Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on February 22, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newTUMBLEKINS TOYS About 31,000 Tumblekins Toys sold by juvenile product stores, mass merchandisers and other stores nationwide and on various websites from March 2011 through December 2011 for between $14 and $35. The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points, posing choking and lacerations hazards to children. The firm has received one report of a toy breaking into small pieces. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact International Playthings at 800-445-8347 or e-mail the firm at to receive a free replacement toy. 

CHAIN SAWS About 3,000 MS 391 chain saws sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from March 2011 through July 2011 for between $530 and $550. The flywheel on the chain saw can crack causing parts of the flywheel to separate and strike users or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it  to an authorized STIHL dealer for the installation of a free replacement flywheel. Call 800-610-6677 or go to for more information. You can also e-mail Stihl at

WOMEN'S BICYCLES About 10,500 Fuji Saratoga women's bicycles sold by specialty bicycle stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2011 for between $300 and $500. The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.The company is aware of 12 reports of bicycle frames breaking, including two injuries, a head laceration requiring 20 stitches and scrapes and bruises.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any authorized Fuji Bicycle dealers for a free replacement frame. Call 888-286-6263 for more information.

DANCING TEAPOTS About 2,100 (U.S.) and 170 (Canada) dancing teapots sold at: tea and coffee specialty stores, gift stores, drug stores, kitchen supply stores, hospital gift shops and other retailers nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $30. The teapot's handle can get extremely hot when there is hot water in the teapot, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Ganz at 800-724-5902 or go to for instructions on returning the teapot for a full refund.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.



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Robin Melen

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