Recalls this week: Cordless drills, bicycles

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Posted: Dec 04, 2015 1:38 PM
Recalls this week: Cordless drills, bicycles

Cordless drills that can overheat are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalled items include bicycles with a defective seat and chairs with defective front legs.

Here's a more detailed look:

CORDLESS DRILLS

DETAILS: Drill Master 18-volt cordless drills with item number 68239 and item number 68287. The drills are black with a red switch and were sold with an 18-volt rechargeable battery pack. Item number 68239 was sold individually and item number 68287 was sold as part of a kit, which included a flashlight. The item number is located on a black label on the right side of the drill, just beneath the serial number. They were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com between May 2011 and September 2015.

WHY: An internal switching mechanism can become stuck in the "on" position and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: 25 reports of the drill switch overheating, including six reports of burns to the hands and fingers, and five reports of minor property damage

HOW MANY: About 1.7 million.

FOR MORE: Call Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information under Customer Service for more information. Consumers can also send email to Harbor Freight Tools at recalls@harborfreight.com.

BICYCLES

DETAILS: All model year 2015 Felt Double Double 30, NINEe 20 and Edict 1 mountain bicycles. The model name is printed on the top tube of the bicycles. The Felt logo is on the down tube of the Double Double 30 and the NINEe20, and on the top tube of the Edict 1. The Double Double 30 was sold in the color blue. The NINEe 20 was sold in a gray and orange color scheme. The Edict 1 was sold in a black and blue color scheme. They were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from August 2014 through September 2015.

WHY: The carbon seat post originally sold with the bicycle can crack and break, posing injury and fall hazards to the rider.

INCIDENTS: 10 reports of the seat post cracking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: 645.

FOR MORE: Call Felt Bicycles at 866-433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.feltracing.com and click on "Notices" for more information.

CHAIRS

DETAILS: High-back upholstered reading chairs sold in a black and white floral print at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from January 2015 through September 2015. SKU number 473747 is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the underside of the chair.

WHY: The front leg on reading chairs sold without front leg support blocks can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to the user.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of front chair legs bending or breaking, including one report of an injury when a consumer fell out of the chair.

HOW MANY: About 2,700.

FOR MORE: Call Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or visit at www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

FIREWORKS

DETAILS: All mammoth Great Grizzly brand California Candles. The recalled candles are hand-held fireworks fountains that make crackling noises and display flowering tulips, blue pearls and gold showers. Each candle is approximately 2 inches in diameter and 30 inches long. The candles were sold in packs of three. One candle is labeled with the name "Glow Beam," one has the name "Dazzling Diamonds" and one has the name "Touch of Sparkle." Each candle has the Great Grizzly logo on the label near the beginning of the candle name. They were sold from May 2015 through June 2015 at Albertson's and Kings Circle Assembly, both of Corvallis, Oregon; six locations of Fundz4Kidz, of Eugene and Springfield, Oregon; Uncle Sam's, of Allenton, Wisconsin; Boomer's Fireworks, of Muncie, Indiana; Dixie Dragon Fireworks, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Holiday Packaging, of Marion, Indiana; Krazy Dan's Fireworks, of Gary, Indiana; Parkway Fruit Market, of Louisville, Kentucky.; Mr. Fireworks of Kokomo, of Kokomo, Indiana; Uncle Sam's Sales, of Hammond, Indiana; and World Cup Inc., of Villa, Illinois.

WHY: The rear plug of the candle can dislodge while lit, posing burn and fire hazards to the user if the user is holding the device.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of a candle's rear plug dislodging while the firework was lit, resulting in burn injuries to the person holding the device. No reports of property damage have been received.

HOW MANY: About 2,600.

FOR MORE: Call North Central Industries Inc. at 800-800-2264 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or send email to info@greatgrizzly.com, or online at www.greatgrizzly.com and click on Safety for more information.