THIS WEEK'S PRODUCT RECALLS:
Raven Riding Mower/Multi-Purpose Yard Vehicles sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores because the mower blades can detach during use, the vehicle can move forward unexpectedly, and the fuel lines can leak.
Reser’s Fine Foods is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products because of possible listeria contamination. Some of the products recalled include:
•Kroger Wholesome at Home BBQ Beans with Beef & Sauce
•Kroger BBQ Beans with Beef and Sauce
•SAV-A-LOT Ham Salad
•Walmart Chicken Salad
•Walmart Ham Salad
•Yoder Ham Salad
18-oz. trays of Omaha Steaks Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, because the noodles contain egg, which is not declared on the product label.
2013 Dodge Dart and 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63, SL550, and SL65 vehicles due to an airbag concern.
2012 BMW K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles, due to a problem with the throttle valve control which may affect the engine speed.
Manhattan Toy Quixel Baby Rattles can break, creating a choking hazard for babies.
LAWS HAVE CHANGED REGARDING THE RESALE OF DROP-SIDE CRIBS
In December 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission mandated new safety standards be implemented for all cribs sold or manufactured in the United States by June 28, 2011. While stores already are carrying the new products, childcare services, such as daycare centers and in-home providers, have had to replace all noncompliant cribs with the new, safer models. The new standards require strengthening slats, improving mattress support, eliminating drop sides, making hardware stronger and conducting more rigorous testing. The Child Care Resource Center suggests that if you already own a crib to verify with the manufacturer that it meets the new safety standards and check to make sure it has not been recalled by going to www.cspc.gov. The agency also warns against buying previously used cribs, or using hand-me-down cribs.
LAST WEEK'S RECALLS:
2013 Ford Escape due to possible oil and gas leaks.
2014 Chevrolet Malibu because of a problem with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning control, preventing the windshield defroster from working.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu because of a concern with the power adjustable front seat.
2007-2008 Hyundai Entourage because exposure to road salt and water in this part of the country could fracture the control arm, increasing the risk of a crash.
Abbott FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips, because they may produce erroneously low blood glucose levels.
American Boy and Girl "Falls Creek Baby" Infant Sandals sold exclusively at Meijer Stores, because the top strap can be pulled loose from the shoe, which could be a choking hazard.
Avalanche Airbags used for skiing, snowmobiles and mountain climbing because the trigger assembly can fail, resulting in the airbag not deploying.
Burley Design Tailwind Racks used for hitching children's trailercycles to adult size bicycles, because the rack can break, posing a fall hazard.
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