Product recalls

The T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing, Auto-Rotating 1.25-inch Curling Iron.

Details are at or for cars, at

T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating 1.25-inch Curling Irons have model 76570 printed on the label on the handle and T3 on the barrel. They were sold at Nordstrom and Sephora stores and professional beauty supply distributors December 2014-October 2015.

The clamp can detach while in use, posing a burn hazard.

Details: 866-376-8880 or

Custom made-to-order cellular, roller, soft horizontal and Roman style solar shades were sold in custom sizes and colors. The shades do not have any identifying labels or markings. They were sold online and by phone at, Blinds Century (aka American Blinds), Blinds Wholesale, HomeCraft, Home Depot,, Nobrainer Blinds, Office Depot, Rugs Direct BFC, Steve’s Blinds, Wayfair, and Window World Blinds. The blinds pose various strangulation hazards.

Details: 800-845-8637 or

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 92,000 cars in the U.S. to fix mechanical problems that can knock out the power-assisted brakes. The recall includes the Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models from 2015 and 2016. The cars have 1.8-liter and 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines.

The automaker says a part in the camshaft can shear off, causing loss of vacuum in the power brakes. That can lengthen stopping distance and possibly cause a crash. The engines also will go into a reduced power mode to avoid further damage.

A fix is expected by the end of March. VW tells owners to keep driving the cars. They should report trouble to dealers.

Eight styles of plastic drinking tumblers were sold with a lid and a straw. Some of the straws have a plastic mold in the shape of fangs, lips, a mustache or a zipper affixed to the top. The tumblers are branded “Bueno by Contigo” on the retail packaging and “Bueno” on the lid of the cup. All cups have the number “036201” engraved on the bottom. Various model numbers and styles are included in the recall. Model numbers are on a label on the bottom of the cup. They were sold at Target retail stores nationwide from May-September 2015.

If a child chews on the drinking straw, small pieces can break off, posing a risk of ingestion or aspiration of the small part. Details: 888-434-0415 or

Ceramic wax warmer sets include four vanilla-scented wax cubes for melting and a teacup-shaped ceramic warmer with an opening to insert a tea light candle. The ceramic warmers were colored cream with gold trim, and green with gold trim. They were sold at Family Dollar stores nationwide April-September 2015. The warmers can produce high flames, posing fire and burn hazards.

Details: 800-547-0359 or

Honda is recalling over 145,000 motorcycles in the U.S. to fix dragging rear brakes that can cause a fire or crash. Documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say it’s the third recall for some of the motorcycles. The recall covers the GL1800 model from 2001-10 and 2012-15. Also affected are the GL1800A from 2001-05 and the GL1800B from 2013-15.

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Honda says the brakes can drag after being released by the rider. In 2014 the company had reports of eight small fires.

Dealers will replace two brake master cylinders. No timetable has been set for the recall.

Sure Signal Products heat-activated fire alarms sold under these brand names/models: DeTech FST2004H, MasterGuard QR50, Responsive TR70-R and Thermalink QR50. The alarms were made Jan. 1, 2004 through July 1, 2015. The alarm’s model is printed on the back. They were sold at fire alarm dealers nationwide January 2004-September 2015. A defective sensor can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire.

Details: 855-202-3083 or

Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after a passenger’s seat belt became disconnected.

The recall is the company’s largest ever, involving 90,000 cars worldwide. Tesla sent an email Friday to affected customers.

Tesla’s other vehicle, the Model X SUV, isn’t affected. The company wants to inspect all seat belts.

Tesla owners are being asked to schedule a visit to a Tesla service center for an inspection.