At the start of June furniture maker Pali Design of Canada recalled 20,000 pieces of children’s furniture, including armoires, dressers, hutches, and bookcases. The pieces were made between 2006 and 2010, and were sold across the United States and Canada via the internet, in independent specialty shops, and Babies R Us. A recall was called in response to a single incident where a Wendy Double Dresser tipped over because a restraining strap broke. No injuries were reported in the one case, and no similar incidents have occurred, and yet Pali Design is handing out a replacement part, indicating that they’re taking it seriously.
If you’ve bought a Ford in the last three years, it may have been recalled
Just under 1 million Fords were recalled in the last week of April for four separate issues. Including Ford’s recall one week previous, the number is well over that. Here’s a list of recalled vehicles, with a short description and the number of defective vehicles. (And no, the picture below is not one of the recalls. That was recalled long ago.)
Attention San Diego cyclists –
Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly one million bicycles across the United States and Canada. The part needing replacement is the front wheel quick-release latch, but most accidents caused by the part stem from user error. Even so, Trek chose to take dramatic action. Why?
Drive a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury automobile? Please pay attention to the following story.
The federal government has expanded its investigation into floor mats that interfere with pedals in 480,000 vehicles.
The floor mats — sold with 2008-2010 model-year Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans and Lincoln MKZs — can cause surprise acceleration if not secured properly to the floorboards, The New York Times reports. The floor mats can be nudged forward by the driver’s foot and can push the gas pedal.
Possible fuel tank leaks have prompted Ford to recall 465,000 cars and SUVs. Officials say the fire risk from a fuel tank leak is serious.
The world-wide recall affects the Ford brand’s Fusion, Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Police Utility and Police Interceptor. Also covered are the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. All the vehicles are from the 2013 model year. Ford says a connector from the fuel tank to the fuel line is the source of the leak. Customers could smell gas or see a leak on the ground. The company says no fires or crashes have been reported because of the problem.
If you are one of the thousands of people who follow the Special K cereal diet plan, or who just simply like eating Special K cereal… you’ll want to pay attention to the following: Special K Cereal Recall
Kellogg’s has recalled its Special K Red Berries cereal because the company says some boxes may be contaminated with glass fragments.
If you have a box of Special K Red Berries in your pantry, check the UPC code on the back. The recalled packages include:
- 11.2 ounce packages, with a UPC Proof of Purchase Code: 38000 59923
Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30
- 37.0 ounce packages with a UPC Proof of Purchase Code: 38000 20940
Better if Used Before Date: NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 17:31 through NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 20:05
- 22.4 ounce twin pack with a UPC Proof of Purchase Code: 38000 78356
Better if Used Before Date: Nov 30 2013 KNA 105 07:00 through NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 08:51
Better if Used Before Date: NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 15:00 through NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 17:05
Sizes other than these packages are not affected by the recall, nor are packages with the letter codes KXA, KXB or KXC which are found after the “Better if Used Before Date.”
If you have been hearing rumblings about a Suave product causes hair loss... it’s not just a nasty rumor.
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of consumers – many from the San Diego area – who purchased “Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit,” alleging it causes significant hair loss.
Plaintiffs allege they purchased the product because they believed that it would smooth their hair and coat it with Keratin, a protein found naturally in hair. Unbeknownst to Suave consumers, the Keratin treatment contained an ingredient or combination of ingredients (Tetrasodium EDTA and DMDM Hydantoin) that causes significant hair loss upon proper application.
A roll away risk has prompted a recall at General Motors of nearly 69,000 vehicles – including trucks, SUVs, and vans. The recall affects certain 2013 models of the Chevy Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, and Express. Also included are the GMC Sierra, Savana, Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade.
GM says the vehicles may have been built with faulty park lock cables or malformed steering column lock gears. The vehicles can be shifted out of park even if the ignition key is in the off position or removed.
Christmas morning is filled with joy in many households as children open up toys and other gifts from Santa. But what parents don’t know is some of those toys under the tree may be toxic and dangerous for children. Public interest groups say toy hazards are extremely common and come in a variety of shapes and forms.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released its 27th annual Trouble in Toyland survey last month and found that children can be injured from small parts that pose choking risks, strangled by cords on pull toys, lacerated by sharp edges, and exposed to toxic chemicals.
Attention parents and parents-to-be! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an important recall concerning popular Graco high chairs. Roughly 86,000 Graco Classic Wood High Chairs are beging recalled because the manufacturer says the high chair’s seat can loosen and detatch from the base, causing a child to fall. There have been more than two dozen reports of high chair seats becoming loose, and in some cases children fell and became injured. Graco says it has received one report of a concussion.
The recall involves all Graco brand Classic Wood Highchairs sold in three wood finishes. The high chair has a top seat, bottom leg assembly and removable tray. The high chair is sold with a beige fabric seat cover. The impacted model numbers are: