The following recalls have been announced:
SINGLE CUP BREWING SYSTEM
DETAILS: Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing System imported by Sunbeam Products Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS") of Boca Raton, Fla.; sold at mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target, Walmart and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012. The coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red or white trim. It stands about 11 inches tall and has a "Brew Now /Off" button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer. The coffeemakers were manufactured in China.
WHY: A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: JCS has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including approximately 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.
HOW MANY: 520,000 in the United States and 80,700 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact JCS at 800-993-8609 anytime or visit the firm's website at https://www.mrcoffeerecall.com .
DETAILS: PRO VIBE Carbon bicycle handlebars imported by Shimano American Corp. of Irvine, Calif., and manufactured by Great Go Cycles Inc. of Taiwan; sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2011 through April 2012. The bicycle handlebars, intended for high-end road racing bikes, are compact and drop-shaped. The handlebars are sold separately and have two labels with the "Pro Vibe" logo printed directly on them. The model number appears on the bar code sticker on the packaging and serial numbers are printed on a label inside the tube of the handlebar. The bicycle handlebars were manufactured in Taiwan.
WHY: The handlebars can break during riding, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 67.
FOR MORE: Contact Shimano American Corporation at 800-353-4719 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT.
DETAILS: Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs imported by BatteriesPlus LLC of Hartland, Wis.; sold exclusively at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and July 2012. The RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs are used with cordless power tools and have part numbers printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil. The battery packs were manufactured in China.
WHY: The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
INCIDENTS: BatteriesPlus has received three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer's finger.
HOW MANY: About 65,300 (about 111,800 were recalled in December 2011).
FOR MORE: Contact BatteriesPlus at 877-856-3232 or visit the firm's website at http://www.batteriesplus.com .
DETAILS: Traveller Recreational Tubes imported by Tractor Supply Company of Brentwood, Tenn.; sold exclusively at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide from May through June. The tubes are made of gray rubber and measure 47 inches in diameter. The tubes were manufactured in China.