Recalls this week: lamps, LED lights, bicycle wheel hubs

AP News
|
Posted: Mar 18, 2016 3:16 PM

More than 30,000 table and floor lamps sold at Ikea are being recalled because of a potential shock hazard. Bicycle wheel hubs and LED lamps are also among this week's recalled products.

Here's a more detailed look:

TABLE AND FLOOR LAMPS

DETAILS: All three models of IKEA GOTHEM lamps, which include two table lamps and one floor lamp, sold at IKEA from October 2015 through February 2016. A label attached to the underside of each lamp base is printed with the name "Gothem" and the IKEA logo.

WHY: They could cause electric shocks to users.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of minor shock have been received worldwide.

HOW MANY: About 30,600.

FOR MORE: The GOTHEM lamps can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required. For more information, please visit www.IKEA-usa.com or call IKEA at 888-966-4532.

BICYCLE WHEEL HUBS

DETAILS: SRAM Zipp 88 aluminum front wheel hubs. The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. SRAM will post a list of affected bicycle brands and models on its website at www.sram.com . They were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide from May 2010 through January 2015.

WHY: The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: One report in the U.S. of hub flange failure that could have led to wheel collapse. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 54,000 in the U.S. and about 2,900 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call SRAM at 800-346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

LED LAMPS

DETAILS: GE Lighting high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamps were sold in a blue and white carton with "ED37/EX39 base" on the front and "PC:21259" on the back above the bar code. Recalled lamps have the GE logo and the following information on the white plastic base of the lamp: LED165/M400/740, 165W, 4000K, 20000 Lumens, China and date code K213 or K245. They were sold at GE Lighting authorized dealers and electrical distributors nationwide, including Crescent Electric Supply Company, Graybar and W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply from September 2015 through December 2015.

WHY: The lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of the lamp separating from the lamp base. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 35,000 in the U.S. and about 500 in Mexico.

FOR MORE: Call GE Lighting at 800-338-4999 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, send email lightingconcerns@ge.com, or visit www.gelighting.com and click on "Product Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.

HEATED CAR SEAT CUSHIONS

DETAILS: Walser Asia Pacific, a Hong Kong-based car accessories maker, is recalling a heated car seat cushions sold under the Auto-XS brand name between Dec. 20, 2015, and Feb. 10.

WHY: The heated car seat cushion could overheat.

INCIDENTS: Five reports of the product overheating, but no injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 41,412.

FOR MORE: Questions can be directed to Walser Asia Pacific LTD at 1-800-222-0999 or walseramerica@walser.net.

GAS STATION HOSE/SWIVEL SETS

DETAILS: Gas station hose and swivel fitting sets used with gas station nozzles to dispense or transfer refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends. The sets are made of at least one metal swivel fitting attached to ¾-inch or 1-inch FLEX-ING brand FLEX-ON Hardwall, Marina and Softwall hoses with date code ranges of M1615 to M3515 and M2215 to M4115. They were sold at distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015 for swivel fittings with ¾-inch hoses and May 2015 through October 2015 for swivel fittings with 1-inch hoses.

WHY: The swivel fitting can separate from the hose, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.

INCIDENTS: Three incidents in which a swivel fitting has separated from a hose causing a fuel spill. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 9,000.

FOR MORE: Call Franklin Fueling Systems at 800-984-6266 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.franklinfueling.com and click on "Hose/Swivel Recall Update" under Latest News for more information.

BICYCLE QUICK RELEASES

DETAILS: SRAM Zipp stainless steel or titanium quick releases. They were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 or 808 NSW wheel sets. The quick release has a curved, black lever. Zipp appears on the lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall. They were sold nationwide from March 2015 through December 2015.

WHY: The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

INCIDENTS: Three incident reports of the quick release failing. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 6,400.

FOR MORE: Call SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Fridays, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.