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Image: MGN Online

Image: MGN Online

December 2, 2016

Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.

The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars.

Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners deploy can cause cables to break. If that happens the belts may not hold people. Ford says it knows of two crashes and two injuries related to the problem, according to the Detroit News.

Pre-tensioners tighten seat belts when they sense that cars are stopping.

Dealers will inject insulation into the pre-tensioners to protect the cables from heat at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 16.

Most of the cars are in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

December 2, 2016

Lexibook bath baby seats are under recall because they do not meet federal stability requirements.

 

November 23, 2016

Toyota is recalling more than 700,000 Sienna minivans because the vehicle’s sliding doors could open while it’s moving. The automaker will notify owners of the problem in mid-January.

November 23, 2016

Six different brands of dry carpet cleaner are being recalled because they could contain bacteria.

 

November 22, 2016

Kia is recalling more than 70 thousand vehicles because of an electrical short in a computer that could cause engine fires.

The recall applies to Kia Sportage models from 2008 to 2009. The problem was discovered after a 2008 Sportage caught fire while parked in a driveway back in April.

You can get the problem fixed at a Kia dealership starting November 28.

November 21, 2016

Approximately 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy are voluntarily being recalled because some of the jars may be mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy and therefore not labeled as containing milk and soy.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.

A list of the products recalled can be found on the FDA website.

Consumers who purchased this product should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-572-3808 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

November 9, 2016

Trane is recalling some furnaces due to a shock hazard.  The company is offering customers a replacement junction box and free installation.  Trane has posted more information on its website.  You can also call 1-800-945-5884 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Country Home Products is recalling its leaf and lawn vacuums because the muffler can over heat. That could pose a fire and burn hazard for anyone that uses it. Here’s some information what to do if you own this product.

November 4, 2016

Samsung — still reeling from its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone — is recalling almost 3 million washing machines because they can explode.

Samsung Electronics and federal regulators announced the recall on Friday after reports that the lids of the machines can pop off violently while the laundry is spinning, posing an injury risk.

October 27, 2016

Children’s Riding Toy Recall – Peg Perego says the children’s 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on toy was recalled for fire and burn hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says part of the circuit board can fail, causing the motor to overheat and ignite.

October 26, 2016

Car seat strap Recall

A car seat strap system poses a choking hazard for kids.  Fiddle Diddles LullaBelay car seat strap systems are under recall.

The largest auto recall of all time just got even bigger

Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) said Wednesday it’s recalling another 5.8 million vehicles around the globe because of Takata’s exploding airbags. That brings the total number of vehicles Toyota has called back since the start of the Takata scandal to 23.1 million.

 The main areas hit by the latest recall are Europe, Japan and China, Toyota said in an email. Hugely popular models like the Corolla, Yaris and Etios are affected.

The U.S. is not included in this round, the automaker said, because it has already recalled the models there that were produced during the relevant periods of time. In all, Toyota has so far recalled more than 4.5 million vehicles in the U.S.

Subaru Air Pump Recall

DETROIT –Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.

The recall covers certain 2007 to 2009 Legacy and Outback vehicles, some 2008 to 2014 Imprezas and certain 2009 to 2013 Foresters. All the cars and SUVs have turbocharged engines. Subaru says in government documents that a relay controlling a secondary air injection pump can fail, causing the pump to run continuously. If it overheats, it can melt and catch fire.

The company reported two fires in government documents but did not list any injuries.

Dealers will replace the relay at no cost to owners. Subaru doesn’t have a schedule yet for the recall to begin.

October 24, 2016

Makita Circular Saw – on some models, the lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Target recalls some of its Halloween-themed LED lights because the gel clings can separate and expose the inner battery compartment, posing a choking hazard.

Cabela’s recalls commercial grade 80-liter and 160-liter food dehydrators because of a fire risk due to defective wiring.  Here’s more information.

October 20, 2016

Hyundai recalls 63,000 mid-size cars, saying the sunroofs can fly into traffic. The recall includes certain 2015 and 2016 Sonatas, including gas, electric and hybrid versions. More information at hyundaiusa.com

October 19, 2016

Jeep Wrangler recall – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the United States and Canada due to the possibility that the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

October 18, 2016

Rice/Slow Cooker recall – Sherwood Marketing recalling 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers purchased between December 2015 through July 2016.

October 14, 2016

Publix recalls ice cream due to possible listeria hazard – Publix and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. have joined the growing list of recalls linked to Aspen Hills Inc. cookie dough. Publix issued a recall this week of its chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sold at stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North and South Carolina.

Honda recalls more than 350,000 Civic two-door and four-door 1.5L turbo and 2.0L vehicles because their parking brakes may not work correctly.

October 12, 2016

Mars Petcare recalls a limited number of Cesar Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food products. This is due to a possible choking hazard.

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