Recalls this week: Bicycle forks, sandals, heaters
- Article by: The Associated Press
- June 14, 2013 - 2:30 PM
A line of bicycle forks that can bend and cause a rider to fall and propane heater/cookers that pose a fire hazard are among this week's list of recalled products.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Salsa Vaya bicycle forks stamped with batch codes 2011 02 21, 2011 04 11, 2011 06 14, and 2011 09 09 and all Salsa La Cruz bicycle forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 03 01, 2011 04 08, 2011 05 30, and 2011 09 09. The batch code is stamped on the steerer tube. The forks are made of tubular chromoly steel and can be installed on any bicycle that takes a threadless 1 1/8 inch steerer tube. They were sold individually and as original equipment on Salsa Vaya bicycles and framesets. The manufacturer's insignia "CWI" is stamped on the steerer tube. "Salsa" is printed on the bicycle's frame. They were sold from February 2011 through June 2012.
WHY: The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of forks bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,700.
FOR MORE: Call Salsa Cycles at 877-774-6208 or visit www.salsacycles.com and click on the Fork Recall button for more information.
DETAILS: "Joanna" girl's sandals with style number CG40723 (white shoe) or CG40725 (brown shoe) printed on the underside of the front shoe strap. "StrideRite" appears on the bottom of the shoe. They were sold from December 2011 through May 2013.
WHY: The metal flower on the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of the flowers detaching and eleven reports of flowers loosening. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,500.
FOR MORE: Call Stride Rite at 800-365-4933, visit www.striderite.com and click on Product Safety Information under Customer Service for more information, or send email to JoannaReturns@striderite.com.
DETAILS: Cedar Lake Propane Heater/Cooker. The dual use heater/cooker consists of a single large ceramic burner with a metal stand. It measures 9 inches by 10.25 inches by 4.5 inches. It has a fitting below the burner for a propane bottle of either 16.4 oz. or 14.1 oz. sizes. The heater/cooker comes with a hose and regulator for connecting the propane bottle and product number #14219 is printed on the packaging
WHY: The regulator on the heater/cooker malfunctions when a user switches from a cooking to heating option, or vice versa, the gas propane turns to liquid, which can flare easily and pose a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: There was one incident of fire reported. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 325.
FOR MORE: Call Texsport at 800-231-1402 or visit www.texsport.com and click on RECALL link.
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