A line of devices used to puncture a hole in a wine bottle cork are being recalled because they can cause the bottle to burst or crack. Other consumer products recalled this week include faulty bicycles and air conditioning systems with improper grounding.
Here's a more detailed look:
WINE ACCESS SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Coravin 1000 Wine Access Systems, which use a hollow needle to penetrate a wine bottle cork and allow wine to be dispensed without removing the cork. The Coravin name and logo appear on the front side of the tube. The system comes with a silver storage base and two argon gas capsules. They were sold at Coravin.com and other online retailers and at wine shops from July 2013 to June 2014.
WHY: The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.
INCIDENTS: 13 reports of bottles breaking, including one in which a bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in an injury involving two chipped teeth and a laceration that required stitches, four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, and eight in which bottles broke into two pieces.
HOW MANY: About 65,000 in the U.S. and about 640 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Coravin at 844-267-2846, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.coravin.com, and click on "Important Safety Announcement - Recall to Repair" for more information.
DETAILS: Link Uno, Link D7i, Link D8, Link P9, Link P7i, and Link P24h models of Tern brand adult folding bikes. "Tern" is printed on the front end of the top tube and on other portions of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube. Recalled bicycles have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begin with either AI1133 through AI1137 or AI1151 through AI1213 stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. An alphanumeric service tag number is located on the front of the seat tube and this number can be used to determine if the bicycle is affected by going to the firm's website. The bicycles were sold from November 2011 to April 2014.
WHY: The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: No incidents or injuries reported in the U.S, but there have been 11 reports of the bicycle frames cracking including five reports of minor scrapes and bruises from outside of the U.S.
HOW MANY: 650 in the U.S. and about 20 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Stile Products at 888-570-8376 or visit www.ternbicycles.com and click on "Product Recall Information" for more information.
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Trane XB300 and American Standard Silver SI Air Conditioning Systems. This recall involves 37 models of Trane XB300 and American Standard brand Silver SI split system outdoor cooling units. They were sold at Trane and American Standard independent distributors and dealers nationwide from February 2010 to March 2014. The Trane or American Standard logo is affixed to the front and model numbers are printed on the silver nameplate on the back of the unit. Information on the models included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2014/Trane-Recalls-Air-Conditioning-Systems/
WHY: The ground screws used in some units do not have the two threads required to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 100,600.
FOR MORE: Call Trane at 888-731-7561 or visit www.trane.com/residential and click on "XB300 Product Recall" for more information. Consumers can also log onto www.americanstandardair.com/residential and click on "XB300 Product Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: SR Suntour forks on model year 2011 through 2013 Scott and Trek bicycles. They were sold from May 2010 to November June 2014. The Scott bicycles have 700c wheels, disc brakes and one of the following Suntour front fork models: NEX or NCX. Bicycle model names and numbers are on the main frame of each bicycle in a location that varies by model. The model year can be identified by the color scheme of the bicycle frame. The fork's model name is printed on the outer sides of the fork. Model information on the recalled bicycles can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Scott-Trek-Recall-Bicycles-with-SR-Suntour-Front-Forks/
WHY: The front fork can break, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a broken SR Suntour fork. No injuries were reported. Trek has received 28 reports of broken forks. Five injuries have been reported, including minor bruises, a separated shoulder and broken bones.
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