Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries.
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DETAILS: Four models of Shark brand Rotator Powered Lift-Away series upright vacuum cleaners. They are either maroon or purple with a clear plastic middle section. Shark and Rotator are printed on the front of the vacuum cleaners. Recalled model numbers include NV650W, NV651, NV652 and NV660. The model number is printed on a silver sticker on the upper right-hand corner of the back of the unit. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August 2014 through March 2015.
WHY: The aluminum wand can disconnect from the handle and remain energized with electricity, posing a risk of electric shock.
INCIDENTS: 62 reports of incidents in which the aluminum wand disconnected from the handle. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 142,000 in the U.S. and about 650 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Euro-Pro at 877-593-5140 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Sunday or visit www.sharkrecall.com , or click on "Recall" at www.sharkclean.com or www.europro.com for more information.
DETAILS: All models of Trek bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake. Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position, are not included in this recall. They were sold at bicycle stores nationwide from about September 1999 through April 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: Three incidents, all including injuries, with one resulting in quadriplegia, a second facial injuries and a third resulting in a fractured wrist.
HOW MANY: About 900,000 in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada.
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.
SKI BOOT LINERS
DETAILS: Ertlrenz Trim Heat and Foam Heat ski boot liners. Every product is accompanied by a charger and a remote control for the heating system. There also is an accompanying Ertlrenz instruction manual supplied with the heat liners at the time of purchase. They were sold at Gorsuch Ltd. stores in Aspen, Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado from November 2011 through March 2015.
WHY: The liner can overheat when charging, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of the heat liners smoldering during the charging process. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 300.
FOR MORE: Call Gorsuch at 844-451-8650 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.gorsuch.com and click on "Recall Heat Liners" for more information.
NOTEBOOK COMPUTER BATTERY PACKS
DETAILS: Lenovo battery packs sold from February 2010 through June 2012 with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13, 14, 15, 120, 125, 320, 325, 420, 425, 430, 520, 525 and 530 series; the L412, L420/421, L512 and L520 series; the T410, T420, T510 and T520 series; the W510 and W520 series; and the X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X200, X200s, X201, X201s, X220 and X220t series. The battery packs were also sold separately and more details on those can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Expands-Recall-of-Battery-Packs-for-ThinkPad-Notebook-Computers/
WHY: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of battery packs overheating and damaging the computers, battery packs and surrounding property. One incident included a consumer's skin being reddened and burn marks on the consumer's clothing.
HOW MANY: About 148,800 in the U.S. and 17,700 in Canada. About 34,500 in the U.S. and 2,900 in Canada were recalled in March 2014.
FOR MORE: Call Lenovo at 800-426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.lenovo.com and select "Support" at the top of the page, then click on the link to the recall page in the "News and Alerts" section at the bottom right of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Sweet Heat hand-held hair dryers. The hair dryers are white and have the words "Sweet Heat" printed in black near the blower nozzle. "AG Hair" is printed in grey and black on the back of the blower nozzle, above the handle. They were sold at ULTA Beauty and other beauty supply stores and hair salons nationwide from May 2013 through March 2015.
WHY: The hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device, which guards against electrocution or shock if the dryer is immersed in water.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,100.
FOR MORE: Call AG Hair at 866-924-4247 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com, or visit www.aghair.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.
DETAILS: J. Crew baby coveralls in sizes newborn to 2T. They were sold in J. Crew stores in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., online at jcrew.com and the J.Crew catalog from April 2014 to March 2015. A care label sewn into the inside left seam of the garment lists the PO number, style number and "SU '14." PO and style numbers included in the recall are:
Style #A8248, PO numbers: 8044696, 8044697, 5046904 and SU '14
Style #A8249, PO numbers: 8044644, 5046905 and SU '14
Style #A8251, PO number: 8044643 and SU '14
Style #A8252, PO numbers: 8044642, 5046906 and SU '14
Style #A8273, PO number: 8044659 and SU '14
Style #A8274, PO numbers: 8044660, 5046909 and SU '14
Style #A8276, PO numbers: 8044661, 5046910 and SU '14
Style #A8341, PO number: 8044663 and SU '14
Style #A8358, PO numbers: 8044662, 5046911 and SU '14
Style #B3605, PO number: 8046744 and SU '14
Style #B3606, PO number: 8046743 and SU '14
Style #B3607, PO numbers: 8046745, 8046746, 5048693 and SU '14
WHY: Snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: 10 reports of snaps detaching. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 20,000. 8,700 additional baby coveralls were recalled in May 2014.
FOR MORE: Call J. Crew at 800-261-7422 anytime, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jcrew.com/baby and click on "Important Notice" for more information.
CHILDREN'S PAJAMA SETS
DETAILS: Children's pajamas from Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freyman. The 100-percent cotton, two-piece pajama sets were sold in toddler size 1 through youth 12. The sets were sold in two styles; long-sleeve with pants or short-sleeve with shorts. Both styles were sold in eighteen prints in various colors: Babar, Bump, Christopher, Colada, Dino, Elephant, Goby, Hathi, Heart, Heebo, Moby, Monkey, Owl, Rain, Rico, Scotty, Teddy, and Ticochon. Roberta Roller Rabbit is identified on a yellow label sewn into the neck and waist of both the top and bottom. This recall includes all children's sleepwear garments with a sewn-in label at the neck. They were sold at Roberta Roller Rabbit retail stores, online at www.robertarollerrabbit.com and through other retail and wholesale outlets from January 2012 through February 2015.
WHY: The children's pajama sets fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 32,000.
FOR MORE: Call Roberta Roller Rabbit at 866-227-6938 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.robertarollerrabbit.com and click on the "Recall" tab located under the "Product Recall" section on the bottom left side of the home page.