The Police Press & Go toy vehicles have a police head coming out of the roof of the car wearing a blue police hat with a green star on the center of the hat. When the police head is pressed down, it winds up the motor and the car moves forward. “Schylling Rowley, MA” and UPC number “01964922782” are on the bottom of the toy cars, which were sold at specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from April 2010 through April 2015.
The hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to children.
Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven.
The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from the 2011-2013 model years. Also covered are the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ from 2011-2012 and some 2011 Mercury Milans.
Ford says an intermittent electrical connection can cause the power steering to stop. That sends the steering into manual mode, making the vehicles harder to control. The company says it knows of four crashes due to the problem but no injuries.
Dealers will either update power steering control software or replace the steering gear depending on the problem with individual vehicles.
The company also is recalling 19,500 2015 Mustangs with 2.3-Liter engines due to high underbody temperatures that could degrade the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines, increasing the risk of a fire. No fires have been reported. The heat also can damage the parking brake cable. Dealers will replace a heat shield and add insulation.
The Nest Booster Seat sold in green (model 6367200), pink (6367300), taupe (6367500) and orange (6367400) with a white base has a sticker on the bottom that reads “Nest Booster Seat” with the model number and manufacture date. The OXO logo is on the buckle of the seat belt. The seats were sold at BuyBuy Baby, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R”Us and independent stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2014 through April 2015.
The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen and allow the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard.
About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break.
The recall covers two types of hitches made by Curt Manufacturing between July 2014 and January 2015 and sold under the “U-Haul Power Tow” brand. They were sold only at U-Haul stores and online.
Curt said a Chinese company changed the way it cleaned steel during the hot-rolling process, reducing the steel’s strength.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that if owners don’t also attach safety chains for the trailers, the defective hitches could mean a trailer breaking away from the vehicle towing it.
The TS1 and TS2 hitches are rated to tow trailers weighing up to 7,500 pounds, but can break near the maximum load, according to a recall report posted on the highway agency’s website. The agency said no injuries or property damage has been reported to the manufacturer.
Curt will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge.
Viking Range freestanding gas ranges were sold in stainless steel, black, white and 21 different colors and finishes. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label. They were sold at ABT, Ferguson, Morrison, Pacific Sales, PC Richard & Son and other stores nationwide from July 2007 through June 2014.
The ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn risk. There have been 75 reports of gas ranges turning on by themselves, including three reports of burns and four reports of property damage claims.
Details: 877-929-2581 or www.vikingrange.com.
The recall is for nine models of crossbows by TenPoint and Wicked Ridge. The brand name is printed on both sides of the crossbow barrel on all models except the GT Flex. The model name appears on both sides of the stock.
They were made 2011 to 2014 and sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dunham’s Sports, Gander Mountain, MC Sports and other hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide. They were also sold directly from TenPoint and online at Amazon.com, Basspro.com, Cabelas.com, dickssportinggoods.com and other online stores from January 2011 to May 2015.
The crossbows can fire after the safety has been re-engaged and the user pulls the trigger, posing an injury hazard.