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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Hercules Candy recalls Cashew Brittle Bits

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2019

    PhotoHercules Candy of East Syracuse, N.Y., is recalling Cashew Brittle Bits that may contain peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

    The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were distributed from the brick and mortar retail in East Syracuse and nationally through the company website.

    The recalled product, comes in a 4-oz., clear plastic package marked with a Best By date of 7/14/19 and a barcode number of 00369 on the back of the package. There are no UPC codes.

    It was sold at the brick and mortar retail store in East Syracuse and nationally through the company website.

    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 (315) 463-4339 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm (EST)

  2. Entegra recalls model year 2019 Esteem motorhomes

    The emergency brake may not engage

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2019

    PhotoEntegra Coach is recalling 23 model year 2019 Esteem motorhomes.

    The parking brake cable ends may be too small, allowing the cable to disconnect, preventing the emergency brake from engaging.

    Without the parking brake being engaged, the vehicle may unintentionally move, especially when parked on an incline, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable, free of charge.

    The recall began March 15, 2019.

    Own may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra's number for this recall is 9903428.

  3. Jayco recalls model year 2019 Greyhawk and Redhawk motorhomes

    The parking brake cable may disconnect

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2019

    PhotoJayco is recalling 69 model year 2019 Jayco Greyhawk and Redhawk motorhomes.

    The parking brake cable ends may be too small, allowing the cable to disconnect, preventing the emergency brake from engaging.

    Without the parking brake being engaged, the vehicle may unintentionally move, especially when parked on an incline, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable free of charge.

    The recall began March 15, 2019.

    Owners may contact Jayco's customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9803428.

  4. Model year 2018-2019 Forest River Surveyor recreational trailers

    The federal placard contains inaccurate axle rating information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 18, 2019

    PhotoForest River is recalling 53 model year 2018-2019 Forest River Surveyor recreational trailers, models SVT201RBLE, SVT201RBLE-47 and SVT201RBS-47.

    The federal placard indicates that the vehicles have 3,500 lb. capacity axles, whereas they actually have 2,500 lb. capacity axles.

    The incorrect label may cause the trailer to be overloaded, possibly resulting in a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River has notified owners and provided replacement placards that contain the accurate axle weight capacity information free of charge.

    The recall began on March 18, 2019.

    Owners may contact Forest River's customer service at 1-574-642-3119. Forest River's numbers for this recall are 37-0979 and 47-0979

  5. Jayco recalls model year 2019-2020 Embark motorhomes

    The vehicle may not be able to tow vehicles safely

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 18, 2019

    PhotoJayco is recalling eight model year 2019-2020 Jayco Embark motorhomes.

    While the motorhome was being delivered, the hitch may have been damaged, compromising the motorhome's ability to safely tow vehicles.

    The damaged hitch may result in the towed vehicle separating from the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hitch, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2019.

    Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9903429.

  6. H&M recalls children’s bathrobes

    The garments fail to meet the flammability standard for childrens sleepwear

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 17, 2019

    PhotoH&M Hennes & Mauritz of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 1,040 childrens bathrobes sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The childrens hooded bathrobes fail to meet the flammability standard for childrens sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves H&M childrens hooded bathrobes that come in two styles; both are 100% cotton.

    The first style comes in gray with the inside lining in either white and pink or white and blue. The robe comes in sizes for 6 months to 3 years old and has a button closure on the right-hand side of the chest.

    The second style comes in sizes for 6-12 months, is white with an embroidered cats face on the hood, two ears attached to the top, and a belt.

    The robes, manufactured in China, were sold online at www.hm.com from October 2018, through March 2019, for between $25 and $30.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the bathrobes and contact H&M for a full refund and a $20 gift card. H&M is contacting all purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact H&M toll-free at (855) 466-7467 from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. (CT) any day of the week or online at https://www2.hm.com/en_us/customer-service/product-and-quality/recalled-items.html for more information.

  7. Entegra recalls model year 2019-2020 Entegra Reatta motorhomes

    The vehicle may not be able to tow vehicles safely

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 17, 2019

    PhotoEntegra Coach is recalling 39 model year 2019-2020 Entegra Reatta motorhomes.

    While the motorhome was being delivered, the tow hitch may have been damaged, compromising the motorhome's ability to tow vehicles safely.

    The damaged hitch may result in the towed vehicle separating from the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Entegra has notified owners, and dealers will replace the hitch free of charge.

    The recall began March 15, 2019.

    Owners may contact Entegra's customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra's number for this recall is 9903429.

  8. BMW recalls C600 Sport, C650 Sport and C650 GT scooters

    The front brake hose may crack and leak

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 17, 2019

    PhotoBMW of North America is recalling 2,707 model year 2013-2018 BMW C600 Sport & C650 Sport, and model year 2013-2019 C650 GT scooters, including those previously recalled.

    Repeated turning of the handlebars to the left-most position may cause the front brake hose to crack and leak over time.

    A brake fluid leak can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake hose, adding an additional protective sleeve that will cover the hose connection fitting free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

  9. Model year 2016-2018 Mazda3s recalled

    The windshield wipers may become inoperative

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2019

    PhotoMazda North American Operations is recalling 187,798 model year 2016-2018 Mazda3 vehicles.

    A defective windshield wiper relay may cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative, reducing the driver's visibility.

    Reduced visibility while driving can increase the risk of crash.

    What to do

    Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front body control module with a new module which uses an improved wiper relay design free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin June 3, 2019.

    Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 3219D.

  10. Jayco recalls model year 2017-2019 Seismic fifth wheel trailers

    The brake lines may be pinched or cut

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2019

    PhotoJayco is recalling 73 model year 2017-2019 Seismic fifth wheel trailers with optional hydraulic brakes.

    The brake lines may have been incorrectly routed between the frame and axle, possibly resulting in the brake lines being pinched or cut.

    Damaged brake lines may reduce the trailer's braking ability, increasing the risk of crash.

    What to do

    Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake lines, correcting and replacing them as necessary free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in April 2019.

    Owners may contact Jayco customer service at (800) 517-9137. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901426

  11. Indian recalls Scout, Scout Bobber, and Scout Sixty motorcycles

    Brake performance may be reduced

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2019

    PhotoIndian Motorcycle Company is recalling 2,072 model year 2019 Scout, Scout Bobber, and Scout Sixty motorcycles equipped with Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS).

    After the manufacturing process, air may remain trapped within the brake system, possibly reducing brake performance.

    Reduced brake performance can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Indian has notified owners, and dealers will perform a brake fluid bleed of the front and rear ABS to evacuate the air free of charge.

    The recall began March 7, 2019.

    Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-18-07.

  12. Highland Ridge recalls Mesa Ridge Lite 2804RK and Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK travel trailers

    The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating shown on the label is insufficient

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2019

    PhotoHighland Ridge RV is recalling 74 model year 2019 Mesa Ridge Lite 2804RK and Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK travel trailers.

    The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), shown on the label as 7,675lbs, exceeds the safety chain rating of 7,600lbs.

    The incorrect GVWR may result in the safety chains being insufficient to retain the trailer in the event that the trailer unhooks from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Highland has notified owners and is providing corrected labels free of charge.

    The recall began March 18, 2019.

    Owners may contact Highland RV's customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland's number for this recall is 9904427.

  13. SD Import recalls Aphrodisiac capsules

    The product contains sildenafil, making it an unapproved drug

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2019

    PhotoSD Import is recalling all lots of Aphrodisiac capsules marketed as a dietary supplement for men for sexual enhancement.

    The products have been found to be tainted with sildenafil. an active pharmaceutical ingredient in FDA approved products used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    The presence of sildenafil in Aphrodisiac capsules renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established.

    There are no reports of adverse events related to this recall.

    The recalled product is packaged in a cardboard box with 12 plastic packs in a box with UPC Code 644118128135. It was sold in retail stores nationwide and on a variety of websites.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using it and return it to place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions may contact SD Import at (248) 850-8523 Monday- Friday from 10AM 5PM (EST) or by e-mail at sdimportsllc@gmail.com.

  14. Triumph recalls model year 2019 Speed Twin motorcycles

    Coolant may leak near the rear tire.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2019

    PhotoTriumph Motorcycles America is recalling 726 model year 2019 Speed Twin motorcycles.

    Improper routing of the coolant hose may cause it to contact the exhaust header pipe, damaging the hose and resulting in a coolant leak near the rear tire.

    Loss of coolant near the rear tire may cause a loss of traction, increasing the risk of crash.

    What to do

    Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the coolant hose routing, rerouting the hose and replacing it if necessary free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in April 2019.

    Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph's number for this recall is SRAN563.

  15. KZRV recalls RV Sonic Lite, Sportsmen Classic and Escape recreational trailers

    The cooktop's flame may become inverted when the furnace is running.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 12, 2019

    PhotoKZRV is recalling 1,164 model year 2019 RV Sonic Lite, Sportsmen Classic and Escape recreational trailers equipped with a Capital liquid propane (LP) Gas Drop-in 2 Burner cooktop.

    The cooktop's flame may become inverted when the furnace is running.

    If the flame becomes inverted, excessive heat buildup may occur, increasing the risk of a burn injury.

    What to do

    KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing cooktop with a cooktop by another manufacturer free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2019.

    Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2019-01.

  16. KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles recall motorcycles

    The throttle can become stuck in the open position

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 12, 2019

    PhotoKTM North America and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America of Murrieta, Calif., are recalling about 780 KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 motorcycles.

    The throttle can become stuck in the open position, posing a crash hazard to the rider.

    No incidents or injuries reported.

    This recall involves model year 2019 KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 closed course/competition motorcycles with 50cc 2-cycle engines.

    Only model year 2019 motorcycles that have the letter K in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number which is located on the right side of the steering head are included in the recall.

    The KTM motorcycles are orange and white with the KTM logo on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank. Printed on both side panels below the rear seat is 50 SX.

    The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the Husqvarna logo and TC 50 printed on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank.

    The motorcycles, manufactured in Austria, were sold at KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from March 2018, December 2018, for about $4,300.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer, respective of their motorcycle brand, to schedule a free repair. KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.ktm.com/us/ or www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on Service Information then select Service Check for more information.

  17. Porsche recalls model year 2018 vehicles with airbag issue

    The side airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 12, 2019

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling 417 of the following model year 2018 vehicles:

    • 718 Boxster, Boxster S and Boxster GTS,
    • 718 Cayman, Cayman S and Cayman GTS,
    • 911 Carrera, Carrera T,
    • Targa 4 GTS,
    • Carrera 4,
    • Carrera S,
    • Carrera 4S,
    • Carrera GTS,
    • Carrera 4 GTS,
    • Carrera Cabriolet,
    • Carrera S Cabriolet,
    • Carrera 4S Cabriolet,
    • Carrera GTS Cabriolet,
    • Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet,
    • Targa 4,
    • Targa 4S,
    • Turbo,
    • Turbo S, Turbo S Exclusive Series,
    • Turbo Cabriolet,
    • Turbo S Cabriolet and
    • GT3.

    The side airbag impact sensors may not have been properly tightened to the vehicle.

    In the event of a crash, the airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the airbag sensors, as necessary free of charge. he recall is expected to begin May 5, 2019.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AKA4.

  18. Karma recalls model year 2012 Fisker Karmas

    The passenger front airbag inflator may explode

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 11, 2019

    PhotoKarma Automotive is recalling 472 model year 2012 Fisker Karmas ever registered in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia.

    The vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

    An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

    What to do

    Karma has notified owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflators free of charge.

    The recall began March 25, 2019.

    Owners may contact Karma customer service at 1-855-288-6109. Karma's number for this recall is 5.84.17.001.01.

  19. Marpac recalls sound machines

    The internal battery can leak and cause an electrical short

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 11, 2019

    PhotoMarpac of Wilmington, N.C., is recalling about 5,000 GO travel sleep sound machines.

    The internal battery can leak and cause an electrical short, posing a burn hazard.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves Marpac Go travel sleep sound machines, which produce numerous different types of sound that block out distracting noise.

    The multi-use sound machine is white with a gray flip stand, an internal rechargeable battery, and comes with a USB cable. It measures about 3 inches high by 2 inches wide with the serial number located on a sticker on the back of the machine.

    The recalled units have a serial number range GT184600000 through GT184605200

    The sound machines, manufactured in China, were sold online at marpac.com, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, harriscomm.com, and bedbathandbeyond.com from January 2019, through February 2019, for about $40.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately remove the sound machines from a charging source, stop using, and contact the firm for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Marpac at (800) 999-6962 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET) Friday, by email at customerservice@marpac.com or online at https://marpac.com/ and click on recall notice at the top of the page for more information.

  20. Conagra Brands recalls Hunt’s Tomato Paste

    The final product may have been damaged, creating the potential for mold.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 10, 2019

    PhotoConagra Brands is recalling a limited number of 6-oz. cans of Hunts Tomato Paste No Salt Added.

    After the canning process, the final product could have been damaged, creating the potential for mold.

    The firm became aware of the issue after receiving calls from consumers.

    The following product, sold in retail stores across the country, is being recalled:

    Item Description Case UPC Item UPC Case Batch/Lot Code Item Batch/Lot Code Best By Date
    HNT PSTE TOM NSA 12/6Z 00-0-27000-38809-9 00-0-27000-38807-5 5291902510 2105902510 OCT 16
    2020

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but discard or return it to the store where purchased.

    Consumers with questions may contact Conagra Brands at (800) 280-0301 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or visit online at https://www.hunts.com.



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