Power Light Modules Recalled by GCI Technologies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Power Light Modules
Units: About 7,500
Importer: GCI Technologies Corp., of Edison, N.J.
Hazard: Internal wiring in the module's circuit boards is incorrectly installed, posing a risk of an electrical fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Gemini brand power light modules used in DJ rack systems. Models included in this recall are PL-01 and Pl-02. The model numbers are printed on the front of the module, near the power switch. Models included in this recall have an ETL logo on the back panel.
Sold by: Professional audio stores and dealers nationwide between July 2004 and September 2007 for about $130.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power light modules and contact GCI Technologies to request a repair or replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact GCI Technologies toll-free at (866) 449-1200 between 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at info@gci-technologies.com. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.geminidj.com


Cervlo SA Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Wolf SL Carbon Fiber Bicycle Forks
Units: About 5,800
Importer: Cervlo SA, of Switzerland
Manufacturer: True Temper Composite Material Products Co. Ltd, of Guangzhou, China
Hazard: The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Cervelo has received 12 reports of forks cracking or breaking, resulting in one consumer suffering a broken wrist and another suffering minor abrasions.
Description: The recalled forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber, with the words "Wolf Superlite" and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the letters "SL" on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles.
Sold by: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide from November 2005 through July 2007 for about $475.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact their authorized Cervlo dealer to have a free replacement fork installed.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cervlo toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall
Media Contact: Peter Donato at Special Assignment Inc. at (416) 964-6118.

Venmar CES Inc. Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators
Units: About 3,400
Manufacturer: Venmar CES Inc., of Saskatoon, Canada
Hazard: The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Venmar CES has received three reports of ventilator motors overheating, resulting in fires which caused property damage.
Description: Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a building or home in order to provide fresh air.
The "X" in the model number can be either a letter or a number. The model number is written on a silver or black label on the outside panel.
Sold by: Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1991 through July 2007 for between $1,700 and $2,000.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the ventilator, disconnect it from the power supply, and contact Venmar CES to schedule a technician to install a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Venmar CES toll-free at (866) 698-6283 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmarces.com

Electrical Wire Splices Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Electrical Wire Splices (also known as Butt Splice Connectors)
Units: About 53,000
Manufacturer: Molex, of Lisle, Ill.
Hazard: The splice can fail to hold the wires adequately together, posing a shock and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Gardner Bender has received one report of a recalled butt splice failing to hold wires together. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled butt splices are used to connect electrical wires to one another. They are typically used for wiring small electrical appliances, like audio equipment, or in automotive applications. The splices are yellow insulated vinyl and measure about one inch long and inch wide. They were intended for use with 12-10 AWG wire. 12-10 is stamped on the side of the splices. Model numbers 10-126, or 21-126, and Gardner Bender are printed on the product's packaging. They were sold in packages of 8 or 50.
Sold at: Electrical distributors, hardware stores, and home centers nationwide from June 2005 through April 2008 for between $1 and $5.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using products that contain the recalled butt splices and contact the firm for free replacement splices.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gardner Bender at (800) 624-4320 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gardnerbender.com


Steam Cleaners Recalled by Thane International Due to Burn Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: H20 Portable Hand Held Steam Cleaners
Units: About 134,000
Importer: Thane International Inc., of La Quinta, Calif.
Hazard: Steam can escape from the handle and trigger of the steam cleaner, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Thane has received 27 reports of burn injuries to consumers' hands and fingers.
Description: The recalled portable hand held steam cleaners are white and dark gray. "H20" and "M" are printed on the steam cleaners. Model number YQ3888 and the "produce code" are printed on a label on the underside of the units. This recall only includes steam cleaners with "produce codes" from 071025 through 080324.
Sold by: Television infomercials nationwide and at www.thane.com and shipped to consumers from December 2007 through May 2008. The steam cleaners were offered as a bonus item with the payment of shipping and handling of $14.95 with the purchase of an H20 Mop.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled steam cleaners and contact Thane to receive a $30 coupon for the purchase of another Thane product or to receive a free replacement steam cleaner. Thane has directly contacted consumers who received the steam cleaners.
Consumer Contact: For additional information

Electra Bicycle Company Expands Recall of Amsterdam Bicycles; Chain Can Derail and Pose Injury Risk to Riders
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Amsterdam Bicycles
Units: About 1,500 (about 9,500 bicycles were recalled on July 22, 2008)
Importer: Electra Bicycle Company, LLC, of Vista, Calif.
Hazard: The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle's chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Electra has received four reports of the chainguard derailing the chain, including one report of minor cuts and abrasion from a fall.
Description: This recall involves some Amsterdam model bicycles in the Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8, and Sport 3 styles. The bicycles have an enclosed chainguard. "Electra" and "Amsterdam" are printed on the bicycle's frame and/or chainguard. Bicycles with frame numbers beginning with "EL" or bicycles with chainguards marked "06/08" are not included in this recall. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.
Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $400 and $850.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact Electra Bicycle to determine if his/her bike is included in this recall. Consumers with a recalled bike can bring it to an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement chainguard part.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com (pdf)

Hobbico Inc. Recalls Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopter Kits
Units: About 11,000
Importer/Distributor: Hobbico Inc., of Champaign, Ill.
Hazard: The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Hobbico has received 28 reports of batteries overheating and/or melting, including 27 reports of flames and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L radio-controlled helicopter kits. The kit includes a 23-inch long plastic helicopter, a battery, a radio transmitter, a balance charger, a car adapter, an AC wall adapter, decals that read "HMX", "AXE" and "Heli-Max" and training gear. "Electrifly" and "GPMP0401" are printed on the battery.
Sold at: Hobby Stores nationwide and online from November 2007 through March 2008 for about $35. The helicopter kits were sold for $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Hobbico for instructions on returning their battery for a free replacement battery.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hobbico toll-free at (866) 462-2426 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's recall Web sites at www.helimaxrc.com or www.electrifly.com to register for the recall


Flame Weeders Recalled by Gardener's Supply Co. Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Flame Weeders
Units: About 2,000
Importer: Gardener's Supply Co., of Burlington, Vt.
Hazard: The two-piece brass control valve can separate between the flame weeder and the propane tank and allow propane to leak from the tank. This poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Gardener's Supply Co. have received three reports of the weeder's valve control leaking propane, including one report of flames. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled flame weeders are used to burn weeds. The weeders have a long silver colored metal tube with a blue plastic handle which is attached by a two-piece brass valve to a 1 lb. propane tank.
Sold by: Gardener's Supply Co. stores in Burlington and Williston, Vt., Gardener's Supply catalog, and at www.gardeners.com from March 2008 through July 2008 for about $50
Manufactured in: United Kingdom
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the flame weeders and return them to the store where purchased or call Gardener's Supply Co. for a full refund including any shipping costs. Gardener's Supply Co. is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled flame weeders.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gardener's Supply Co. at (800) 876-5520 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.gardeners.com


Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Strap Failure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings
Units: About 3,500 pairs
Manufacturer: Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah
Hazard: The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboard's bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves 2007 model year Rossignol snowboard bindings. Models included in the recall are: HC 750, HC 1000, HC 2000, HC 3000, HC Mini, HC Amber, HC Diva, HC Harmony, HC Sonar, HC Zena and Jones Brown.
Sold at: Snowboard, ski and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bindings and take them to a Rossignol snowboard retailer for inspection and free replacement t-nuts. Consumers can also contact Rossignol to have a repair kit mailed to them. T-nuts marked in red-ink or with an embossed dot have been repaired.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rossignol at (888) 243-6735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossignol.com. Consumers can also send an email to the firm at snowboardconsumer@mountaincenter.com


Children's Board Skirts Recalled By Chelsea & Scott Ltd. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Sun Smarties Children's Board Skirts
Units: About 600
Manufacturer: Chelsea & Scott Ltd., of Lake Bluff, Ill.
Hazard: The paint on the grommets of the skirts contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Sun Smarties board skirts are peach microfiber with an embroidered flower accent and back pocket. Item number 13926 HIBI is printed on the care label inside the back of the waistband. The skirts were sold in girls sizes 12 months to 4T. The skirts have six grommets, four on the front of the waistband and two on the back pocket.
Sold Exclusively on: www.onestepahead.com from May 1, 2008 through May 9, 2008 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these skirts away from young children and return them to Chelsea & Scott Ltd to receive a replacement skirt or refund. Consumers will be sent a postage paid envelope from Chelsea & Scott Ltd.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chelsea & Scott Ltd toll-free at (866) 271-4536 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.onestepahead.com. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@onestepahead.com