Recalls this week: Children's riding toys, drills and more
Saturday, December 1, 2012
A line of riding toys that can be hazardous to children and cordless drills with an overheating trigger are among the list of products recalled this week. Other recalled products include trampolines, waterslides, and pans.
CHILDREN'S RIDING TOYS
DETAILS: Children's riding toys made by Step2 Co. LLC of Streetsboro, Ohio, sold from January through August 2012. The X-Rider Car is a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long. The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Step2's contact information is located on the left side of the car.
WHY: Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of incidents, with one incident resulting in head bumps and one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip from the child's front teeth.
HOW MANY: About 15,500.
FOR MORE: Call Step2 at 866-860-1887 or visit http://www.step2.com/recall
DETAILS: Cordless Drills imported sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, via catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com from April 2008 through May 2012. The Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills are blue and black and have a black trigger switch. Model number 96526 is located on a yellow label on the left side of the drill.
WHY: The black trigger switch on the drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a drill overheating and burning through the handle of the unit, which resulted in a consumer receiving a minor injury.
HOW MANY: About 108,000.
FOR MORE: Call Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 or visit http://www.harborfreight.com/recall-safety-information
DETAILS: 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers sold at Toro dealers nationwide from January through August 2012. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers. The recall includes model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side.
WHY: The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of incidents. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,600 in the U.S. and 31 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Toro at 855-493-0090 or visit http://www.toro.com
DETAILS: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges distributed by G-U Hardware, Inc. of Newport News, Va., and made by G-U Yapi of Turkey. They were sold from October 2002 to December 2011. The tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. "G-U" and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting.
WHY: The window fittings can break and cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Visit http://www.ak-warning.com
DETAILS: Trampolines made by Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong and sold exclusively at Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012. The recall includes Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. "Parkside" is printed on the enclosure net.
WHY: The trampoline's metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a hazard of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to consumers on the trampoline.
INCIDENTS: One incident of the trampoline leg separating from the frame while in use, causing the leg to puncture through the jumping surface. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 23,400.
FOR MORE: Call Sportspower at 888-965-0565 or visit http://www.sportspowerltd.net
DETAILS: Liquid Motion waterslides made by Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong and sold exclusively at Menards Inc. from April through July 2010. Recalled waterslides have item number INF-1375 and UPC 687064031340 located on the packaging. A "Liquid Motion by Sportspower" logo is printed on the side.
WHY: The warning labels on the children's waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first, posing a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries.
INCIDENTS: One report of a man who injured his neck after sliding down the waterslide head first.
HOW MANY: About 1,500.
FOR MORE: Call Sportspower at 888-965-0565or visit http://www.sportspowerltd.net
DETAILS: Kirkland Signature six-quart saute pans with glass lids sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Corp. stores in San Francisco and the Northeast from May 2012 through Oct. 2012. "Kirkland Signature," ''6 QT/5.6 L," and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the bottom of the pan.
WHY: The pan's tempered glass lid can crack, break, or shatter.
INCIDENTS: 97 reports of the lids breaking or shattering. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 12,900.
FOR MORE: Call Costco at 877 782-8242 or visit www.costco.com and click on Recalls for more information.
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