An accidental death of a two-year-old girl, who was strangled after becoming entangled in a window blind cord, prompted Blind XPress to recall some 500,000 custom-made blinds. The engine coolant in more than 6,000 2013 Ford Escape vehicles can leave your engine running hot. And Breeder's Choice recalled certain AvoDerm dry dog food because of possible salmonella contamination.
For these and other recalls, read on.
Blind XPress recalled 139,000 custom-made vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds because they pose a strangulation hazard to children. The blinds were sold at various blind specialty stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana from January 1995 through December 2011. The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers to immediately stop using the window coverings and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) at (800) 506-4636 to receive a free repair kit, or visit the WCSC online.
Ford recalled 6,146 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through August 31, 2012, and equipped with 1.6L engines. The freeze plug may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant, which may then cause an engine compartment fire. Ford has begun notifying owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332.
Legrand Wiremold recalled 14,200 Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strips because the electrical wires are reversed on the power strip receptacles posing an electric shock hazard. The firm has received one incident report, though no injuries. The strips were sold at Ace Hardware, Do it Best, Home Depot USA, Sutherlands, True Value Hardware and online at Amazon.com between February 2011 and August 2012. Consumers may contact Legrand Wiremold at (800) 617-1768 for information on how to receive a refund.
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