If You Bought One of These in Lockdown, Stop Using It Now
This popular brand is susceptible to major damage and could pose a serious threat to your safety.
If you've been trying to work on your fitness outside the gym amid coronavirus lockdowns, you're not alone. And one hugely popular approach has been biking. In April, The New York Times reported that sales of commuter and fitness bikes increased 66 percent, leisure bikes rose a whopping 121 percent, and electric bikes increased 85 percent. But unfortunately, your bike may not be as safe as you'd hoped, if yours is a certain brand in particular. Read on to discover if your bike is part of a new recall. And for more purchases you should return ASAP, This Hugely Popular Quarantine Purchase Has Just Been Recalled.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Quality Bicycle Products has recalled some of its Salsa Cycles Cutthroat Bicycles due to the bike posing an injury risk to riders. The bikes, which were sold between Sept. 2019 and Sept. 2020 at retailers throughout North America, are susceptible to having the frame's fork crack. So far, the company has been notified of seven incidences of forks cracking, though there have been no reported injuries.
The recalled bikes include the brand's Salsa Cutthroat GRX 810 Di2, GRX810 1x, GRX 600, and Apex 1 bikes, as well as its Salsa Cutthroat frame sets and the Salsa Cutthroat Carbon Deluxe V2 aftermarket fork in both gloss and matte finishes. Ultimately, Salsa Cycles' recall affects approximately 600 bikes sold in the United States and an additional 100 bikes sold in Canada.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles, contact Salsa Cycles, and bring the recalled Salsa Cutthroat bicycles, frame sets, and aftermarket forks to a Salsa authorized retailer for inspection and free installation of a replacement fork," the CPSC warns.
The bikes join a long list of products to be pulled from shelves over safety concerns in recent months—read on to find out which other products you should stop using immediately. And if you want to protect yourself and your family, know that If You Bought This at Walmart, Throw It Away Now.
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Oakmont LP Fire Tables
While the thought of cozying up around a backyard fire pit may seem appealing as the temperature dips, anyone who's got an Oakmont LP Fire Table in their yard should reconsider lighting it up. The popular fire pit tables, sold exclusively at Big Lots stores, are being recalled over fire concerns.
The tables in question may have a supply hose defect, which can cause the table to accidentally catch fire. So far, there have been 17 reports of incorrect hose installation, 12 reports of hoses igniting, four reports of property damage from the table, and one report of a user getting burned. And for more household safety hazards to watch out for, beware that If You Have These Popular Pieces of Furniture at Home, Get Rid of Them.
Ring video doorbells—a household accessory ostensibly used to keep people safe—have been recalled over safety concerns. The CPSC reports that 350,000 of Ring's second generation doorbells sold in the U.S. and an additional 8,700 doorbells sold in Canada have been recalled over their risk of catching fire. As of Nov. 10, 23 doorbells had ignited, and there had been eight reports of users receiving "minor burns." And for a similar situation you should be aware of, This "Protective" Product Is Being Recalled Due to Fire Risk.
Rogue Home timers
Doorbells and fire pits aren't the only products that have recently been pulled from the market over fire concerns. On Nov. 4, approximately 8,900 Coulter Ventures Rogue Home Timers—a product used to time exercise intervals—were recalled due to their risk of catching fire, as well. According to the recall notice, there had been seven reports of the device's lithium-ion batteries overheating, including two incidents in which this reaction melted the timer's battery case, posing a potential fire risk. And for more recall news delivered directly to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Yeti Rambler travel mugs
On Nov. 4, Yeti announced the recall of its Rambler travel mugs due to injury and burn risk. The magnetic slider that is supposed to keep the lid sealed can potentially eject from the lid, causing the mug's contents to spill and burn users; as of the recall date, there had been two reports of the slider ejecting but no reported injuries. And if you want to protect yourself and your loved ones, know that If You Use This Popular Soap, Your Bottle Could Be Contaminated.