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Recalls this week: fan heaters, bicycle brakes

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • January 17, 2014 - 2:41 PM

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.

STAGE LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

DETAILS: Stage Light Barndoors used on Rama Fresnel and Rama PC stage lights. The barndoors are made of hinged, rectangular, black metal flaps/leaves attached to a moveable, round, plastic collar. Four-leaf barndoors are part number 20BDSF12 and eight-leaf barndoors are part number 20BDSF128. The part numbers are only on the invoice for the product. They were sold at theatrical, electrical, and lighting supply dealers nationwide from January 2003 to January 2013.

WHY: The heat of the stage lights can make the barndoors detach from the light and fall, posing an impact injury hazard to individuals below it.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of barndoors used outside the U.S. detaching. No injuries were reported. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 5,500.

FOR MORE: Call Philips Selecon at 800-478-7263, send email to entertainment.service@philips.com, or visit www.seleconlight.com and click on Barn Door Update for more information.

BATHROOM MEDICINE CABINETS

DETAILS: Four models of Glacier Bay-branded bathroom medicine cabinets, made between July 15, 2013 and October 10, 2013. They have a mirrored door, two adjustable and two fixed interior shelves. "VOC" and the manufacture date are stamped on the exterior of the cabinet's back panel. They were sold at The Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2013 through October 2013. More information on the models involved can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/RSI-Recalls-Bathroom-Medicine-Cabinets/

WHY: The mirror or its back panel can separate and fall out.

INCIDENTS: RSI has received two reports of the cabinet's mirror or back panel detaching and falling out. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 14,000.

FOR MORE: Call RSI at 888-774-8062 or visit www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls, or send email to RSIMedCab@rsihomeproducts.com for more information.

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