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  1. Model year 2019 Forest River Berkshire motorhomes recalled

    The entry door may open while the vehicle is moving

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 15, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling 56 model year 2019 Forest River Berkshire motorhomes.

    The vehicles have entry doors with latch rods that may be improperly adjusted, allowing the door to open while the vehicle is moving.

    This could increase the risk of injury or a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will readjust the door latch rod, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in October 2018.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-522-1368. Forest River's number for this recall is 40-0853.

  2. Marker recalls Kingpin ski bindings

    The steel pins in the toe unit can break

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 12, 2018

    PhotoMarker USA of Lebanon, N.H., is recalling about 43,000 Kingpin 10 and Kingpin 13 alpine touring ski bindings sold in the U.S and Canada.

    The steel pins in the toe unit can break and reduce the release force of the binding, causing a fall hazard.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves 2017-2018 Kingpin models 10 and 13 ski binding, with a black body and gold or copper accent coloring.

    The bindings are used with alpine touring ski boots with metal pintech inserts in the toe of each boot.

    The recalled toe units have heel units with serial numbers on the back in the following ranges: Kingpin 10 (337804 418632) and Kingpin 13 (337798 411728).

    Model Number

    Product Name

    Accent Color

    7733R1MA

    KINGPIN 10; 75 - 100 mm

    gold

    7733R1MB

    KINGPIN 10; 100 - 125 mm

    gold

    7933R1MA

    KINGPIN 13; 75 - 100 mm

    gold

    7734R1MA

    KINGPIN 10 Demo; 75 - 100 mm

    gold

    7934R1MB

    KINGPIN 13 Demo; 100 - 125 mm

    gold

    7933R1MB

    KINGPIN 13; 100 - 125 mm

    gold

    7733S1MA

    KINGPIN 10; 75 - 100 mm

    copper

    7733S1MB

    KINGPIN 10; 100 - 125 mm

    copper

    7933S1MA

    KINGPIN 13; 75 - 100 mm

    copper

    7933S1MB

    KINGPIN 13; 100 - 125 mm

    copper

    7734S1MA

    KINGPIN 10 Demo; 75 - 100 mm

    copper

    7934S1MB

    KINGPIN 13 Demo; 100 - 125 mm

    copper

    The ski bindings, manufactured in the Czech Republic, were sold at specialty ski and backcountry equipment stores nationwide and online at evo.com, backcountry.com, and theskimonster.com from March 2017, through April 2018, for between $500 and $650.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using these bindings and return them to a Marker authorized retailer to obtain a free replacement toe unit. Consumers should bring their boots to be sure their bindings are adjusted correctly.

    Consumers may contact Marker USA at (800) 453-3862 from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. (ET), by email at kingpin.exchange@mdv-usa.com or online at https://www.marker.net/en-us/ and click on More Info in the recall section for more information.

  3. Model year 2017-2019 Livin' Lite CampLite travel trailers recalled

    The trailer may separate from the tow vehicle

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 12, 2018

    PhotoLivin' Lite Recreational Vehicles is recalling 154 model year 2017-2019 Livin' Lite CampLite travel trailers, models 21BHS, 21RBS, 23RKS and 23RLS.

    The trailer's drawbar may crack, resulting in the trailer separating from the tow vehicle which can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Livin' Lite will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the welds, as necessary, and install an additional tube to reinforce the drawbar, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018.

    Owners may contact Livin' Lite customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153.

  4. Kia recalls model year 2018 Sorentos

    The steering column may separate

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 11, 2018

    PhotoKia Motors America is recalling 97 model year 2018 Sorentos.

    The cowl crossbar that connects to the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) steering column may be improperly welded, allowing the steering column to separate.

    If the steering column separates, it can cause a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cowl crossbar, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin October 26, 2018.

    Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC167.

  5. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store recalls decorative pineapples

    The sharp edges on metal leaves on top of the pineapples pose a laceration hazard.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 11, 2018

    PhotoCracker Barrel Old Country Store of Lebanon, Tenn., is recalling about 1,500 decorative driftwood pineapples.

    The metal leaves on top of the pineapples have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

    The firm has received two reports of consumers cutting their fingers on the metal leaves on the pineapples, resulting in one injury that required stitches.

    This recall involves decorative driftwood pineapples.

    The pineapples are shaped from tan driftwood spikes, have spiked, galvanized metal leaves at the top and measure approximately 19 inches high by 9.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches in diameter.

    The pineapples, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at www.crackerbarrel.com from June 2018, through August 2018, for about $40.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pineapples and return them to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a full refund. Online purchasers will be contacted directly.

    Consumers may contact Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at (800) 333-9566 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) or online at www.crackerbarrel.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.

  6. Model year 2019 Forest River East to West travel trailers recalled

    The vehicles may not have a carbon monoxide detector

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 11, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling 144 model year 2019 Forest River East to West travel trailers.

    These vehicles may have been manufactured without a carbon monoxide detector which would prevent occupants from being warned if carbon monoxide levels become too high.

    Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can increase the risk of injury and death.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in October 2018.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 264-6664 extension 50008. Forest River's number for this recall is 500-0855.

  7. Model year 2009-2010 Mazda 6 vehicles recalled

    The front cross member may corrode after exposure to road salt

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 10, 2018

    PhotoMazda North American Operations is recalling 48,814 model year 2009-2010 Mazda 6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

    The front cross member may corrode after exposure to road salt.

    Corrosion may weaken the mounting point for the passenger side lower control arm, unexpectedly changing the steering alignment and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the cross member and either install a side member and drain hose and apply wax to protect from rust, or install a drain hose and an improved front cross member, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.

    Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 2818I.

  8. Yamaha recalls golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles

    The accelerator pedal return spring can break

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 10, 2018

    PhotoYamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America of Newnan, Ga., is recalling about 145,000 Yamaha golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles.

    The accelerator pedal return spring can break, posing a crash hazard.

    The company has received 417 reports of incidents involving spring failures. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the following model year 2016 through 2018 gas and electric-powered golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles:

    Model Year

    Model Name

    Model Prefix

    Serial Number Range

    2016

    Drive Models YDRA (Gas)

    JW8

    600101

    614300

    JC2

    300101

    312000

    JC0

    700101

    706600

    Drive Models YDRE (Electric)

    JW9

    600101

    618100

    JC3

    000101

    004700

    JC1

    700101

    703500

    Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas)

    JW6

    800101

    800600

    Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas)

    JW7

    700101

    701250

    Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric)

    JW3

    100101

    100300

    2017

    Drive Models DR2A (Gas)

    J0A

    000101

    010100

    J0B

    000101

    016900

    J0D

    000101

    007200

    Drive Models DR2E (Electric)

    J0C

    000101

    011400

    J0E

    000101

    002900

    J0J

    000101

    002000

    Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas)

    JW6

    900101

    900400

    Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas)

    JW7

    800101

    800750

    Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric)

    JW3

    200101

    200250

    2018

    Drive Models DR2A (Gas)

    J0A

    100101

    110400

    J0B

    100101

    119200

    J0D

    100101

    110600

    Drive Models DR2E (Electric)

    J0C

    100101

    111700

    J0E

    100101

    102600

    J0J

    100101

    102700

    Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas)

    JW6

    910101

    910500

    Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas)

    JW7

    900101

    900800

    Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric)

    JW3

    300101

    300250

    The vehicles were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver. The model and serial number can be found on a label under the seat on the left or right side.

    The vehicles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold exclusively at Yamaha golf car dealers nationwide from June 2015, through August 2018, for between $5,500 and $12,300.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

    Consumers may contact Yamaha toll-free at (866) 747-4027 anytime or online at www.yamahagolfcar.com and click on the CPSC Recall Alerts tab for more information.

  9. Jayco recalls White Hawk, Jay Flight and Jay Flight SLX travel trailers

    The axle bearings may burnout or cause the hub to overheat

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 10, 2018

    PhotoJayco is recalling 416 model year 2019 Jayco White Hawk, Jay Flight, and Jay Flight SLX travel trailers.

    The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

    The missing bearing race may cause premature hub bearing failure, possibly resulting in a separation of the hub from the axle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2018.

    Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901410.

  10. BCI Burke recalls metal playground climbers

    A childs body could become lodged in the two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 9, 2018

    PhotoBCI Burke Company of Fond du lac, Wis., is recalling about 200 Merge playground climbers.

    The two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers can be too large creating a strangulation hazard. A childs body could become lodged in these openings, posing a strangulation hazard.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the Burke Merge Metal Climbers that are used on play equipment as an attachment that allows children to climb up and access the play structure.

    The metal climbers were sold in many color combinations with small geometric shaped openings with a platform and two welded handgrips at the top.

    Burke is printed on identification labels that are placed on the exterior of the entire play structure.

    The climbers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at BCI Burke Company and its distributors to public and private organizations including schools, public parks and home owners associations nationwide from November 2015, through March 2018, for $1,400.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately remove these climbers from use and contact the firm for a free repair kit. BCI Burke is contacting all owners directly by mail.

    Consumers may contact BCI Burke at (800) 356-2070 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at bciburke.com and click on the Climber Recall tab for more information

  11. Heartland recalls travel trailers that risk axle failure

    The axle bearings may burnout or cause the hub to overheat

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 9, 2018

    PhotoHeartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 633 model year 2019 Heartland Mallard, Pioneer, Sundance XLT, Wilderness, North Trail, Prowler and Trail Runner travel trailers.

    The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

    The missing bearing race may cause premature hub bearing failure, possibly resulting in a separation of the hub from the axle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin October 26, 2018.

    Owners may contact Heartland customer service at (877) 262-8032. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.40.

  12. Canteen/Covenco recalls ready-to-eat breaded chicken tenders

    The products may contain milk (whey), an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 9, 2018

    PhotoCanteen/Convenco of Middletown, Pa., is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tenders.

    The products may contain milk (whey), an allergen not declared on the label.

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

    The following breaded chicken tenders with BBQ sauce and hot sauce items, produced and packaged from September 7, 2018, through October 4, 2018, are being recalled:

    • 6 oz. clear plastic pouches containing FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce, case code 1077 and Fresh Thru dates ranging from 09-14-18 to 10-05-18.
    • 6 oz. clear plastic pouches containing FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ Hot Sauce, case code 6141 and Fresh Thru dates ranging from 09-16-18 to 10-07-18.

    The recalled products, bearing establishment number P-40088 inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail stores -- specifically vending machines -- in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them.

    Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Ann Sheridan at (704) 328-4056.

  13. Kia recalls model year 2017-2018 Niro hybrid electric vehicles

    Increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 8, 2018

    PhotoKia Motors America is recalling 27,030 model year 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles.

    The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.

    The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the PRA for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018.

    Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC168.

  14. Silver Star Brands recalls human and animal drug products

    The products contain microbial contamination

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 8, 2018

    PhotoSilver Star Brands is recalling a total of eight drug products for humans and pets.

    The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

    The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

    The following products, distributed nationwide via wholesale, retail and online sales, are being recalled:

    HUMAN PRODUCTS
    PRODUCT INDICATION NDC UPC LOT EXPIRATION DATE
    Native Remedies VertiFree oral spray Temporary relief for dizziness and nausea 68703-253-02 818837012260 K061417B 6/20
    Native Remedies VaricoGo oral spray Relieves discomfort associated with varicose veins 68703-105- 59 818837010419 K111717A 11/20
    Native Remedies HypoSlim oral spray Assists with healthy weight management and metabolism 68703-275- 02 818837013724 K051818A 05/21
    Native Remedies EyeClear Pro oral spray Relieves symptoms of mineral buildup and eye irritation 68703-151- 59 818837011652 K022317A, K022317B 02/20
    Healthful Naturals DizziFree oral spray Temporarily relieves dizziness and nausea 68703-204- 02 840853166535 K022616D N/A
    Healthful Naturals Leg Cramp Support Temporary relief from cramps and spasms while resting 68703-206- 02 840853166559 K022216C N/A
    PET PRODUCTS
    PRODUCT INDICATION NDC UPC LOT EXPIRATION DATE
    PetAlive Plump-Up Pet oral spray Improves appetite in underweight dogs and cats 68703-290- 02 818837013908 K011617E 01/20
    PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease oral spray Relieves skin itch 68703-135- 59 818837011102 K111617B 11/20

    What to do

    Silver Star Brands is notifying customers by letter and arranging for return and replacement (or refund) of the recalled products.

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should discontinue using them and contact Silver Star Brands at Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com to make arrangements to return the product.

    Consumers with questions may contact Silver Star Brands (888) 736-6389, Monday Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm (CST) or by email at Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com.

  15. Walmart recalls camp axes

    The axe head can detach from the handle

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 8, 2018

    PhotoWalmart of Bentonville, Ark., is recalling about 246,000 Ozark Trail camp axes.

    The axe head can detach from the handle, posing an injury hazard.

    The company has received two reports of axe heads detaching from the handle, resulting in minor cuts and abrasions.

    This recall involves Ozark Trail camp axes.

    The steel shaft tubular axes measure about 14 inches long from handle to axe head, and weigh about 1.25 lbs.

    The axes have a black, non-slip rubber grip and claw feature. Ozark Trail and model number 60111140 are printed on the product packaging.

    The camp axes, manufactured in India, were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2017, through July, 2018 for about $8.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled axes and return them to Walmart for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. (CT) any day or online at www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

  16. Model year 2010-2014 Subaru Legacys and Outbacks recalled

    The electronic parking brake may not engage properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 8, 2018

    PhotoSubaru of America is recalling 27,175 model year 2010-2014 Subaru Legacys and Outbacks equipped with a manual transmission.

    The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to roll away if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked.

    A vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly, free of charge.

    The recall is scheduled to begin November 7, 2018.

    Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTV-81.

  17. AAA Innovations recalls cooler/grills

    The wooden cabinet surrounding the grill can catch fire

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 5, 2018

    PhotoAAA Innovations of Norwood N. J., is recalling about 275 cooler/grills.

    The wooden cabinet surrounding the grill can catch fire.

    The firm has received two reports of the wood surrounding the grill burning. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves a wooden cabinet, and comes with a separate cooler and grill compartment.

    The grills are used as display enhancers in retail, liquor, convenience and other stores and may have been received by consumers as promotional giveaways and at charity auctions.

    The cooler/grill units measures approximately 35 inches high 44 inches wide and 16 inches deep.

    The words Titos Handmade Vodka are inscribed on the front of the product.

    The cooler/grills, manufactured in China, are used as display enhancers in retail, liquor, convenience and other stores from June 2016, through September 2016 and may have been received by consumers as promotional giveaways and purchased at charity raffles after that time.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cooler/grills and contact AAA Innovations to receive a $125 incentive or a full refund.

    Consumers may contact AAA Innovations at (800) 426-7446 from 8 a.m. 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.aaainnovations.com and click on Recall Notice.

  18. Land Rover recalls vehicles with braking issue

    The Autonomous Emergency Braking system may be disabled

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 5, 2018

    PhotoJaguarLand Rover North America is recalling 86 model year 2018 Land Rover Range Rovers, Land Rover Range Rover Sports and Land Rover Discoverys.

    The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system may be disabled without warning the driver that the system is not functional.

    If the AEB does not intervene when needed, without warning, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2018.

    Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837, Option 9. Land Rover's number for this recall is N227.

  19. Grand Design recalls Reflection, Imagine and Transcend travel trailers

    The axles may be missing inner bearings on the hubs

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 4, 2018

    PhotoGrand Design RV is recalling 997 model year 2019 Grand Design Reflection, Imagine and Transcend travel trailers.

    The axles may be missing inner bearings on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

    Premature wearing of the bearings can cause the hub to overheat and smoke, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin October 22, 2018.

    Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 910015.

  20. Highland Ridge recalls Open Range and Mesa Ridge travel trailers

    The inner bearing races on the hubs may be missing from the axles

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 4, 2018

    PhotoHighland Ridge RV is recalling 22 model year 2019 Highland Ridge Open Range Ultra Lite, Mesa Ridge, and Open Range Lite travel trailers.

    The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

    The missing bearing race may cause premature hub bearing failure, possibly resulting in a separation of the hub from the axle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

    Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland Ridge's number for this recall is 9904410.



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