Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide, some for a third time, to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving.
The new recall covers cars from the 2013-15 model years, includ- ing 846,000 in the U.S. made at factories in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss. Nissan says paint can flake off the latch, exposing bare metal. Over time, the latches can rust and cause the secondary hood latch to remain open. If the main latch isn’t closed and the car is driven, the secondary latch may not hold the hood down, Nissan said.
The company says that if the hood opens while the cars are in motion, it could obstruct the driver’s vision and cause a crash. Nissan says in two previous recalls in 2014 and 2015, dealers adjusted latches and applied lubricant. But if the lubricant wasn’t put on evenly, the problem could persist. Nissan will notify owners and replace the latches starting this month.
The recall covers Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately from April 2010 through January 2016. B-Ready strollers have a silver or black frame with a solid-colored top seat. The Britax logo is on the stroller’s side hinges and foot rest. B-Ready is printed on the sides of the stroller frame. A model number and date of manufacture are on a label on the frame. The replacement top seats were sold separately and fit into the stroller’s frame. Model numbers and dates of manufacture can be found at 1.usa.gov/23HaEfR.
Foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.
Details: 800-683-2045 or www.us.britax.com.
Aqua Rugs with four plastic suction cups are intended to provide a slip-resistant surface in the shower or bathtub. They were sold in beige and clear, and in two sizes.
They have a plastic border and the suction cups, one affixed to the underside of each corner. “AquaRug” and “As Seen On TV” are printed on the front of packaging. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar General and other retailers, at Amazon.com and BuyAquaRug.com, through direct response TV commercials, and through QVC, from July 2012 to September 2015. The suction cups can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard.
Details: 888-770-7125 or www.tristarproductsinc.com.
Recalled glass food storage cubes were sold in a set of four with colored, rubberized plastic lids and fit into one storage tray. The cubes are sold in 2-ounce and 4-ounce sizes.
The lid colors and trays of the affected lot of 2-ounce cubes include blue, green and pink. The lid colors and trays of the affected 4-ounce cubes include blue, green, pink and yellow. “green sprouts” is molded into each plastic lid, on edges of the matching tray and on the bottom of each quadrant of the tray. The containers can break, posing a risk of injury. They were sold at buybuy Baby and Whole Foods nationwide and at amazon.com, babyhaven.com, diapers.com, drugstore,com and target.com June-December 2015. Details: 800-876-1574 or www.iplaybaby.com.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than a half-million Dodge Chargers worldwide because they can slip off of a jack when tires are being changed. The recall covers Chargers from the 2011-16 model years.
The company says the body beneath the doors can become deformed during jack use, making the cars unstable. Fiat Chrysler is doing the recall because an analysis of warranty claims showed that they could fall from jacks. It will provide wheel chocks free to keep the cars stable during jacking. Customers will be notified.