Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or phone numbers listed.
Toyota is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. because they can inadvertently shift out of park and roll away.
The recall involves Siennas from the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 models years.
Toyota said Thursday that the shift locking device can potentially be damaged. If that happens, the minivans can shift out of park even if the driver isn’t depressing the brake pedal.
Toyota said it has gotten reports of 21 accidents and 2 injuries related to the problem.
Owners will be notified of the recall by mail. Dealers will replace the shift-lock device for free.
Cracker Barrel is recalling nearly 8,000 BBQ ant votive candleholders because they can break and create a fire hazard or burn someone.
The company said Wednesday that the decorative ant’s arms that hold up a votive cup can break. If a lit candle is in the cup at the time, it can tip over or fall out. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The black metal candleholders are 6.5 inches tall. The words “Backyard BBQ” and “Glass Votive Holder” are printed on the front of the package. SKU number 426154 can be found on the bottom of the packaging.
The candleholders were sold at Cracker Barrel stores nationwide from May through June for about $6. Consumers should immediately stop using the product.
Details: by phone at 800-828-9316, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at www.ma-recall.com.
Nissan Motor Co. says it is recalling 908,900 vehicles around the world for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall.
Nissan said the recall affects the Serena minivan, Infiniti M luxury model, X-trail sport utility vehicle and other models. No accidents have been reported related to the problem. Most of the vehicles being recalled are in Japan, but others are in North America and other regions.
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