Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on April 25, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newCIRCULAR SAW BLADES About 55,260 Irwin Classic Series circular saw blades 3-Pack sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40. The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard. Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries were reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact the firm to receive a free storage container for the saw blades. Consumers should not disturb any saw blades that remain in the packaging but should store the saw blades in the packaging in a safe and secure location until the container arrives, then immediately transfer the saw blades to the container and discard the original packaging. Call 800-464-7946 or go to for more information.  

BATTERY CHARGERS About 48,000 Digital Concepts compact travel chargers sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers, and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012 for about $10. The plastic holding the screws can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, exposing users to electrocution or electric shock.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Sakar International Inc. for a replacement product. Call 877-397-8200 for more information.

GAS GRILLS About 87,600 (U.S.) and 1,400 (Canada) STOK gas grills sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012 for between $79 and $350. The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers. The firm is aware of 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact One World Technologies for a free replacement gas regulator for the grill. Call 800-867-9624 or go to

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

Robin Melen

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