Product Recalls

The following recalls have been announced:

-About 2,100 OUTER EDGE snow bikes by Tech 4 Kids Inc. of Canada because the front ski can crack, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and risking falls by consumers. The company has received three reports of people falling off the bikes. Injuries included a cut that required stitches and a dislocated shoulder. The bikes were sold at Costco, sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide and online at and from September 2010 through last month. More information can be found at - the firm's website.

-About 107,500 electric tower heaters by Lasko Products Inc. of West Chester, Pa., because an electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Lasko received 36 reports of the electrical connection overheating with no reports of injury. There were 18 reports of minor burn damage to floors or carpets. The portable, electric, tower heaters are 20.5 inches tall x 8.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches deep. They are dark grey with silver front covers and black vent slats. The brand names Lasko or Air King are on the top, center of the front cover. The heaters were made in China. For additional information, visit Lasko's website at or call Lasko at 800-363-8044.

-About 4,600 playsets by Escalade Sports of Evansville, Ind., because the swing seats on the playsets can crack and break in half, causing the user to fall to the ground. Escalade Sports has received 24 reports of the seats breaking, no injuries have been reported. This recall involves belt-style swing seats on four models of Oasis Playsets. The green plastic seats are about 26 inches long and are hung from green, plastic-coated chains. The seats were made in China. For additional information, contact Escalade Sports at 800-742-6009 or visit the firm's website at Consumers can also e-mail the firm at safetyinfo(at)