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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Kawasaki recalls Z900, Z900 ABS and Z900RS vehicles

    The rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor wire may contact the rear tire

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 13, 2018

    PhotoKawasaki Motor Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling 1,173 model year 2018 Kawasaki Z900, Z900 ABS and Z900RS vehicles.

    The rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor wire may have been incorrectly routed, allowing them to contact the rear tire.

    If the brake hose contacts the rear tire, the hose may be damaged, reducing the braking performance.

    If the wheel rotation wire gets damaged, the ABS may not function properly.

    Either condition can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    KMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake line and rear wheel sensor wire routing, correcting the routing and replacing any damaged component, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.

    Owners may contact KMC customer service at (866) 802-9381. KMC's number for this recall is MC18-06.

  2. White-Rodgers recalls thermostats

    Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 13, 2018

    PhotoWhite-Rodgers of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 150,000 Emerson Branded Sensi WiFi thermostats sold in the U.S and Canada.

    Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard.

    The company has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Emerson branded SensiWiFi thermostats with Emerson printed on the front and a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. The date code represents the manufacture date from the 16th week of 2014 through the 36th week of 2015.

    The thermostats are white with an LCD screen. There are three buttons below the thermostat screen. Up and down arrow and Menu buttons are located to the right of the screen.

    Recalled thermostats have model numbers 1F86U-42WF or UP500W. A product label containing model number and date code information is located on the back of the thermostat.

    The thermostats, manufactured in China, were sold at Johnstone, Home Depot and Golden State FC stores and Heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment distributors nationwide from April 2014, through December 2016, for between about $90 and $150.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately check their Sensi thermostat to determine if Emerson is printed on the front with a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. Contact the firm to determine if the unit is included in the recall and for instructions on repair and/or replacement.

    Consumers may contact White-Rodgers toll-free at (888) 847-8742 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.white-rodgers.com and click on Emerson Branded Sensi Recall at the lower left corner of the homepage for more information.

  3. Airstream recalls model year 2019 Interstate 19 motorhomes

    The battery cables may become overloaded

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 13, 2018

    PhotoAirstream is recalling 31 model year 2019 Airstream Interstate 19 motorhomes.

    150-amp fuses may have been used for the coach battery fuses instead of 100-amp fuses, potentially allowing the battery cables to be overloaded.

    Battery cables that are overloaded may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will remove the 150-amp fuses and install 100-amp fuses, free of charges.

    The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019.

    Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111, extensions 7401 or 7411.

  4. Del Monte recalls canned Fiesta Corn

    The product was under-processed

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 13, 2018

    PhotoDel Monte Foods is recalling 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing.

    The deviation could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.

    There have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date.

    The recalled product comes in 15.25-oz. (432g) cans withUPC numbers 24000 02770.

    It will also have one of the following Best if Used By dates stamped on the bottom of the can:

    • August 14, 2021
    • August 15, 2021
    • August 16, 2021
    • Sept 3, 2021
    • Sept 4, 2021
    • Sept 5, 2021
    • Sept 6, 2021
    • Sept 22, 2021
    • Sept 23, 2021

    The recalled product was shipped to multiple distributors and retail locations in Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

    It was also distributed in Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia and Suriname.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 779-7035, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm (ET).

  5. Braking issue prompts recall of various model year 2018 Porsche Panameras

    The brake lines installed on the front axle may corrode over time

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 12, 2018

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling 112 model year 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Executives, Panamera 4 Hybrids, Panamera Turbo S Hybrids, Panamera 4 Hybrid Executives, Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismos, and Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo.

    The front axle brake lines may corrode over time, affecting the front braking performance.

    Reduced braking ability due to a corroded brake line can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake line, and any damaged brake components, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2019.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ11.

  6. Cruiser RV recalls MPG and Radiance Ultra Light recreational trailers

    The inner hub bearings may overheat and fail.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 12, 2018

    PhotoCruiser RV is recalling 25 model year 2019 Cruiser MPG and Radiance Ultra Light recreational trailers, built on D28H, D35, D40, or D44 trailer axles.

    The inner hub bearings may not have been sufficiently greased, which can cause the bearings to overheat and fail.

    If the bearings overheat, the hub may fail, affecting handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Cruiser will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the hubs and bearings, as necessary, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2019.

    Owners may contact Cruiser customer service at 1-574-206-7920. Cruiser's number for this recall is 99.03.16.

  7. Penn State Industries recalls woodworking jaw chuck systems

    The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 12, 2018

    PhotoPenn State Industries of Philadelphia, Pa., is recalling about 1,000 quick change jaw chuck systems.

    The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.

    The firm has received seven reports of the jaw loosening or ejecting from the chuck. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Penn State Industries CSCBARR5 quick change jaw chuck systems used with woodworking lathes.

    The recalled jaw chuck systems are made of steel, are silver in color and measure about 3.875 inches in diameter.

    PSI Woodworking Products and product number CSCBARR5 are printed on the side of the chuck.

    The jaw chuck systems, manufactured in China, were sold at Blackwater River Tools, Klingspor Woodworking, L&R Collectables, Long Island Woodworking Supply, Penn State Industries, Sumner Woodworking Store, The Woodwork Shop, Woodturningz , Woodworkers Emporium and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from March 2017, through August 2018, for between $180 and $250.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jaw chuck systems and contact Penn State Industries to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

    Consumers may contact Penn State Industries at (800) 377-7297 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at CSCBARR5.recall@pennstateind.com or online at www.pennstateind.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

  8. Keystone recalls recreational trailers with axle bearing issue

    The bearings can overheat and fail

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 12, 2018

    PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 982 model year 2019 Keystone Cougar, Outback, Passport, Springdale, Bullet and Hideout recreational trailers and model year 2019 Dutchmen Aerolite and Atlas recreational trailers.

    The inner hub bearings of the axles may not have been sufficiently greased, which can cause the bearings to overheat and fail.

    If the bearings overheat, the hub may fail, affecting handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the hubs and bearings, as necessary, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2019.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-340.

  9. Porsche recalls vehicles with optional ski bag

    The ski bag could become unsecured in the event of a crash

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 11, 2018

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling 142 model year 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid Platinum Edition, Macan Turbo and Macan GTS vehicles; model year 2017-2018 Cayenne S, Macan, Cayenne Platinum Edition and Macan S vehicles; and model year 2018 Cayenne vehicles equipped with the optional ski bag.

    The ski bag fastening strap may have been sewn with incorrect thread, possibly resulting in the strap seams tearing and the ski bag being unsecured in the event of a crash.

    If the ski bag detaches during a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ski bags, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2019.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ12.

  10. 3-D Meats recalls beef snack sticks

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 10, 2018

    Photo3-D Meats of Dalton, Ohio, is recalling approximately 47 pounds of ready-to-eat beef snack sticks.

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

    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

    The following ready-to-eat item, packaged and produced on October 19, 2018, is being recalled:

    • 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing SPICEY SNACK STICKS prepared for CF Ranch & Cattle Co.

    The recalled product, bearing establishment number EST. M45377 inside the USDA mark of inspection, was shipped to retail locations in Ohio.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume it, but discard it or return it to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Leon Hilty at (330) 985-0311.

  11. Danone North America recalls yogurt

    Some of the product's toppers contain peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 10, 2018

    PhotoDanone North America is recalling 3,521 cases of Light & Fit Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings SMores Flavor.

    Some of the product's toppers contain peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label.

    The recalled product, with an expiration date of December 30, 2018, and UPC of 36632 03825, comes in in single 5-oz., cups with a clear plastic topper with mix-in ingredients.

    It was sold in 13 Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at (877) 326-6668.

  12. Meijer recalls children’s hooded jackets

    The zipper slider can detach from the hoodie, posing a choking hazard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 7, 2018

    PhotoMeijer Distribution of Grand Rapids, Mich., is recalling about 25,000 Falls Creek Kids infant and toddler hoodies.

    The zipper slider can detach from the hoodie, posing a choking hazard to young children.

    The firm has received one report of the zipper slider body and pull detaching from a hoodie. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Falls Creek Kids branded childrens zip up hoodies sold in five color styles in sizes 12M,18M, 24M, 2T,3T 4T and 5T.

    Falls Creek Kids and Made in China are printed on the inner collar. The tracking number is printed on a sewn-in label on the inner side seam.

    Product

    Sizes

    Tracking Number

    Color/Style

    Falls Creek Kids zip up hoodies

    12M, 18M, 24M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T

    MAY 2018 17677,

    MAY 2018 17506, or AUGUST 2018 17932

    navy with white and orange striped sleeves

    teal with white and navy striped sleeves

    gray with a football play graphic

    olive green with a bear graphic

    gray girls hoodie with ruffled trim

    The hoodies, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Meijer stores nationwide from June 2018, through October 2018, for about $14.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled hoodies away from children, stop using them and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime or online at www.Meijer.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

  13. Ducati recalls Monster 1200, Monster 821, SuperSport and SuperSport S motorcycles

    The shift knob may detach from the lever

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 7, 2018

    PhotoDucati North America is recalling 2,705 model year 2017-2019 Monster 1200, Monster 821, SuperSport and SuperSport S motorcycles.

    The shift lever may have been incorrectly assembled, possibly resulting in the shift knob detaching from the lever.

    If the shift knob detaches, the rider may not be able to shift gears, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the gear lever shift knob tightness, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019.

    Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.

  14. Signature Hardware recalls wall-mounted shower seats

    The aluminum hardware supporting the shower seat can corrode

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 6, 2018

    PhotoSignature Hardware of Erlanger, Ky., is recalling about 7,300 wall-mounted shower seats sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The aluminum hardware supporting the shower seat can corrode, posing fall and laceration hazards.

    The company has received 194 reports of the shower seats breaking, including 37 reports of falls without injuries and 23 reports of injuries.

    Injuries include scrapes and bruises, three reports of lacerations for which consumers received stitches and one report of lumbar fractures.

    This recall involves wall-mounted, folding shower seats made of teak wood slats joined together by support rods that extend from two wall mounting brackets.

    The recalled shower seats have brushed nickel, chrome or oil-rubbed bronze finishes on the support rods and bracket covers.

    They measure 16 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep, with a width of 11.75 inches between the centers of the wall mounting brackets.

    SKU number 917726 is printed on purchase receipts and email order confirmations.

    The shower seats, manufactured in China, were sold at Signature Hardware by telephone and online at signaturehardware.com between January 2011, and July 2018, and by Barclay Products Ltd. through its showroom in Gurnee, Ill., between October 2013, and June 2017, for between $150 and $160.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower seats and contact Signature Hardware to receive a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Signature Hardware toll-free at (866) 855-2284 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, or online at www.signaturehardware.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

  15. Chukar Cherries expands recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate products

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 6, 2018

    PhotoChukar Cherries of Prosser, Wash., is expanding its earlier recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate products.

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

    No allergic reaction has been reportedto date.

    The following products, sold in plastic pouches, net wt. 7.5-oz. with UPC codes and Best By dates on the back side of the package, are being recalled:

    Recalled Product UPC Best By
    Ultra Dark Chocolate Black Forest Cherries 0 11261 23907 8 11/2019
    Ultra Dark Chocolate Cocoa Pecans 0 11261 22507 1 10/2019
    Organic Ultra Dark Vanilla Chocolate Rainier Cherries 0 11261 27207 5 10/2019
    Organic Ultra Dark Orange Chocolate Tart Cherries 0 11261 27507 6 10/2019

    The recalled products were sold at retail stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

    What to do

    Consumers with questions may contact Chukar Cherries at (509) 786-2055 from 8am to 5pm (PDT).

  16. Lamborghini recalls model year 2011-2014 Gallardo Coupes and Spyders

    Drivers may not be warned of safety system problems

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 6, 2018

    PhotoAutomobili Lamborghini is recalling 1,152 model year 2011-2014 Gallardo Coupes and Spyders.

    The Engine Control Unit software may erase trouble codes after the ignition is turned off, not illuminating warning lamps and preventing drivers from being warned of safety system problems the next time that they are driving.

    If the warning lamps do not indicate a safety system failure such as an engine or fuel injection system malfunction, continuing to drive the vehicle with a faulty system and no warning can increase the risk of a crash or injury.

    What to do

    Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the engine software with the appropriate procedure, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin December 14,2018.

    Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276. Lamborghini's number for this recall is L61XR0118.

  17. Maserati recalls model year 2014-2015 Quattroportes and Ghiblis

    The fuel lines may leak

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 5, 2018

    PhotoMaserati North America is recalling 6,301 model year 2014-2015 Maserati Quattroportes and Ghiblis.

    The fuel lines may have been damaged during production, possibly resulting in a fuel leak.

    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assemblies, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2019.

    Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 378.

  18. Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S, and V4 SP motorcycles recalled

    The oil cooler output port may crack

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 5, 2018

    PhotoDucati North America is recalling 1,663 model year 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S, and V4 SP motorcycles.

    The oil cooler output port may crack, causing an oil leak which can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2019.

    Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.

  19. Foremost recalls shower doors and panels

    The glass door panel may separate from its frame

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 5, 2018

    PhotoForemost Groups of East Hanover, N.J., is recalling about 700 glass shower doors and panels.

    The pivot hinges can fail and cause the glass door panel to separate from its frame, posing impact and injury hazards.

    The firm has received 86 reports of incidents, including 73 reports of the pivot hinges failing and the glass doors separating from their frame and falling and 13 reports of the glass doors separating from their frame and shattering. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the pivot hinges on all Cove and Suave models of shower doors and panels.

    The recalled pivot hinges were delivered with shower doors and panels which are made of glass and have a silver, brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze metal frame and door handle.

    The shower doors and panels, manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot, Hoods Discount Home Center, Menards and other stores nationwide and online at Build.com, Houzz.com, Wayfair.com and other websites from January 2018, through July 2018, for between $800 and $1,100.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower doors and panels and contact Foremost for free replacement pivot hinges. Foremost is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Foremost toll-free at (888) 620-3667 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at kandbservice@foremostgroups.com or online at www.foremostbath.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

  20. Polaris recalls Slingshot, Slingshot SL and Slingshot SL LE motorcycles

    The taillight may not function properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    December 4, 2018

    PhotoPolaris Industries is recalling 11,371 model year 2015-2016 Polaris Slingshot, Slingshot SL and Slingshot SL LE motorcycles equipped with a backup camera.

    The back-up camera may fail internally, possibly melting the voltage regulator and blowing the fuse for that circuit, thereby preventing the taillight from functioning properly.

    The melted voltage regulator can increase the risk of a fire. The loss of a tail light can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the back-up camera, as necessary, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin December 6, 2018.

    Owners may contact Polaris at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris' number for this recall is T-18-04.



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