Recalls this week: blowers, bike hooks, mattresses, toys

Updated at: 04/19/2015 2:53 PM
By The Associated Press



A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead.

Here's a more detailed look:

BIKE HOOKS

DETAILS: Husky Securelock vertical bike hooks used with a Husky Trackwall garage storage system. The 3 inch by 3.5 inch black metal plate is mounted to the grooves in the Trackwall and the bike's tire is attached to a hook protruding from the plate. There are no markings on the hook. The Trackwall has "Husky" printed on the lower left corner. The hook holds up to a 35 pound bike. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

WHY: The mounted bike hooks can unexpectedly detach, allowing the bike to fall and posing an injury risk to bystanders.

INCIDENTS: 22 reports of the bike hooks falling from the mounted Trackwall, including 12 reports of property damage to bicycles and/or nearby vehicles. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 105,000 in the U.S. and 15,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Waterloo Industries at 800-833-8851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.homedepot.com and click on "product recalls."

WOMEN'S SCARVES

DETAILS: Gena Accessories women's silk scarves that measure 64 inches long by 18 inches wide. They were sold in black, brown, burgundy, camel, fuchsia, green, grey, lavender, light blue, light green, light pink, orange, red, turquoise, white and yellow at boutiques in New York City and online at Amazon.com, GenaAccessories.com and Scarfand.com from January 2007 through February 2015 for about $12.

WHY: The scarves don't meet the federal flammability standard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 9,400.

FOR MORE: Contact Gena Accessories Inc. at 866-974-4362 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or email info@genaaccessories.com.

BABY BLANKETS

DETAILS: The Sensory Grab Garb blanket is a 6-inch square of soft fabric with crinkle paper inside and ribbon tags in the middle of each of the four sides. One side of the blanket contains a white satin ribbon tag with the words "Goochie Goo Garbs" on it. The polka-dot ribbon tags are black, blue, green, pink or red ribbons with white polka-dots. The blankets come in a variety of child themed patterns including shapes, animals and superhero themes. Only the 6-inch square Sensory Grab Garb blankets with colored polka-dot ribbon tags attached to the side of the blanket are included in the recall. They were sold in children's stores in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Pennsylvania from July 2014 through March 2015 for about $10.

WHY: A wire-edged ribbon can become exposed, which may cut children.

INCIDENTS: One report of a child that was scratched by the wire that came out of the ribbon.

HOW MANY: About 125.

FOR MORE: Call Goochie Goo Garbs collect at 480-773-1808 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at customercare@goochiegoo.com or go online at www.goochiegoo.com and click on "Recall Notice" tab.

BLOWER VACCUUMS

DETAILS: Homelite 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers UT42120, UT42120A and UT42121. Model numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing. The blower vacuums are red and black. "Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH" is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube. They were sold at Home Depot and Direct Tools Factory Outlets stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from January 2010 through March 2015.

WHY: The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: 1,369 reports of blower vacuums sparking, smoking or burning, including one report of a minor injury.

HOW MANY: About 823,000 in the U.S. and 41,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Homelite Consumer Products at 800-597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit www.homelite.com and click on "Safety Notices" for more information.

BLOWERS

DETAILS: Expert Gardener 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers 20254EG, 20254EGA, 20254EGB, 20254EGBC, 20254EGC and 21254EG. Model numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. "Expert Gardener" and "Blower Vac 2 Speed Quiet 150 MPH Powerful 220 MPH" are printed on the side of the green motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through March 2015.

WHY: The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: 16 reports of blower vacuums sparking, smoking or burning. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 225,000 in the U.S.

FOR MORE: Call OWT Industries at 800-597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit www.expertgardenertools.com and click on "Safety Notices."

BIKE FENDERS

DETAILS: This recall includes all Civia aluminum bicycle fenders sold separately and for all Civia Hyland bicycles sold with the fenders as original equipment. The recalled fenders are round, designed for use with 700c wheels and tires and have the Civia logo on the front and rear sides of each fender. Fender sets came in black, blue, green, olive, red and silver. Hyland bicycles came in blue, green, olive and red. The bikes have "Hyland" on the top tube, "Civia" on the down tube and the Civia logo on the seat tube. They were sold bicycle retailers nationwide and online from April 2008 through March 2013 for about $60 per Civia fender set and between $1,200 and $4,500 for Civia Hyland bicycles.

WHY: The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

INCIDENTS: One report in which a customer said a bracket broke and suffered a spine injury and nerve damage.

HOW MANY: About 1,000.

FOR MORE: Call Civia Cycles at 877-311-7686 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.civiacycles.com and click on "Safety Recall."

MOWERS

DETAILS: Toro's 2015 22-inch walk-behind power mower has a red base on four wheels, a black motor and handle, and a white bag attached for catching the clippings. A black plate on the front of the mower says "Toro Recycler 22." Model number 20337 and a serial number are located on a decal affixed to the rear of the machine. Recalled mowers have serial numbers ranging from 315000101 to 315000983. They were sold at hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide in February and March 2015.

WHY: Mowers were assembled with an incorrect blade driver and blade combination, which can cause the blade to break, resulting in an injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 800 in the U.S. and 100 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Toro at 844-521-2384 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.toro.com and click on "Product Recall" at the bottom right-hand side of the page.

MATTRESSES

DETAILS: The rebuilt mattresses and mattresses with foundations made by San Pedro Manufacturing. They come in twin, full, queen and king sizes and have a white federal tag and yellow state tag with "San Pedro Manufacturing Company, 1041 La Grange Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30336" sewn at the foot of the mattress. All mattresses sold separately and all mattress and foundation sets are being recalled. They were sold at A1 Mattress and Furniture, Affordable Furniture, Beds Beds Beds, Bruce Furniture and Thrift, Checkouts, Christian Outreach, Fowlers Furniture, Greenbrier Furniture, Larry Rhodes, Mattress and Furniture Outlet, Mattress and Furniture Warehouse, Mattress Barn, Save Big Mattress and Unclaimed Freight from May 2013 through January 2014.

WHY: The mattresses and foundations fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,800.

FOR MORE: Call San Pedro Manufacturing at 855-997-0300 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

UTILITY VEHICLES

DETAILS: Yamaha Viking utility vehicles. This recall involves 2015 model YXC700DF (Viking VI), YXC700DHFH (Viking VI Hunter), YXC700PF (Viking VI EPS) and YXC700PHFH (Viking VI EPS Hunter) side x side vehicles. Model numbers can be found on the owner's manual. The letter F in the 10th position of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) indicates that the vehicle is 2015 model. The VIN is stamped on the frame behind the left rear wheel. The "Viking VI" model name is printed on the left side of the front hood. The vehicles come in Realtree (multicolor), hunter green, red and steel blue.

WHY: The rear wheels can loosen and cause the rear end of the vehicle to wobble or the rear wheels to come off and cause the vehicle to crash.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,500.

FOR MORE: Call Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime or go to www.yamaha-motor.com , click on "Outdoors" tab, and then click on "Recalls" in the Corporate Links menus.

TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE TOYS

DETAILS: Plastic Wheelies semi-truck with six motorcycles toy and Wheelies push-along motorcycle toys. The semi-truck has a dual-level trailer that carries six motorcycles and comes in red and purple with multi-colored motorcycles. The truck has the item number Item # TAG66767 and SKU# 752249 printed on the packaging. The Wheelies push-along motorcycle is red with a rider in black with silver accents. The product has item # TBG04323 and SKU# 752251 printed on the package. They were sold at Cycle Gear stores and online at www.cyclegear.com from November 2014 through December 2014.

WHY: The toys contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal standard for lead content.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 155.

FOR MORE: Call Cycle Gear at 800-292-5343 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.cyclegear.com and click on "Recall Notices" at the bottom for more recall information.

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