Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
Ford is recalling about 7,600 Escape SUVs to fix coolant leaks that can cause fires. The recall affects 2013 Escapes with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines. Plugs that fill holes in the engine may not have been put in properly and can fall out while the motor is running. Coolant can leak and cause the engines to overheat. The company will add a sealant and put a secondary cover over the plugs at no cost to owners.
About 16,400 Patio Bistro Sets imported by L G Sourcing Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C., and made by Midas Lin Company Ltd. of China; sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide from August 2011 through February 2012.
The folding chairs were sold in three-piece patio bistro sets. Each set contains two folding chairs and a folding table. The chairs have a black steel frame and dark stained wooden seats and backs. “Garden Treasures” is printed on the cover of the instruction manual sold with the patio bistro sets.
When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially engaged chair. The firm has received 13 reports of consumers who fell from partially opened chairs, resulting in reports of injuries.
Details: by phone at 877-556-0886 weekdays, noon-8 p.m. EDT; online at www.cobernbistroset.com.
About 300 Kenta and Kenta Plus child carriers imported by Liberty Mountain of Salt Lake City, Utah, and manufactured by VAUDE Sport GmbH & Company KG of Germany; sold at outdoor camping and climbing stores nationwide from January 2010 through May 2012.
The backpack-style child carriers were sold under the Kenta and Kenta Plus model name. “VAUDE” is printed on the back and between the shoulder straps of the carrier. “Kenta” or “Kenta Plus” is printed on the lower back or hip belt of the carrier. The carriers were sold in black, red and brown, and designed for children up to 31 pounds.
The side strap’s seam can unravel and cause the strap to separate, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.
Details: by phone at 800-366-2666 weekdays, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. EDT; online at www.vaude.com or www.libertymountain.com.
About 100,500 Flexible Flyer Swing Sets made by The Troxel Co. of Moscow, Tenn.; sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy, other specialty stores and online nationwide from December 2011 through May 2012.
They come in 11 models, each with a seesaw attachment along with swings, bars or a slide. The sets were made in the U.S.
The see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard.
The firm has received 1,232 reports of seesaw seats breaking, resulting in 13 injuries.
Details: by phone at 888-770-7060 weekdays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. EDT; online at www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer.
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