Thursday, October 15, 2009

Recall Alert

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Thursday announced the following recalled products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

1. Moser Enterprises Recalls Schwalbe Brand Bicycle Tires Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Schwalbe Ultremo R Bicycle Tires
Units: About 5,000
Importer: Moser Enterprises of Canada
Manufacturer: Ralf Bohle GmbH of Germany
Hazard: The tire layers could separate causing the inner tube to rupture, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall includes Schwalbe Ultremo R bicycle tires. "Schwalbe" and "Ultremo R" are printed on the sidewall of the tires.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores from April 2009 through May 2009 for about $75.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled tires and contact their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement set of tires.
Customer Contact: Moser Enterprises toll-free at (888) 700-5860, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT) Mon.-Fri.

2. SI Tech Recalls Diving Suit Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard; One Death Reported

Name of Product: Diving Air Hose for Dry Suits
Units: About 65,000
Manufacturer: SI Tech AB, of Brastad, Sweden
Hazard: The hose contains an insert that can dislodge during diving and restrict air flow to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: SI Tech has received six reports of hose inserts dislodging, including one that was involved in the death of a diver in Los Angeles, Calif.
Description: This recall involves a dry suit inflation hose that connects a diver's dry suit to the air supply and allows for the pumping of air into the suit to set up a positive pressure arrangement to help keep it watertight. The hose contains an air flow restricting insert that may be either black, blue or green in color. The batch code is stamped on the threaded metal end of the hose. They were sold with dry suits and also sold separately.
Sold at: Diving equipment retailers and distributors nationwide from July 2006 through February 2009 for about $45.
Manufactured in: Sweden
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using diving equipment that contains the recalled low pressure inflation hoses and contact SI Tech for the location of an authorized dealer for a free repair which involves removal of the hose insert, or to receive instructions on how to repair the hose.
Consumer Contact: SI Tech at (877) 348-3529 (anytime).

3. Electra Bicycle Co. Expands Recall of Bicycles with Front Trays or Baskets; Trays and Baskets Can Come Loose and Pose Fall Hazard to Riders

Name of Product: 2009 Model Electra Bicycles with Front Trays or Baskets
Units: About 6,400 (3,000 units were previously recalled in March 2009)
Importer: Electra Bicycle Co., of Vista, Calif.
Hazard: The front tray or basket on the bicycles can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Electra Bicycle Co. has received 15 reports of the front tray or the basket coming loose, including two reports of minor cuts and bruises.
Description: This recall involves the 2009 Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i bicycles with front-mounted trays or baskets. The trays have an alloy frame with wooden slats. The baskets are wicker with a removable tote bag. The trays were sold as original equipment on the bicycles and as aftermarket items. The baskets were sold only as aftermarket items.
Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through August 2009 for between $600 and $750 for the bicycles and about $100 for after-market trays and baskets.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair of the trays that came as original equipment on the bicycles, or a refund for trays and baskets purchased as aftermarket items.
Consumer Contact: Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT), Mon.-Fri.

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