|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2009
Release # 10-081
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 213-4651
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: CO2 bicycle tire inflators
Units: About 24,000
Importer: Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass.
Hazard: The pressurized cartridge containing carbon dioxide (CO2) can forcefully separate from the pump head, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Zefal CO2 bicycle tire inflators with a small pressurized carbon dioxide cartridge. The metal cartridge is threaded into the inflator head, which allows for the controlled release of carbon dioxide into the bicycle inner tube. The recalled inflators have "Zefal EZ+ CO2 inflator" printed on the front of the package. Model number 5602 and UPC number 798661556020 is printed on the back.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from August 2009 through November 2009 for about $15.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the inflators and return them to Walmart for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Todson Inc. at (800) 213- 4561 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.todson.com
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