Recalls this week include kettles, fireplaces, slingshots, fireworks, pellet stoves

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Slingshots with a wrist strap problem that has already caused facial fractures in one user are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include gas fireplaces and kettles with defective glass.

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Here's a more detailed look:

SLINGSHOTS

DETAILS: Barnett Outdoors Black Widow slingshots. It is about 6 inches tall with a black plastic handgrip with red linear rubber studs on the palm side, a silver metal fork and silver metal folding wrist brace. The wrist strap on recalled slingshots does not have an X where the ends of the wrist strap slide onto the wrist brace. They were sold at A.C. Kerman, Archery Range, Archery Shoppe, Big Rock Sporting Goods, Bow Hunters Supply Store, Campco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dunham's, Florida Hardware Co., Great Lakes Marine Products, Gun World & Sporting Goods, Paducah Shooters Supply, Slingshots USA, Walmart and other archery, shooting and sports stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BarnettCrossBows.com from July 2014 to May 2015.

WHY: The wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the slingshot's pouch is pulled back which can result in the body of the slingshot snapping back and striking the user.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of the wrist strap slipping off and the body of the sling striking the users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.

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HOW MANY: About 88,000 in the U.S. and 16,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Barnett Outdoors at 800-234-4907, extension 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit www.barnettslingshots.com and click on "BLACK WIDOW RECALL" for more information.

KETTLES

DETAILS: Primula Borosilicate two-quart clear glass round kettles. They have no markings or etchings on the glass. Model PTKG-4420 has a green plastic handle with a green silicone insert in the handle and a green whistling-stopper lid. Model PTKB-4420 has a black plastic handle with a black silicone insert in the handle and a black whistling-stopper lid. "Not for dishwasher" is printed in raised letters underneath the lid. They were sold from January 2012 through May 2015.

WHY: The bottom portion of glass vessel can break when heated and the contents can spill, posing laceration and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: Nine reports of incidents, including three injuries and one report of property damage valued at $200.

HOW MANY: About 113,000.

FOR MORE: Call Epoca International at 800-241-7940 anytime or visit www.epoca.com and click on "recalls" in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage for more information.

GAS FIREPLACES

DETAILS: Heat-N-Glo and Heatilator Corner Unit Series indoor gas fireplaces sold at fireplace stores from March 2008 through November 2014. The recall involves model numbers LCOR-36TRB-IPI, RCOR-36TRB-IPI, GDCL4136I, and GDCR4136I, which are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls used to operate the units, and in the instruction manual.

WHY: The back of the firebox can bow out, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reported incidents involving charring and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,500.

FOR MORE: Call Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit www.hearthnhome.com and click on "Notices" for more information.

PELLET STOVES

DETAILS: Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon E2 Pellet Stoves and inserts sold at stove stores from February 2014 through January 2015. The model numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, which is located near the controls and in the instruction manual. Model numbers for stoves include MMTV-E2-PBK, MTV-E2-CSB, MTV-E2-MBK, MTV-E2-PDB, MTV-E2-PFT, and MTV-E2-PMH. Model numbers for inserts include MTV1-E2-CSB, MTV1-E2-MBK and MTV1-E2-PMH.

WHY: Fuel can back up, creating unstable combustion and a pressure build up inside the firebox and glass can break, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of glass breaking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,000.

FOR MORE: Call Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit www.hearthnhome.com and click on "Notices" for more information.

FIREWORKS

DETAILS: Yo Yo Sparklers from Jake's Fireworks Inc., of Pittsburgh, Kansas. The sparklers are 13 1/2 inches long, metallic gray in color on a wire stick. They were sold in multicolored packages containing four individual sparklers. The front of the packages had a logo with the U.S. flag and the words "World Class Fireworks" at the top and the words "YOYO Sparklers" and two pictures of sparklers burning at the bottom.

WHY: The sparklers burn faster and with a larger flame than normal and can burn down the stick toward users' hands, posing a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: 12 reports of incidents of the sparklers burning rapidly down the stick toward users' hands resulting in second-degree and third-degree burns to consumers' hands.

HOW MANY: About 651,500

FOR MORE: Call Jake's Fireworks at 800-766-1277 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, send email to info@jakesfireworks.com or visit www.jakesfireworks.com and select the "Blog" on the menu at the top of the page, then click on "YoYo Sparkler Alert Recall" for more information.

FRONT FORKS FOR MOTOCROSS BIKES

DETAILS: ?hlins RXF 48 front forks for motocross bikes sold at off-road bike stores nationwide from November 2014 through May 2015. The fork legs are yellow with a large white "?'' and a small "TTX" on the front. The fork legs measure about 37 inches long. Product and batch numbers are stamped on the silver-colored front fork bottom piece. Product and batch numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2015/Ohlins-Front-Forks-for-Motocross-Bikes-Recalled-by-Ohlins-USA/

WHY: The front fork can break or detach, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 50.

FOR MORE: Call ?hlins USA at 800-336-9029 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit www.ohlinsusa.com and click on "Important Safety Recall" for more information.

AVALANCHE AIRBAG PACKS

DETAILS: Black Diamond, Pieps and POC Brand JetForce Avalanche Airbag Packs sold at specialty outdoor retail stores nationwide and online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com from December 2014 to June 2015. This recall involves all first-generation JetForce Black Diamond, Pieps and POC model airbag packs manufactured by Black Diamond between October 2, 2014 and March 3, 2015. The manufacture date code ranging from 14275 to 15077 can be found inside the front pocket label. The date codes are listed in a YYDDD format. Date codes on some products are truncated in a YDDD format (ex. 4275). The JetForce Technology logo is on the left shoulder strap, and an instruction label is on the inside flap of the back panel. More information on models and colors included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/JetForce-Avalanche-Airbag-Packs-Recalled-by-Black-Diamond/

WHY: The motor can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of a snow avalanche.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,000 units in the U.S. and 200 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Black Diamond Inc. at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit www.blackdiamondequipment.com , www.pocsports.com or www.pieps.com and select "Customer Service" at the top of the page, then click on "Product Recalls" in the drop-down menu. Consumers can also go to www.jetforcerecall.com to submit a repair claim. The firm can be reached by email at service@jetforcerecall.com.