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


BMW is recalling more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out the power-assisted braking. The German automaker says the recall covers X5 SUVs in the U.S. from the 2007 through 2010 model years. The vehicles were made in Greer between Sept. 12, 2006, and March 18, 2010. They have eight-cylinder engines.

The company says a small amount of oil can leak from a brake hose and cause the power-assisted braking to fail. Brakes still would work, but the problem could increase stopping distances and cause a crash.

BMW says it has no reports of crashes or injuries. The problem was discovered when warranty claims increased.

The company will replace a brake vacuum line hose for free. The recall is expected to start this month.

Window fittings

About 5,000 Window Fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges distributed by G-U Hardware Inc. of Newport News, Va., and manufactured by G-U Yapi of Turkey; sold by hardware wholesalers and at window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011.

The tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily are sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. “G-U” and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting.

The window fittings can break and cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard. G-U Hardware has received two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.



About 23,400 trampolines made by Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong; sold at Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012.

The Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines are 14 feet in diameter with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. “Parkside” is printed on the enclosure net.

The metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a hazard of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to consumers on the trampoline

Details: 888-965-0565 weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; sportspower