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[October 18, 2010]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending Oct. 16: 


Ross Stores Inc. is recalling Iron Lover's benches sold exclusively at Ross Stores nationwide from July 2010 to September 2010. The bench can tip over when only one person is seated on it. This could pose a fall hazard. 

The recalled metal two-seat bench is 51 inches long with SKU number 400051794482 printed on the price tag. The bench is a bronze color. 

Consumers should return the benches to any Ross Store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime or visit More info at



The Hive is recalling Revl Carbon Road Bicycle Brakes sold nationwide from September 2009 to August 2010. The cable clamping area of the bicycle brakes can crack over time, causing the brakes to fail. This could pose a fall or crash hazard. 

The recall involves black Revl carbon road bicycle brakes with date codes 41B, 44B, 45B, 53B, 13C and 16C printed on the underside of the carbon brake arms. "Revl" is printed on the brake. 

Consumers should contact The Hive at (800) 801-9936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit for replacement parts and instruction to repair their brakes. More info at


Ryobi Technologies Inc. is recalling Ryobi Model HP 1802M Cordless Power Drills sold at Home Depot stores from January 2001 to July 2003. The switch on the cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. 

The Ryobi Model HP 1802M cordless drill is powered by an 18 volt rechargeable NiCad battery. The drills are blue and black in color with "Ryobi" appearing in red and white on the left side. The model number can be found on a white label on the right side of the drill. 

Consumers should contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit to receive a free replacement drill. More info at

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Spa Factory™ is recalling Spa Factory™ Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits sold nationwide from August 2008 to August 2010. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. 

Consumers should contact JAKKS Pacific at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit to receive free jar lids with vent holes. More info at


Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group is recalling Craftsman riding mowers sold exclusively at Sears stores nationwide from February 2010 to May 2010.  These riding mowers came to consumers with the side discharge chute not fully secured to the mower. Bolts can be forcefully discharged from mower if not properly tightened, posing an injury hazard. 

This recall involves Craftsman riding mower with model number 107.28034 and serial numbers listed at The model and serial numbers can be found on the data tag on the back of the riding mower. 

Consumers should contact Sears at (800) 859-7026 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit for a free inspection and repair. More info at

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