It's almost comical to say that circular saws cause laceration hazards; battery charges pose electrocution risks; and gas grills may result in fire and burn hazards. After all, the intended use of these products is to cut materials, create an electrical charge, and provide cooking fire, respectively. But in this week's recalls, these products do all that, but in unintentional ways. Read on for the serious details.
Saw blades, grills and batteries may cause harm
Irwin Industrial Tool Company recalled 55,260 Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack because the blades can fall out of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard. The company has received three reports of the blades falling out of the packaging, though no injuries. The recalled product was sold at Lowe's stores nationwide from October 2011 through November 2011. Consumers may contact the firm at (800) 464-7946 to receive a free storage container for the saw blades. For details on the best circular saws on the market, read our report.
Sakar International Inc., recalled 48,000 Digital Concepts Compact Travel Chargers. The plastic holding the screws can break which may cause the casing to separate and potentially expose energized components, posing an electrocution or electric shock hazard to consumers. The firm has not received any reports of the charger falling apart, of electrocution or electric shock, or of any injuries. The recalled chargers were sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012. Consumers may contact Sakar International Inc. at (877) 397-8200 for a replacement product.
One World Technologies, Inc., recalled 87,600 STOK Gas Grills, after receiving 569 reports that the grill's regulators were leaking propane gas, a fire and burn hazard. No injuries were reported. This recall involves STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills, with the model number "AZF" on the front and a date code between 1046 and 1143 on the back of the regulator. The recalled grills were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012. Consumers may contact One World Technologies at (800) 867-9624 for a free replacement gas regulator for the grill, or visit the firm's website. Before grilling season begins in earnest, now's the time to check out our report on the best gas grills for your outdoor cooking needs.
In auto news
Nissan recalled more than 26,000 2012 Armada and Titan vehicles because of tire/rim mislabeling. The omission of the rim size may lead to an incorrect tire/wheel combination, increasing the likelihood of a crash. Nissan will provide owners with a new label, or owners may request the label from a Nissan dealer. Owners may contact Nissan at (615) 725-1000.
In food and supplement safety
Undeclared allergens and harmful pathogens caused several food recalls.
In supplement news, X-ROCK Industries is recalling X-ROCK for Men dietary supplements, after testing by the Food and Drug Administration found the supplements contain a pharmaceutical ingredient of an FDA-approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Approved drugs cannot be sold over the counter. And the undeclared active ingredients pose a threat to consumers because they may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. The supplements were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retail to the consumer via internet orders from www.XRockMe.com, www.XRockHim.com, and www.XRockFlorida.com, and by telephone. Consumers can return any unused X-ROCK, for a refund of the full purchase price, to the retail location from which it was purchased or to the Company directly if it was purchased from the Company as a part of its Direct Response Program. Consumers may contact X-Rock at (877) 976-2563