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Product Recalls You Need To Know About

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Oro Disc Brakes used on bicycles

Units: About 5,700

Importer: Perigeum Development Inc., d.b.a. Formula Brake USA, of Petaluma, Calif.

Manufacturer: Formula SRL, of Italy

Hazard: The brake's hand lever can separate, resulting in loss of braking. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Formula Brake USA has received six reports of hand levers detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Oro disk brakes typically installed on mountain bikes. The brake is operated by a hand lever, which is mounted to the handlebar. Included in the recall are the Oro K18, Oro K24, Oro Puro and Oro Bianco models with serial numbers less than 295237. The serial number can be located on the brake's body above the "Made in Italy" label.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from May 2005 through July
2007 for between $180 and $320.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact any Formula Brake dealer to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Formula Brake toll-free at (866) 458-3130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.formulabrakeusa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08027.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2007
Release #08-028

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 366-3828
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Huffy Recalls Bicycles Due To Cranks Falling Off; Riders Can Lose Control of Bike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2007 Huffy "Howler" and "Highland" Bicycles

Units: About 22,000

Distributor: Huffy Corp., of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: The bicycle crank can unexpectedly come off, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Huffy has received two reports of the crank coming off, resulting in one injury.

Description: The recall involves 2007 model year, multi-speed bicycles with 26-inch, 24-inch or 20-inch wheels. The "Howler" was sold in black (model K3587, boy's model), blue (model K4587, men's model), and red (model K6587, men's model). The "Highland" was sold in white (model K4597, women's model) and blue (model K6597, women's model). The name "Howler" or "Highland" is printed on the frame of the bicycle, and the name "Huffy" is on the front of the frame. Model numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the frame where the crank is attached to the bicycle.

Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide from May 2007 through July 2007 for between $80 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact Huffy Corp. to receive instructions on tightening the crank.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Huffy Corp. toll-free at
(888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.huffybikes.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08028.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2007
Release #08-029

CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kansas Firm Fined $100,000 for Failing to Report Fire Hazard With Air Compressors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that TAP Enterprises Inc., of Springhill, Kan., has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty for failing to report to the government in a timely manner about defective air compressors.

In October 2004, TAP first learned of an incident involving a fire caused by the Mini 2-Gallon Pancake air compressor, which resulted in $30,000 in property damage.

By September 2005, TAP Enterprises had received another report of smoke coming out of the air compressor and a number of warranty claims. TAP, doing business as Cummins Industrial Tools, did not report any of these incidents to CPSC in a timely and thorough manner.

Federal law requires firms to report to CPSC immediately (within 24
hours) after obtaining information reasonably supporting the conclusion that a product contains a defect which could create a substantial risk of injury to the public, presents an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death, or violates a federal safety standard.

In April 2006, CPSC and Tap Enterprises announced the recall of 11,300 Mini 2-Gallon Pancake Compressors and recommended that consumers stop using the product immediately. Consumers can still contact Cummins at
(800) 445-0089 for a refund of the purchase price including shipping, or consumers can log on to www.cumminstools.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08029.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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