Four new recalls issued today by the CPSC

1. Gorsuch Recalls ERTLRENZ Ski Boot Heat Liners Due to Fire Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Gorsuch-Recalls-Ertlrenz-Ski-Inner-Shoe-Heat-Liners/

2. Lenovo Expands Recall of Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Expands-Recall-of-Battery-Packs-for-ThinkPad-Notebook-Computers/

3. Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Trek-Recalls-Bicycles-Equipped-with-Front-Disc-Brakes-to-Replace-Quick-Release-Lever/

4. Hair Dryers Recalled by AG Hair Due to Electrocution Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Hair-Dryers-Recalled-by-AG-Hair/

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1.

Recall Date: April 21, 2015

Recall Number: 15-116

 

Gorsuch Recalls ERTLRENZ Ski Boot Heat Liners Due to Fire Hazard

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: Ertlrenz Trim Heat and Foam Heat ski boot liners

 

Hazard: Liner can overheat when charging, posing a fire hazard.

 

Remedy: Repair or replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the heat liners and return the product with accessories (charger/remote control) to Gorsuch LTD or a Gorsuch store for repair or replacement.

 

Consumer Contact: Call Gorsuch Ltd toll free at (844) 451-8650 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.gorsuch.com and click on Recall Heat Liners for more information.

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 300

 

Description: The ERTLRENZ Trim Heat and Foam Heat are handmade, customized, black inner heat liners for ski boots. Every product is accompanied by a charger and a remote control for the heating system. There also is an accompanying ERTLRENZ instruction manual supplied with the heat liners at the time of purchase.

 

Sold at: Gorsuch Ltd. stores in Aspen, Vail and Beaver Creek from November 2011 through March 2015 for about $690.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Gorsuch received three reports of the heat liners smoldering during the charging process. No injuries have been reported.

 

Importer: Gorsuch Ltd., of Avon, Colo.

 

Manufactured in: Germany and Austria

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2.

Recall Date: April 21, 2015

Recall Number: 15-117

 

Lenovo Expands Recall of Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs

 

Hazard: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

 

Remedy: Replace

 

Consumer Contact: Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com and select Support at the top of the page, then click on the link to the recall page in the News and Alerts section at the bottom right of the page for more information.

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 148,800 in the United States and 17,700 in Canada (About 34,500 in the United States and 2,900 in Canada were recalled in March 2014.)

 

Description: This recall involves Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13, 14, 15, 120, 125, 320, 325, 420, 425, 430, 520, 525 and 530 series; the L412, L420/421, L512 and L520 series; the T410, T420, T510 and T520 series; the W510 and W520 series; and the X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X200, X200s, X201, X201s, X220 and X220t series.

 

The battery packs were also sold separately. The black battery packs measure between 8 to 11 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide and about 1 inch high. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4740, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4816, 42T4822, 42T4826, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, 42T4862, 42T4868, 42T4874, 42T4880, 42T4890, 42T4944, 42T4948, 42T4954, 42T4958, 45N1022 and 45N1050.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Lenovo has received four reports of incidents of battery packs overheating and damaging the computers, battery packs and surrounding property. One incident included a consumer's skin being reddened and burn marks on the consumer's clothing.

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off their ThinkPad notebook computer, remove the battery pack and contact Lenovo for a free replacement battery pack.  Consumers can continue to use their ThinkPad notebook without the battery pack by plugging in the AC adapter and power cord.

 

Sold at: Computer and electronics stores, and authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2010 through June 2012 for between $350 and $3,000 when sold as part of ThinkPad notebook computers. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $80 and $150.

 

Importer: Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.

 

Manufactured in: China

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3.

Recall Date: April 21, 2015

Recall Number: 15-118

 

Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: Trek bicycles equipped with front disc brakes

 

Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

 

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel. Trek will provide each owner who participates in the recall with a $20 coupon that is redeemable by December 31, 2015 toward any Bontrager merchandise.  (The coupon has no cash value.)

 

Consumer Contact: Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 900,000 in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada

 

Description: This recall involves all models of Trek bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake (see Figures 1 and 2).  Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position, are not included in this recall.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Trek reports three incidents, all including injuries. One incident resulted in quadriplegia.  One incident resulted in facial injuries.  One incident resulted in a fractured wrist. 

 

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide from about September 1999 through April 2015 for between $480 and $1,650.

 

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

 

Manufactured in:   Taiwan and China  (bicycles)

 

Manufactured in: Taiwan (quick release)

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4.

Recall Date: April 21, 2015

Recall Number: 15-119

 

Hair Dryers Recalled by AG Hair Due to Electrocution Hazard

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product:  Sweet Heat Hair Dryers

 

Hazard: The hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device, which guards against electrocution or shock if the dryer is immersed in water.

 

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled hair dryers and contact AG Hair to request a pre-paid mailing label and packaging in order to return the hair dryer for a full refund.

 

Consumer Contact: AG Hair toll-free at (866) 924-4247 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, by email at recall@aghair.com, or online at www.aghair.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 3,100

 

Description: This recall involves Sweet Heat handheld hair dryers. The hair dryers are white and have the words “Sweet Heat” printed in black near the blower nozzle. “AG Hair” is printed in grey and black on the back of the blower nozzle, above the handle. 

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Sold at: ULTA Beauty and other beauty supply stores and hair salons nationwide from May 2013 through March 2015 for about $100.

 

Importer: AG Professional Hair Care Products Ltd., of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

 

Manufactured in: China