This Week's Recalls

January 13, 2008

Product recalls for the week beginning Jan. 7:

Jan. 8

Name of product: InStep Pathfinder, Schwinn Run About, and Mongoose Alley Cat trailer bicycles Units: About 7,000 Manufacturer: Pacific Cycle Inc. of Madison, Wis. Hazard: The coupler connecting the children's trailer bike to the adult's bicycle has welds that can fail, posing a fall hazard to children. Sold at: Bicycle stores and retailers nationwide from January 2007 through August 2007 for $80 to $120. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled trailer bike away from children and contact Tricam Industries for instructions on how to return it and obtain a refund. Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit, or

Name of product: Cannondale 2008 model year Scalpel mountain bikes Units: About 150 Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation of Bethel, Conn. Hazard: The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision. Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified. Consumer contact: For further information, contact Cannondale at 800-245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send an e-mail to, or visit the firm's Web site at

Jan. 9

Name of product: Intermatic DT27 digital self-adjusting timers Units: 8,500 Importer: Intermatic Inc. of Spring Grove, Ill. Hazard: The recalled timers could have been wired incorrectly, which poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers. Sold at: Retailers nationwide, including Home Depot and Lowe's, from February 2007 through December 2007 for $15 to $25. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled timer immediately and unplug before checking the model number and date code. Consumers should contact Intermatic to return the timer and obtain a free replacement. Consumer contact: For additional information, or to request a prepaid shipping label, call Intermatic at 800-704-3595 anytime or visit the company's Web site at

Name of product: Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs Units: About 40,000 Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. Inc. of Torrance, Calif. Hazard: Water can enter the throttle position sensor and freeze, causing permanent damage if the rider forces the throttle lever. This could cause the throttle to stick open, posing a risk of injury or death to riders. Sold by: Honda ATV dealers nationwide from June 2006 through December 2007 for $6,500 to $7,600. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled ATVs and contact any Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notice. Consumer contact: : For additional information, consumers can contact Honda 866-784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Jan. 10

Name of product: Portfolio incandescent torchiere lamps Units: About 90,000 Importer: L G Sourcing Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C. Hazard: A short circuit in the wiring can pose a fire hazard to consumers. Sold at: Lowe's retail stores nationwide from March 2005 through October 2007 for about $17. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to any Lowe's retail outlet to receive a refund. Consumer ontact: For additional information, contact L G Sourcing toll-free at 866-916-7233 anytime or visit Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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