Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate and cause the tires to fail.
The recall covers 22.5-inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from Jan. 25, 2015 to Jan. 27, 2016. The company says the recall covers tires used on trailers. Tread separation can cause sudden loss of air pressure and increase the risk of a crash.
Bridgestone-Firestone says it’s investigating what causes the problem. It was discovered in October. The company says it has no reports of injuries.
Bridgestone-Firestone will replace the tires at no cost to owners.
The recall covers three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums with model numbers UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM. The model number and manufacture date code are on a silver label on the back. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four-digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included. The vacuums were made between February 2014 and September 2015. They were sold at Wal-Mart and other stores nationwide. They were also sold via telephone and online.
The electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged. The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it remains connected with the electrical outlet.
Details: 800-373-6290 or www.dirtdevil.com.
Toyota’s Scion brand is recalling about 28,000 FR-S sports cars in North America because drivers can take the keys out of the ignition without the car being in park. It covers cars with automatic transmissions from the 2013-16 model years.
Toyota says in some cases, the mechanism that holds the key in the ignition unless the cars are in park may not have been connected before delivery. That makes it possible to remove the key while the cars are in gear, which could increase the risk of cars rolling away unexpectedly.
The company says dealers will check the key lock mechanism.
Toyota also is recalling about 320,000 trucks and SUVs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash.
The recall covers the 2005 and 2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, the 2003-06 Land Cruiser, and the 2004-06 4-Runner. Also included are the 2003-06 Lexus LX 470 and the 2004-06 GX 470.
The company says improper programming in the air bag control computer caused the problem, which could increase the risk of driver and passenger injuries. Toyota says it’s not aware of any crashes caused by the problem, but it has received reports of injuries such as scrapes and ringing in the ears.
Owners are being notified of the recall by mail. Dealers will replace the air bag control computer at no cost.
Custom-ordered made-to-measure Serena and SIVOIA QS TRIATHLON roller shades with various model numbers are recalled. Affected shades have the following date codes: W45-Y46. They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, specialty shade dealers and at SerenaShades.com from November 2013-November 2015.
The shades can become dislodged from their brackets and fall, posing an impact hazard.
Details: 844-478-2033 or www.lutron.com/safetynotice.
KUL small, black portable fan heaters have a label on the bottom with number “KU39229” and “Date: 0515” in the lower right corner. They were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond and bedbathandbeyond.com from August-October 2015. The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Details: 844-645-3208 or www.cemglobal.com.
A toy excavator and a shovel loader are being recalled. The remote-controlled plastic toys are orange with black and orange wheels.
They have tracking code 90RWE15 on the back of the battery compartment. UPC number 00430000549030 can be found on the bottom of the packaging. Power, Shovel Loader and Super Power are printed on stickers on the side of the excavator. UPC 00400001622537 can be found on the bottom of the packaging. 6000Kg Peakload, FL-330 Deluxe Crane, and Crane Super Truck are printed on stickers on the side of the loader.
They were sold at Dollar General stores and at www.dollargeneral.com from July-December 2015 for about $10.
The remote control can short circuit, causing it to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Details: 800-678-9258 or www.dollargeneral.com.