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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Vecaro LifeStyle recalls self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

    The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 27, 2017

    PhotoVecaro LifeStyle of Cerritos, Calif., is recalling about 500 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards.

    The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

    The company has received three reported incidents of hoverboards smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

    This recall involves the Vecaro brand Glide65, Drift8, and Trek10 self-balancing scooter, commonly referred to as hoverboards.

    Hoverboards have one wheel at each end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs.

    Vecaro is printed on the front outer casing and the hoverboards boards come in black, white, red, blue, metallic gold, metallic silver, graffiti white print, and red flame print. The model number is on the right for both the Glide65 and Drift8. The Trek10 model number is on top of the board.

    The hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold at the Audio Shop and Stereo Zone in California and online at VecaroLifeStyle.com from November 2015, through November 2016, for between $300 and $400.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Vecaro to return their unit to receive a free repair or a credit toward the purchase of a UL 2272 certified Vecaro Glide or Glide-X.

    Consumers may contact Vecaro toll-free at 855-637-4061 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.VecaroLifeStyle.com and click on Recall Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

  2. Forest River recalls model year 2017 Puma recreational trailers

    The federal placard has incorrect tire and rim size information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 27, 2017

    PhotoForest River is recalling 44 model year 2017 Puma recreational trailers, models PT23FBC and PT25RSC.

    The federal placard contains incorrect tire and rim size information, indicating ST205/75R15C tires with a 50 psi and rim size of 14X5; the correct information is ST205/75R14C tires with a 50 psi, and rim size of 14X5.5JJ.

    As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

    The incorrect tire information can cause the operator to install the wrong size of replacement tires, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 8, 2017.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0588. Forest River's number for this recall is 420-03072017-0338.

  3. Riviana Foods recalls Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti

    The product contains egg, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 24, 2017

    PhotoRiviana Foods is recalling 610 cases of certain coded Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti cartons that may contain an egg fettuccine product.

    The egg allergen is not declared on the product label.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The following product, processed at a Riviana co-manufacturers facility on January 20, 2017, is being recalled:

    Product Size Product Name Manufacturing Code Individual Package UPC
    16 oz. each; Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti JAN 20 19 K 71300 000097

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions or concerns may call Rivianas toll free consumer relations number 1-800-730-5957 between 9 am and 5 pm (ET).

  4. TMC recalls Chateau, Freedom Elite and Four Winds motorhomes

    The sofa may not have a seat belt for the middle seating position

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 24, 2017

    PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 171 model year 2017 Chateau, Freedom Elite and Four Winds motorhomes.

    The sofa may not have a seat belt for the middle seating position.

    Without a seat belt, the occupant sitting in the middle position of the sofa will not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

    What to do

    TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install a middle seat belt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 7, 2017.

    Owners may contact TMC customer service 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for the recall is RC000130.

  5. J & Y Dasung recalls pork dumpling products

    The products did not undergo federal inspection

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 24, 2017

    PhotoJ & Y Dasung, a Los Angeles retail firm conducting business as Som See Neh, is recalling approximately 178,335 pounds of frozen pork dumpling products.

    The products did not undergo federal inspection.

    There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

    The following items, produced from January 2015, through March 2017, are being recalled:

    • Boxes containing 12 3-lb. plastic bags of SOM SEE NEH Vegetable Meat Dumpling with Shelf Life: Frozen with 16months and case code 96859-08224.
    • Boxes containing 12 3-lb. plastic bags of SOM SEE NEH KIMCHI Dumplings with Shelf Life: Frozen with 16months and case code 96859-08223.

    The recalled products, which do not bear the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail locations in Southern California.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions about the recall may contact J & Y Dasung at (323) 373-0650 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST) Monday through Saturday.

  6. ASTI recalls power adapters sold with LectroFan sound machines

    The casing on the power adapter can break when plugged into an electrical outlet

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 24, 2017

    PhotoAdaptive Sound Technologies Inc. (ASTI), of Campbell, Calif., is recalling about 35,000 power adapters sold with LectroFan sound machines.

    The casing on the power adapter can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electrical shock hazard.

    The company has received three reports of power adapters breaking or pulling apart, exposing the metal prongs. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves power adapters sold with LectroFan sound machines. The adapter has ASTI AC Adapter and model number XHY050050UCC printed on the side.

    The LectroFans were black or white with a matching black or white power adapter. The LectroFan machines have a serial number between 3 551615 528640 and 3 551615 618639 or between 3 551636 000010 and 3 551636 285179. The serial number is printed on a label on the bottom of the machine and LectroFan is printed on the front.

    The LectroFan Sound Machine has 10 fan sounds and 10 white noise sounds.

    The adapters, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively online at Amazon.com from November 2016, through February 2017, for about $50.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the LectroFan, disconnect the power adapter and contact the firm to receive a free replacement power adapter.

    Consumers can continue to use the sound machine with the USB cable supplied with the LectroFan by plugging it into a computers USB port or into another power adapter. The firm is contacting all purchasers of the recalled product directly.

    Consumers may contact ASTI toll-free at 866-220-7607 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, or online at www.asticorp.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

  7. Wing Enterprises recalls Little Giant ladders

    The ladders locking pins/rung fasteners can fail

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 23, 2017

    PhotoWing Enterprises of Springville, Utah, is recalling about 37,000 Little Giant multipurpose ladders.

    The ladders locking pins/rung fasteners can fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers on the ladder.

    The company has received two reports of locking pins/rung fasteners failing. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Little Giant Velocity, LT and Liberty multipurpose ladders. The ladders have joints that allow it to bend and lock in various positions. Little Giant, the model name, model number and part number are printed on the side of the ladder.

    Little Giant Velocity

    Part Number

    Little Giant LT

    Part Number

    Model 13

    15413-001

    Model 13

    14313-001

    Model 13

    15413-025

    Model 17

    14317-001

    Model 17

    15417-001

    Model 17

    14317-303

    Model 17

    15417-161

    Model 22

    14322-001

    Model 22

    15422-001

    Model 22

    15422-014

    Little Giant Liberty

    Model 26

    15426-001

    Model 17

    14717-139

    Ladders included in the recall have one of the following date codes stamped on the outer rail below the red locking pin.

    Date Codes

    10361P

    10463P

    10661P

    10763P

    10961P

    11063P

    11254P

    10362P

    10464P

    10662P

    10764P

    10962P

    11064P

    11261P

    10363P

    10561P

    10663P

    10861P

    10963P

    11161P

    11262P

    10364P

    10562P

    10664P

    10862P

    10964P

    11162P

    11263P

    10461P

    10563P

    10761P

    10863P

    11061P

    11163P

    11264P

    10462P

    10564P

    10762P

    10864P

    11062P

    11164P

    10361S

    10463S

    10661S

    10763S

    10961S

    11063S

    11254S

    10362S

    10464S

    10662S

    10764S

    10962S

    11064S

    11261S

    10363S

    10561S

    10663S

    10861S

    10963S

    11161S

    11262S

    10364S

    10562S

    10664S

    10862S

    10964S

    11162S

    11263S

    10461S

    10563S

    10761S

    10863S

    11061S

    11163S

    11264S

    10462S

    10564S

    10762S

    10864S

    11062S

    11164S

    The ladders, manufactured in China, were sold at AAFES, NEXCOM, PPG Paints stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, DirectBuy.com, Eladders.com, Grainger.com, Groupon.com, Homedepot.com, Houzz.com, Laddersales.com, LittleGiantLadder.com, Lowes.com, Overstock.com, Samsclub.com, Target.com, Wayfair.com, Zorotools.com,1800Ladders.com and other Web retailers from March 2016, through February 2017, for between $200 and $320.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using recalled ladders and contact Wing Enterprises for a free repair kit with ABS nylon inserts that the customer can install without the use of tools.

    Consumers may contact Wing Enterprises toll-free at 855-595-3378 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday or online at www.littlegiantladders.com and click on RECALL at the top of the home page for more information.

  8. Discount School Supply recalls children’s waterproof bibs

    A waterproof plastic backing can separate from the terry cloth fabric

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 23, 2017

    PhotoDiscount School Supply of Monterey, Calif., is recalling about 10,400 packages of Environments brand childrens waterproof bibs.

    The bib has a waterproof plastic backing that can separate from the terry cloth fabric, creating a suffocation hazard to children.

    The company has received 12 reports, involving at least 23 packages of bibs, of the waterproof plastic material separating from the bib. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Environments brand childrens waterproof-back terry bibs sold in in packages of 12. There are two styles of bibs included in the recall.

    The Pocket style bib is 10 inches wide by 16 inches long with an adjustable snap closure. The Cover-Up style bib is 10 inches wide by 16.5 inches long with cap sleeves and smock-back snap closures.

    Both styles of bibs were sold in blue and have clear plastic waterproof backing. Environments, Inc. and SKU number 900822 or 900823 is printed on a label affixed to the bib.

    The bibs, manufactured in China, were sold at DiscountSchoolSupply.com and Environments.com nationwide from January 2008, to October 2016, for about $50 for the pocket bib set, and $70 for the cover-up set.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bibs and contact Discount School Supply for a full refund. Discount School Supply is contacting all known purchasers.

    Consumers may contact Discount School Supply at 800-338-4430 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@discountschoolsupply.com, or online at www.discountschoolsupply.com and click on Product Safety for more information.

  9. TMC recalls model year 2017 Aria 3601 motorhomes

    Seat belts on the passenger side sofa may be too short to fasten around passengers

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 23, 2017

    PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 58 model year 2017 Aria 3601 motorhomes.

    The seat belts on the passenger side sofa may be too short to fasten around passengers seated there.

    If the seat belt cannot adequately restrain passengers, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

    What to do

    TMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect seat belt with a longer one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 7, 2017.

    Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000129.

  10. Strategic Sports recalls Zox Nano Helmets

    The helmets may not adequately protect the wearer

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 23, 2017

    PhotoStrategic Sports is recalling 828 Zox Nano Helmets sizes XL through XXXXXL.

    The helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a secondary head impact during a motorcycle crash.

    As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

    In the event of a crash where the rider hits the helmet twice in the same spot, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Strategic Sports will notify owners and refund the purchase price of the helmets. The recall is expected to begin April 6, 2017.

    Owners may contact Strategic Sports at helmet.recall.info@gmail.com.

  11. Thor Motor Coach recalls various motorhomes with wiper issue

    The windshield wipers may fail during use

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 22, 2017

    PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 6,561 model year 2014-2015 ACE, Hurricane, Challenger, Daybreak, Miramar, Outlaw, and Windsport motorhomes.

    The vehicles have windshield wiper systems that may have been improperly installed and secured, possibly causing the wipers to fail during use impairing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the wiper system as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2017.

    Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867.

  12. Maserati recalls model year 2017 Levantes

    The transmission may unexpectedly shift into neutral

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 22, 2017

    PhotoMaserati North America is recalling 3,299 model year 2017 Levantes.

    Due to an engine software problem, at slow speeds such as stop-and-go traffic, the transmission may unexpectedly shift into neutral or the engine may shut off.

    The transmission shifting into neutral unexpectedly or the engine shutting down without warning can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017.

    Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369.

  13. Model year 2017 Slingshots, Slingshot SLs and Slingshot SLRs recalled

    The vehicles could experience a reduction of steering and/or front suspension performance

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 21, 2017

    PhotoPolaris Industries is recalling 254 model year 2017 Slingshots, Slingshot SLs, and Slingshot SLRs.

    Three of the bolted connections between the steering and the front suspension may have been insufficiently tightened, possibly resulting in a reduction of steering and/or front suspension performance.

    Reduced steering and/or suspension performance can affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected nuts and bolts, tightening them correctly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

    Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris' number for this recall is T-17-01.

  14. Nutiva recalls Superfood 30 Shake products

    The products may contain peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 21, 2017

    PhotoNutiva is recalling Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake - Vanilla Flavor products.

    The products may contain peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label.

    The following products, sold on the internet and through distributors in California, Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Oregon and Texas, are being recalled:

    Product # Description Packaging Unit UPC Master Case UPC Lot Code Expiration Date
    PBP201

    Organic Plant Based Protein
    Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla
    10 1.2 OZ (34g)
    Packets

    6-92752-10717-7

    6-92752-10718-4

    20SEP2016I

    20 SEP 2018

    PBP205

    Organic Plant Based Protein
    Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla

    21.6 OZ HDPE Jar

    6-92752-10711-5

    6-92752-10712-2

    26SEP2016I

    26 SEP 2018

    PBP205

    Organic Plant Based Protein
    Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla

    21.6 OZ HDPE Jar

    6-92752-10711-5

    6-92752-10712-2

    27SEP2016I

    27 SEP 2018

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts should not consume them, but dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact the company at (800) 993-4367 between from 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., or by email at help@nutiva.com.

  15. Kia recalls model year 2017 Niros

    The vehicle could experience a loss of electric power steering assistance

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 21, 2017

    PhotoKia Motors America is recalling 135 model year 2017 Niros.

    The recalled vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.

    Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MDPS motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2017.

    Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC145.

  16. Tegol recalls Outlaw V-5 Series helmets

    The helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in a motorcycle crash

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 21, 2017

    PhotoTegol, Inc. is recalling 11,487 Outlaw V-5 Series helmets, in all sizes.

    The helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. Additionally, they may not stay secured to head during a crash.

    As such, the helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

    A helmet that fails to meet safety requirements can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

    What to do

    Tegol will notify owners and refund owners the price of the helmet, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin March 20, 2017.

    Owners may contact Tegol customer service at 1-866-371-0281 or by email at tegolrecall@gmail.com.

  17. Aroma Imports recalls Nabelsi brand thyme

    The product may contain excessive levels of lead

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 21, 2017

    PhotoAroma Imports of Dearborn Heights, Mich., is recalling 450-g and 4.5-kg packages of Nabelsi brand thyme.

    The product may contain excessive levels of lead.

    There have been two cases of high blood levels of lead associated with this product to date.

    The recalled product was distributed from November 7, 2016, until February 22, 2017, to retailers, food service establishments, and wholesalers in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia.

    The 450-g size (UPC: 4670000205314) is packaged in a mostly green foil/mylar bag that is not transparent on either side. The 4.5-kg size (UPC: 6670000205374) packaging is a silver foil/mylar bag.

    The production date for both sizes is 08/20/2016 and the expiration date is 08/20/2018. The production and expiration dates can be found on the back lower left corner of the 450-g package and back lower right of the 4.5-kg package. The 450-g packages are packed 24 per case and the 4.5-kg packages are packed two per case.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company 313-724-7157 Monday Friday 10:00 AM 6: 00 PM (EST).

  18. Model year 2017 Jaguar F-PACE vehicles recalled

    The vehicle could suffer a loss of drive power

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 21, 2017

    PhotoJaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 25 model year 2017 Jaguar F-PACE vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.

    The recalled vehicles may have been built with a rear driveshaft that is too short, potentially resulting the driveshaft separating from the vehicle.

    If the driveshaft detaches, a loss of drive power would result, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driveshafts, replacing any that are incorrect, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2017.

    Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is H009.

  19. Airstream recalls model year 2017 Base Camp recreational trailers

    Heavy loading may cause tire failure

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 20, 2017

    PhotoAirstream is recalling 293 model year 2017 Base Camp recreational trailers.

    When the trailer is heavily loaded, the axle travel may allow the tires on these vehicles to contact the plastic liner of the wheel well or fender, possibly resulting in tire failure.

    Tire failure can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle to limit the axle travel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 9, 2017.

    Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-937-596-6111, extension 7401 or 7411.

  20. Flagship Food Group recalls frozen burrito product

    The product may be contaminated with hard clear plastic

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    March 20, 2017

    PhotoFlagship Food Group of Albuquerque, N.M., is recalling approximately 8,622 pounds of a frozen burrito product.

    The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard clear plastic.

    One minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product has been reported.

    The following frozen breakfast burrito item, produced on September 22, 2016, is being recalled:

    • 12-oz. 12x5 paper card with plastic overwrap package labeled as TRADER JOSES BREAKFAST BURRITOS Eggs, Potatoes, Cheese, Turkey Bacon, lot code 266, SKU 96132 with package code A26616PFFG3 and case code 100-101280.

    The recalled product, bearing establishment number EST. P-45574 located on the package, was shipped to retail distribution centers in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Jessica Haas at (800) 292-9900.



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