Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

BICYCLES

DETAILS: Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles imported by the Trek Bicycle Corp. of Waterloo, Wis., and sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide between May 2011 and September 2011 for between $550 and $1,100.

WHY: The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of incidents, with one injury involving a broken tooth and lip injury.

HOW MANY: About 27,000.

FOR MORE: Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt. For additional information, contact Trek at 800-373-4594 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.trekbikes.com

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HAND TRUCKS

DETAILS: Hand trucks made by Harper Trucks Inc. of Wichita, Kan., and sold at the Home Depot from September 2008 through March 2009 and Sam’s Club from January 1993 through January 2002 for between $28 and $42.

WHY: When the tires are overinflated, they can explode, causing the wheel hub to separate or break, ejecting pieces of the hub. This poses an injury hazard to bystanders.

INCIDENTS: Company has received 19 reports of overinflated tires exploding that resulted in 19 injuries, including broken bones, loss of sight in one eye, contusions and lacerations.

HOW MANY: About 292,000.

FOR MORE: For additional information, contact Harper Trucks toll-free at 800-835-4099 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, e-mail wheels(at)harpertrucks.com or visit the company’s website at www.harpertrucks.com

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