Gas grills that can leak propane gas, bicycle brake levers that can fail and battery chargers that can come apart are among the consumer products recalled this week because of safety issues. Other products include saw blades that can fall out of their packaging and scuba diving hoses that can rupture.
Here's a closer look at the recalled products:
DETAILS: Gas Grills imported by One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.; sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada, and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012. The recall includes the STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills. The STOK Island has a round grill base and two burners. "STOK" is written on the grill cover and a label on the bottom of the grill stand. The STOK Quattro gas grill is a rectangular, four-burner grill. "STOK" is printed on the grill's lid. The gas grills were manufactured in China.
WHY: The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: The firm is aware of 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 87,600 in the U.S., 1,400 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact One World Technologies at 800-867-9624 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.stokgrills.com .
BICYCLE BRAKE LEVERS
DETAILS: Bicycle Brake Levers imported by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.; sold at authorized specialized bicycle components retailers from April 2010 to February 2012. The Tektro TL-83 brake levers are designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. They are black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. The bicycle brake levers were manufactured in China.
WHY: The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm is aware of one incident where the rider lost the function of both brakes. No reports of injury or property damage.
HOW MANY: About 600.
FOR MORE: Find the nearest authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer, contact Specialized at 877-808-8154 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT or visit the firm's website at http://www.specialized.com .
DETAILS: Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger imported by Sakar International Inc. of Edison, N.J.; sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012. The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries. It is silver and has a sticker on the top that says "Digital Concepts" and "Compact Travel Charger." There are three screws and a retractable power plug on the underside of the charger. They were manufactured in China.
WHY: Plastic holding the screws on the battery can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components to consumers, posing electrocution or electric shock hazards.
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