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[March 17, 2014]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending March 15: 

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Fitbit is recalling Wireless activity-tracking wristbands sold nationwide and in Canada from October 2013 to February 2014. Users can develop allergic reactions to the stainless steel casing, materials used in the strap, or adhesives used to assemble the product. 

This recall involves Fitbit ForceTM wireless activity-tracking wristbands with model numbers FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL and FB402SLS. The model number is on the back of the recalled wristband below the charging port. 

Consumers should contact Fitbit at (888) 656-6381 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET daily or online at for a full refund. More info at



TJX is recalling Gardeners Eden light-up autumn decorations sold exclusively at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores nationwide from about August 2013 to September 2013. Exposed wiring near the battery box can lead to a short circuit, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves autumn 2013 Gardeners Eden decorative wreaths and Chinese Lantern plant arrangements. A complete list can be found at

Customers should return the decorations to any TJ Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact TJX at (800) 926-6299 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at, at and More info at

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BMC is recalling Stromer ST1 electric bicycles sold nationwide and in Canada from January 2012 to May 2013. The bicycle fork can break, posing a crash and injury hazard. 

This recall involves all 2013 Stromer ST1 women's and men's pedal-assist electric bicycles, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum. The fork's serial numbers for the recalled bikes start with: ST1S2F, ST1S2G, ST1S2H, ST1S2I, ST1S2J, ST1S3A, ST1S3B, ST1S3C, ST1S3D and ST1S3E. The serial number is etched at the bottom of the rear fork. 

Consumers should take the bicycle to an authorized Stromer dealer to receive a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost. 

Consumers can also contact BMC-USA at (800) 819-4262 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Fork Recall for more information. More info at

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