Bicycle tires, sockets on list of recalls
The following recalls were issued Oct. 11 - 15 by federal and state agencies:
Bicycle Tires: Moser Enterprises is recalling Schwalbe Ultremo R Bicycle Tires sold April - May 2009. The tire layers could separate causing the inner tube to rupture, posing a fall hazard. Consumers should contact their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement set of tires, or contact Moser Enterprises, www.schwalbetires.com, 888-700-5860
Bicycles: Electra Bicycle Company is expanding its recall of 2009 Model Electra Bicycles with Front Trays or Baskets. The front tray or basket on the bicycles can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves the 2009 Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i bicycles with front-mounted trays or baskets. The trays have an alloy frame with wooden slats. The baskets are wicker with a removable tote bag. Consumers should contact an Electra Bicycle dealer or Electra Bicycle, 800-261-1644, www.electrabike.com, for a free inspection and repair of the trays.
Off-Road Motorcycles: Zero Motorcycles Inc. is recalling Model Year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX Off-Road Motorcycles sold December 2008 - August 2009. The throttle on the recalled motorcycles can become stuck in the open position or become disconnected. In the Easy or the 0-25 mode, this can unexpectedly lead to full power when turning on the power, resulting in a loss of control and serious injury. Consumers should contact Zero Motorcycles, 888-786-9376, www.zeromotorcycles.com, to schedule a free repair.
Diving Suit Hoses: SI Tech AB is recalling Diving Air Hose for Dry Suits sold nationwide July 2006 - February 2009. The hose contains an insert that can dislodge during diving and restrict air flow to the diver, posing a drowning hazard. This recall involves a dry suit inflation hose that connects a diver's dry suit to the air supply and allows for the pumping of air into the suit to set up a positive pressure arrangement to help keep it watertight. Consumers should contact SI Tech, 877-348-3529, www.sitech.se, for the location of an authorized dealer for a free repair.
Meter Sockets: Milbank Manufacturing Co. is recalling Single Meter Sockets sold in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts from May - August 2009. A short may occur while in use due to an incorrect bridge installed in the product, to which the meter clips are attached. If the manufacturing defect exists, all metal parts of the meter could create a shock or burns can occur if the cover is off and the meter socket is energized. The meter socket is 20 inches high by 9 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep with 1 meter position. It is used by the approving utility to mount their electric meter to measure how much electricity a residence uses. It can be used for an underground residential application. Consumers should contact the electrical supply contractor who installed the sockets or Milbank Manufacturing's Sales Engineer, www.milbankmfg.com, 888-537-0881.
For more information: www.recalls.org