Recall news: LED TVs, suspension trainer devices
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: Haier 42-inch LED TVs imported by Haier America Trading L.L.C. of New York, N.Y., and sold at Fry's Electronics and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2011 through March 2012. Manufactured in China.
WHY: The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: No injuries, but Haier America and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 184 reports of the TV stand's neck cracking or breaking.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Consumers should contact Haier America at 877-813-8516 to request a free replacement stand neck to be used with the original base. Consumers with a wall-mounted TV may continue to use it but should request a free replacement stand neck in case the TV is used with the stand in the future. More information may be found at the company's website at www.haieramerica.com .
SUSPENSION TRAINER DEVICES
DETAILS: Suspension Trainer Devices imported by Fitness Anywhere LLC of San Francisco; sold at health and fitness stores and studios nationwide and online at www.FitnessAnywhere.com from January 2006 through December 2009. The products' anchor straps are yellow or khaki nylon with a carabiner at the top end and a black nylon loop on the bottom end. A black and yellow or black and khaki nylon strap is threaded through the black nylon loop on the anchor strap to form a "Y." On each side of the "Y," the strap has a cam buckle, which is used to adjust the length of the straps. Each end of the "Y'' strap has a foam-covered hand grip and a foot cradle. The devices have hand grips with no end bumpers, which are black plastic caps covering the ends and preventing the plastic under the foam from being exposed. They also have badges on the straps with the TRX logo and the word "Professional" or "Tactical" on them. They were manufactured in China.
WHY: The strap length-adjustment buckles can break, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Fitness Anywhere has received 570 reports of the strap length-adjustment buckles breaking with 82 reports of the user falling, including 13 reports of head, face, shoulder and hip injuries.
HOW MANY: About 40,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Fitness Anywhere at 888-221-7417 between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the company's website at http://www.trxtraining.com .
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