Recalls: Radiator After Crushing Child, Off-Road Engine Parts for Crash Hazard

Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators and Wiseco Off-Road Engine Parts are being <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

Rettig Belgium Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators
About 113,000 Rettig Belgium Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators are being recalled for crush hazard. While there have been no injuries reported in the U.S., there have been 52 incidents reported outside of the U.S., including one death of a child in Belgium. Approximately 36 of the recalled Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators were sold in the U.S.

Rettig Belgium NV, of Belgium manufactured the recalled Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators, which were sold by plumbing and heating supply companies from October 2007 through January 2008 and cost between $300 and $700. The radiator can come loose from the wall, and fall on people near it.

The recalled Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators, which were made in Belgium, are used to heat a home and are mounted vertically to the wall. The recall involves the Radson Vertical 20 and 21, Radson Kos V21, and Radson Faro V21. The CPSC is advising consumers to avoid standing or sitting near the recalled Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators and contact their plumbing or heating supplier or Rettig for a free replacement suspension system. For additional information, contact Rettig toll-free at 1-866-963-1477 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Website at www.radson-replacementaction.com.

Wiseco Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies
A recall of about 420 Wiseco Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies, which were manufactured in China, has been implemented by importer Wiseco Performance Products, of Mentor, Ohio, due to crash hazard. It seems that engine stress could cause the connecting rods to crack and the engine to lock up, posing a crash hazard.

The recall involves the following Wiseco Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods and Crankshaft Assemblies. Wiseco’s identification number can be found on the neck of the connecting rods between the two circular ends. The part number and date code can be found on the product’s packaging:

    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10082; Part Number (on packaging): WPC139; Part Type: YZ450F Crank Assembly; Dates Sold: 02/20/08 – 12/15/08.
    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10081; Part Number (on packaging): WPC140; Part Type: YZ250F Crank Assembly; Dates Sold: 03/03/08 – 12/15/08.
    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10081; Part Number (on packaging): WPC141; Part Type: WR250F Crank Assembly; Dates Sold: 03/01/07 – 12/15/08.
    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10086; Part Number (on packaging): WPC144; Part Type: KX250F/RMZ250 Crank Assembly; Dates Sold: 08/20/08 – 12/15/08.
    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10082; Part Number (on packaging): WPC145; Part Type: WR450F Crank Assembly; Dates Sold: 08/08/08 – 12/15/08.
    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10081; Part Number (on packaging): WPR196; Part Type: YZ/WR250F Connecting Rod; Dates Sold: 07/01/07 – 12/15/08.
    Identification Number/Engine Part: WR10082; Part Number (on packaging): WPR197; Part Type: YZ/WR450F Connecting Rod; Dates Sold: 01/20/08 – 12/15/08.

The recalled Wiseco Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods and Crankshaft Assemblies were sold at off-road dirt bike distributors nationwide and directly to consumers at www.wiseco.com from March 2007 through December 2008 for about $130 for the connecting rods and for between $240 and $300 for the crankshaft assemblies.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using off-road bikes on which the recalled connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies were installed and immediately contact Wiseco for free replacement parts and repair, or a full refund if the consumer has already replaced the recalled engine parts. Wiseco can be reached toll-free at 1-800-321-1364 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, by visiting the firm’s Website at www.wiseco.com, or by emailing the firm at recall@wiseco.com.

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