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Todson Recalling CO2 Tire Inflators

Published December 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)— The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Todson, has issued a voluntary recall of about 24,000 CO2 bicycle tire inflators sold at Walmart.

The pressurized cartridge containing carbon dioxide (CO2) can forcefully separate from the pump head, posing a risk of injury to the consumer. No incidents/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 "Zefal EZ+ CO2 inflator" printed on the front of the package. Model number 5602 and UPC number 798661556020 is printed on the back.

These units were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from August 2009 through November 2009 for about $15. They were manufactured in Taiwan.

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

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

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