Nissan issued another recall on its Infiniti line this week, as well as a recall on Quest vehicles. Several Volvo models have side air bags which may fail to deploy. Consumers may get burned by LED nightlights. And Meijer failed to dispose of eight recalled products properly, and they were resold by discount retailers after the recall date.
Check out our recall slideshow for further details on these recalls and others from this past week.
Recalled items still on the shelves
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a consumer warning this week because certain recalled products, originally sold at Meijer, Inc., were resold after the recall date due to an error. These recalled products were never disposed of and were offered for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide.
The recalled products include:
For recall specifics on each product, click on the related links or read the CPSC release.
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Another week, another two recalls for Nissan North America, Inc, including another Infiniti recall. For both recalls, owners may contact Nissan at (800) 647-7261.
This week Nissan recalled more than 1,300 2003-2005 Infiniti Q5 vehicles. The side air bags may fail to deploy because of a wiring problem. Nissan will notify owners, with the safety recall expected to begin on or about March 12, 2012. Dealers will fix the wiring problem, free of charge.
Nissan also recalled 23,531 2011-2012 Quest vehicles (pictured in the above slide). While driving at slow speeds or idling, a software glitch can result in an insufficient supply of fuel to the engine, causing the engine to stall, and increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will notify owners, with the safety recall expected to begin during mid March 2012. Dealers will reprogram the fuel pump control module, free of charge. To read more about the 2011 Quest, see our product review.
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Volvo and Chrysler issue recalls
Volvo issued a recall of 17,000 2012-model year vehicles because improperly installed wire harness under the seat may get disconnected and result in the side air bags failing to deploy and lap pretensors failing to activate during a crash. The recall involves 2012 Volvo S60 (pictured in the slide above), S80, XC60 and XC70 vehicles. Volvo will notify owners, with the safety recall beginning on March 30, 2012. Dealers will inspect and secure the seat wire harness, free of charge. Owners may contact Volvo at (800) 458-1552.
Chrysler Group LLC recalled more than 209,000 2004-2005 Jeep Liberty vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in, NHTSA-defined Salt Belt States—Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia—because excessive corrosion may result in a fracture in the rear lower control arm, causing loss of vehicle control and crash risk. Chrysler will notify owners, with the safety recall expected to begin by the end of April 2012. Dealers will replace the rear lower control arm, free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.
If you ride bikes, continue to our next slide.
Detaching bike brakes
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., issued a voluntary recall of 9,700 GORE Ride On Low-Friction System brake cables because they can detach when installed on Campagnolo style brake levers, posing a fall hazard to the rider. The company has received one report of the cable detaching, though no injuries. The recalled product was sold at bicycle specialty shops, sporting goods retailers and Amazon.com and other online retailers nationwide from January 2008 through January 2012. Consumers should contact Gore at (888) 914-4673 for a free replacement cable kit. Gore will reimburse consumers for the repair cost.
If you are interested in a new bike altogether, check out our extensive bike reviews.
Do you use a nightlight? Then you’ll want to read the next recall.
American Tack & Hardware Co., Inc., announced a voluntary recall of 227,000 LED nightlights because they can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. AmerTac has received 25 reports of the nightlights smoking, burning, melting and charring, though no injuries. The recalled night lights go by the brands Amerelle, Amertac and Everyday Basics, with model numbers 71190 or 71190A on the nightlight, and were sold at hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms nationwide from March 2009 through October 2010. Consumers should contact AmerTac at (800) 420-7511 for instructions on receiving a full refund.
Read on for information on recalled Price Chopper sweets.
Undeclared eggs can harm those with allergies
Price Chopper Supermarkets issued a voluntary recall of Price Chopper Bakery five and eight inch Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and Peach Streusel Pies because the streusel topping contains eggs, an allergen that was not listed on the ingredient label. The product is safe for consumption for those without an egg allergy. Consumers can return the product to their local Price Chopper for a full refund or call Price Chopper at (800) 666-7667.