PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Before you put your bicycles away for the winter, you should first check to see if any were impacted by a massive recall.
Thirteen manufacturers and distributors announced the recall of more than 1 million bikes. An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or in some cases, separate from the bike altogether, posing a serious injury risk to the rider.
Some of the recalled bicycles include the Diamondback, Raleigh, Giant, Breezer, Fuji, SE, Cannondale and GT.
The recalled bikes were sold nationwide from 1998 through 2015. Consumers should contact the company for a free installation of a new quick release lever.
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Home Depot is in hot water for selling recalled products after the recalls were announced. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 28 different recalled products were found on store shelves.
Some of the products include Easy Reach Gorilla Ladders, Cordelia Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights and Genie Garage Door Openers.
Consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact the company for information about refunds.
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PetSmart is also recalling more than 200,000 Top Fin Betta Bowl Kits because the glass bowl can crack, shatter or break during normal handling.
The firm has received seven reports of incidents, including five reports of cuts to fingers and hands.
Consumers should stop using the recalled bowls and return them to PetSmart for a full refund.
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