A variety of consumer products are being recalled and could affect cyclists, woodworkers and music lovers alike. Here’s what you need to know.
Bikes and Bike Add-Ons
About 1,500 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycles are being recalled after there were six reports of the bicycle fork steerer tubes breaking, causing the rider to lose control and fall, and 120 Cannibal Bicycles from Nirve Sports are being recalled after two riders reported parts cracked during assembly.
The $1,400 to $1,500 Cyclocross bikes came in semimatte black and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steerer tubes and were sold in specialty stores nationwide from July 2006 through April 2009.
The Cannibal bikes were sold by Nirve Sports and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $600.
Consumers are urged to stop riding the bicycles and return them to their place of purchase or local dealer for a free repair. Felt Bicycles can be reached at (866) 433-5887 or www.feltracing.com, and Nirve Sports can be reached at (888) 296-4783 or www.nirve.com.
About 2,700 d’lite ST and Solo ST Child Trailers designed to attach to the back of a bicycle and carry one or two children are being recalled on concerns that part of the trailer’s axle assembly can loosen, causing a wheel to separate, posing a risk of injury to the child occupant and bike rider.
The trailers were sold by independent bicycle retailers, specialty outdoor retailers and online retailers from November 2008 through June 2009 for between $550 and $600. Consumers should stop using the trailer immediately and contact Burley at (800) 311-5294 or www.burley.com/STProductRecall to receive a free repair or repair kit.
Unexpected Table Saw Dangers
About 3,000 10-inch table saws sold at Home Depot stores nationwide are being recalled because of a possible laceration hazard following reports of three incidents in which a stacked blade was unexpectedly ejected from the saw. No injuries have been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
The $600 One World Technologies Ridgid Table Saws were sold exclusively at Home Depot (Stock Quote: HD) stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009. Consumers should stop using the table saw immediately and contact One World Technologies at (866) 539-1710 or www.ridgid.com for a free on-site repair.
Amplifier Electrical Fires
After 50 reports of the amplifiers overheating, including incidents causing smoke and electrical fires, Krell Industries is recalling about 2,300 of the devices, which provide power to loudspeakers in a home audio playback system. No injuries have been reported.
The amplifiers were designed to operate at a temperature warm to the touch, but a component input device can fail and cause the amplifiers to overheat, according to the CPSC. The amps were sold by audio equipment dealers and distributors nationwide from January 1997 through February 2001 for between $3,000 and $8,000.
For more information, consumers can contact Krell at (888) 436-6055, online www.krellonline.com or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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