A line of devices used to puncture a hole in a wine bottle cork are being recalled because they can cause the bottle to burst or crack. Other consumer products recalled recently include faulty fireworks and bicycles.
Wine Access Systems: Coravin 1000 Wine Access Systems, which use a hollow needle to penetrate a wine bottle cork and allow wine to be dispensed without removing the cork. The Coravin name and logo appear on the front side of the tube. The system comes with a silver storage base and two argon gas capsules. They were sold at Coravin.com and other online retailers and at wine shops from July 2013 to June 2014.
Why: The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.
Incidents: 13 reports of bottles breaking, including one in which a bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in an injury involving two chipped teeth and a laceration that required stitches, four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, and eight in which bottles broke into two pieces.
Fireworks kits: Contraband 24 fireworks kits with canister shells and firing tubes that are designed to be used multiple times. The kit came in a brown cardboard box about 28 inches tall, 9 inches wide and about 5 inches deep. The front of the box has the words “Contraband 24,” ”24 Cannister Shells,” ”Maximum Powder Load” printed in black and red. The front also has a warning stating the product should only be used under close adult supervision and outdoors. Model number JP-933 is printed on the left front of the box above the warning. The back of the box has color photos and descriptions the effect each shell should create. They were sold from February 2014 to June 2014.
Why: The shell can blow up in the tube during firing, posing impact and burn hazards to the user and bystanders.
Incidents: Two reports of the firing tubes being too narrow, including one report of a shell blowing up in a tube and causing minor burns and cuts to the legs of a store employee.
Info: Call Winco at 888-697-2217 or visit www.wincofireworks.com then click on the News tab at the top of the page, then click on Contraband 24 Artillery Recall.
Bicycles: Link Uno, Link D7i, Link D8, Link P9, Link P7i, and Link P24h models of Tern brand adult folding bikes. “Tern” is printed on the front end of the top tube and on other portions of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube. Recalled bicycles have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begin with either AI1133 through AI1137 or AI1151 through AI1213 stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. An alphanumeric service tag number is located on the front of the seat tube and this number can be used to determine if the bicycle is affected by going to the firm’s website. The bicycles were sold from November 2011 to April 2014.
Why: The bike’s frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents: No incidents or injuries reported in the U.S, but there have been 11 reports of the bicycle frames cracking including five reports of minor scrapes and bruises from outside of the U.S.
Info: Call Stile Products at 888-570-8376 or visit www.ternbicycles.com and click on “Product Recall Information” for more information.