Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
Kia Sorento SUVs
Kia is recalling more than 9,700 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the front axle can fail and the vehicles can lose power.
The recall affects 2014 Sorento SUVs with 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines and front-wheel-drive. They were built from Jan. 7 through March 12 of this year.
Kia says the right axle drive shaft can crack and fail. If that happens, the SUVs can lose power or roll away when parked. The company says there haven’t been any crashes or injuries reported. Owners will be notified by letter. Dealers will replace the axle shaft free of charge.
The Hyundai Santa Fe, which is similar to the Sorento, was recalled for the same reason two weeks ago.
Baby products maker Halo is recalling 27,000 of its SleepSack wearable blankets due to a choking hazard. Halo Innovations Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the wearable cotton blankets were sold at Babies R Us from December 2011 through July 2013 for about $25.
The recalled garment is white and has pink ruffles and a pink satin rose. The rose can detach from the blanket and pose a choking hazard to infants.
Halo has received six reports of petals detaching from the garment. That includes one report of an infant who gagged on the detached flower.
Consumers should stop using the blank and contact the company for instructions on how to remove the flower and receive a free replacement product.
About 2,500 all-black Bell Full Throttle bike helmets made by MHR. They have UPC code 035011 937052 and part number 1009159 printed on a label on the side. They were sold from July 2012 to January.
The buckle on the helmet’s safety strap can release in an accident and allow the helmet to fall off the rider, posing a risk of head injury. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 866-892-6059; www.bellbikestuff.com.
About 219,00 units of one-piece footed infant clothing with a zipper imported by Carters Inc. The recall involves eight styles of one-piece, footed cotton clothing for infants with a zipper from the foot to the neck. They were sold in sizes newborn, 3, 6, and 9 months from December 2012 through January 2013. They include Baby B’gosh with style number 414-208; Child of Mine with style number 715-839; and Just One You with style numbers 520-242, 597B537, 520-243, 597B538, 520-244 and 597B539.
The zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 888-282-4674; www.Carters.com.
Six retailers are recalling Buckyballs and Buckycubes, which are high-powered magnet sets. About 3 million sets have been sold since 2010.
They were imported by Maxfield & Oberton LLC, which has refused to participate in the recall and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed a complaint against the company. The companies taking part in the recall include Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brookstone, participating Hallmark retailers, Marbles the Brain Store and ThinkGeek. The sets vary in the number of magnets included and come in several colors. Individual magnets in the set are about 5 mm in diameter.
Consumers should take the high-powered magnet sets and all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers and contact the retailer from which they purchased the product to obtain instructions for their remedy.
The products contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers.
There have been 54 reports of children and teens ingesting the product with 53 of these requiring medical interventions.
Details: Barnes & Noble at 800-843-2665 or barnesandnoble. com; Bed Bath & Beyond at 800-462-3966 or bedbathandbeyond. com; Brookstone at 866-576-7337 or brookstone.com; Hallmark at 800-425-5627 or hallmark.com/recall-product/; Marbles the Brain Store at 877-527-2460 or marblesthebrain store.com; or ThinkGeek at 888-433-5788 or thinkgeek.com.
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