Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small cars from the 2007 through 2011 model years are involved.
Sensor mats measure passengers’ weight and determine if the air bag should deploy. Determining who sits in the seat is important because the force of an air bag can injure children or small adults. Suzuki says the mats can stop working after repeated flexing. It will notify owners next month. Dealers will replace mats for free.
Honda Motor Co. said it is recalling 318,000 Odyssey minivans and 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. for an airbag defect. Tokyo-based Honda said it received complaints that the airbag opened unnecessarily in the 2003 and 2004 model year Odyssey and 2003 Acura MDX because a computer chip was responding to electrical interference. Honda said a part called an electrical noise filter needs to be installed.
About 560 Deezo boys and girls zip-up hoodies made by Zulily Inc. The following sweatshirt model numbers are included: 12501, 12502, 12503, 12504, 12505, 12506, 12507, 12508, 12509, 12801, 12802, 12803, 12804, 12806, 12807, 12808, 12809, and 12810. Model numbers are on the care label sewn into the garments’ side seams. They were sold August 2012-March 2013. The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood that pose a strangulation hazard.
About 6,300 Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs made by L. Powell Acquisition Corp. Recalled colors include purple (199-B004), chocolate (199-B005), bayou blue (199-B006), pink (199-B007), lime green (199-B008), denim (199-B009), black and white (199-B012), striped black and white (199-B014), natural (199-B016) and camo (199-B017). The item number is printed on the product packaging and Powell Company is printed on the label on the bean bag chairs. They were sold June 2012-February 2013.
Chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow children to unzip the chair and ingest or inhale the small beads inside.
Details: 800-622-4456; www.powellcompany.com and click on Anywhere Lounger Safety Enhancement Kit.