Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
Ford Motor Co. has added 32,400 Windstar minivans to two safety recalls involving undercarriage parts that can rust and break.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website Thursday that Ford will recall 23,000 Windstars from Virginia to fix parts near the front wheels that can break and cause drivers to lose steering control.Ford also is recalling 9,400 Windstars in Puerto Rico because the rear axles can crack and break under repeated heavy loads.Ford will notify owners by mail and dealers will fix the problems free of charge.
The company said it knows of no crashes or injuries from either the Virginia or Puerto Rico recalls.
About 55,260 Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Packs manufactured by Irwin Industrial Tool Co. of Huntersville, N.C.; sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim-and-finish saw blade with 60 teeth and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth. The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words “Irwin” and “Classic Series” on the front top left corner and “3 Circular Saw Blades” on the front lower left corner. The saw blades were manufactured in China. The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard. Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries reported.
About 210 “Goddess” Hooded Sweatshirts with drawstrings imported by LANY Group LLC, of New York, N.Y.; sold exclusively at dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from October 2011 through January 2012. The girls’ sweatshirts zip up the front and have a hood with a drawstring. The sweatshirts are red with gold hearts, stars and crowns. They were sold in children’s sizes 4T through 12. “Goddess” is printed on a label at the neck. The hooded sweatshirts were manufactured in China. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents have been reported.
DEtails: by phone, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline at 800-638-2772.
About 2,300 Girls’ Winter Jackets with drawstrings imported by LA Fashion Hub, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sold exclusively at dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012. The girls’ winter jackets have drawstrings through the hoods. They were sold in girls’ sizes 4T, 5, 6 and 6X and in the following colors: pink, turquoise, red and yellow. The jackets are polyester with polyester fill, have a front zipper, snap or Velcro closures, and different designs stamped on the collar, down the front and on the pockets, and a flower or heart design is embroidered on the front of the jackets. The jackets were manufactured in China.
WHY: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children.
No incidents have been reported.
Details: by phone at 800-919-1001 weekdays, noon-8 p.m. EDT.
Sweatshirts About 500 “YMI” girls’ hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings imported by YMI Jeanswear, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sold exclusively at dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012. The sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. “YMI” is printed on the label at the neck. The sweatshirts were sold in gray, purple, pink and black, with either a snowflake or a flower design on the front and back. A heart charm with “YMI” engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The sweatshirts were sold in children’s sizes six through 16. The sweatshirts were manufactured in Cambodia.
The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood that pose a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents have been reported. .
Details: by phone at 888-394-1398 weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT; online at www.ymijeans.com.
About 600 O’Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts imported by La Jolla Sport USA Inc., doing business as O’Neill Clothing, of Irvine, Calif.; sold at surfing specialty stores nationwide between September and December 2011. The boys’ flannel long sleeve shirts have a button front, a hood and two chest pockets. “O’NEILL” is printed on a label sewn inside the back neck. The shirts were sold in dark gray with horizontal black stripes and in child sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The hooded flannel shirts were manufactured in India.
The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings in the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents have been reported.
Details: by phone at 800-213-6444 weekdays, noon-8 p.m. EDT; online at www.shoponeillusa.com.
About 1,700 M.M.M. Boys’ Jogging Suits distributed by Hot Chocolate Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., and imported by Myriad Trading Inc., of Ontario, Calif.; sold exclusively at dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012. The 100% polyester boys’ two-color jogging suits have “M.M.M.” on the label stitched into the back of the neck. The pants are a solid color matching the jacket, which has a second color on the top of both sleeves and top portion of the jacket. The sets’ color combinations include blue and white, gray and blue, and gray and red. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-16.The jogging suits were manufactured in China.
The jacket in the jogging suit has a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard.
No incidents have been reported.
Details: by phone at 877-841-0646 weekdays, noon-8 p.m. EDT.