2011 October Product Recalls

October 30, 2011 by staff 

2011 October Product Recalls, Consumer Products Regulations and safety recall issued for the week ending October 27 include hand carts, bicycles, Trek, gel fuel gas and GE rangetops. All details provided in the report this week.
Consumer products can fail to meet safety standards and be subject to the security of the withdrawal of products from around the country. Sometimes it is a review body that the safety of retirement issues. Other times it may be the actual manufacture issuing the recall notice. These consumer product recalls were issued by various agencies of federal and state safety of consumers.

These notices are provided below in the interest of our readers and the general public benefit.

This listing is for the week of October 23 to October 27.

Hand Trucks: Trucks is recalling Harper Hand Trucks sold nationwide from September 2008 until March 2009. When tires are overinflated, which can explode and cause the wheel hub to separate or break, spare drive from downtown. This poses an injury hazard. This recall involves trucks trucks Harper model number and type of wheels included in

Consumers should contact Harper Trucks (800) 835-4099 between 8:30 amand 16:30 Central Time, Monday through Friday or visit for a free repair kit.

Trek Bicycles: Trek Bicycle Corporation is recalling Trek 2012 FX and bicycles sold in the country district in May 2011-September 2011. The screw holding the seat clamp the seat post may break presents a fall hazard. Bicycles affected by this recall includes the following models: Model Year 2012: Trek FX 7.2, FX 7.3, 7.4 FX and FX 7.5, District, and 9 District bicycle models: models WSD, Livestrong and Disco.

Consumers should contact a Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt. Consumers also can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 8:00 a.m.-6: 00 pm CT Monday through Friday or visit

BUGGIES BB: BB Buggies Inc. is recalling Bad Boy Buggies off road utility vehicles sold nationwide from August 2009 June 2011. The whole arm direction can break and cause the driver to lose control, representing a fall hazard. This recall involves Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XT model XTO and Safari off-road electric utility vehicle. “Bad Boy” is printed on the side or front of vehicles.

Consumers should contact an authorized distributor or Buggies in BB (855) 738-3711 between 8 am and 5 pm ET, or visit for a free replacement of the entire address.

Reclining Glider: Big Lots is recalling Glider Recliner Microfiber with leather recliners and Ottoman Glider with Ottoman sold in Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2005 to December 2009. An exhibition space between the moving parts of the chair and the base frame can allow access to small children and babies, which is a danger of entrapment. In addition, other moving parts in the chair and ottoman can be a risk finger pinching and crushing. A label on the seat of the chair identifies the manufacturer as Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd. Dongguan A small label on the metal bar under the front seat that says “Maximum load weight of 250 pounds.”

Consumers should contact Big Lots (866) 244-5687 9 am-5 pm ET Monday through Friday or visit for a free repair kit that covers the base frame and moving parts of the chair and ottoman.

GEL FUEL: Evergreen Enterprises is recalling bottles Fireside Gel fuel sold nationwide from December 2010 to September 2011. Pourable gel fuel spray can ignite unexpectedly in people and nearby objects when poured into a brazier of fire still burning. The words “Fireside,” “Gel Fuel,” “Evergreen” and “Flag & Garden” are on the package labels. The bottles were sold by the case in quantities of 12. The following products are being recalled:

Product Name Size UPC Model Number
Together with the gel fuel fireplace 30 oz (box of 12) 746851581199 5G001
Citronella Gel Fuel Fireside 30 oz (box of 12) 746851581205 5G002

Consumers should contact the company Evergreen (877) 558-1511 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm ET Monday through Friday or visit for gel fuel return the company for a refund complete.

RANGETOPS GAS: General Electric is recalling GE Monogram ® Pro rangetop with Grill sold nationwide from May 2008 to August 2011. Rangetops burners operating liquefied petroleum gas (“LP” or propane) can stop or turn the light on the gas control knob is left in a position between OFF and LITE, which is a risk of fire or explosion delayed. Grill units operate with liquefied petroleum gas (“LP” or propane) or natural gas. Rangetop units are 36 or 48 inches wide with a stainless steel finish GE Monogram ® plate at the center front of the unit. Series models and can be found at

Consumers should contact GE (866) 645-3956 8:00 a.m.-5 pm ET Monday through Friday, or / products / recall to schedule a free repair.

More information on all previous withdrawals is available at is a private 501 (c) (3) foundation focused on consumer safety. They collect recall notices and produce a consolidated report weekly public awareness.

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