It's been a quiet week in major consumer recalls. BMW recalled several 2005-2008 7-Series, 45,500 vehicles total. The electronic key may accidentally put your car in neutral when you intended for it to be in park, so there's a potential for the car to roll away from you. Some 84,000 easy reach step stools sold exclusively at The Home Depot pose an easy fall hazard. And, several weeks after Sunland Inc.'s recall of potentially salmonella-tainted peanut butter, food manufacturers are still recalling related products.
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BMW recalled certain model year 2005-2008 7-Series vehicles, equipped with the Comfort Access option, and manufactured from August 23, 2004 through July 24, 2008. A problem with the electronic key and an electronic connection between the gear shifter and the transmission may shift the transmission to neutral rather than park if the driver presses the engine Start/Stop button two or three times within a short time interval. This may result in an unintended rollaway, and poses a crash and injury risk. BMW will notify owners beginning in November 2012, but will not have revised software available to remedy the vehicles until March 2013. Owners may call BMW at (800) 525-7417 or e-mail BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Tricam Industries recalled 84,000 Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series step stools, model number HB3-PRO because the top platform can break, posing a fall hazard to users. The company has received five such reports, with one consumer sustaining minor scrapes. The step stools were sold exclusively at The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012. Consumers may contact Tricam Industries at (855) 336-0360, or visit the recall information page for a full refund.
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And, there were two more Sunland peanut butter-related recalls this week: