Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Recalls for Cookware, Exercise Bands, Heated Jackets and Specialized Bikes

This time around, we're warning you about product recalls about some pots and pans that pose a burn hazard, exercise bands that can smack you in the head if you're not careful, heated jackets that do a bit more than heat you and some new bicycles that have a construction flaw that could cause them to fail (aka break) and send you flying.

And remember, if you think you have a recalled product, STOP USING them until you have verified the status of the product.  Oh, and it's illegal to (re)sell recalled products.

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"Hy Cite Enterprises Recalls Royal Prestige Thermal Wall Pots and Pans Due to Burn and Fire Hazard"


The CPSC reference recall number is 13-098 and the specific product is the "Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware," the stainless steel 9-ply "Thermal Wall" pans.

The equipment noted can collapse when exposed to a heat source and this could cause burns to the users.

Contact Hy Cite for instructions to get the equipment repaired or replaced.

Hy Cite Enterprises: (800) 609-9577
www.royalprestige.com or www.hycite.com : See the recall Information link.

There have been over 1,000 incidents reported.

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"Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at WalMart"

This recall, CPSC ref #13-100, is in regards to the Implus Perfect Resistance Bands.

Apparently the bands (tubes) can come loose from the mesh cloth loops they're attached to.   This can pose a hazard to the user and others around them.

The specific models are:
Perfect Bands Heavy 25 lb. capacity with UPC Code 096506310354, color purple
Perfect Bands Very Heavy 30 lb. capacity, UPC Code 096506310361, color gray
Perfect Bands Ultra Heavy 40 lb. capacity, UPC Code 096506310378, color black

A few incidents have been reported.

Contact Implus Footcare for a refund or replacement:

Implus Footcare at (800) 446-7587; option 2
Email recall@4implus.com or
Go to www.perfectonline.com/recalls.

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"Columbia Sportswear Recalls Seven Models of Heated Jackets Due To Burn Hazard"

Columbia is recalling their Men's and Women's Heated Jackets because the inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

The jackets are the

Men's and Women's Circuit Breaker(tm) II Jacket $275
Men's and Women's Electro AMP(tm) Jacket $250
Men's and Women's Electro(tm) Interchange Jacket $300
Men's Electric Big Game(tm) Interchange $300

If you think you have a recalled jacket, disconnect all batteries and contact Columbia.

Columbia Sportswear Company
(866) 201-9073
www.Columbia.com , click on the 'Recall Information' link at the bottom of the page.

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"Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard"

Specialized Bicycle have some 2012 and 2013 road bikes and framesets that have issues with the steerer tube in the front fork can actually break, creating a potential fall hazard.

Items involved include

"The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the frame.  The model name "Tarmac SL4," "Crux" or "Secteur" is also located on the frame.  The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc."

You can either contact Specialized or see an authorized dealer who can do a quickie free inspection and if need be, a free repair.

Contact Specialized Bicycle Components for instructions.
(877) 808-8154
www.specialized.com (Support and then Safety Notices link)


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As always, you can hit up CPSC product recall site for more details or other recalls, at www.cpsc.gov/

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Hi - sorry for the confirmation but I need to weed out the noise from the well intended comments. Thanks for leaving a note... - Bruce