Apr 29, 2:02 PM EDT
Recalls this week: Tie-downs, folding bikes
A line of faulty ratcheting tie-downs that can fail to hold a secured load is among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty folding bikes.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Snap-on ratcheting tie downs sold in a package of four exclusively at Sam's Club stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015. The 15-foot-long tie downs are straps used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, trucks and hand trolleys. The product's ratchet mechanism is black and the straps are yellow with "Snap-On" printed in red across the strap. Product number 871343S is printed on the upper right corner of the packaging. Recalled units have at least one silver metal tab that is flush with the openings in the black metal ratchet handle.
WHY: The ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: One report of the ratchet handle failing, resulting in the loss of a heavy load from the bed of a pickup truck. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 129,000.
FOR MORE: Call Alltrade Tools at 800-994-4343 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
DETAILS: This recall involves Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models of Tern brand folding bikes. The 24-inch wheel Eclipse model was sold in a silver/black color combination. The 20-inch wheel Verge models were sold in silver/black, orange/white, red/black and yellow/grey color combinations. "Tern" is printed on the front end of the top tube and on portion of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube. The frame has a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begins with AM1A or from AM1102 through AM1208. The serial number is stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. They were sold at authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from January 2012 to April 2016.
WHY: The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of incidents of the frame hinge cracking, resulting in minor scrapes, bruises and one sprained shoulder.
HOW MANY: About 220. About 175 were recalled in June 2013.
FOR MORE: Call Stile Products at 888-570-8376 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or go to www.ternbicycles.com and click on Product Alerts at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers. Item number RY40802 is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. "RYOBI" is printed on the front of the snow blowers. The models included in this recall are RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. "40 V" is printed on each side of the snow blowers. They were sold online at www.homedepot.com from November 2015 through February 2016.
WHY: The snow blowers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of snow blowers overheating during or immediately after use. Of the two reports, one consumer reported seeing flames that were immediately extinguished. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 300 in the U.S. and about 370 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call One World Technologies at 800-597-9624 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.ryobitools.com and click on "Important Safety Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information.