The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: Egg Incubators manufactured by Brower Division of Hawkeye Steel Products Inc. of Houghton, Iowa; sold at Mills Fleet Farm, Stromberg's Chick and Gamebirds Unlimited and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 2010. The round, light gray plastic egg incubator has a clear plastic top used to hatch many different types of eggs. The incubator is 18 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. It has two main components: a tray and a base. A crank arm and a turner motor are located in the base. The crank arm snaps into place on the turner motor. The motor turns the crank arm which, in turn, rotates the tray. The clear plastic top has an engraving which says "THIS SIDE UP." The model number is located on the side of the packaging box. The egg incubators were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,500.
FOR MORE: Contact Brower at 800-553-1791 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.browerequip.com/recall.pdf .
CROSSBOW COCKING ROPES
DETAILS: Game Winner crossbow cocking ropes imported by Academy Sports + Outdoors of Katy, Texas; sold exclusively at Academy stores nationwide and on the company's website www.academy.com between June and October 2012. The cocking ropes help users get a better grip on the crossbow string and aid in pulling it back. They have an approximately 50-inch long black nylon rope, two black plastic hooks and two T-handles. The model and UPC numbers are located on the instruction card that comes with the product. The crossbow cocking ropes were manufactured in China.
WHY: The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes breaking, causing the rope to recoil. Three of the incidents resulted in lacerations.
HOW MANY: About 6,300.
FOR MORE: Contact Academy Sports + Outdoors at 888-922-2336 Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST and on Sunday between from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.academy.com .