Soft Air USA Recalls Swiss Arms Air Rifle

Soft Air USA Recalls Swiss Arms Air Rifle Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sports Authority

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 12, 2013

Recall number: 13-137

Soft Air Swiss Arms break-barrel, single-shot air rifle

Name of product: Break-Barrel Air Rifle

Hazard: The air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged, posing a risk of injury to consumers and those nearby.

Remedy: Consumers should return recalled Swiss Arms air rifles to Sports Authority for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Soft Air USA; toll-free at (866) 763-8247 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.softairusa.com, and click on Customer Service for more information.

Units: About 2,400

A photos is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Soft-Air-USA-Recalls-Swiss-Arms-Air-Rifle/

Description: The recalled product is a Swiss Arms break-barrel, single-shot air rifle. The rifle is 34 inches long with a black barrel. It has a wood stock with checkering etched on the grip and forend and a rubber recoil pad on the butt. It has a metal fixed front sight, a fold-down rear sight and a receiver for mounting optics. The rifle comes with a 4×32 millimeter scope. “XT32” and “Cal.4.5/.177” are on the left side of the barrel hinge plate. The rifle is cocked by swinging the barrel down on its hinge to “break” the gun open for loading, then swinging the barrel back up into firing position. Model number “288719” is located on the barrel near the rear sight.

Incidents/Injuries: Soft Air reports no incidents and no injuries.

Remedy: Consumers should return recalled Swiss Arms air rifles to Sports Authority for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Sports Authority in December 2012 for $100.

Importer: Soft Air USA, of Grapevine, Texas

Manufactured in: China

Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands

Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at WalMart

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 22, 2013

Recall number: 13-100

Name of product: Perfect Resistance Bands

Hazard: The bands can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Implus Footcare for a refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: Implus Footcare at (800) 446-7587 select option 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@4implus.com, or online at www.perfectonline.com/recalls.

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13100.html

Units: 75,600

Description: The Perfect Bands are rubber tubes connected through a hole and secured by grommets to cloth sewn into loops.  The bands can be used alone or in conjunction with optional handles, which are sold separately.  The bands are approximately 40 inches long and are used for exercises described on the product packaging card and in a Workout Chart available on line on the product website.  “Perfect Fitness” is printed on a tag on the cloth loop.  UPC codes can be found on the package. The recalled bands are:

Perfect Bands Heavy 25 lb. capacity with UPC Code 096506310354, color purple
Perfect Bands Very Heavy 30 lb. capacity, UPC Code 096506310361, color gray
Perfect Bands Ultra Heavy 40 lb. capacity, UPC Code 096506310378, color black

Incidents/Injuries: Twelve incidents were reported, 11 to the firm and one to CPSC, including  injuries to the back, hand and eye. None of the injuries was serious and one required medical attention.

Sold at: WalMart, and online at www.perfectonline.com for about $13 to $17.

Importer: Implus Footcare, LLC, of Durham, N.C.

Manufacturer: Dalps & Leisure Products Supply Corp, No. 5, of China

Manufactured in: China

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 446-7587
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters

Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters Due to Injury Hazard

The Air Mister can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Air Mister

Units: About 168,000

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The Air Mister can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received three reports of incidents of misters shattering, including one in which a consumer received lacerations.

Description: The recall is for hand-held devices designed to spray a mist for personal cooling. The Air Misters are 8 inches tall and hold 2 ounces of water at the “Fill” line. They are clear plastic cylinders with colored tops and bases. The tops and bases come in black, blue, green and pink. A nylon carrying strap is attached to the tops. Instructions for use are written in white lettering on the outside of the clear plastic cylinder.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from February 2012 to May 2012 for approximately $2.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled misters and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Target Guest Relations, at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.target.com, click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page, and then select Sports, Outdoor & Recreation.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13097.html

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches

Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Name of Product: Weight Workbenches

Units: About 565

Importer: Powertec, Inc., of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Powertec is aware of one incident involving a minor injury.

Description: The recalled workbenches are free-standing and typically used for free weight workouts. They have black, square tube, steel bases with a jet black, vinyl, adjustable bench seat and backrest. “Powertec” is embossed on the backrest pad and printed on a sticker located on the upright or the base frame of the workbench. Model names and numbers included in this recall are listed in the table below. The model name and number are located on the product’s packaging.

Model Name | Model Number | Key Features
Workbench Multipress with Isolateral Arms | WB-MP11 | Multi-press component and optional leg lift attachment
Workbench Olympic Bench | WB-OB11 | Adjustable bench rack and optional leg lift attachment
Workbench Utility Bench | WB-UB11 | Optional leg lift attachment

Sold at: Specialty fitness stores nationwide and online atwww.powertecfitness.com from September 2011 to May 2012 for between $299 and $549.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free safety retrofit repair kit. Consumers can also return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: To order the free repair kit or for instructions on receiving a full refund, contact Powertec toll-free at (877) 525-5710 any time, send an e-mail to Info@PowertecFitness.com, or visit the firm’s website atwww.PowertecFitness.com and click on Important Safety Notice.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13096.html

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls Bunny Sippy Cups

Target Recalls Bunny Sippy Cups Due to Injury Hazard

The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup

Units: Approximately 264,000

Importer: Target Corporation; Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of these reports.

Description: The recall involves two styles of Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups. The cups come with handles on both sides in pink and blue, female and male. Each contains a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid and one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups can be identified by imprints on the bottom: “TARGET 200020683” for pink and “TARGET 200020884” for the blue.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sippy cups and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12162.html

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 227-5579
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2011 Havoc Bicycles

The bicycle frame can crack at the joint where the top tube meets the down tube. A cracked tube can separate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury or death.

Units: About 90

Manufacturer: Norco Bicycles, a division of LTP Sports Group Inc., of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack at the joint where the top tube meets the down tube. A cracked tube can separate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of cracked frames. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 2011 Havoc 24-inch and 26-inch bicycles. The 24-inch bicycles were sold in semi-matte grey and the 26-inch in semi-matte red. On some of the bicycles, “Norco” is printed on the firm’s crest that is affixed to the head tube. Bicycle frames included in this recall have serial numbers that begin with K10DQ, K10FQ, K10IQ, K10KQ P10K, P10F or P11B. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket, below the word “Havoc.”

Sold at: Authorized Norco dealers nationwide from November 2010 to September 2011 for about $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bike and return it an authorized Norco dealer for a replacement.

Consumer Contact: Norco Bicycles; at (800) 227-5579, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website atwww.norco.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13074.html

LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines

LG Recall Hotline: (855) 400-4639
Sears Recall Hotline: (888) 812-2935
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury

An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines

Units: About 457,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received at least 343 reports of washing machines vibrating excessively, of which at least 187 involved minor property damage. One minor injury has been reported.

Description: The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models manufactured between February 2010 and November 2011. The units come in beige, white and graphite steel colors. Recalled washing machines have the following model and serial number ranges:

Brand | Model | Serial Number Range
LG | WT5001CW, WT5101HV, WT5101HW | 002KW******* through 111KW*******
Kenmore Elite | 29002, 29272, 29278 | 005KW******* through 111KW*******

The model and serial number can be found on a label fixed on the rating plate on the top back of the washing machine.

Sold at: LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local retailers nationwide. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears. All were sold from April 2010 to December 2012 for between $899 and $1,099.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact LG or Sears for a free in-home repair of the machine. Consumers will also receive supplemental information to be inserted into their owner’s manual and a new caution label to be placed on the washing machine. Consumers who have observed their recalled washing machine shaking excessively should immediately stop using it. Consumers should be aware that loading their machines with water-proof or water-resistant items, such as mattress pads, mattress covers and similar items, increases the chances of loads being unbalanced.

Consumer Contact: For LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4639, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or online atwww.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices. For Kenmore or LG washers purchased at Sears or Kmart; toll-free at (888) 812-2935, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday, or online atwww.sears.com and click on Customer Service Home then Product Recalls in the Product Information section.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13073.html

Trampolines Recalled by Sportspower

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 965-0565
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Trampolines Recalled by Sportspower Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sports Authority

The trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to children and adults on the trampoline.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Trampolines

Units: About 23,400

Manufacturer: Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: The trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to children and adults on the trampoline.

Incidents/Injuries: Sportspower is aware of one incident of the trampoline leg separating from the frame while in use, causing the leg to puncture through the jumping surface. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The trampolines are 14 feet in diameter and were sold with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. “Parkside” is printed on the enclosure net.

Sold exclusively at: Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012 for about $540.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines and contact Sportspower to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Sportspower; toll-free at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.sportspowerltd.net or emailcustomerservice@sportspowerltd.net for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13051.html

GU Hardware Recalls Window Fittings

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 355-8810
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

GU Hardware Recalls Window Fittings Due to Injury Hazard

The window fittings can break. This can cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Window Fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges

Units: About 5,000

Distributor: G-U Hardware, Inc., of Newport News, Va.

Manufacturer: G-U Yapi of Turkey

Hazard: The window fittings can break. This can cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: G-U Hardware has received two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.

Description: This recall involves tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings. They are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. “G-U” and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting. The recalled G-U Hardware window fittings have the following model names, and model and component numbers:

Window Fitting | Model Name | Model Number | Component Number
Side-hung sash hinge | Jet AK8 | 6-31064-00-0-1 | 9-31209
Tilt-turn stay arm | Jet AK8 30 | K-15805-00-0-1 | 9-31209
Tilt-turn stay arm | Jet AK8 50 | K-15806-00-0-1 | 9-31208
Tilt-turn stay arm | Jet AK8 90 | K-15807-00-0-1 | 9-31208

Sold by: G-U Hardware sold the recalled window fittings directly to hardware wholesalers and window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011 for between $7 and $26.

Manufactured in: Turkey

Remedy: Contact G-U Hardware to arrange for the free replacement and installation of new window fittings.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GU Hardware toll-free at (855) 355-8810 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and frp, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday; and from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.ak-warning.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13050.html

Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 366-8339
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death

The climbing sticks can break, posing risk of serious injury or death to users.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks

Units: About 1,500

Importer: Muddy Outdoors, of Albia, Iowa

Manufacturer: Classic Asia Group, of China

Hazard: The climbing sticks can break, posing risk of serious injury or death to users.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the climbing sticks breaking. There have been no reported injuries.

Description: The recalled Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks are used to climb trees. They consist of a 20-inch black center stick with tree cleats and fold-out steps on each end. A black and burnt orange-colored rope fastened by a cam cleat secures the stick to the tree. The tree cleats have single metal tabs or posts. Model number 70401 or 70404 is printed on the packaging. The climbing sticks were sold individually or in packs of four.

Sold at: Bass Pro, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scheels and other hunting and outdoor stores nationwide from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $50 when sold individually and $160 when sold in a pack of four.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and return them to Muddy Outdoors for a refund or a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: Muddy Outdoors; toll-free at (877) 366-8339, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.gomuddy.com and click on “Muddy Info-Latest News” or “Products-Muddy Outdoors-Sticks” section for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13078.html