Plastic bottles that are part of the iSi Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System give pop a whole new meaning. More than 160,000 of these bottles were recalled because they may explode. Watch your fingers with the Bosch SkilSaw miter saw: A failure in the safety guard means a laceration risk. And, as always, watch what you eat with these week's food recalls. For these and other recalls, read on.
Cuts and burns
iSi North America recalled 162,700 plastic bottles used in its Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System because they can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, and posing an injury hazard to those nearby. The firm has received nine reports of exploding bottles, including three reports of consumers receiving cuts to their upper body. The recalled bottles were sold through Williams-Sonoma, QVC and other national retailers and websites from June 2010 to March 2012. Consumers may either contact iSi at (800) 645-3595 or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the product for a refund or store credit. Additional information can be found on the firm's website.
So much for the safety guard on the Bosch SkilSaw 10-inch compound miter saw, 22,149 of which were recalled this week: The lower guard can break and contact the blade, putting users at risk for laceration. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recalled saws were sold at Lowe's Home Centers nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012. Consumers may contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation at (888) 727-6109 for a free lower guard replacement kit. For the Best Reviewed miter saws, read our report.
Say OUCH! Nikon recalled 5,100 EN-EL 15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs because they can short circuit, causing them to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. Nikon has received seven reports of incidents outside of the U.S. and Canada of the recalled battery packs overheating, though no injuries have been reported. The recalled packs were sold at camera, office supply and mass merchandise stores, in catalogs and on various websites nationwide. They were sold with the digital SLR camera in the U.S. from March 2012 through April 2012. Consumers may contact Nikon at (800) 645-6687 for a free replacement battery pack. For batteries that won't burn you, read our report.
Isuzu recalled 1998-2001 Amigo and 2002 Rodeo Sport vehicles, 11,221 total, in nearly two dozen states. Excessive corrosion may cause the left or right rear suspension lower link bracket to detach from the frame, which can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. For vehicles with little or no corrosion present, dealers will treat the area with an anti-corrosive compound. In vehicles with related damage, dealers will install a reinforcement bracket. For vehicles with severe corrosion where a reinforcement bracket is not appropriate, Isuzu will offer to repurchase the vehicle based on the Kelley Blue Book "Private Party" price. Inspections and remedies are free of charge for vehicles that are 10 years old or less. Older vehicles must be taken to an Isuzu Service Facility Dealer within 12 months of when the owner notifications were issued. The safety recall is expected to begin at the end of July. Owners may contact Isuzu at (800) 255-6727.
In food safety
Lots of food recalls this week; be on the lookout for the following items: