Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at and other websites or phone numbers listed.

Bike racks

Yakima is recalling about 7,000 bicycle racks used on vehicles with rear-door spare tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website said mounting bolts can break and the bikes can fall from the vehicles.

The recall affects SpareTime two-bike racks made Nov. 1, 2011 through Oct. 30, 2012. The manufacture date is printed on a white label on the rack’s mounting plate. Yakima says that only bolts without markings on the heads are affected.

Yakima is asking dealers for a list of buyers and says it will send new mounting bolts free.

Details: 888-925-4621.

Battery packs

About 54,200 Ryobi Lithium 18-volt 4Ah Battery Packs made by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. and imported by One World Technologies Inc. They have model number P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. “Ryobi” and “Lithium+18V” are printed in white lettering. The model and part number can be found on the data plate on the bottom of the pack. They were sold at Home Depot stores and at, and at other retailers Sept. 2012 to Dec. 2012.

The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards.

Details: 800-597-9624; online at


About 6,000 Jerdon Style model CM12B one-cup coffeemakers, with date code 1217. The coffeemakers are black and have an oval, red indicator light above the on/off switch. The coffeemaker brews a single, eight to 12-ounce cup. “FIRST CLASS” and “JERDON” are printed in white letters on the front. The model and date code are on a bottom nameplate. They were sold July 2012 to January 2013. The coffeemaker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Details: 800-223-3571;

Climbing lanyards

A number of Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards made by Singing Rock and imported by Liberty Mountain. They are used for shock absorption on Via Ferrata mountain climbing routes. The lanyard has two elasticized webbing branches with self-locking carabiners at each end. Recalled units can be identified by the elasticized webbing. “EASY GO XP LOCK” is printed on a white tag sewn into zipper pouch. Sold April 2011 to Aug. 2012.

The elastic webbing on the lanyards can deteriorate over time and break while in use, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the climber. Details: by phone at 800-366-2666; online at

Christmas trees

About 700 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees made by Redwood Pacific Ltd. and imported by Balsam Hill LLC. They were sold July-December 2012.

The attached remote control receiver box can overheat and melt, posing burn and shock hazards to consumers.

Details: 877-694-2752;