La-Z-Boy Inc. recalled about 2,600 pieces of power reclining furniture because they can tip forward, posing a risk of a fall.
The company said it has received five reports from dealers of furniture tipping forward when the chair was in a reclined position. No injuries have been reported. The chairs were sold January-March 2015. The items include loveseats and recliners.
Details on specific items in the recall are at www.la-z-boy.com under recalls. Series/style numbers are on a white label on the front rail behind the leg rest or the underside of the leg rest. Details: 855-592-9087.
General Motors is recalling nearly 470,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix potentially weakened steel cables that link the front seat belts to the vehicle. GM also is recalling about 53,000 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups to fix seat frame hooks that weren’t installed properly.
The Malibu recall covers cars from 2011-12 model years. The cable can weaken and separate. Dealers will replace a mounting bracket and inspect the cable.
The pickup recall covers 2015 models. Dealers will inspect seats for proper installation.
Ikea is recalling about 75,000 safety gates that may fail to stay closed. The company said that friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted gate is not sufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. The lower metal bar also can be a tripping hazard.
The Patrull Klamma and Pat- rull Smidig steel and plastic safety gates are white and about 29 inches high with an adjustable width. A label attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the gate contains an article number.
Article numbers in the recall include: 302-265-21, 500-375-67, 501-919-50, 655-517-10, 700-989-65 and 901-136-01. The gates were sold at Ikea stores and at www.ikea-usa.com August 1995-February 2015.
Ikea advises consumers to stop using the safety gate and return it to their stores for a refund. The company said that any Patrull Klamma/Smidig safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund.
Fiat Chrysler is adding almost 69,000 Jeep Cherokees to a recall to fix software that can cause side air bags to inflate without a crash. This brings the total number of 2014 and 2015 Cherokees covered by the recall to nearly 317,000. Dealers will upgrade software that controls side curtain and air bags.
Toyota and Nissan are expanding their recalls over problem air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. by another 6.5 million vehicles.
Toyota said it is recalling nearly 5 million more vehicles globally for the air-bag inflator problem. Some 637,000 of the vehicles are in the U.S. The recall affects 35 models globally, including the Corolla subcompact, RAV4 sport utility vehicle and Tundra pickup, made from March 2003-November 2007.
In the latest recall, front passenger and front driver-side air bag inflators can deploy abnormally, or rupture, and put a person in a crash at greater risk.
This is different from an earlier problem with Takata air-bag inflators that deployed with too much force. At least six people have died due to that defect.
Nissan recalled an additional 1.56 million vehicles globally for the new Takata problem, with 326,000 of them in North America. The latest affects the Sentra compact, Caravan van and X-Trail sport utility vehicle, made from 2004 through 2007, Nissan said. The automaker said it will test the inflators and replace them as needed.