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This report is for the week of September 24 to September 27, 2012.
DIVE COMPUTERS: Atomic Aquatics is recalling Cobalt Dive Computers sold nationwide and in Canada from November 2010 to July 2012. The unit can leak and cause the lens of the computer to blow off suddenly, which could result in impact injuries, and can cause a gas leak, posing a drowning hazard. This recall involves Atomic Aquatics brand Cobalt dive computers. The name Atomic Aquatics logo is imprinted on the front of the console, below the screen. The recall affects all Cobalt computers with serial numbers found at www.recalls.org.
Consumers should return the unit to either an authorized Atomic Aquatics dealer or the Atomic Aquatics factory for inspection and repair. Consumers can also contact Atomic Aquatics at (888) 270-8595 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.atomicaquatics.com.
SWING SETS: ADS Inc. is recalling Cyclone Swing Seats sold nationwide from May 2012 to June 2012. The plastic swing seats can break during use, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves green, blue or yellow plastic, disc-shaped Cyclone swing seats. Only swings with date codes “2012 5 18” through “2012 6 25” stamped on the underside in black are included in this recall.
Consumers should contact ADS at (800) 985-7659 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.swingsetmall.com or www.playsetparts.com to receive a full refund or a replacement swing.
TOY PISTOLS: Dillon Importing is recalling Captain Cutlass Toy Pirate Pistols sold nationwide from April 2008 to May 2012. The surface paints on the pirate toy pistols contain excessive levels of lead. This recall involves Captain Cutlass Pirate Pistol toys with a brown plastic grip, a black metallic stock and barrel, and a muzzle with an orange cap. A skull and crossbones motif is engraved on the grip.
Consumers should contact Dillon Importing at (800) 654-3696 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.dillonimporting.com for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
WOOD CLEANER: Cabot Stains is recalling Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener in container with spray pump sold nationwide from March 2011 to June 2012. The spray pump used for both products can lose its seal, causing the product to leak. Chemicals in these products can cause burning or other serious injuries. The front has a yellow Cabot label with the product name. The back panel label contains instructions for use and product information and UPC codes 080351810503 on the Wood Cleaner bottles and 080351810497 on the Wood Brightener bottles.
Consumers should return the product to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Cabot at (877) 755-3336 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week, or visit www.cabotstain.com/recall.
GARDEN SWINGS: Big Lots is recalling Wilson & Fisher Garden Swings sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from March 2012 to June 2012. The wooden swing’s seat can break while in use, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Wilson & Fisher log-style swing sets sold in a natural wood finish. Assembly instructions sold with the swings have item number JY1107 and SKU number 210020400 printed on the sheet.
Consumers should return the swing to any Big Lots store for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Big Lots at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit at www.biglots.com and click on recalls.
BICYCLES: Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling Bicycles sold nationwide from July 2007 to July 2012. The front fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards. This recall involves some 2008 and 2009 models women’s and men’s Globe model bicycles. Recalled models include the Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles.
Consumers should return the bicycles to an authorized Specialized retailer for the free installation of a free replacement fork. Consumers can also contact Specialized at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.specialized.com.
More information on all of the above listed recalls is available at www.recalls.org.