damage were reported.
HOW MANY: About 55,000.
FOR MORE: Call Tectron International 844-582-3152 or visit www.tectronint.com and click on Recall for more information.
MODULAR STORAGE BARS
DETAILS: Wall-mounted storage bars made of medium-density fiberboard with an oak wood finish that allow hanging storage accessories to be attached. The storage bars were sold in two sizes; long and short. The long bar is 36 inches in length and the short bar is 23.5 inches in length. The accessories are sold separately and include items such as a black metal mesh basket, key hooks and S-hooks. The storage bars have SKU numbers 491996 (long) and 491997 (short) printed on the UPC sticker attached to the product packaging. There are no identifying labels on the product itself. They were sold at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from June 2014 through August 2014.
WHY: When weight is applied to the storage bar, the screws holding the mounting plate can pull out of the bar allowing the storage bar to fall, posing an injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: one report of a short storage bar pulling away from the wall. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,000.
FOR MORE: Call Cost Plus World Market 877-967-5362 or visit www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
PERSONAL EMERGENCY SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Visonic Amber Pendants MCT-212 GS LA S (315) ENR and Visonic Amber Kits GS LA (315) KIT2. The kits contain the pendant and a base station. The Visonic Amber personal miniature transmitter pendant enables the consumer to remotely signal their personal emergency response system to send a request for assistance. A label on the back of the pendant lists the part number and serial number. Recalled pendants sold separately have part number 0-102511 and serial numbers 0114147681 through 2015044165, 2513325212 through 4313226157 and 4513346942 through 5113063274. Pendants sold as part of the kit have model number 0-102371 and serial numbers 0114147759 through 1713321693, 1913433218 through 3313297879 and 3713561718 through 5113063339. They were leased by Life Alert Emergency Response to consumers who subscribed for alarm monitoring services from about May 2013 through July 2014.
WHY: An accelerated circuit drain of the pendant battery can result in a decreased battery life and shorter than expected "low battery" warning period, from 30 days down to a nine day warning period.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 29,200.
FOR MORE: Call Visonic at 800-223-0020 or visit www.visonic.com and click on North America and then Product News under the Solutions & Products tab for more information about the recall.