Recall news

AP News
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 2:59 PM

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger imported by Sakar International Inc. of Edison, N.J.; sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012. The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries. It is silver and has a sticker on the top that says "Digital Concepts" and "Compact Travel Charger." There are three screws and a retractable power plug on the underside of the charger. They were manufactured in China.

WHY: Plastic holding the screws on the battery can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components to consumers, posing electrocution or electric shock hazards.

INCIDENTS: Sakar International has not received any reports of the charger falling apart, or of electrocution or electric shock. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 48,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Sakar International Inc. at 877-397-8200 at any time or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses imported by XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif. and manufactured by Miflex 2, of Villasanta, Italy; sold at scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012. The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving. The hoses have MFX stamped on the hose's end fitting. They were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses.

WHY: The diving hose can rupture, reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

INCIDENTS: XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 17,000.

FOR MORE: Contact XS Scuba at 888-249-5404 Monday through Friday between11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Packs manufactured by Irwin Industrial Tool Company of Huntersville, N.C.; sold exclusively at Lowe's stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim-and-finish saw blade with 60 teeth and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth. The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words "Irwin" and "Classic Series" on the front top left corner and "3 Circular Saw Blades" on the front lower left corner. The saw blades were manufactured in China.

WHY: The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 55,260.

FOR MORE: Contact Irwin at 800-464-7946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at