/ Source: The Associated Press
The following recalls have been announced:
- About 200,000 Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP string trimmer/edgers, manufactured in China by Black & Decker U.S. Inc. of Towson, Md., because some parts can come loose and fly out of the tools. This poses a risk of cuts to the user, as well as bystanders. The company recalled the products in July 2007 after receiving more than 700 reports of incidents, including 58 reports of injuries. It has received more than 100 additional injury reports, prompting a new announcement. The recalled tools were sold at major home center and hardware stores around the country between November 2005 and January 2007. Details: by phone at 888-742-9158; online through Black & Decker's Web site or the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- About 1,800 marble-top plant stands, manufactured in China and imported by Ross Stores Inc. of Pleasanton, Calif., because the top can detach from the base. The company has received two reports of this happening, resulting in bruises for people nearby. The recalled stands were sold at Ross stores around the country between March 2009 and June 2009. Details: online through the Web site of Ross Stores or the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- About 1,700 Spalding in-ground basketball hoops, manufactured in China and imported and distributed by Russell Brands LLC of Alexander City, Ala., because the base bolts can fail and cause the units to fall. No incidents have been reported. The hoops were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide. Details: by phone at 800-431-5827; online at Spalding.com or the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.