Recall Alert: These Products Can Literally Fall Apart
See if one of these pizza wheels, bikes or pacifier clips are in your house
Sometimes, things fall apart. That's the case with a pizza wheel whose handle may detach, pacifier beads that may break off their string and bike wheels that may come to a sudden stop — and even fly off the bike while you're on it.
Check to see if you have any of these recalled products.
Calphalon Pizza Wheel
Don't let this recall ruin your pizza night. Check your drawer for the Calphalon Pizza Wheel, which was recalled due to a laceration hazard. The handle may detach while you're using the cutter. About 328,000 pizza wheels were recalled in the United States and about 8,300 in Canada.
The company has received 11 reports of incidents so far, with six of those resulting in finger lacerations. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), one person required stitches and another person required medical attention to close their wounds.
The pizza wheels were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Target, Walmart and other stores and on Amazon.com and other online retailers between January 2006 and August 2015 for about $15. All the pizza wheels were manufactured in China.
Recalled model numbers are GT112, 1793513 or 1793521. They are printed near the barcode on the packaging.
Consumers are advised to stop using the pizza wheels and contact Calphalon at 800-809-7267 or online at www.calphalon.com for a refund.
Chewbeads Inc. "Where’s the Pacifier?” clips
Chewbeads Inc. has issued a recall on its "Where’s the Pacifier?” pacifier clip styles due to a choking hazard. About 45,000 pacifier clips were recalled in the United States and 5,900 in Canada.
The D-ring on the pacifier clip can break and allow the beads to detach from the clip. While the company has received seven incident reports, no injuries have been reported. The eight multi-colored beads are attached to the D-ring via a satin ribbon. The five recalled pacifier clips styles include the butterfly, dinosaur, heart, sheriff badge and baseball.
The pacifier clips were sold at Buy Buy Baby and small boutique retail stores nationwide and in Canada from September 2014 to June 2015 for between $15 and $16.50. All pacifier clips were manufactured in China. The recalled products have one of the following number codes on the back of the plastic clip: 3/31/14, 08/08/14, 12/01/14, 14/30/09, 15/02/09 or 25/04/14.
The company advises consumers to stop using the pacifier clip and contact them at 1-888-786-7790 or through their website for a refund or free replacement. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission/CPSC)
1.3 million bikes from 13 manufacturers
13 manufacturers recalled 1.3 million bikes in the U.S. and more than 250,000 bikes in Canada and Mexico due to a lever malfunction. According to the CPSC recall, the open quick release lever in the front wheel can come in contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel come to a sudden, unexpected stop or even separate from the bike.
So far three incidents have been reported, with one resulting in injury (a man broke a finger and injured his wrist and shoulder).
The recalled bicycles were sold from about 1998 through 2015 for between $200 and $10,000 and were manufactured in China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the company for a free installation of a new quick release lever on the front wheel. Visit the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Quick Release Recall website for more information and the complete list of recalled brands. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission/CPSC)