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Jul 15, 2014 7:48 PM by katc

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued two recalls for consumers.

First, Bollinger Fitness has recalled its Resistance Bands because of an injury hazard. A black plastic ball attached to the resistance band's door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

This recall involves Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands with door attachment, model numbers 5771, 5772, 5773, 5774 and 5775. The 4 foot long resistance bands are made of gray rubber with gray, red, black or blue accents and have black foam handles and a door attachment. A 5 inch long strap of nylon webbing is looped onto the band with a plastic ball attached or encased that serves as a door anchor. The Bollinger Fitness logo appears on the handles. The model number can be found on the product's packaging.

There has been one report of the door anchor ball releasing resulting in an injury to the user.

Consumers should immediately stop using the door attachment and contact Bollinger Fitness on instruction on how to receive a free replacement door attachment, including free shipping.

Sold at: Fred Meyers, Marshalls, Modell's Sporting Goods and T.J. Maxx and other retailers nationwide and online from July 2012 through March 2014 for between $9 and $14.

Distributor: Bollinger Fitness, a division of Alliance Sports Group L.P., of Grand Prairie, Texas

Manufactured in: China and Taiwan

Consumer Contact: Bollinger at (800) 255-6061 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email SGuess@alliancesportsgroup.net, or online at www.bollingerfitness.com and click on Important News at the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

Next, Halco has recalled LED bulbs because of a risk of injury and burns.

This recall involves 14 Halco LED bulb models used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting and in retail displays. The bulbs have a metal cone-shaped housing, are silver in color, either 14 or 18 watts, and have clusters of 6 to 16 LEDs. "ProLED" is printed on a label on the plastic housing of the bulb along with model numbers, product names, and date codes. The PAR30 bulbs measure about 4.75 inches long and 3.75 inches wide. The PAR38 bulbs measure about 4.75 inches long and 4.75 inches wide. Click here to view a list of models included in this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Halco-Recalls-LED-Bulbs/

The firm has received reports of five incidents of the LED bulbs separating from the socket. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, remove the bulbs from the fixture and contact Halco for free replacement LED bulbs.

Sold at: Lighting retailers and distributors nationwide from June 2009 through March 2014 for between $20 and $100.

Consumer Contact: Halco toll-free at (844) 277-0177 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.halcolighting.com and click on LED Bulb Recall for more information.

 

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