Product Recalls — March 2020

Posted on Feb 20 2020 in Product Recalls

As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.

Trek recalls electric bicycles due to fall hazard

Photo of TREK bicycle

A wrong-sized bolt has led to a recall of a high-end electric bicycle. This recall involves Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles, model years 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Trek has received two reports of the wrong bolt being installed to secure the front fender to the fork crown. This can cause the front fender to fall onto the front wheel and stop the bicycle suddenly, posing a fall hazard to the rider. One injury has been reported, resulting in a vertebrae fracture.

“Trek” is printed on the bicycle’s downtube and the bike has an integrated battery and motor. The bikes were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide and online from June 2017 through June 2019 for about $5,200.

Call: 800-373-4594; or go online: and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page.

Don’t make a withdrawal from this power bank

Photo of Spare power bank

The Spare 10,000 mAh Power Banks, used to charge electronic devices, has been recalled. Its lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards. The power banks, given to consumers as free promotional products at meetings or events nationwide from July 2019 through September 2019, are white and are decorated with various logos. PO number 1813582 is printed on the back of the power bank. The power banks measure about 5.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide.

One fire with no injuries has been reported.

Call: 800-860-1555; or go to: and click on the “Recalls” link at the bottom of the page.

If you have this hammer … stop hammering

Photo of Stanley hammer

A STANLEY® brand 16 oz. wooden handle nailing hammer has been recalled. The molded grip on the hammer can come loose, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Recalled is model number STHT51454. It’s etched below the STANLEY logo on the steel hammer head. The hammers have a metal head, a natural wood handle with a black over-molded grip. STANLEY is marked on the wooden handle in black and on the steel hammer head.

The hammer sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from July 2018 through August 2019 for about $6.

Call: 866-215-1132; or go online:, click on Support, then Safety Notices and Recalls.

Mr. Steak can go up in flames 

Photo of Mr. Steak grill

Bass Pro has recalled two models of gas patio grills. The grill’s gas regulator hose with attached fuel gauge can melt if it comes in contact with the bottom of the grill’s firebox creating a fire hazard.

The recall involves MR. STEAK four and five burner models, MS-4B-PG, SKU 2472264 and MS-5B-PG, SKU 2472265.

The stainless steel grills have black trim and four or five black and red dials.

Bass Pro has received nine reports of grill fires. No injuries or property damage have been reported. The grills were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and appliance and electronics stores nationwide and online from May 2017 through July 2019 for about $500 for the four burner grill and $600 for the five burner grill.

Call: 1-833-677-8325; or go online:, and click on “RECALL”; or