A line of rotary tools that can overheat and melt are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include mowers with leaky gas tanks and defective bicycles.
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DETAILS: This recall involves the Dremel MICRO Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards and other home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and online including www.acehardware.com, www.amazon.com, www.homedepot.com, www.lowes.com and www.menards.com from July 2014 through May 2015.
WHY: The tool's circuit board can overheat and melt the tool's enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control changing to high speed in use, turn on by themselves, or may not turn off, posing a personal injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries.
HOW MANY: About 93,000 in the U.S. and 2,750 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at 855-866-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.dremel.com and click on "Customer Service & Safety Information" for more information.
DETAILS: Scag Liberty-Z zero-turn lawn mowers. The recalled mowers include model SZL48-22KT with serial numbers K7100001 through K7102353 and model SZL52-24KT with serial numbers K7200001 through K7202020. The model and serial numbers are printed on a vertical plate under the mower's seat. "Scag" in red letters, "Liberty Z" in white letters and a blue "Z'' is printed on a plate below the front of the seat. They were sold at Scag Power Equipment authorized dealers nationwide from October 2014 through May 2015.
WHY: The gas tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of gas tank leaks on the mowers. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 4,400.
FOR MORE: Call Scag Power Equipment at 844-491-4859 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit at www.scag.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: SubstiTUBE IS T8 LED lamps. "OSRAM SubtiTUBE IS LED T8" is printed on a silver label affixed to the end of lamps. The model number 73312-1 or 73315-1 also appears on the label beneath the statement "Compatible LED T8 for use with instant start T8 electronic ballasts." They were sold at Osram Sylvania industrial/commercial distributors between December 2014 and May 2015.
WHY: Lamps can overheat and melt.
INCIDENTS: 34 reports of overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 46,300 in the U.S. and an additional 8,700 sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Osram Sylvania Inc. at 877-423-3772 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to ProductQuality@sylvania.com or visit www.sylvania.com and click on the Site Map in the bottom right-hand corner, then click on "Recall Safety Information" for more information.
DETAILS: This recall involves four models of Cybex exercise machines that allow consumers to use the resistance from the selected weight to perform bicep curls. The recall affects the VR2, VR2TA, Eagle, and the VR3 models. A complete list of serial numbers is available at www.cybexintl.com or at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2015/Cybex-International-Recalls-Arm-Curl-Machines/ . The serial number is located on the frame tube of the weight stack by the floor. Cybex and the model name are printed on the top of the machine. They were sold at Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from November 1996 through October 2008.
WHY: The swivel handles can break off from the frame causing users to hit themselves in the face or head, posing an impact injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: 108 reports of incidents, including 12 reports of injury to users. One injury involved loss of sight to one eye.
HOW MANY: About 4,400.
FOR MORE: Call Cybex International at 888-678-3846 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit at www.cybexintl.com and click on Support, followed by Service and then Recalls for more information.
DETAILS: This recall involves model year 2015 Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles equipped with Bontrager Approved Carbon seatposts. Recalled bicycles have a serial number ending in J or K. The serial number is located on the bottom of the bicycle frame. Superfly FS, X1 or XT is printed on the bicycle's top tube. Trek is printed on the frame downtube. "Bontrager Carbon" is printed on the seatpost. They were sold at bicycle stores nationwide from September 2014 through July 2015.
WHY: The seatpost can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: Two incidents reported involving the recalled bicycles. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 330.
FOR MORE: Call Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Cassin Blade Runner and Blade Runner Alpine Crampons used for ice climbing. They attach to footwear allowing the front points of the crampon to cut into the snow or ice. The Blade Runner crampons have two ice front points and the Blade Runner Alpine crampons have two snow front points. "Sandvik Nanoflex" is printed on a rubber label attached to the gray nylon ankle strap. "Cassin" and "Blade Runner" are stamped on the orange traction plate on the foot of the crampon. The crampon frames are made of Chromoly and Nanoflex steel. They were sold at specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at backcountry.com, camp-usa.com and mountaingear.com from June 2013 to June 2015.
WHY: The front part, where the points connect to the crampons, can break, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of these crampons breaking during use. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 900 in the U.S. and 20 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call CAMP USA at 877-421-2267 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.camp-usa.com and click on the Safety Notices link at the bottom of the page then click on Blade Runner Crampon for more information.
DETAILS: Tour Nanotech Automatic and Semi-Automatic Crampons. Both crampons are made of steel plates that attach to boots for ice climbing. The Tour Nanotech Automatic has a red heel bail with a gray strap that fastens around the ankle. The Tour Nanotech Semi-Automatic has a red toe strap at the front of the crampon and a red heel bail at the back. A gray strap is connected to both heel bails and fastens around the boot. They were sold at specialty outdoor retailers and online at backcountry.com, camp-usa.com and mountaingear.com from June 2013 to June 2015.
WHY: The heel bail which connects the ankle strap to the crampon can detach from the crampon, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of the heel bail detaching during use. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 500 in the U.S. and 19 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call CAMP USA at 877-421-2267 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit www.camp-usa.com and click on the Safety Notices link at the bottom of the page then click on Camp Tour Nanotech Crampons for more information.
DETAILS: Rental versions of Tippmann model FT-12 .50 caliber and 0.68-inch caliber paintball guns. The guns are made of metal and are black. The left side of the upper receiver has "Tippmann" molded into the front and a silver, metal name plate with "Rental" riveted to the center. Serial numbers on recalled guns are from 86941 to 108040. The serial number is etched onto the bottom rear of the gun just below the rear hinge. This product is not sold through retail outlets. This product was sold from January 2015 to July 2015 directly to distributors and paintball fields as a rental gun for use by customers.
WHY: Trigger safety can fail and allow paintballs to fire unexpectedly, posing an impact hazard.
INCIDENTS: Three incidents in which the trigger safety failed to perform properly. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,500.
FOR MORE: Call Tippmann Sports Service Department at 800-533-4831 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.tippman.com and click on the "Recall" icon at the top of the page for more information.
DETAILS: All model year 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels. "Huffy" is on the downtube of the frame of both bicycles and model name TR 745 or TR-S 740 is on the rear portion of the frame. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. Bicycles that have a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in this recall. They were sold at Walmart.com, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015.
WHY: An open quick release lever on the bicycle's front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 460.
FOR MORE: Call Huffy at 888-366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to Service@Huffy.com or visit www.huffybikes.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of any page