Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or numbers listed.
Ford is recalling about 465,000 cars and SUVs because the fuel tanks can leak and cause fires.
The global 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.
Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, which includes the connector, Ford said. About 390,000 of the vehicles are in the U.S.
Detail: http://owner.ford. com/servlet/Content Server?pagename=Owner/page/ RecallsPage
About 5,200 motor scooters with Hello Kitty graphics made by Zhejiang Qunying Vehicle Co. and distributed by Dynacraft BCS Inc. The battery-operated City Scooters are pink and black with Hello Kitty graphics on the front panel, footboard, and rear fenders. They were made between Sept. 9 and Dec. 3, 2012.
Model number “8801-03” and the date of manufacture, formatted as “YYYY/MM/DD,” are printed on a data label on the underside of the scooter’s center platform. Serial numbers for the recalled scooters have the letters “QYCEI” followed by a six-digit number in the following range: 000001 through 014456. The serial number can be found etched on the underside of the scooter’s center platform. They were sold at Toys R Us stores and Toysrus.com nationwide from October 2012 to January 2013.
The scooters can accelerate suddenly, causing the rider to lose control and fall. There have been nine reports of the scooters accelerating unexpectedly, including three minor injuries.
Details: at 800-551-0032; or www.dynacraftbike.com.
About 7,200 Beamerzzz stuffed animals with LED flashlight made by Purr-Fection by MJC Inc. The stuffed toys come with LED flashlights sewn into the left paw. The toys are 12 inches high and come in five animal types. The model number can be found on the hang tag on the left ear. Affected toys are marked with manufacturing code 111208-02 on the sewn in label located in the left rear portion of the toy.
The recalled styles are: Baby Moose with model number 3127FS, Baby Butter Cream Bear with model number 1229FS, Baby Smoky Black Bear with model number 1231FS, Baby Deer with model number 3136FS, and Baby Derby Elephant with 1927FS. They were sold at Cabela’s stores and online at Cabelas.com from September 2012 through November 2012.
The flashlight wires can protrude through the stuffed toy, posing a laceration hazard. One incident was reported involving a consumer who noticed an exposed wire, but no injuries were reported.
Detail: at 800-359-0254 or www.purr-fection.com.
About 6,500 Grey Task It 1-UP folding step stools made by Cramer LLC. The stools are plastic and have a 9.5 x 14.5 top step and feature two 11.5 inch legs that fold inward for storage.
The top of the folding step stool is covered with black rubber treading imprinted with an asterisk symbol. “1-UP step” is printed on the product packaging. The Task*It name is imprinted on the legs. They were sold from January 2012 through December 2012.
The folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user. There have been 14 reports of the step stools breaking or cracking. Two reported injuries including head, neck, and back pain.
Details; at 800-366-6700; or www.cramerinc.com.