Product recalls

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had opened an investigation into the trucks in May after receiving a report of a child starting a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup without using the clutch. The truck moved forward, striking and killing another child, the safety agency said.

The company said wire in the clutch ignition interlock switch could break in trucks with manual transmissions. That could keep the truck from starting, or if drivers don't follow recommended starting procedures, the truck could move when the ignition key is turned.

Vehicles with manual transmissions are required to have interlock mechanisms that stop the motor from being started unless the clutch is depressed.

The company is recalling Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider pickups that were made between July 2005 and June 2006. Nearly 55,000 of them are in the U.S.

The switches will be replaced at no cost to consumers. The company said it only used the faulty wire during the time period covered in the recall.

The Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire. The automaker said no injuries or accidents have been reported. The recall covers 2014-2015 model years of the Beetle, Jetta, Passat and 2015 models of the Golf and GTI.

The NHTSA said drivers might smell gas inside their vehicles. VW is telling owners who smell gas or see the electronic power control warning light go on to immediately bring the vehicle to a VW dealer to have the fuel system inspected. VW said that it would notify owners of the recalled cars. There is no cost to owners for the repairs.

James Trading Group's Croker Kids brand Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) licensed fleece hoodies have "Ireland" printed on the back. They were sold in kid's sizes "2YR" through "12YR" shown on a hang tag and on the tag sewn into the neck. Model number GA2002 is on a hang tag. They were sold at Irish boutiques, specialty stores nationwide, and online at from January 2013-December 2014.

The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area that poses a strangulation hazard to children.

Details: 800-541-5004 or

Ski-Doo or Can-Am hooded sweatshirts in 14 styles for boys and girls were sold at BRP dealerships nationwide and at and from April 2007 through December 2014 for $40-$65.The recalled garments have style numbers: 286485, 453215, 453265, 453320, 453321, 453375, 453376, 453464, 453618, 453658, 453660, 453661, 453707 and 453708.

The hoodies have drawstrings that pose a strangulation risk. Customers can take it to where they bought it for a refund. Details: 888-272-9222 or the websites listed above.

Kiddie Korral pink girls hoodies with ponies on them were sold at boutiques, gift shops and other specialty stores nation- wide from December 2012-November 2014 for about $25. A label near the neck says Kiddie Korral and one on the side seam has RN #117026 and style 327.

The hoodies have drawstrings that pose a strangulation risk. Customers can take it to where they bought it for a refund.

Details: 800-445-7195 or