Recalls this week: fan heaters, bicycle brakes

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm •  Published: January 17, 2014
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A line of fan heaters that can overheat and start a fire and potentially faulty bicycle brakes are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include stage lighting equipment and bathroom medicine cabinets.

Here's a more detailed look:

FAN HEATERS

DETAILS: Kenmore oscillating fan heaters with model number 127.90914310. The model number and Kenmore are printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the unit. They were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013.

WHY: Broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the fan heaters smoking or catching fire, including two reports of injuries. Injuries include one report of smoke inhalation and one report of a blister to a consumer's finger.

HOW MANY: About 42,500.

FOR MORE: Call Sears/Kmart at 888-820-3341 or visit www.sears.com and www.kmart.com click on Product Recall for more information.

BICYCLE BRAKES

DETAILS: SRAM Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes and Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes for bicycles. The recalled bicycle brake models include SB Red Hydraulic Road Disc, SB Red Hydraulic Road Rim, SB 700 Hydraulic Road Disc and SB 700 Hydraulic Road Rim, used as either front or rear brakes. The SB RED brake lever is labeled "RED" on the body of the lever assembly. The SB 700 brake lever is labeled "S-Series" on the body of the lever assembly. The serial numbers for the recalled brakes have the digit "3'' as the fourth digit of the serial number. The serial number can be found on the bottom of the caliper body. They were sold from May 2013 to December. More details can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/SRAM-Recalls-Hydraulic-Bicycle-Brakes/

WHY: The brake systems can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: 95 reports of brakes failing in the U.S. One minor injury was reported in the U.S. and another in Australia.

HOW MANY: About 25,350.

FOR MORE: Call SRAM at 800-346-2928 or visit www.sram.com and click on Recall Information for more information.