Consumer Recall: Lasko Heaters, Escalade Playsets, Tech 4 Kids Snow Bikes

Lasko Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due To Fire Hazard

Approximately 107,500 units of the Lasko heaters have been sold. The portable, electric, tower heaters are 20.5 inches tall x 8.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches deep. They are dark grey with silver front covers and black vent slats. The brand names Lasko or Air King are on the top, center of the front cover. The Lasko Model 5540 and Air King Model 8540 subject to this recall were manufactured in 2002 and have date codes that begin with a “2.” An electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The Lasko Model 5540 was sold at Sam’s Club and other retailers from September 2002 through early 2004 for $39 to $49. The Air King Model 8540 was sold primarily through the maintenance, repair and operating products supply company, W.W. Grainger Inc. from late 2002 to 2004 for approximately $80.00

Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.

Click here to read the full report regarding the Lasko heaters on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


Escalade Sports Recalls Oasis Playsets Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves belt-style swing seats on four models of Escalade Sports’ Oasis Playsets. The swing seats on the playsets can crack and break in half, causing the user to fall to the ground.

About 4,600 of the outdoor playsets were sold through Oasis distributors and dealers nationwide from April 2008 to December 2010 for between $1,500 and $2,200. Consumers should immediately stop using these swing seats and contact Escalade Sports for free replacement swing seats.

Click here to read the full report and to see the model numbers of the recalled playsets.


Snow Bikes Recalled by Tech 4 Kids Due to Fall Hazard

Tech 4 Kids Inc., are recalling their OUTER EDGE brand Snow MX-Ski-Doo® and the Snow MX-X Games™ snow bikes. The Snow MX-Ski-Doo snow bike is yellow and black with “Ski-Doo” printed on the steel frame and on the front ski. The Snow MX-X Games snow bike is blue and black with “Snow MX,” a skull and swords printed on the steel frame and on the front ski. “OUTER EDGE” is printed on the snow bikes’ packaging. The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard to consumers.

About 2,100 of these bikes were sold at Costco, sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide and online at and from September 2010 through January 2011 for about $150.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow bikes and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Click here to read the full report about the Tech 4 Kids recall on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

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  • Jay

    How do you decide what recalls to post on the site?

    • Cindy

      There are a ton of recalls I get emailed to me. I pick through them for those that, I believe, would effect LRWC readers the most.

  • giggleblue

    seriously, a fall risk with a snow bike?? come on! it’s a snow bike. the thing looks dangerous!