Recall news

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Posted: Jul 21, 2011 5:59 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

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SKI HELMETS

DETAILS: Uvex Funride Ski Helmets imported by Uvex Sports of Cranston, R.I., and Swix Sport USA of Haverhill, Mass.; sold at independent retail ski shops and ski rental stores nationwide from January 2009 to April 2011. The ski helmets were manufactured in China.

WHY: The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported. The potential hazard was discovered after quality-control testing by Uvex Sports.

HOW MANY: About 800.

FOR MORE: Return ski helmet to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit, contact Uvex at Swix Sport USA at 800-343-8335 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.uvex-sports.de/en/recall.

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SURFACE CLEANER ATTACHMENTS

DETAILS: Homelite Surface Cleaner Attachments manufactured by Homelite Consumer Products Inc. of Anderson, S.C., and sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from February 2010 through June 2011. The surface cleaner attachments were manufactured in China. They were sold separately and with Homelite pressure washers.

WHY: The surface cleaner attachment's nozzle and spray bar can break and detach, striking and/or breaking the unit's plastic housing. The broken nozzle, spray bar and/or plastic housing can strike consumers, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received nine reports of incidents involving the recalled surface cleaner attachments, including one laceration injury and three reports of minor property damage.

HOW MANY: About 40,000 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Homelite at 800-867-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT or visit the firm's website at http://www.homelite.com.