Optimus Tower Quartz heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The front section of the top has the brand name Optimus, a power light, a caution light and two dials. One dial turns the heater on or off and selects the power of either 750 watts or 1500 watts. The other control knob selects the heat range between high and low. The rear section of the top has fire, high temperature, and shock warnings and diagrams of the heater being used in 750 watt mode and 1500 watt mode. Model number "H-5232" is on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater below the words "Optimus" and "Quartz Heater." They were sold at Family Dollar Stores from September 2012 through December 2012.
There have been 10 reports of overheating, including some reports of temperature knobs melting.
Call Family Dollar Stores at 1-800-547-0359, or visit www.familydollar.com and then click on Product Recalls in the Help section at the bottom of the page.
Surly Pugsley bicycle forks can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider. The recall involves 100 mm and 135 mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel made by Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, a wholly owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc.
The 100 mm bicycle forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube. "Surly" is printed on both legs of the fork. "Pugsley" is printed on the fork's packaging and on the frame of bikes with the recalled forks.
The 135 mm forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube. The bicycle's model number is printed on the bicycle's packaging. They were sold from May 2012 through February 2013.
Call Surly Bikes at 1-877-946-9333, or visit www.surlybikes.com and click on the Safety Recall button.
Riding lawn mowers
The idler pulleys of 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers can rub against the mower's fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. The mowers are red and black. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers.
They were sold at Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through April 2013.
Call Toro at 1-855-493-0090, or visit www.toro.com and click on product recall information.