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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. The slide room may extend during transit

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 23, 2022

    Tiffin Allegro motorhomeTiffin Motorhomes is recalling 656 model year 2021-2022 Allegro motorhomes.

    The slide room may extend out 6 to 8 inches while parked orwhile movingdue to defective seals in the hydraulic cylinders.

    A slide room that extends unintentionally during transit can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and replace the hydraulic cylinders -- as necessary -- free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 20, 2022. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at (256) 356-8661.

    Tiffin's number for this recall is TIF-122.

  2. The brake lights may malfunction

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 23, 2022

    Maserati MC20 vehicleMaserati North America is recalling 56 model year 2022 MC20s.

    The brake lights may malfunction by unintentionally flickering due to faulty rear tail lights.

    Flickering brake lights may confuse other drivers, which can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and replace the tail lights -- as necessary -- free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 3, 2022.

    Owners may contact Maserati customer service at (877) 696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 501.

  3. The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 20, 2022

    Alliance Avenue recreational trailerAlliance RV is recalling 4,224 model year 2022 Valor (36V11, 37V13, 40V13, 41V15, 42V13, 43V13); Avenue (30RLS, 31BHS, 32RLS, 33RKS, 36BRM) and Paradigm (295MK, 310RL, 340RL, 370FB, 372RK, 382RK, 385FL, 390MP, 365RD) recreational trailers.

    The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, which would cause a gas leak. A gas leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Dealers will remove the quick disconnect fitting and replace it with a plug. Once new quick disconnect fittings are available, they will be replaced free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 22, 2022.

    Owners may contact Alliance customer service at (574) 218-7165.

  4. The steering column may detach from the steering rack

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 19, 2022

    2022 Kia RioKia Motors America is recalling 30 model year 2021-2022 Rios and Fortes.

    A bolt in the steering column may not be secured properly, which can cause the steering column to detach from the steering rack and result in a loss of steering control.

    Loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will tighten the lower steering column u-joint retention bolt free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 27, 2022.

    Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall SC235.

  5. The products may contain metal fragments

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 19, 2022

    H-E-B browniesH-E-B is recalling H-E-B Bakery Two Bite Brownies and H-E-B Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Trays.

    The products may contain metal fragments.

    The following items, sold at H-E-B and Joe Vs Smart Shop stores in Texas and Mexico, are being recalled:

    • 12-oz. packages of H-E-B Bakery Two Bite Brownies, UPC 4122010951
    • Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Tray, UPC 4122048898

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled items should stop eating them andreturn them to the place of purchasefor a full refund.

    Consumers with any questions or concerns may contact the company by phoneat (855) 432-4438 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST).

  6. The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 18, 2022

    Grand Design Imagine travel trailerGrand Design RV is recalling 34,021 model year 2022 Grand Design Imagine, Reflection, Momentum, Solitude, and Transcend travel trailers.

    The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, causing a gas leak.

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

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the quick disconnect fittings free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 25, 2022.

    Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at (574) 825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 910029.

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 18, 2022

    Keats Vegan Ice Cream Truffles lidThe TJX Companies of Framingham, Mass., is recalling three vegan chocolate products.

    The products may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label. One illness has been reported to date.

    The following products, sold at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense stores nationwide, are being recalled:

    • Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles in a 3.88-ounce green plastic package.
    • Keats London Vegan Hazelnut Dark Chocolate in a 4.93-ounce round green plastic package.
    • Keats London Vegan Irish Cream Truffles in a 4.93-ounce round blue plastic package.

    What to do

    Customers who have purchased the recalled products and have an allergy or sensitivity to milkshould not consume them. Instead, they shouldreturn them to the store wherethey were purchased.

    Consumers may contact the appropriate customer service department for a full refund:

    • TJ Maxx (800) 926-6299
    • Marshalls (888) 627-7425
    • HomeGoods (800) 888-0776
    • Sierra (800) 713-4534
    • Homesense (855) 660-4663

    Customer service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET).

  8. The snaps on the garments can detach

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 18, 2022

    Tank top romperWinter Water Factory of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling about 46,700infant French terry jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses, and bibs sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The snaps on the garments can detach andexpose small sharp prongs. This could pose choking and laceration hazards to young children.

    The firm has received 29 reports of the snaps detaching between the prong ring and the stud or socket piece. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves all infant French terry jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses, and bibs from the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022, seasons.

    The garments were sold in infant sizes 0M 3T in various prints in the following styles: French terry jumpsuit, long-sleeve romper, summer romper, tank top romper, bubble romper, footed romper, long-sleeve snap suit, short-sleeve snap suit, Azalea baby dress, Oslo baby Dress, Juniper baby dress, Geneva baby dress, Merano baby dress, Kerchief bib, and French terry bib.

    The recalled garments can be identified by one of the following codes at the bottom of the label on the back of the neck:

    • TX-JM-I-XXII
    • TX-JM-VII-XXI
    • TX-JM-I-XXI
    • TX-JM-VII-XX

    The garments, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at small boutique stores nationwide and online at www.winterwaterfactory.com from August 2020, through April 2022, for between $19 and $49, depending on the style.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses, and bibs and contact Winter Water Factory for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a refund in the form of store credit.

    Consumers should destroy the recalled garments by cutting them in half with scissors. They canthen upload a photo of the destroyed garment(s) to the companys website here. Upon receipt of the photo, consumers will be issued their choice of a full refund of the purchase price or store credit with an additional 20% of the purchase price, whichever is higher.

    Consumers may contact Winter Water Factory onlineor by email at safety@winterwaterfactory.com for more information, including images of all the styles and prints of the recalled garments.

  9. The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 18, 2022

    Braxton Creek BushwhackerBraxton Creek RV is recalling 4,384 model year 2022 Bushwhacker, Bushwhacker Plus, and Free Solo travel trailers.

    The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, causing a gas leak.

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

    What to do

    Dealers will install a plug in place of the quick disconnect,when available, at no charge.

    Owners may contact Braxton Creek customer service at (260) 768-7932.

  10. Missing welds may cause the front shock absorber to separate

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 17, 2022

    Lexus NX250 vehicleLexus is recalling 4,215 model year 2022 NX250, NX350, NX350h, and NX450h+ vehicles.

    Missing spot-welds between the body panels and the front shock absorber mounting areas may cause the front shock absorber to separate from the mounting area.

    A separated shock absorber can cause a loss of vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    A remedy for this issue is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 6, 2022.

    Owners may contact Lexus customer service at (800) 331-4331. Lexus'number for this recall is 22LA02.

  11. The garments fail to meet flammability standards

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 17, 2022

    NewCosplay children's robeNewCosplay of China is recalling about 3,160 childrens robes

    The robes do not meet flammability standards for childrens sleepwear. This means the robes could pose a risk of burn injuries.

    No incidents or injuries have beenreported.

    This recall involves NewCosplay childrens robes made of 100% micro polyester and sold in sizes 3T through 12 that come in22 different patterns.

    The robes have a sewn-in side seam belt, two functional front pockets, and a hood that is character-themed with a mane, ears, andhorn.

    The sewn-in neck label displays the fiber content, washing instructions, and Made in China. The sewn-in side seam label displays the garments size.

    The robes were sold online at www.newcosplay.net and www.amazon.com from December 2021, through March 2022, for between $14 and $30, depending on the style.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled robes away from children, stop using them, and contact NewCosplay for a full refund.

    Consumers who purchased the robes from Amazon.com will be contacted through Amazons messaging platform and provided with prepaid mailers to return the products for a full refund. Consumers may also contact NewCosplay to request a postage prepaid mailer to return the products for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact NewCosplay online or by email at 591025473@qq.com for more information.

  12. The product may contain large and/or sharp bone fragments

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 17, 2022

    Gortons Fish Sandwich - 100% Whole FilletsGortons Seafood is recalling 504 packages of frozen Gortons Fish Sandwich - 100% Whole Fillets.

    The product may contain large and/or sharp bone fragments. There have been no reports of injury.

    The recalled product, which comes in an 18.3 oz package, with UPC 0 44400 15440 6 and date code 2060F2, was sold at Hannaford Supermarkets in New York and Vermont; Giant Food Stores & Giant Martin's in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland; Farm Fresh, Food Depot, Green Valley Marketplace, Harvest Fare, Shoppers Value Foods, St Paul Grocery Market, Tiger Market, Tri-Star Supermarket, and Wegmans in Virginia and Maryland; and U.S. military commissaries in North Carolina, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it. Instead, they shouldcontact Gortons at (888) 573-5982 Monday through Friday from8:30 a.m. to6:00 p.m.(EST) for more information.

  13. The wiring under the seats may not be secured properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 17, 2022

    Newmar Ventana motorhomeNewmar Corporation is recalling 4,961 of the following motorhomes:

    • Model year 2019-2022 Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, Ventana, Dutch Star, New Aire & Canyon Star,
    • Model year 2019 Ventana LE,
    • Model year 2020-2022 Kountry Star,
    • Model year 2019-2020 Mountain Aire, London Aire & Essex and
    • Model year 2021 Super Star.

    The wiring under the seats may be incorrectly secured, which can lead to a pinched wire in the seat adjustment mechanism and cause an electrical short circuit.

    A short circuit increases the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and secure the wiring, adding circuit breaker and fuse protection -- as necessary -- free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 10, 2022.

    Owners may contact Newmar's customer service at (800) 731-8300.

  14. A thin metal strand may be embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 16, 2022

    Starburst GummiesMars Wrigley Confectionery US is recalling specific varieties of SKITTLES Gummies, STARBURST Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS Gummies.

    A thin metal strand may be embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.

    A list of the recalled products, manufactured by a third party and sold in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, may be found here.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them. Instead, they shoulddiscard them.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company online or at (800) 651-2564 for more information.

  15. The garments fail to meet the federal flammability standards

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 16, 2022

    Linum Home Textiles children's robeLinum Home Textiles of Ridgefield, N.J., is recalling about 44,600 childrens robes.

    The robes fail to meet the federal flammability standards for childrens sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries.

    No incidents or injuries have beenreported.

    This recall involves childrens 100 percent cotton terry robes. The long-sleeved, hooded robes have two front pockets and a sewn-in, side-seam matching belt.

    The robes were sold in sizes small, medium, and large and in white, navy, pink, gray, and purple. Made in Turkey, 100% Combed Turkish Cotton, the size, and the washing instructions are printed on a sewn-in, side-seam label.

    The robes were sold online at Amazon.com, QVC.com, Overstock.com, Groupon.com, Wayfair.com, Zulily.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Boscovs.com, Houzz.com, JCPenney.com, Kohls.com, Linumtowels.com, and TorreyCommerce.com from July 2017, through April 2022, for between $25 and $40.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled robes away from children and contact Linum Home Textiles to receive a pre-paid mailer and instructions on how to return the robesfor a full refund.

    The firm is contacting consumers who purchased the robes directly from Linum Home Textiles.

    Consumers may contact Linum Home Textiles online, by email at recall@linumhometextiles.com, or toll-free at (855) 933-0300 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Fridayfor more information.

  16. The brake light switch may malfunction

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 16, 2022

    Bendix logoBendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is recalling 835 model DCM-BB brake lights underpart number 10049991.

    The connection between the brake pedal and brake light switch may bind, causing the brake lights to illuminate continuouslyor fail to illuminate when the brake is applied.

    Brake lights that do not operate as intended can cause confusion to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Bendix will work with the vehicle manufacturer to provide replacement part kits free of charge.

    Bendix will notify the vehicle manufacturer by June 1, 2022.

    Owners may contact Bendix customer service at (877) 345-9526.

  17. The furnace vent extension may not have been installed

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 13, 2022

    Keystone Crossroads Zinger travel trailerKeystone RV Company is recalling 248 model year 2022 Crossroads Zinger travel trailers.

    The furnace vent extension may not have been installed, which can cause carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle's living area.

    Carbon monoxide inside the vehicle can increase the risk of injury or death.

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and install the exterior vent panel -- as necessary -- free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 1, 2022.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at (866) 425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 22-431.

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 12, 2022

    Produce Packaging logoProduce Packaging of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, is recalling Red Curry Grain Bowl and Barcelona Vinaigrette Grain Bowl.

    The products contain wheat, an allergen not declared on the label. No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The recalled products, with best if used by dates of 4/12/22 4/20/22, were sold in retail stores in Ohio and Illinois.

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or sensitivity to wheat who purchased the recalled products should not consume them. Instead, they should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Produce Packaging at (216) 391-6129.

  19. The electronic start/stop button can malfunction

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 11, 2022

    3125 CON GAS PW ES SPEEDWASH CARB EPA3 Pressure WasherGenerac Power Systemsof Waukesha, Wis., is recalling about 55,000 electric start pressure washers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The electronic start/stop button can malfunction and self-start, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if the unit is in a confined space.

    The firm has received nine reports of the pressure washers self-starting and operating without being connected to a water supply. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

    This recall involves Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers with model numbers DPW3100DEN, DPW3101DEN, DPW3102DEN, G0071320, G0071321, G0071430, and G0071431.

    The electric start pressure washers have an electric start/stop button for the units gasoline-powered engines, as well as a rechargeable battery used to power the button. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the products frame.

    Consumers can check the specific unit types, model numbers, and serial numbers of affected products here. A list of the recalled Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers may be found here.

    The power washers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online, including Ace Hardware, Amazon, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do It Best, eBay, Essendant, Fastenal, Home Depot, Lowes Stores, Menards, Orgill, Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., Tractor Supply, True Value, and Walmart from February 2018, through February 2022, for between $450 and $650.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washers, unless they have removed the rechargeable battery, and contact Generac to arrange to have an authorized dealer replace the start/stop switch free of charge. Generac is contacting known consumers directly to provide more details about the repair.

    The pressure washer can continue to be used with the battery removed byusing the pull-start option to start the unit.

    Consumers may contact Generac Power Systems online or toll-free at (855) 625-2933 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Fridayfor more information.

  20. The side airbags may deploy improperly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    May 10, 2022

    Tesla Model XTesla is recalling 7,289 model year 2021-2022 Model X vehicles.

    The left or right front-row side curtain air bags may not deploy as intended when the windows are lowered.

    Improper side curtain air bag deployment can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

    What to do

    Tesla Service Centers will replace the left and right front-row side curtain air bags free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 7, 2022.

    Owners may contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752. Tesla's number for this recallis SB-22-20-003.