The following recalls were issued June 27 - July 1 by federal and state agencies:
Computers: Sony Electronics Inc. is recalling VAIO Laptop Computers shipped to consumers January - April 2010. The computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard. The recalled products are VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series notebook computers. The computers are available in many colors and have "VAIO" on the front outside panel. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the computers. Consumers should immediately go to http://esupport.sony.com/US/f1cw2update for instructions on how to update the computer's BIOS firmware. Consumers can also contact Sony, 866-496-7669.
Laptop Batteries:Tekkeon Inc. is recalling MyPower ALL Plus External Laptop Batteries sold September - December 2009. The battery cell can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard. The myPower ALL Plus External Laptop Battery is a universal rechargeable battery used to power laptop computers, MP3 players, mobile phones, DVD players and other portable devices. It is black with "Tekkeon" printed on the front. The model number, MP3750, is printed on a label on the back. Consumers should contact Tekkeon, 888-787-5888, www.tekkeon.com, for a free replacement battery.
Bicycles: Felt Bicycles is recalling 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles sold October 2008 - May 2010. The bicycle's fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries. The recall includes all 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles. 2009 B12 - These bicycles are gloss silver/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes. 2009 B16 - These bicycles are matte black/red and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes. 2009 S32 - These bicycles are available in gloss white/red and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes. Consumers should contact your local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair. Consumers can also contact Felt Bicycles, www.feltracing.com, 866-433-5887.
Children's Jewelry: SmileMakers Inc. is recalling Children's Happy Charm Bracelets and Football Rings distributed at medical offices June 2005 - March 2010. The metal substrate in the jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. This recall involves "Happy" charm bracelets and football rings. The "Happy" charm bracelet is comprised of colorful beads on a small elastic band to which a metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon or sun is attached. The football ring is a small adjustable metal band to which a football charm (made of metal) is attached. Consumers should immediately discard the product.
Consumers can contact SmileMakers, www.smile-makers.com, 877-390-5470.
Ski Boot Sole Pads: Salomon USA is recalling "Quest Touring Pads" and Salomon "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" touring-style ski boots sold February - April 2010. The toe portion of the boot pad may unexpectedly release from the touring-style ski binding on a ski, posing a fall or injury hazard. This recall involves the Salomon "Quest Touring Pads" distributed as sole pads only, and Salomon "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads. Consumers should return the item to any authorized Salomon ski dealer for a refund of their purchase price. Consumers can also contact Salomon USA, www.salomon.com, 877-789-5111.
Drill Presses: Southern Technologies is recalling Powertec Drill Presses sold at Blain's Farm and Fleet stores November 2009 - February 2010. Wires in the motor housing can be pinched, posing a risk of electrical shock. The recall involves the Powertec 8" Drill Press with AC powered laser. The model number is DP800 and can be found on the product specification label located above the handle on the right side of the machine. Consumers should return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Southern Technologies, www.southerntechllc.com, 877-393-7121
For more information: www.recalls.org.