(AP) – The following recalls have been announced:
FOLDING CAMPING CHAIRS
DETAILS: Folding Camping Chairs imported by Rec-Out LLC of Atlanta, Ga., and manufactured by Beststar Tourist Products Co., Ltd. of China; sold exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores from April through October 2012. The Basin model Columbus folding camping chairs has a label with the style numbers attached to the side of the seat. They are blue, foam-padded, polyester chairs with a cushioned seat and back. The chairs have adjustable side straps and two additional straps used as handles to carry the chair when folded. “Columbus” appears on the outer side of the back of the seat, above a mesh pocket.
WHY: Chairs were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or who have impaired immune systems.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 227.
FOR MORE: Contact Rec-Out at 888-885-9129 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, or email the firm at customerservice(at)rec-out.com.
DETAILS: NK R2 Microphones manufactured by Nielsen-Kellerman Co. of Boothwyn, Penn.; sold at Nielsen-Kellerman Co. online and authorized NK dealers worldwide. The microphones are designed to be used by the navigator (coxswain) of rowed racing boats to direct the rowers. It is made of a rubber U-shaped base attached to a blue headband. A black metal microphone boom is attached to one end of the U and a cable with a flat, rubber-covered connector is attached to the other end. The microphones are used with the Cox Box and Cox Box Mini voice amplifiers. The NK logo appears on the headband. The microphones have metal booms that are not covered by rubber and do not have a yellow warning tag on the cable. They were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The metal boom of the microphone can conduct electricity from an exposed speaker wire or connector, posing a shock or burn hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: Nielsen-Kellerman has received reports of three incidents in which the users reported second-degree burns where the metal boom contacted their face.
HOW MANY: About 7,500.
FOR MORE: Contact Nielsen-Kellerman at 800-784-4221 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at
DETAILS: Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators imported by Pramac America LLC of Kearney, Neb. and manufactured by Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co. of China; sold exclusively at Home Depot stores in northeast, mid-west and southeast United States from February through August 2012. The black portable generators with wheels have “Powermate 5500” printed on the side of it. The generators were sold under the model name Sx5500 and model number PM0125500, both of which are printed on a plate on the rear of the generators.
WHY: The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Pramac America has received 51 reports of fuel filter leakage. No fires or injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,700.
FOR MORE: Contact: Pramac America LLC at 800-445-1805 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at
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