August Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/30/04

August Recall Round-Up

Dumbbells

Weight lifting can make you look strong and lean. Before you continue to do so, check your dumbbells. Jump King Inc. is recalling more than one million dumbbells because the weights can fall off the handles. The chrome weights were sold from June 2000 to May 2004 and have the name "Reebok" or "Nordictrack" printed on them. For a free repair kit, call Jump King at 1-800-322-2211.

Water Guns

If summer time means playing in the pool, listen up. K-Mart is recalling 39,000 pool pump water guns because a nozzle could be propelled off. Four children have been injured. The fifteen inch water guns are shaped like large syringes. Return the guns to K-Mart for a full refund.

Bike Helmets

Parents of bike riders, check your child's helmet. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling three bike helmets, the DBX Engage, DBX Ravage and the Geartec ESPY . The gear does not meet safety regulations and may cause serious head injury in the event of an accident. Return the helmets to the store where purchased for a refund.

Light Bulb  

The simple act of changing a light bulb could be dangerous. Orsam Sylvania is recalling its 60-watt B-10 decor light bulbs. They can detach at the base, causing cuts or burns. The exposed filament can cause a shock. The lights were sold in packages of two and four, labeled "ceiling fan" and "double life." If you own the recalled bulbs, call Sylvania toll free at 1-877-423-3772 for a free replacement.

Eye Lash Curlers

Now, moving to the bathroom among the make-up and other beauty gadgets. W-E Bassett is recalling the "frosted grip" eye lash curlers. Plastic handles detached. The curlers were sold nationwide from September 2003 to June 2004. For a free replacement, call the company toll free 1-877-929-1933.

Slow Cooker

The Holmes Group is recalling five models of slow cookers, sold under the Rival brand name. Handles on the cookers can break, posing a burn hazard. The recall involves model numbers 3040, 3735, 5025, 5070 and 5445. Only cookers with a code number from 0199 to 1802 are part of the recall. The cookers were sold at discount stores nationwide. If you own one, return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

SUV

Finally, some recalls on the road. General Motors is recalling over 200,000 Saturn SUVs. The rear suspension of the Saturn VUE needs strengthening. In recent rollover tests, federal regulators found the left rear wheel of two Saturn VUEs collapsed when then the SUVs made sharp turns at forty-five miles per hour.

Toyota is recalling more than 100,000 Camry Sedans due to side air bag malfunctions. The recall affects model years 2002, 2003 and 2004. Automakers will notify all owners of these recalls.

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