You want your kids to stay hydrated on the playing field, but you'll want to bench a children's water bottle sold exclusively through H&M stores, nearly 3,000 of which were recalled because they pose a choking hazard. The perfect office chair can make your work space more comfortable--or land you on your behind if you happen to own a True Innovations Prestigio Office Chair. Sold exclusively at Office Depot, 8,400 of these chairs were recalled because they pose a fall hazard. And both Ford and Lamborghini recalled vehicles because they pose a fire hazard.
Read on for these and other recalls.
H&M recalled 2,900 chidren's water bottles because the spout can break off during use, posing a choking hazard. The company received one such report of the spout breaking off while a child was drinking from it, though no injuries. The recalled 16 oz. plastic bottles, in either pink crackle or blue, were sold at H&M stores with children's departments nationwide from July 2012 through August 2012. Consumers may return the water bottles to H&M for a full refund. For more information, contact H&M at (855) 466-7467. If you need a replacement, consider our top picks for water bottles and sippy cups.
True Innovations recalled 8,400 Prestigio Office Chairs because seat plate can break, posing fall and injury hazards to users. The firm has received 78 reports of the seat plate breaking, including one fall injury. The $250 chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot stores nationwide and online at OfficeDepot.com from October 2008 through February 2011. Consumers may contact True Innovations at (800) 379-9773 for a free seat repair kit, including a replacement seat plate and an installation tool. For our recommendation on the best office chairs, consult our report.
In auto safety
Ford recalled some 5,500 2012 Edge vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010, through October 31, 2011, and equipped with 2.0L engines. The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack, posing a fire hazard. Ford will notify owners beginning on or about September 24, 2012, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at (866) 436-7332.
Luxe car lines aren't immune from recalls. This week Lamborghini recalled nearly 1,500 2004-2006 model year Gallardo and Spyder vehicles because the high pressure steering pipes near the steering assistance hydraulic system pump might leak, posing a fire hazard. Lamborghini has begun notifying owners, and dealers will update the power steering system free of charge. Owners may contact Lamborghini at (866) 681-6276.
In food safety
Several manufacturers and grocers issued recalls related to Splendid Products' Daniella mango recall of late August, out of concern for salmonella contamination:
Last week's ricotta salata recall by Forever Cheese, because of possible listeria contamination, sparked new recalls this week:
And there's a new cantaloupe recall, with concerns over salmonella contamination, this time by DFI Marketing. The cantaloupes were distributed to retailers in 21 states from August 27 to September 10, 2012. In the recall, the firm states, "due to the perishable nature of cantaloupe, the majority of this recalled product is no longer in commerce." In a related recall, Cut Fruit Express recalled various packaged fresh cut fruit.
Lastly, Spartan Stores is recalling various deli products, for possible listeria contamination.