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Outdoor fireplace, washing machine, and bicycles recalled

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Catalina Outdoor Fireplace

Units: About 2,000

Importer: Nantucket Distributing Co., Inc. of Middleboro, Mass.

Hazard: The glass components of the Catalina Outdoor Fireplace can break
when a fire is lit posing a burn and laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Christmas Tree Shops received three reports of the glass
component of the outdoor fireplace breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Catalina Outdoor Fireplace is free standing and constructed
of glass and black metal. The 21 1/4 in. square base sits on short legs.
Black corner pieces hold the glass sides with one hinged side to add logs.
It has a square, vented top lid and stands about 30" tall. The model number
CT840BL appears on the outside of the packaging and on the instruction
manual.

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops retail locations from September 2011 to
October 2012 for about $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled outdoor
fireplace and return it to any Christmas Tree Shops store to receive a full
refund.

Consumer Contact: Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 any time,
or online at www.christmastreeshops.com and go to the link Safety and
Recalls at the bottom of the homepage.

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LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines

Units: About 457,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake
excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury
to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received at least 343 reports of washing machines
vibrating excessively, of which at least 187 involved minor property damage.
One minor injury has been reported.

Description: The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand
top-loading washing machine models manufactured between February 2010 and
November 2011. The units come in beige, white and graphite steel colors.
Recalled washing machines have the following model and serial number ranges:

Brand | Model | Serial Number Range
LG | WT5001CW, WT5101HV, WT5101HW | 002KW******* through 111KW*******
Kenmore Elite | 29002, 29272, 29278 | 005KW******* through 111KW*******

The model and serial number can be found on a label fixed on the rating
plate on the top back of the washing machine.

Sold at: LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local
retailers nationwide. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears. All
were sold from April 2010 to December 2012 for between $899 and $1,099.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact LG or Sears for a free in-home
repair of the machine. Consumers will also receive supplemental information
to be inserted into their owner's manual and a new caution label to be
placed on the washing machine. Consumers who have observed their recalled
washing machine shaking excessively should immediately stop using it.
Consumers should be aware that loading their machines with water-proof or
water-resistant items, such as mattress pads, mattress covers and similar
items, increases the chances of loads being unbalanced.

Consumer Contact: For LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4639, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at
www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices. For Kenmore or LG washers
purchased at Sears or Kmart; toll-free at (888) 812-2935, from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday, or
online at www.sears.com and click on Customer Service Home then Product
Recalls in the Product Information section.

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Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2011 Havoc Bicycles

Units: About 90

Manufacturer: Norco Bicycles, a division of LTP Sports Group Inc., of Port
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack at the joint where the top tube meets
the down tube. A cracked tube can separate and cause the rider to lose
control, posing a risk of injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of cracked frames.
No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 2011 Havoc 24-inch and 26-inch bicycles.
The 24-inch bicycles were sold in semi-matte grey and the 26-inch in
semi-matte red. On some of the bicycles, "Norco" is printed on the firm's
crest that is affixed to the head tube. Bicycle frames included in this
recall have serial numbers that begin with K10DQ, K10FQ, K10IQ, K10KQ P10K,
P10F or P11B. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the bottom
bracket, below the word "Havoc."

Sold at: Authorized Norco dealers nationwide from November 2010 to September
2011 for about $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bike and return
it an authorized Norco dealer for a replacement.

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Bicycles Recalled by Wilier Triestina Due to Fall Hazard; Bicycle Fork's
Steerer Tube Can Break

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Izoard XP Bicycles

Units: About 200

Importer: Wilier Triestina USA LLC, of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The bicycle fork's steerer tube can break while in use, posing a
fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Wilier Triestina model Izoard XP bicycles
or framesets that were sold with carbon/alloy forks with serial numbers
between LH0001 and LH4000. The serial number is located on the steerer tube
of the fork, around six inches from the crown. Bicycles purchased before
January 2012 are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2012 through October 2012
for about $2,600 for the bicycle.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and
have an authorized Wilier bicycle dealer check for the serial number on the
fork and, if it is included in the recall, the dealer will install a new
Izoard replacement fork at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Wilier USA; toll-free at (888) 849-7779 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.wilier-usa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13075.html

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