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[December 03, 2012]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending Dec. 1: 

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Harbor Freight Tools is recalling Cordless Drills sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide from April 2008 to May 2012. The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. 

This recall involves Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills, model number 96526. The drill's model number is located on a yellow label on the left side of the drill. 

Consumers should contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit to receive a free replacement drill. More info at


Toro Co. is recalling Toro® Z Master® Riding Mowers sold nationwide and in Canada from January 2012 to August 2012. The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers. A complete list can be found at 

Consumers should contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair. 

Consumers can also contact Toro at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit More info at


Step2 Company is recalling children's riding toy sold nationwide from January 2012 to August 2012. Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. This poses a fall hazard. 

The recalled product is an X-Rider Car The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Step2's contact information is located on the rider's left side of the car. 

Consumers should contact Step2 at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit, to receive a free replacement toy. More info at



Sportspower is recalling Liquid Motion waterslides sold exclusively at Menards Inc. from April 2010 to July 2010. The warning labels on the children’s waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries. 

This recall involves Sportspower Liquid Motion waterslides. A "Liquid Motion by Sportspower" logo is printed on the side. Recalled waterslides have item number INF-1375 and UPC 687064031340 located on the packaging. 

Consumers should contact Sportspower at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit to receive new labels to affix to the waterslide. More info at

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Sportspower is recalling Trampolines sold exclusively at Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 to May 2012. The trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury. 

This recall involves Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. "Parkside" is printed on the enclosure net. 

Consumers should contact Sportspower at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit to receive a free repair kit. More info at


GU Hardware is recalling Window Fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges sold nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011.  The window fittings can break. This can cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard. 

This recall involves tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings. They are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. A complete list can be found at

Consumers can contact G-U Hardware at (855) 355-8810 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday; and from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET Friday, or visit to arrange for the free replacement. More info at  


Costco is recalling Kirkland Signature Six-Quart Sauté Pans with glass lids sold exclusively at Costco stores in the San Francisco area and in the Northeast from May 2012 to October 2012. The pan’s tempered glass lid can crack, break or shatter, posing a laceration hazard. 

This recall involves Kirkland Signature six-quart, black, hard-anodized aluminum sauté pans with glass lids. "Kirkland Signature," "6 QT/5.6 L" and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the bottom of the sauté pan. 

Consumers should return the pans to any Costco store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Costco at (877) 782-8242 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit More info at

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