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CO2 bicycle tire inflators sold at Walmart recalled by Todson Inc. due to risk of injury

MEDIA RELEASE

recall-co2-pumpWASHINGTON, 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.

Name of Product: CO2 bicycle tire inflators

Units: About 24,000

Importer: Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass.

Hazard: The pressurized cartridge containing carbon dioxide (CO2) can forcefully separate from the pump head, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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 “Zefal EZ+ CO2 inflator” printed on the front of the package. Model number 5602 and UPC number 798661556020 is printed on the back.

Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from August 2009 through November 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the inflators and return them to Walmart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Todson Inc. at (800) 213- 4561 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.todson.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.a…

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