Recalled: Gel packs and dumbbells

Recall news

The Associated Press

The following recalls have been announced:


DETAILS: Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells distributed by Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Wash.; sold at sporting goods stores, and other online retailers from May through August 2011. The black steel dumbbells are sold in pairs and can have a weight capacity of 10 to 90 pounds. The word "BOWFLEX" is written in grey along the top of each handle. A selector dial on each end of the cradle lists weights in red, starting at 10 and increasing in increments of five. The red Bowflex logo is at the center of the dial. The dumbbells were manufactured in China.

WHY: The weight selector dial on the units can fail, causing weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted from its cradle, posing an injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: Nautilus Inc. has received 16 reports of the weight selector dial failing, including three reports of injuries to the user's foot or leg.

HOW MANY: About 17,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Nautilus Inc. at 800-416-7271 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at .


DETAILS: Ice/Hot and Ice Gel Packs imported by California Innovations Inc. of Toronto, Canada; sold at mass merchandise and warehouse stores, distributors, online sellers and other retailers nationwide between July 2007 and December 2008. The Cryofreeze ice/hot packs and Arctic Zone ice packs are gel-filled plastic pouches with either transparent or opaque sealed wrappers. They are used to keep food hot or cold. The gel packs were sold separately and with a variety of lunch boxes, coolers and thermal carriers. The gel packs were manufactured in China.

WHY: If the packs become damaged, they can leak gel that could contain diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, and cause illness if ingested in large amounts.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 880,000 (about 248,000 units associated with lunch boxes and 55,000 associated with food carriers were previously recalled in January 2012).

FOR MORE: Contact California Innovations at 800-722-2545 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the company's website at .


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