Recall news

AP News
Posted: Nov 10, 2011 4:34 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Joss rock climbing cam imported by Sierra Trading Post, of Cheyenne, Wyo. and manufactured by Cassin Sri, of Italy; sold at Sierra Trading Post nationwide from August 2003 through March 2006. The cam is a mechanical device placed in the crack of a rock to support a climber's weight. Joss cams come in eight sizes and the sling on the end features solid horizontal blocks of color including yellow, orange, purple, red, green and blue.

WHY: The cams can fail unexpectedly after being set.

INCIDENTS: One incident reported in Europe. No deaths or injuries reported in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 1,280.

FOR MORE: Contact Sierra Trading Post at 800-713-4534 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. EST, or email the company at customerservice(at)



DETAILS: Arctic Cat All-Terrain Vehicle distributed by Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.; sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide since February 2011. The ATVs are black and orange or black and lime green and display the words "Arctic Cat" on each side of the cowl ahead of the handlebars. The ATVs were manufactured in Taiwan.

WHY: The ATV's steering tie-rod can bend and cause loss of control.

INCIDENTS: Arctic Cat has received three reports of bent tie-rods. No reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 1,384.

FOR MORE: Contact Arctic Cat by visiting the firm's website at



DETAILS: Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Tri-Grill/Griddles imported by W.P. Appliances Inc., of Hollywood, Fla. and manufactured by YouO Electric Appliances Co. Ltd., of China; sold exclusively by the Home Shopping Network (HSN) nationwide through it's telephone ordering system and online at from April 30 through May 6, 2011. The stainless steel grills/griddles have "Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection" stamped on the front of the unit next to the control dials. They feature a stainless steel handle used to compress the top and bottom grill plates.

WHY: A defect in the electrical wiring of the electric grills/griddles can pose a risk of overheating, melting and an electrical shock hazard.

INCIDENTS: The company has received four reports of electrical shock and two reports of melted plastic housing.

HOW MANY: About 27,000.

FOR MORE: Contact W.P. Appliances at 855-666-0478 by cellphone, or visit the company's recall website at