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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Chip’n Dipped recalls Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar

    The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 17, 2017

    PhotoChipn Dipped of Huntington, N.Y., is recalling its 2.9-oz. Dark Chocolate Crunch bar.

    The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.

    One illness has been reported to date in connection with this problem.

    The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

    The product comes in 2.9oz Bar form. The lot numbers are 1100506, 1100483 and 1100524 and are stamped on the back of the packaging box. Individual bars are unmarked.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-545-2447, Monday-Friday 10am -4 pm (ET).

  2. Mann Packing recalls organic veggies snacking tray

    The product may contain egg, milk, soy and mustard, allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 17, 2017

    PhotoMann Packing is recalling 205 cases of 18-oz. Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray.

    The product may contain egg, milk, soy and mustard, allergens not declared on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall to date.

    The recalled product, with a best if used by date of January 14 and an incorrect UPC barcode: 71651901471 (the correct UPC is 716519014765), was shipped to the following states: Florida, Minnesota, New York, Iowa and Texas.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product in their possession and are allergic to egg, milk, soy and/or mustard, should not consume it.

    Consumers with questions may contact Mann Packing at 1-800-285-1002 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (PST) or by email at info@mannpacking.com.

  3. Nantucket Distributing recalls pre-lit Christmas trees

    The fuse on the product can overheat and blow, posing a fire hazard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 16, 2017

    PhotoNantucket Distributing of Middleboro, Mass., is recalling about 600 pre-lit globe light Christmas trees.

    The fuse on the product can overheat and blow, posing a fire hazard.

    The firm has received one report of exposed wires and seven reports of blown fuses on display trees in stores. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves pre-lit artificial Christmas trees. The artificial Colorado Spruce trees are green and measure about 61/2 feet tall.

    The trees contain five multi-colored incandescent and globe light strands. The SKU/UPC is 31738736. The SKU/UPC is located on the price tag affixed to the product packaging.

    The trees, manufactured in China, were sold at Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, and andThat! stores from October 2016, through November 2016, for about $150.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the pre-lit Christmas trees. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of the recalled product and all trees sold to consumers have been returned for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at 888-287-3232 any time or by email at bargains@christmastreeshops.com for more information.

  4. Maserati Levante S vehicles recalled

    The transmission may shift to neutral unexpectedly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 13, 2017

    PhotoMaserati North America is recalling 1,515 model year 2017 Levante S vehicles.

    The engine software may cause the transmission to shift to neutral unexpectedly, or the engine to shut down, when the vehicle speed is approximately two miles per hour.

    If the transmission unexpectedly shifts to neutral, or the engine shuts down, there is an increased risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control software, free of charge. The recall began on January 6, 2017.

    Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-816-2638. Maserati's number for this recall is 338.

  5. Linon Home Décor recalls dressers

    The chests are unstable if not anchored to the wall

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 13, 2017

    PhotoLinon Home Dcor Products of Mineola, N.Y., is recalling about 200Cynthia dressers.

    The chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Cynthia-style 5-drawer dressers. The dressers measure 40.25-inches tall by 17-inches wide by 13.5-inches deep, and were sold in a cream color.

    The dressers, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold exclusively at Wayfair.com from September 2015, to August 2016, for about $150.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Consumers should contact Linon Home for a full refund or tip-restraint kit. Consumers who are unable or unwilling to install the tip-restraint kit should contact Linon for instructions or additional assistance. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Linon Home Dcor at 800-622-4456 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.linon.com for more information.

  6. Harris Teeter recalls Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap.

    The product may contain anchovy, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 13, 2017

    PhotoHarris Teeter of Matthews, N.C., is recalling Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap that may contain anchovy, an allergen not declared on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The following product is being recalled:

    • Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap (UPC: 72036-95828) that was prepared in the deli department of various Harris Teeter supermarkets in multiple states. All code dates.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product and have an allergy or sensitivity to anchovies should not consume it, but return it to any Harris Teeter store for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions or concerns may contact Harris Teeters customer relations department at 1-800-432-6111, Option 2.

  7. Dunkin’ Donuts recalls glass tumblers

    The glass tumblers can crack or break

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 12, 2017

    PhotoDunkin Brands of Canton, Mass., is recalling about 8,300 Dunkin Donuts glass tumblers.

    The glass tumblers can crack or break, posing laceration and burn hazards.

    The company has received 19 reports of the glass tumblers cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves 16-oz. glass tumblers for hot and cold beverages, sold in three styles. They are approximately 8 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter.

    The first style has BUT FIRST, DUNKIN written in white font on the inside layer of glass, a clear lid and pink plastic where the lid connects with the base of the tumbler.

    The second style has BUT FIRST, DUNKIN written in white font on the inside layer of glass, a clear lid, and orange plastic where the lid connects with the base of the tumbler.

    The third style has a black and gray plaid pattern on the inside layer of glass, a black silicone grip with the letters DD embossed on it, and a black lid.

    The tumblers, manufactured in China, were sold at Dunkin Donuts stores from September 2016, through November 2016, for between $13 and $15

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glass tumblers and return them to the Dunkin Donuts restaurant where purchased for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Dunkin Donuts at 800-859-5339 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.dunkindonuts.com and click on Learn More next to the safety recall alert for more information.

  8. Bakers of Paris recalls croissants

    The products contain egg, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 12, 2017

    PhotoBakers of Paris is recalling plain, almond, and chocolate croissants sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores.

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

    No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

    The products with the following UPCs are being recalled:

    • Croissant 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159300000
    • Chocolate Croissant 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159500000
    • Almond Croissant 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159400000
    • Croissant Assorted 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159800000
    • Chocolate Croissant, 46000058528
    • Croissant, 46000058529
    • Almont Croissant, 46000058559

    The recalled products have packed on dates of 1/4/17 or earlier and sell by dates of 1/7/17 or earlier. Theye were distributed to the following Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California:

    Address City State Zip Code
    3000 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley CA 94705
    2001 Market Street San Francisco CA 94114
    5200 Dublin Blvd Dublin CA 94568
    1765 California Street San Francisco CA 94109
    1025 Gilman Street Berkeley CA 94710
    690 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117
    230 Bay Place Oakland CA 94612
    3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette CA 94549
    4800 El Camino Real Los Altos CA 94022
    3950 24th Street San Francisco CA 94114
    1150 Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94112
    774 Emerson Street Palo Alto CA 94301
    450 Rhode Island San Francisco CA 94107
    1250 Jefferson Ave Redwood City CA 94063
    1010 Park Place San Mateo CA 94403
    100 Sunset Drive San Ramon CA 94583
    399 4th Street San Francisco CA 94107
    1333 E. Newell Ave. Walnut Creek CA 94596

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products at the above stores discard them and take their receipt to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Bakers of Paris at 415-468-9100, ext. 2215 or by email at customer-service@bakersofparis.com.

  9. Whole Foods Market stores recall tarts

    The products contain tree nut (almond flour), an allergen not listed on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 12, 2017

    PhotoSelect Whole Foods Market stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia are recalling tarts that contain tree nut (almond flour), an allergen not listed on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The tarts include chocolate ganache, French apple, fresh berry, fresh fruit amero shell, fruit, key lime, lemon, and peanut butter chocolate.

    The following recalled product, packaged in cardboard containers with Whole Foods Market labels and best-by dates of January 7, 2017 and earlier, can be identified by the following UPC codes:

    UPC Code Product Description
    22024600000 Tart peanut butter chocolate
    22061300000 Tart peanut butter chocolate
    22061400000 Tart peanut butter chocolate
    23143000000 Tart lemon small
    23144500000 Tart key lime 4in
    24977900000 Tart chocolate ganache large
    24978300000 Tart chocolate ganache small
    24982800000 Tart French apple small
    24983000000 Tart fresh berry large
    24983100000 Tart fresh berry small
    24984100000 Tart fresh fruit amero shell large
    24985200000 Tart fruit 4in
    24988900000 Tart key lime 9in
    24989600000 Tart key lime 4in
    24991000000 Tart lemon large 8in

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products may return them by bringing a valid receipt into stores for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact their local store or call (301) 984-4874 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday.

  10. J.M. Smucker recalls canned cat food

    The products may contain low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1)

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 11, 2017

    PhotoThe J.M. Smucker Company recalling certain lots of 9Lives EverPet and Special Kitty canned cat food.

    The products may contain low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

    No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date.

    Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

    The following products, distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20, 2016, through January 3, 2017, are being recalled:

    Brand Product Description UPC Code Consumer Unit Lot Numbers Units per Case Selling Unit Size UPC Code on Case
    9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000367 6356803 6 4pk 5.5 oz each 7910003670
    9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000286 6357803 6 4pk 5.5 oz each 7910002860
    9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6354803 12 13 oz 7910052229
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna 7910000324 6357803 24 5.5 oz 7910000324
    Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap 8113109609 6356803 1 12 pk 13 oz each 8113109609
    Special Kitty Super Supper 8113179041 6354803 12 13 oz 7910079041

    9Lives Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna 7910052238 6354803 12 13 oz 7910052228
    9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000402 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000402
    9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000367 6355803 6 4pk
    5.5 oz each
    7910003670
    9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000327 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000327
    9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000286 6358803 6 4pk
    5.5 oz each
    7910002860
    9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6355803 12 13 oz 7910052229
    9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6364803 12 13 oz 7910052229
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood 7910000364 (793641) 6356803 6 4pk
    5.5 oz each
    7910003640
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna 7910000324 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000324
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner 7910000410 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000410
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken 7910000312 (793121) 6355803 6 4pk
    5.5 oz each
    7910000312
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish 7910000420 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000420
    9Lives Seafood Poultry Variety Pack 7910053377 6307803 24 5.5 oz 7910053377
    9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna 7910000366 6357803 6 4pk
    5.5 oz each
    7910003660
    EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner 7910053114 6356803 12 13 oz 7910053114
    Special Kitty Beef and Liver Dinner 8113112120 6355803 12 13 oz 8113112120
    Special Kitty Classic Tuna Dinner 8113112157 6358803 12 13 oz 8113112157
    Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap 8113109609 6355803 1 12 pk
    13 oz each
    8113109609
    Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap 8113112119 6356803 12 13 oz 8113112119
    Special Kitty Super Supper 8113179041 6355803 12 13 oz 7910079041

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop feeding it to their cats and contact the company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM (EST) or by email at consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

  11. C&M Trailers recalls boat, jet ski and utility trailers

    The trailers may be missing front reflex reflectors

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 11, 2017

    PhotoC&M Trailers is recalling 670 model year 2016 boat trailers, jet ski trailers and 5x10 utility trailers manufactured June 1, 2016, to December 1, 2016.

    The trailers may be missing front reflex reflectors, thus fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Missing reflex reflectors may make the trailer more difficult to be seen by other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    C&M will notify owners and will send them the missing reflex reflectors to install, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017.

    Owners may contact C&M customer service at 1-972-875-4528.

  12. Michaels recalls rock salt lamps

    The dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat and ignite

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 11, 2017

    PhotoMichaels stores is recalling about 80,000 rock salt lamps.

    The dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves three rock salt lamps sold under the Lumire brand. The lamps are pink in color and are mounted on a wooden base or in a black metal basket.

    The lamps were sold in black cardboard boxes with a photo of the lamp on the front of the box and the UPC bar code on the bottom of the box.

    The following products are being recalled:

    Description

    SKU

    UPC

    Rock of Gibraltar Lamp

    495144

    00886946056253

    Carnival of Lights

    495433

    00886946058325

    Basket of Rocks

    495146

    00886946056277

    The lamps, manufactured in Pakistan, were sold at Michaels stores from July 2016, through November 2016, for between $15 and $30.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Michaels at 800-642-4235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.michaels.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

  13. Roland Manzanilla Olives Stuffed With Anchovies recalled

    The product may pose a health hazard to those who consume it

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 10, 2017

    PhotoAmerican Roland Food Corp. is recalling of one lot of Roland Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Anchovies.

    An unspecified product quality issue may pose a potential health hazard to those who consume the product.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    This following product, distributed nationwide and internationally to food distributors, food service customers, grocery chains, and other retail locations, is being recalled:

    • Roland Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Anchovies; Item #: 71402; Lot #: 95' UPC #: item UPC 41224714021

    What to do

    For further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining a replacement product, consumers may visit www.rolandfood.com or contact the company's consumer hotline at 1-800.221.4030 ext. 222, Monday Friday, 9am-5pm (EST).

  14. Curio Design recalls modular lights and bases

    The product presents shock and fire hazards

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 10, 2017

    PhotoCurio Design of Culver City, Calif., is recalling about 1,500 modular light kits and bases.

    The modular lamp pieces can crack during assembly and the lamp bases have faulty wires, posing a shock and fire hazard.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves three Splyt Light modules including the Table Starter Kits, Hanging Starter Kits, Expansion Kits and Tri-bases. The kits let you design your own light fixture by adding or subtracting Y-pieces and candelabra bulbs.

    The lights can be screwed directly into a light socket in the ceiling or used with the table base. The kits include large and small Y-shaped fixtures, a round-metal base and 8X10 watt globe E12 light bulbs.

    The modular light kits and bases, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at Kickstarter, SFMOMA, UncommonGoods and other specialty shops nationwide and online at www.Kickstarter.com and www.UncommonGoods.com from April 2016, through November 2016, for between $65 and $115.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled lights and contact the firm to receive a free replacement lamp or a full refund. Curio Design is contacting all known consumers directly.

    Consumers may contact Curio Design at 510- 863-0150 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at hello@splytlight.com or online at http://www.splytlight.com/cpsc-recall-2016 for more information.

  15. Texas Best Proteins recalls Cajun Style Dirty Rice products

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 10, 2017

    PhotoTexas Best Proteins (Farm to Market Foods), of Santo, Texas, is recalling approximately 25,332 pounds of Cajun Style Dirty Rice containing chicken products and Turkey Cajun Dinner Kits containing Dirty Rice.

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

    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products

    The following products, packaged on October 27, 2016, November 1. 2016, and November 11, 2016, are being recalled:

    • 32 ounce trays of Cajun Style Dirty Rice with use/sell by dates of 1/15/2017, 1/17/2017 and 1/30/2017. The case code is 1982.
    • 32 ounce trays of Cajun Style Dirty Rice within the boxes of Cajun Turkey Dinner kits with use/sell by dates of 1/15/2017, 1/17/2017 and 1/30/2017. The case code is 1976.

    The products bearing, establishment number EST. 950 inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail locations in Texas.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact Jason Beyer, at (940) 468-7185.

  16. Suzuki recalls model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles

    The alternator stator wires may short circuit

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 9, 2017

    PhotoSuzuki Motor of America is recalling 8,613 model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles manufactured August 30, 2011, to October 12, 2015.

    The motorcycle's alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires.

    What to do

    Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stator, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in December 2016.

    Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A67.

  17. Disney recalls Minnie and Mickey Mouse infant hoodies

    The snaps on the hoodies can detach, posing a choking hazard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 9, 2017

    PhotoDisney Theme Park Merchandise of Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is recalling about 15,000 Minnie and Mickey Mouse infant hoodie sweatshirts.

    The snaps on the hoodies can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Minnie and Mickey Mouse infant hoodie sweatshirts with a three-snap closure. The garments are cotton and polyester blend. They were sold in four sizes: 6M, 12M, 18M and 24M. The size and Disney Parks are printed on the inside back of the hoodies neck.

    The Minnie Mouse hoodie is black with ears attached to hood of the sweatshirt. A red fabric bow with white polka dots is attached to the top of the hood between the ears. The artwork shows a screen print of Minnies body up to neck. The date code FAC-010635-16194 or FAC-010635-16015 is printed on a label sewn into the left side seam. The UPC code is printed on a hangtag at the time of purchase. UPC codes include (6M) 400000175669, (12M) 400000175676, (18M) 400000175683, and (24M) 400000175690.

    The Mickey Mouse hoodie is black with ears attached to hood of the sweatshirt. The artwork shows a screen print of Mickeys body up to neck. The date code FAC-010635-16220, FAC-010635-16015 or FAC-010635-16280 is printed on a label sewn into the left side seam. The UPC code is printed on a hangtag at the time of purchase. UPC codes include: (6M) 400000145433, (12M) 400000145440, (18M) 400000145457 and (24M) 400000145464.

    The hoodies, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., and on the Shop Disney Parks mobile app from April 2016, through October 2016, for about $30.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled infant hoodies and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US for instructions on returning them for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US toll-free at 844-722-1444 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.disneyparks.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page or at www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-merchandise/mn/1029804/ for more information.

  18. Triple E recalls model year 2017 Serenity S24CB RVs

    The vehicles have a wiring glitch

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 6, 2017

    PhotoTriple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling 18 model year 2017 Serenity S24CB recreational vehicles manufactured June 1, 2016 through November 23, 2016.

    The circuit wire leading from the coach's power system to the battery is incorrectly connected to a 150 amp fuse, while the wire is only rated for a maximum load of 120 amps. An overloaded wire increases the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will correct the wires at the fuse holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017.

    Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E's number for this recall is CA #8495-1.

  19. GLOPO recalls children’s scooters

    The front wheels can detach while the scooter is being ridden

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 6, 2017

    PhotoGlopo Inc, of South El Monte, Calif., is recalling about 520 Joyrider three-wheeled scooters.

    The front wheels can detach while the scooter is being ridden, posing a fall hazard.

    The company has received one report of the front wheels detaching from the scooter, resulting in an injury to a child who fell off the scooter.

    This recall involves Joyrider three-wheeled scooters for children. They have a low, foot-gripping deck, multicolored handgrips, and an adjustable metal T-bar handle. The scooters are made of metal and plastic and come in a variety of colors. The tracking label sticker can be found on the back of the scooter, with batch PO number of G20140423.

    Recalled model numbers are: GT5048R, GT5110R, GT5121R, GT5124R, GT5125R, GT5122R, GT5117R, GT5123R. Model numbers can be found on the bottom of the scooter base, on the receipt and on the packaging.

    The scooters, manufactured in China, were sold online at Amazon.com from October 2014, through January 2016, for about $80 and at Zulily.com from June 2014, through July 2015, for about $50.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using recalled scooters and contact GLOPO for instructions on receiving a free repair kit.

    Consumers may contact GLOPO toll-free at 855-965-1704 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.GlopoUsa.com and click on Online Form for more information.

  20. Jayco recalls model year 2016 Alante and Precept motorhomes

    The entrance steps may retract unexpectedly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 6, 2017

    PhotoJayco is recalling 680 model year 2016 Alante and Precept motorhomes manufactured August 10, 2015, to March 15, 2016.

    The wiring for the entrance steps may be incorrectly installed, and as a result, the steps may unexpectedly retract.

    If the steps retract on their own, a person trying to enter or exit the motorhome may fall, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the entrance step wiring, correcting the wiring as necessary, free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9903340.


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