Product recalls

Trucks from the Tough Treadz Auto Carrier Toy Sets. Consumers should stop using the recalled sets and return them to any Family Dollar Stores location for a refund.

Details on most recalls can be found at and, for vehicles, at

A plastic toy truck with a plastic case that holds six die-cast metal toy cars in assorted colors sold at Family Dollar Stores from September through December 2014 is labeled as “Tough Treadz Auto Carrier.” Recalled sets have “SKU 1004247” in red. The UPC code appears on a back label stating “Made in China.” These UPC codes are included in the recall: 678565114083, 678565114090 and 678565114106.

The die-cast metal cars can have sharp edges that pose a laceration hazard.

Details: 800-547-0359 or go to

Lifepro brand portable infrared quartz space heater models LS-IQH-DMICRO and LS-IQH-MICRO have the Lifepro logo molded into the front bottom. Model LS-IQH-DMICRO is a 400-watt heater with digital display on the top. Model LS-IQH-MICRO is a 450-watt heater with no display. The model name and wattage are on a back label, below the plug.

They were sold at Northern Tool stores, QCI Direct stores and Tuesday Morning stores and online at,,,,, and from January-December 2014. The screws used to attach the back plate to the heater are too short and can allow the back plate to detach when removing the heater from the outlet, posing an electrical shock hazard to the user.

Details: 866-484-2066 or go to www.lifesmartproducts.

Nissan is recalling nearly 216,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches. It covers nearly Nissan Pathfinders from 2013-14, and Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014. The secondary hood latch could stay open when the hood is closed. If the main hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails, the hood could open while the SUVs are being driven. Dealers will change the hood release mechanism angle and lengthen the release cable.

PouchPops, which are silicone toppers that screw onto a baby food pouch that allow infants to feed themselves, were sold in a four-pack of four colors including green, orange, red and yellow. They have a cylinder-shaped tube stem that attaches to a round base. The pouch toppers have a “SipP” logo and smiley face embossed on the circular base. They were sold at, and from May-September 2014.

The tube that screws onto the food pouch can separate from the round base, posing a choking hazard.

Details: 844-560-7227 or go to

Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.

The biggest recall covers nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models in North America from the 2010-13 model years.

Ford says a door latch spring can become unseated, allowing the door to unlatch in a side-impact crash. Dealers will inspect and replace door handles if needed.

The second recall covers about 16,000 Transit Connect vans in the U.S. from the 2014 model year. Seat-belt fasteners can loosen, causing the belts to malfunction. Dealers will replace and tighten the fasteners.

Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire. The recall affects Avalons from the 2011-12 model years.

Toyota says cargo in the trunk could move the wires connected to the audio system subwoofer. If the wires contact the metal frame of the subwoofer, they could short circuit and cause the subwoofer to overheat. That increases the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, who can get their vehicles repaired for free at dealerships. Dealers will disconnect the subwoofer until a repair is available.