Recalls This Week: Coffee Makers, Bikes, Paint
WHY: The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer's finger.
HOW MANY: About 65,300 (about 111,800 were recalled in December 2011).
FOR MORE: Call BatteriesPlus at 877-856-3232 or visit http://www.batteriesplus.comRECREATIONAL TUBES DETAILS: Traveller Recreational Tubes imported by Tractor Supply Company of Brentwood, Tenn. And sold exclusively at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide from May through June in 2012. The tubes are made of gray rubber and measure 47 inches in diameter. WHY: Contact with the inflatable tube can result in severe skin irritation or burns. INCIDENTS: 21 reports of consumers receiving severe skin irritation or burns while using the tubes. Seven people sought medical attention for their injuries. HOW MANY: About 10,900. FOR MORE: Call Tractor Supply at 877-872-7721 or visit http://www.tractorsupply.com/TravellerTireRecall AVALANCHE AIRBAGS DETAILS: Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags imported by Mammut Sports Group Inc. of Shelburne, Vt., made by Snowpulse SA of Martigny, Switzerland, and distributed by Mountain Sports Distribution of Golden British Columbia, Canada. They were sold at specialty outdoor and motorsports stores nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012. The Snowpulse Avalanche airbags with inflation-system 1.0 air cartridges are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. WHY: A leak in the airbag's cartridge can result in the air bag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 1,200 in the United States and 2,600 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Snowpulse at 800-451-5127 AIR COMPRESSORS DETAILS: Air compressors made by DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, Tenn. The EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008. The Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008. They have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The air compressors were manufactured in the United States.
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