Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or phone numbers listed.
Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger airbags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.
The recall affects the Altima midsize car, Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and Sentra compact models from the 2013 and 2014 model years, as well as the NV200 Taxi van and Infiniti JX35 SUV from 2013. Also covered are the Infiniti QX60 and Q50 SUVs from 2014.
In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan says the vehicles' computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the airbags won't inflate.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will update the software for free. The recall is expected to start in mid-April.
Most of the vehicles were recalled in February of last year for a similar problem. Dealers replaced seat sensors, but Nissan said it continued to get consumer complaints and warranty claims in vehicles that had been repaired.
Front passenger seats have sensors that determine the passenger's weight and turn off airbags if a child is on board. The malfunctioning sensors can turn the airbags off even if an adult is in the seat.
Nissan received three reports of airbags failing to inflate in a crash. Spokesman Steve Yeager said in an e-mail that he is not sure if anyone was hurt in those incidents. There have been no deaths due to the problem, he said. The recall affects almost 990,000 vehicles in the U.S.
Walmart is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the "My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll" has a circuit board in its chest that can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot and burn someone.
Walmart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two burns or blisters to the thumb. Consumers should stop using the product, remove the batteries and return them to any Walmart store for a refund.
The electronic baby doll, made by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co. of China, was sold exclusively at Walmart stores from 2012 through 2014 for $20.
A Minnesota company is recalling some of its peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads that are distributed nationwide after authorities discovered some samples of the products contained listeria.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture said there have been no reports of illness and that Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition is cooperating with the investigation.
The company has issued a voluntary recall of several products with various sell-by dates. Consumers who bought these products are urged to return them to the store or throw them away.
The products are distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler and Bucky Badger labels.
These items were sold at several stores, including Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly's, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Walmart and Brookshire stores.
Listeria is a bacterium that is especially dangerous to pregnant women, newborn babies and those with compromised immune systems. It rarely causes serious illness in healthy people and can be treated with antibiotics. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea.
For a list of recalled products: www.mda.state.mn.us .
GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight-loss drug Alli after receiving reports that other pills and tablets are being found in the bottles.
The over-the-counter drug comes in a turquoise blue capsule with a dark blue band and the text "60 Orlistat." However, consumers have been finding a range of tablets in the bottles, the British drugmaker said Thursday,
GlaxoSmithKline also says some bottles have tamper-resistant seals that are not authentic. Alli comes in bottles with an inner foil barrier labeled "Sealed for Your Protection."
Some of those bottles are missing labels.
The company is asking pharmacies and retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico to immediately remove the drug from store shelves.
About 6,900 2013 Exmark Commercial 30-inch Walk-Behind Mowers, model ECKA30 and serial numbers ranging from 313605897 to 313660824. The phrases "Commercial 30" and "Exmark" are printed on the front of the black and red mower. "Exmark" is also printed on the side. The model and serial numbers are on a decal affixed to the engine base above the left rear tire. They were sold by Exmark dealers nationwide from November 2012 through October 2013.
The mower's blade can break and injure the user and others nearby. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 800-667-5296; online at www.exmark.com.
About 9,000 PackTite heating units for bedbug control. Consumers place items for bedbug treatment inside PackTite's black canvas bag and turn the heater on inside the bag. The white heaters are attached to a black wire frame that fits in the bag. PackTite is printed in white on the bag. The bags measure 36 inches long by 19 inches wide by 24 inches tall. The recalled heaters do not have any visible text on the up-facing side of the heater casing, but they do have reset instructions on the underside of the heater.
They were sold at pest control companies and pest control product distributors nationwide from October 2009 through January 2013.
The units can overheat, melt and cause a fire, posing a fire hazard.
There have been at least three consumer complaints of heaters overheating, melting and, in one case, the items being treated were singed. No injuries have been reported.
Details: 866-520-7952; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.packtite.com.
About 1,400 black wooden accent chairs with a shaped wood top rail and center back splat sold at Hobby Lobby. They have a black and white chevron print seat cushion. Item number 5218300 and PO number 9099294 are printed on the chair's hang tag and a tag affixed to the underside of the chair. They were sold at Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from March-August 2013.
The front legs on the chair can loosen and detach, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer. There has been at least one report of the chair collapsing.
Details: 800-326-7931; or at www.hobbylobby.com.
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