Archive for May, 2013

3M Recalls Filtrete Room Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3M, issued a voluntary recall on March 26, 20123 for Filtrete Room Air Purifiers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Directly from the CPSC safety notice, the ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. To date, 3M has received two incident reports: one of an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire. No injuries or property damage reported.

This recall involves 3M air purifiers branded Filtrete. The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 inches tall by 8 inches wide. The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L.

It is reported that the number of units that were distributed in the United States to be about 10,000. FAPOO-RS models were sold from November 2008 through January 2013. FAPOO-L model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013. Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifier and contact 3M to obtain a prepaid shipping box to return the product for a free replacement.

3T Design Recalls Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars Due to Risk of Injury

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with 3T Design, declared a voluntary recall on April 25, 2013 for Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars.

As stated in the safety report, the bicycle’s handlebar clamps can detach during riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury. 3T Design has received one report of an incident resulting in minor injuries.

This recall involves Aura Pro custom bicycle handlebars, original equipment on the 2013 Cervélo P-Series bicycles which come in combinations of black, gray and red. The handlebars are finished in gloss black with “3T,” AURA-PRO,” and “ULTIMATE-PERFORMANCE” in white on the handlebar’s top surface. The recall includes the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. “Cervélo” and “P3” or “P5” appear on the bicycle’s frame.

Effected bicycles were sold from September 2012 through January 2013 at retailers nationwide. Consumers should stop using their bicycles immediately and contact 3T Design to obtain a free repair kit that included four replacement bolts and instructions. The recall includes the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. “Cervélo” and “P3” or “P5” appear on the bicycle’s frame.