The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: Oregon Replacement Lawnmower Blades manufactured by Blount International Inc., of Kansas City, Mo.; sold at independent lawn and garden sales and service stores nationwide from January 2010 through September 2011. The replacement blades are for Ariens 48-inch lawnmowers. They are sold under the "Oregon" brand name, which is printed on the surface of the blades. The replacement blades were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The replacement lawnmower blades can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user and bystanders.
INCIDENTS: Blount has received seven reports of replacement blades breaking during use. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 950.
FOR MORE: Contact Blount at 866-685-5449 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.blount.com.
DETAILS: Bicycle Handlebars imported by Euro Asia Imports, of La Crescenta, Calif., The Merry Sales Co., of South San Francisco, Calif. and Bicycle Technologies Intl., of Santa Fe, N.M.; manufactured by Nitto Co Ltd., of Japan; sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from January 2008 through July 2011. The Nitto aluminum bicycle handlebars were sold in red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver. "NITTO" and "B259" are printed at the end of the handlebars.
WHY: The recalled bicycle handlebars can break while the user is riding the bike and result in loss of control, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two incidents of the handlebars breaking have been reported, including one involving a fall and a cut to the rider's leg.
HOW MANY: About 2,000 in the United States and 70 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Euro Asia Imports at 888-662-1814 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.euroasiaimports.com.