Recalls this week include wireless tracking wristbands, electric bicycles, decorations

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A line of electronic wristbands used as pedometers and sleep monitors were recalled this week because skin reactions. Other recalled products include electric bicycles and decorations.

Here's a more detailed look:

WIRELESS ACTIVITY-TRACKING WRISTBAND

DETAILS: Fitbit Force wireless activity-tracking wristbands with model numbers FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL and FB402SLS. The wristband operates as a pedometer, sleep monitor and watch. The model number is on the back of the recalled wristband below the charging port. They were sold from October 2013 to February 2014.

WHY: Users can develop allergic reactions to the stainless steel casing, materials used in the strap, or adhesives used to assemble the product, resulting in redness, rashes or blistering where the skin has been in contact with the tracker.

INCIDENTS: About 9,900 reports of the wristband causing skin irritation and about 250 reports of blistering.

HOW MANY: About 1,000,000 in the U.S. and about 28,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Fitbit at 888-656-6381 or visit www.fitbit.com and click on Recall/Safety Info on the right side of the page next to Terms of Use for more information.

ELECTRIC BICYCLES

DETAILS: Stromer ST1 electric bicycles, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum. "Stromer" is printed on the top tube of the bicycle frame and on the seat and chain guard. The fork's serial numbers for the recalled bikes start with: ST1S2F, ST1S2G, ST1S2H, ST1S2I, ST1S2J, ST1S3A, ST1S3B, ST1S3C, ST1S3D and ST1S3E. The serial number is etched at the bottom of the rear fork. They were sold at authorized Stromer dealers nationwide and online from January 2012 to May 2013.

WHY: The bicycle fork can break, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider.

INCIDENTS: One report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider.

HOW MANY: About 1,300 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call BMC-USA at 800-819-4262 or visit at www.stromer.ch and click on Fork Recall for more information, or send email to andrew.gelles@bmc-switzerland.com for more information.

DECORATIONS

DETAILS: Gardeners Eden light-up autumn decorations. The wreaths are made of dried twigs held together with wire and twine. They are decorated with silk leaves, foam berries, papier-mâché pumpkins and gourds in autumn colours or silk leaves and papier-mâché Chinese Lantern fruit. The plant arrangements are made of twigs with papier-mâché Chinese Lantern fruit held together with wire and twine. LED lights are in the pumpkins, gourds and Chinese Lantern fruit. The LED lights are powered by three AA batteries contained in a black plastic battery box. Style numbers are on the price tags attached to hangtags on the products. They were sold at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores from about August 2013 to September 2013. The following wreaths and Chinese Lantern arrangements are being recalled: Wreaths with style number 585738 and Chinese Lanterns with style number 585755 sold at T.J. Maxx. Wreaths with style number 805496 and Chinese Lanterns with style number 805509 sold at Marshalls. Wreaths with style numbers 667661, 667689, 676074, and Chinese Lanterns with style number 686740 sold at HomeGoods.

WHY: Exposed wiring near the battery box can lead to a short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of units overheating.

HOW MANY: About 4,600.

FOR MORE: Call TJX at 800-926-6299 or visit www.tjmaxx.com, then click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page and at www.marshallsonline.com and www.homegoods.com, then click on Product Info/Recalls at the bottom of the page.

Organizations: T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods Call BMC-USA

Geographic location: U.S., Canada

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