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Recall Roundup: Fish Bowls, Triathlon Bicycles, and Snow Throwers

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consumer alertBETHESDA, Md. (April 25, 2014) — Bicycles that can break at the forks, snow blowers that pose an amputation hazard, and fish bowls that can shatter without warning during normal handling — these are the most recent items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

There are numerous injuries involved in the recalls of the fish bowls, as well as the bicycle.  So far, the snow throwers have not been linked to any injuries.  Scroll down for more information on each of the recent recalls.


Fish Bowl Recall

PetSmart Glass fish bowls — The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.  This recall involves the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter. These fish bowls were sold under the Great Choice or Top Fin brand names.  About 10,200 units are impacted.  PetSmart has received 10 reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including five reports of cuts to fingers and a knee. Four of the cuts required stitches. One required surgery for a lacerated tendon in a consumer’s finger.  Refunds are available.  Click here for more information on this recall.

snow throwers

Snow Throwers Recalled

Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers, Ariens and Gravely All-Season Power Brushes — A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards to consumers.  About 5,700 units are impacted.  No injuries have been reported.  Free repairs are available.  Click here for more information on this recall.

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Felt Bicycle Recall

2008 Felt S22 and S32 Triathlon Bicycles and 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles — The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.  About 3,300 units are impacted (2,100 additional units with the same steer tube were previously recalled in June 2010).  Felt Bicycles has received 18 reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including five reports of minor injuries.  Repairs are available.  Click here for more information on this recall.


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