The following recalls were issued Jan. 2 - 6 by federal and state agencies:
Hanging Lanterns: Quoizel Inc. is recalling outdoor hanging lanterns sold June 2008 - January 2010. The glass lantern can separate from the top support ring and fall, injuring people who are nearby. Consumers should contact Quoizel Inc, 877-316-2589, www.quoizel.com, for a free replacement.
Sump Pumps: ITT Water Technology Inc. is recalling sump pumps and effluent pumps sold December 2009 - July 2010. Sump pumps installed without ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection can pose an electric shock or electrocution hazard if touched by the consumer. To verify if your pump is affected by this recall, contact ITT Water Technology, 866-325-4204, www.goulds.com, www.redjacketwaterproducts.com, www.bellgossett.com. If your pump is affected, a technician will be sent to your home to replace or repair the pump.
Handlebar Stems: Salsa Cycles is recalling handlebar stems sold April - October 2010. The handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. Consumers should contact an authorized Salsa Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and a handlebar stem replacement or a full refund. Consumers can also contact Quality Bicycle Products, www.salsacromotostem.com, 877-774-6208.
Backpacks: Black Diamond Equipment is recalling Avalung backpacks sold January - December 2010. The air intake tubing can crack under cold temperatures, causing the unit not to function as intended, posing a suffocation hazard. Consumers should contact Black Diamond Equipment, 801-278-5533, www.BlackDiamondEquipment.com, to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.
For more information: www.recalls.org