Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is expanding a recall of small and midsize cars to fix door latches that may not stay closed.
The recall now covers almost 546,000 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs from the 2013 and 2014 model years, and Ford Fiestas from 2011 to 2014.
Ford added about 156,000 Fiestas to a previous recall. Ford says a broken spring part can stop doors from latching properly. The doors also can open while the cars are in motion.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has warned owners of the cars to get them repaired as soon as they get a notice. Ford said notices should start arriving the week of May 18. Dealers will replace all four latches for free. Ford reported two minor injuries.
NHTSA said that if owners find it difficult to close doors, the cars should not be driven. Instead, the cars should be towed to a dealership, the agency said. Also, NHTSA warned that if a door pops open while the car is in motion, drivers should pull over and have it towed to the nearest dealer.
Baby’s Dream Inc. is recalling about 4,600 cribs and assorted pieces of furniture because they contain excessive levels of lead paint, which can cause nervous system damage and delayed development if ingested.
They were sold in a vintage gray paint finish under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections. The items were sold March 2014 to March 2015 at furniture stores and at BabysDream.com. The items include cribs, hutches, nightstands, bookcases and chests.
A label at the bottom of the crib’s back frame and the back panel of the furniture lists the product information. Consumers are urged to contact Baby’s Dream to arrange an exchange.
Details: Model numbers included in the recall can be found at 1.usa.gov/1ImkcnV. Call 800-835-2742.
Sweet Heat hand-held hair dryers are white and have the words “Sweet Heat” in black near the blower nozzle. “AG Hair” is printed in gray and black on the back of the blower nozzle, above the handle. They were sold at ULTA Beauty and other beauty supply stores and hair salons nationwide from May 2013 through March 2015.
The hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device, which guards against electrocution or shock if the dryer is immersed in water.
Details: 866-924-4247 or www.aghair.com.
J. Crew baby coveralls in sizes newborn to 2T were sold at jcrew.com and the J.Crew catalog from April 2014 to March 2015. A label sewn into the inside left seam lists the PO number, style number and “SU ‘14.” Many PO and style numbers are included in the recall.
Snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Details: 800-261-7422 or www.jcrew.com/baby.
Expert Gardener 12-amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers 20254EG, 20254EGA, 20254EGB, 20254EGBC, 20254EGC and 21254EG. Numbers are on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. “Expert Gardener” and “Blower Vac 2 Speed Quiet 150 MPH Powerful 220 MPH” are printed on the side of the green motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube. They were sold at Wal-Mart stores and online January 2012-March 2015.
The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards. No injuries have been reported.
Details: 800-597-9624 or www.expertgardenertools.com.
Children’s pajamas from Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freyman. The 100 percent cotton, two-piece sets were sold in toddler size 1 through youth 12 in two styles: long-sleeve with pants or short-sleeve with shorts. Both styles were sold in 18 prints in various colors. Roberta Roller Rabbit is identified on a yellow label sewn into the neck and waist of both the top and bottom. This recall includes all children’s sleepwear garments with a sewn-in label at the neck. They were sold at Roberta Roller Rabbit stores, online at www.robertarollerrabbit.com and through other retail and wholesale outlets from January 2012 through February 2015.
The pajama sets fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 866-227-6938 or www.robertarollerrabbit.com.
Gena Accessories women’s silk scarves that measure 64 inches by 18 inches were sold in various colors at Amazon.com, GenaAccessories.com and Scarfand.com from January 2007 through February 2015. The scarves don’t meet federal flammability standards.
Details: 866-974-4362 or email email@example.com.
Plastic Wheelies semi-truck with six motorcycles toy and Wheelies push-along motorcycle toys. The semi-truck has a dual-level trailer that carries six motorcycles and comes in red and purple with multicolored motorcycles. The truck has Item# TAG66767 and SKU# 752249 on the packaging. The Wheelies push-along motorcycle is red with a rider in black. It has item TBG04323 and SKU 752251 on the package. They were sold at Cycle Gear stores and at www.cyclegear.com November-December 2014.
The toys contain excessive levels of lead.Details: 800-292-5343 or www.cyclegear.com.