Millions of washing machines with a faulty top door that can pop off during use are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty bicycles and dehumidifiers.
Here's a closer look:
DETAILS: 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines sold nationwide from March 2011 to November. Model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. The following model numbers are included in the recall depending on the serial number: WA40J3000AW/A2, WA45H7000AP/A2, WA45H7000AW/A2, WA45H7200AW/A2, WA45K7600AW/A2, WA45K7100AW/A2, WA48H7400AW/A2, WA48J7700AW/A2, WA48J7770AP/A2, WA48J7770AW/A2, WA50K8600AV/A2, WA50K8600AW/A2, WA52J8700AP/A2, WA52J8700AW/A2, WA400PJHDWR/AA, WA422PRHDWR/AA, WA456DRHDSU/AA, WA456DRHDWR/AA, WA476DSHASU/A1, WA476DSHAWR/A1, WA484DSHASU/A1, WA484DSHAWR/A1, WA48H7400AP/A2, WA50F9A6DSW/A2, WA50F9A7DSP/A2, WA50F9A7DSW/A2, WA50F9A8DSP/A2, WA50F9A8DSW/A2, WA52J8060AW/A2, WA5451ANW/XAA, WA5471ABP/XAA, WA5471ABW/XAA, WA56H9000AP/A2, and WA56H9000AW/A2.
WHY: The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact.
INCIDENTS: 733 reports of washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis. There are nine related reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other impact or fall-related injuries.
HOW MANY: About 2.8 million.
FOR MORE: Call Samsung at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET or visit www.samsung.com and click on the recall notice at the top of the page.
MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOCK ABSORBERS
DETAILS: All model year 2016 and some 2017 FLOAT X2 bicycle rear shock absorbers sold both individually and installed on YT, Giant, Pivot, Intense, Ibis, Scott, Trek, GT, Knolly, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Diamondback, Morpheus, Foes Racing, Orbea and Canyon full-suspension mountain bikes and frames. Recalled shocks and bike models can be identified at http://ridefox.com/recall . They were sold from March 2015 through September 2016.
WHY: The bicycle's rear shock absorber outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the shock absorber outer sleeve rupturing. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,100 in the U.S. and about 1,200 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Fox at 855-360-3488 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com, or visit http://ridefox.com/recall and click on the recall link.
DETAILS: Kikkerland and Cost Plus World Market brand teapots with bamboo stands. The 30-ounce glass teapots have a removable glass tea infuser sold with a votive-candle holder inside the bamboo stand. The Kikkerland teapots have model number TP02 printed on the packaging next to the UPC code. The Cost Plus World Market teapots have a white sticker with number 25024784 printed on the packaging. No votive candles were included with the teapots. They were sold at Amazon retailers, Cost Plus World Market, Uncommon Goods and Urban Outfitters and www.Amazon.com from March 2014 through September 2016.
WHY: The bamboo votive stand can catch fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of the votive stands burning. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,300.
FOR MORE: Call Kikkerland at 800-727-7151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.kikkerland.com and click on "Recall" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Model year 2014 Trek Farley bicycles and framesets and 2015 Trek Farley 6 bicycles and framesets. The 2014 Trek Farley is black with green decals with an aluminum frame and fork. The 2014 frameset is sky blue with orange decals. The 2015 Trek Farley 6 is black with blue decals with an aluminum frame and fork. "Trek" is printed across the bicycle frame. They were sold at bicycle stores nationwide from September 2013 through August 2016.
WHY: The fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of the bicycle fork separating from the steer tube. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,600 in the U.S. and about 360 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.trekbikes.com and click on "Safety & Recalls" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Gen 2 Bionic Runner bicycles that mimic running motion. The bicycles are black and have red pedals and red trim around the wheels. The bicycles have a folding frame and "BIONIC RUNNER" is printed in white on the side of the stirrups. They were sold at Running Trainer's website, www.run4.com, from May 2016 through September 2016.
WHY: The pedals can detach from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard to riders.
INCIDENTS: One report of a pedal detaching from the bicycle, resulting in an injury to a rider who fell off the bicycle and scraped the rider's knees and finger.
HOW MANY: About 240 in the U.S. and 5 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Running Trainer at 800-603-4631 from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.run4.com and click on "Safety Notices" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl. The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. To determine if your dehumidifier has been recalled, enter the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier . They were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013.
WHY: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: 38 reports of smoke and fire. About $4.8 million property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 3.4 million in the U.S. and about 850,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call GD Midea at 800-600-3055 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.midea.com/us/ and click on "Product Recall Information" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Pier 1 Imports Basic, Kira and Facets glass knobs commonly used with dressers, cabinets and small drawers. The glass knobs have a metal stem affixed to one side and were sold in seven colours: clear, teal, pink, green, aquamarine, champagne and silver. No other decorative knobs are included in this recall. They were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and at www.pier1.com from September 2011 through October 2016.
WHY: The glass knobs can break while in use, posing a risk of laceration to users from broken glass pieces.
INCIDENTS: Seven reports of injuries as a result of glass knobs breaking during installation or while in use.
HOW MANY: About 140,000 units in the U.S. and about 17,600 units sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: CallPier 1 Imports toll-free at 855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday, or visit at www.pier1.com and click on "Product Notes & Recalls" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Model year 2017 KTM brand and Husqvarna motorcycles brand closed-course/competition only motorcycles. Five KTM models are being recalled: 150 XC-W, 250 XC-W, 300 XC-W, 350 SX-F and 450 XC-F. Three Husqvarna models are being recalled: TC 250, TX 300 and FC 350. Model year 2017 motorcycles have a letter "H'' in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), located on the right side of the steering head. They were sold at KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from June 2016 to August 2016.
WHY: The front brake master cylinder can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,200.
FOR MORE: Call KTM North America/Husqvarna Motorcycles North America at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.ktm.com/us/service/safety/ and click on the link at the bottom of the page, or www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com .