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 Escape SUVs
Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV to fix oil and fuel leaks that can cause fires.
The hot-selling SUV has been recalled seven times since it was redesigned and went on sale in the spring of 2012. The first of two planned recalls affects more than 161,000 Escapes worldwide from the 2013 model year with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says the cylinder heads can overheat and crack, causing oil leaks.
Of those SUVs, fuel lines on about 12,000 may have been installed wrong. They could become chafed and leak gas. Many were repaired under a previous recall.
Ford says the oil leaks caused 13 fires but no injuries.
Dealers will fix cooling and control systems or inspect and replace fuel lines for free. The recalls start in January.
Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the deaths of two infants due to strangulation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said a cord attached to the sensor pad placed under the crib mattress poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib. Two infants have died from cord strangulation deaths and two more have reportedly been entangled, but not fatally.
The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors were sold at a number of popular U.S. retailers between 1999 and 2013.
Consumers should make sure the cords are placed out of reach of children and contact the company for a repair kit. See https://angelcarebaby.com.
About 7,250 Apple Park two-piece loungewear sets for children from the Bamboo Loungewear Collection. They were sold in children’s sizes 6 months through size 4. The sets consist of a long-sleeve shirt paired with matching full-length pants with elastic waistband. The collar, ankles and wristbands are solid color. The sets come in five animal character prints: pink “bunny,” blue “cubby,” white/green “ducky,” violet “lamby” and green “monkey.” “GPU CO815” is printed on sewn labels at the pants waistline and along the shirt’s bottom right side seam.
The loungewear garments fail to meet children’s sleepwear federal flammability standards, which require sleepwear, including loungewear, to be either snug-fitting or flame resistant, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 866-708-4695 or www.applepark.com.
About 716,000 Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles with a black enamel finish and a solid black resin handle. The Chefmate logo is stamped on the bottom of the aluminum tea kettle. They were sold at Target stores and Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013.
Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.
There have been 13 reports of incidents, including five reports of steam traveling up the handle, three reports of hot water spilling from the spout, and a report of a hot handle. In addition, four consumers reported the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner. No injuries have been reported.
Details: 866-255-9237 or www. wilton.com.
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