Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or phone numbers listed.
Ford cars, SUVs
Ford is recalling just over 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and sport utility vehicles because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.
The recall affects 2013 model cars sold mainly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Ford says the safety locks can be turned off when the doors are opened or closed. That could allow a door to be opened with the inside door handle and possibly hurt a child.
The recall covers cars and SUVs built from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12 of last year. Dealers will test the locks and replace door latches if needed at no cost to owners.
Yakima is recalling about 7,000 bicycle racks used on vehicles with rear-door spare tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website said mounting bolts can break and the bikes can fall from the vehicles and cause a hazard.
The recall affects SpareTime two-bike racks made from Nov. 1, 2011, through Oct. 30, 2012. The manufacture date is printed on a white label on the rack’s mounting plate. Yakima says that only bolts without markings on the heads are affected by the recall.
Yakima found the problem after getting complaints from two customers. It’s asking dealers for a list of buyers and says it will send new mounting bolts free of charge.
About 54,200 Ryobi Lithium 18-volt 4Ah Battery Packs made by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. and imported by One World Technologies Inc. They have model number P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. “Ryobi” and “Lithium+18V” are printed in white lettering on both sides of the pack. The model and part number can be found on the data plate on the bottom of the battery pack. They were sold at Home Depot stores, at Homedepot.com, and other retailers Sept. 2012 to Dec. 2012.
The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards.
Details: 800-597-9624; online at www.ryobitools.com.
About 6,000 Jerdon Style model CM12B one-cup coffee-makers, with date code 1217. The coffeemakers are black and have an oval, red indicator light above the on/off switch. The coffeemaker brews a single, eight to 12-ounce cup of coffee. “FIRST CLASS” and “JERDON” are printed in white letters on the front. The model and date code are on a nameplate on the bottom of the coffeemaker. They were sold from July 2012 to January 2013.
The coffeemaker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Details: 800-223-3571; online at www.jerdonstyle.com.
A number of Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards made by Singing Rock and imported by Liberty Mountain. They are used for shock absorption on Via Ferrata mountain climbing routes. The lanyard has two elasticized webbing branches with self-locking carabiners at each end. Recalled units can be identified by the elasticized webbing. “EASY GO XP LOCK” is printed on a white tag sewn into the zipper pouch. They were sold from April 2011 to Aug. 2012.
The elastic webbing on the lanyards can deteriorate over time and break while in use, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the climber.
Details: 800-366-2666; online at www.libertymountain.com.
About 700 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees made by Redwood Pacific Ltd. and imported by Balsam Hill LLC. They were sold July-December 2012.
The remote-control receiver box attached to the tree can overheat and melt, posing burn and shock hazards. There have beem 10 reports overheating and melting. Details: 877-694-2752; www.balsamhill.com.