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CO2 Bike Tire Inflators Sold At Wal-Mart Recalled

Dec 21, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP

About 24,000 CO2 Bicycle Tire Inflators that were imported by Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Massachusetts have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The pressurized cartridge containing carbon dioxide (CO2) can forcefully separate from the pump head, posing a risk of injury to the consumer. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Zefal CO2 Bicycle Tire Inflators with a small pressurized carbon dioxide cartridge. The metal cartridge is threaded into the inflator head, which allows for the controlled release of carbon dioxide into the bicycle inner tube. The recalled inflators have the worlds “Zefal EZ+ CO2 inflator” printed on the front of the package. Model number 5602 and UPC number 798661556020 is printed on the back.

The recalled Zefal CO2 Bicycle Tire Inflators were manufactured in Taiwan and sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from August 2009 through November 2009 for about $15.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the inflators and return them to Walmart for a full refund. Todson Inc. can be reached toll-free at 1-800-213- 4561 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, at the firm’s Web site at www.todson.com


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