GNU Snowboard Binding Recall [Canada & US]

United States FlagCanadian FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Mervin Manufacturing recalls some GNU Snowboard Bindings due to fall hazard. US CPSC: http://ht.ly/ltYri; Canada HCSC: http://ht.ly/ltZkk

Direct US CPSC link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/GNU-Snowboard-Bindings-Recalled-by-Mervin-Manufacturing/

Direct Canada HCSC link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/33615r-eng.php

Additional information:GUU Snowboard Bindings
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Snowboard Bindings include men’s, youth, and women’s styles and sizes. The Snowboard Bindings attach to the snowboard with screws and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. The brand name “GNU” is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging.

According to the CPSC, the ankle straps on the Snowboard Bindings can break and pose a fall hazard. The following styles and SKU numbers are included in this recall:

  • Men’s Styles
    • Agro 213710 – 213720
    • Backdoor 213105 – 213115
    • Choice 213510 – 213540
    • Mutant/Bigfoot 213610 – 213640
    • Psych 213410 – 213460
    • Street 213205 – 213235
    • Weird 213305 – 213355
  • Youth Style
    • Gnunior 213005
  • Women’s Styles
    • B-Famous/Yeti 214405 – 214435
    • B-Free Copper 214305 – 214335
    • B-Here 214205 – 214230
    • B-Real 214105 – 214130
    • B-True 214005 – 214010

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canada’s Heath Canada.

HCSC recall number: RA-33615
CPSC recall number: 13-200
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2042
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Pro Series Translite Bike Rack Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Cequent Performance Products recalls some Pro Series Translite Bike Racks due to crash, road hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/ltim9

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/31815r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves some Pro Series Translite Bike Racks, specifically Model Number 63144. The recalled Bike Rack is a hitch-mounted bicycle rack with dual arms, each having four rubber cradles with hook and loop straps that hold the bicycle in place. The Bike Rack is capable of carrying up to four bicycles on a vehicle. The recalled products can be identified by the absence of a green sticker on the exterior surface of the product packaging or on the product itself. A green sticker identifies products that are not subject to the recall.

According to HCSC, some cradles used in the production of the Bike Rack may tear during use or if excessive force is applied to the cradle straps, potentially allowing a bike to disengage from the Bike Rack. If this occurs, and a bike falls onto the roadway, the resulting road hazard may cause a motor vehicle crash or property damage.

HCSC recall number: RA-31815
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2041
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Vega Sport Protein Bars Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Sequel Naturals recalls some Vega Sport brand Protein Bars due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/lsPa1

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/33637r-eng.php

Additional information:2040 - VegaSportProteinBars
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Sequel Naturals food bars are subject to this recall:

  • Vega Sport Natural Plant-based Protein Bar Chocolate Coconut Bar, 60 grams; Lot Code: 12296C; UPC: 8 38766 10830 8; Best By Date: 19-NOV-13

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q.

Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about Milk Allergies by visiting Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/kWgYi

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CFIA ref: 8037
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2040
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Jackeroo Air Pump Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Kmart recalls some Jackeroo 240V Air Pumps due to electric shock hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/lrPsO

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1048036

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled Air Pumps have internal damage to the electrical insulation in the cord, which is not always visible. If this occurs, the Air Pumps could cause severe electric shock.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13585
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2039
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