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PRODUCT RECALLS
WHERE TO GO, AND WHAT TO DO

Huffy Cranbrook bicycles

Units: 12,000.
Manufacturer: Huffy Bicycle Company of Springboro, Ohio.
Hazard: The handlebar could unexpectedly loosen causing the rider to lose control of bicycle.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves single-speed Cranbrook bicycles with 26-inch wheels. The bicycles were sold in both men's (model 56462) and ladies' (model 56472) style frames. The name Cranbrook is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Serial numbers included in the recall range from SNHHE04C52556 to SNHHE04C64557. Serial numbers and model numbers are located on the bottom bracket of the frame, where the crank is attached to the bicycle.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from April 2004 through May 2004 for about $80.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles and contact Huffy Bicycle to determine if the product is a part of the recall. Consumers will receive a free replacement handlebar and stem.
Consumer Contact: (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or www.huffybikes.com.

Electrical testing multimeters

Units: About 110,000.
Manufacturer: Fluke Corporation of Everett, Wash.
Hazard: The leads, which are used to connect probes to hand-held digital multimeters when testing for the amount of voltage present in electrical circuitry, can result in incorrect multimeter readings. This poses a serious shock or electrocution hazard if the consumer touches live wires that the meter has read as having no electrical current.
Incidents/Injuries: Fluke has received 29 reports of the leads for Fluke multimeters operating improperly, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled test leads are red and black with no permanent probes attached. They have the Fluke logo on the connector ends. They were sold individually, as well as with a variety of Fluke multimeters and accessory kits. The recall includes only Fluke Model TL221, TL222 and TL224 test leads. The model numbers are not written on the test leads, but are written on the packaging or on product documents. The recall does not include Fluke test leads with permanently attached test probes, and does not include test leads with a SureGrip symbol either on a tag around the silicon wire or molded onto the connector end.
Sold at: Home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide from December 2002 through March 2004. The leads sold individually for about $18. Fluke multimeters and accessory kits containing these leads sold for between $45 and $450.

Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled modular test leads immediately and contact Fluke for information on getting free replacement components.
Consumer Contact: (888) 401-9940 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers also can access Fluke's Web site at www.fluke.com. Fluke has sent direct notice to known purchasers.

Tredex 10.0 treadmill

Units: 320.
Importer/Distributor: Sportcraft Ltd. of Mt. Olive, N.J.
Hazard: The treadmill's circuitry can overheat, causing it to unexpectedly accelerate during use. When this happens, the user can fall.
Incidents/Injuries: Sportcraft received nine reports of unexpected acceleration, including five reports of injuries. The injuries included sprains to the back, shoulder and knees, and cuts and abrasions to various parts of the body.
Description: The treadmill measures 62 inches high, 79 inches long, and 35 inches wide. It is gray and has a gray control panel. The name Tredex 10.0 appears on the control console of the treadmill and on the motor cover of the treadmill. This recall includes only the Tredex 10.0 model treadmill.
Sold by: Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from January 2004 through March 2004 for between $500 and $1400.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Stop using the Tredex 10.0 treadmill immediately and contact Sportcraft for a full refund or a replacement Sportcraft treadmill.
Consumer Contact: Call Sportcraft toll-free at (800) 526-0244, Ext. 640, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to arrange for the full refund or replacement. Consumers can also go to the firm's Web site at www.sportcraft.com.

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