Mealtime hazards with little ones usually revolve around thrown food or spilled milk. You can add cuts and bruises to the list if you use certain Chicco Polly high chairs. Another huge recall: Family Dollar Stores recalled 280,000 decorative lights after reports of them causing fire. And Volvo, Nissan and Ford issued recalls this week. Read on for these and other recalls.
Family safety recalls
Chicco Polly recalled 26 model numbers, 455,000 high chairs total, because the pegs on the back legs can cause bruising and laceration injuries. Chicco Polly has received 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea. The recalled high chairs were sold at retail stores nationwide, including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets, from January 2005 through July 2012. Consumers should contact Chicco at (800) 807-8817 for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. If you're in the market for a new high chair, read our reviews of the best.
Family Dollar Stores recalled 280,000 sets of 200 Mini Lights decorative light sets after three reports of overheating. The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk. No injuries have been reported. The recalled lights were sold at Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011. Consumers can return the sets to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
In auto news
Nissan North American recalled more than 11,000 2012 Juke vehicles because an improper weld may result in the rear seat back separating during a crash, posing a risk of injury. Nissan will notify owners beginning at the end of July 2012. Dealers will replace the seat back strikers, free of charge. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at (800) 647-7261. For the best reviewed small SUVs, read our report.
Ford recalled more than 8,000 2013 Ford Escape vehicles because faulty carpet padding may interfere with the brake pedal and increase stopping distances and the risk of crash. Ford will notify owners beginning on July 23, 2013. Dealers will remove the carpet padding and the left-side console trim panel and replace it with a new panel, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332.
Ford also recalled 783 2012 F-650s and F-750s because an insufficient windshield bond may cause it to separate from the cab during a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Ford had already begun notifying owners. Dealers will replace or reinstall the windshield as required, free of charge. For the best reviewed pick up trucks, read our report.
Volvo recalled nearly 1,500 2011-2013 S80 vehicles because a software glitch may prevent the transmission from downshifting from one gear to the next, which may decrease engine RPMS and lead to possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Volvo has begun notifying owners and dealers will upgrade the software free of charge. Owners may contact Volvo Cars at (800) 458-1552. Don't compromise when it comes to luxury cars: Read our report.
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