Product Recalls: Folding Bicycles, Candles
The Associated Press
The following recalls have been announced:
¿ About 11,500 Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles, 2008 model year, because the hinge on the handlepost can crack, posing a fall hazard. There have been 25 reports of the bicycle's handlepost hinge cracking, including one minor injury involving scrapes and bruises. The recalled products, made in Taiwan and China, were imported by Dahon California Inc., of Duarte, Calif., and Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), of Kent, Wash. They were sold by authorized Dahon California dealers and REI stores nationwide from March 2008 through last month. For more information, consumers can call 800-442-3511; on the Web at http://www.dahon.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
¿ About 7,000 DayNa Decker 16-ounce Botanika candles, made in the U.S. by Southern California Candle Co. Inc., of Los Angeles, and distributed by Lumetique Inc., because the glass can break during use, posing a fire hazard. There have been ten reports of the glass breaking during use, including two that resulted in fires causing property damage to household items and carpet. One consumer reported a cut on her foot when the glass broke. The recalled candles were sold by resorts, spas, gift shops and specialty stores nationwide from March 2008 through last month. Details: by phone at 888-872-0228; on the Web at http://www.daynadecker.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
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