You know the saying, they just don't make products like they use to? The same goes for new products fashioned after "classic" models, such as Graco's Classic Wood Highchair, 86,000 of which were recalled this week because they pose a fall hazard to infants.
In auto recalls, Honda recalled some 270,000 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles because the driver side power window switch may fail or melt. And Chrysler recalled 2009-2010 Dodge Dakota and Ram 1500 vehicles because the rear axle may loosen, posing a crash risk. Loss of oil pressure and sudden engine failure also pose a crash risk in some 700 recalled BMW 2013 M5 and M6 vehicles. In food recalls, more food manufacturers pull products related to salmonella-contaminated bulk peanut butter and nut butters.
Read on for these and other recalls.
Graco recalled 86,000 Classic Wood Highchairs after 58 reports of the high chairs' seats loosening or detaching from the base, including nine reports of children falling as the seat detached from the base, causing bumps, bruises and scratches. In Canada, one child reportedly suffered a concussion after such a fall. This recall involves all Graco brand Classic Wood Highchairs sold in three wood finishes, with model numbers 3C00BPN, 3C00BPN TC, 3C00CHY, 3C00CHY TC, 3C00CPO or 3C00CPO TC. The highchairs were sold at Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide and at Target.com and Walmart.com and other online retailers between September 2007 and December 2010. Consumers may Graco at (800) 345-4109 for a free repair kit or visit the firm's website for additional information.
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BMW issued a small, but serious recall of 696 2013 M5, M6 Coupe, and M6 Convertible vehicles, manufactured from July 19, 2012, through September 11, 2012. Due to a manufacturing process error, the pump's driveshaft could separate from the rotor, leading to a sudden loss of oil pressure and possibly complete engine failure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. BMW will begin notifying owners during October 2012, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW at (800) 525-7417.
Chrysler recalled 44,300 2009-2010 Dodge Dakota and Ram 1500 vehicles, manufactured from July 1, 2009, through November 30, 2009. A rear axle pinion nut on these vehicles may loosen, which may cause the axle to lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning. Chrysler will notify owners beginning in November 2012, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at (800) 247-9753.
Honda recalled 268,655 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006, because the driver-side power window switch may fail, causing it to overheat, smoke or cause a fire--which can occur even when the vehicle is not in use. Owners are advised to park outside, as a precaution, until the recall repair has been performed. Honda will notify owners, beginning on or about November 2, 2012, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.
Food safety recalls this week include:
And more food recalls related to Sunland Inc.'s bulk nut butter recalls, because of possible salmonella contamination: