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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. The product is packaged in bottles that resemble drink containers

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 30, 2021

    PhotoArdil Comercial is recalling one lot of Limar Hand Sanitizer, packaged in 4-oz bottles.

    The product is packaged in containers that resemble water bottles, posing a risk of ingestion.

    There are no reports of adverse events.

    The recalled product, lot number: 079932-4611-05-J with the expiration date May 2022 was shipped nationwide in the U.S to a distributor who may have further distributed.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact Ardil Comercial at (809) 231-2583, Ext. 9, Monday Friday from 8am 5pm (AST) or by email at administracion@ardilcomercial.com.

  2. The stove saddle valves may leak gas

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 30, 2021

    PhotoNorthwood Manufacturing is recalling 174 model year 2019 Arctic Fox Camper 865s, Arctic Fox Camper 990s, Nash Travel Trailer 29S, Nash Travel Trailer 26N, and Nash Travel Trailer 24M trailers, with Dometic S31, R731, and R2131 3-burner cooking stoves.

    The saddle valve securing bolt may be overtightened, possibly damaging the o-ring seal and causing a continuous gas leak.

    A gas leak can increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Dometic service centers will replace the manifold bolt and valve seal free of charge.

    Owners may contact Northwood customer service at (800) 766-6274. Northwood's number for this recall is 2021-001.

  3. The headlight bulbs are too bright

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 29, 2021

    PhotoGuangzhou Yorkim Trading Co., Ltd is recalling 3,000 Yorkim R7 H11 LED bulbs, sold through Amazon.

    The aftermarket LED headlight bulbs can create excessive glare and brightness to oncoming traffic.

    Excessive glare and brightness can decrease the visibility for oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Yorkim will provide a full refund.

    Owners may contact Guangzhou customer service at (861) 052-2163.

  4. The headlight bulbs are too bright

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 28, 2021

    PhotoDianLiangzhihui Technology is recalling 4,357 aftermarket Lasfit A30-LAplusH11-NFBA LED headlights sold through Amazon.

    The headlight bulbs can create excessive glare or brightness to oncoming traffic.

    Excessive glare or brightness can decrease the visibility to oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    DianLieangzhihui Technology will provide a full refund or replace the LED bulbs with Halogen bulbs free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact Shenzhen customer service by email at recall2021dl@163.com.

  5. The products contain milk and coconut, allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 28, 2021

    PhotoGreen Dining Table of Alhambra, Calif., is recalling approximately 183,330 pounds of frozen pork dumplings.

    The products contain milk and coconut, allergens not declared on the label.

    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

    The following items, produced from March 22, 2021, through July 14, 2021, are being recalled:

    • 1.5-lb. plastic bag packages containing HanSang GYOZA, PORK & VEGETABLE and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
    • 1.5-lb. plastic bag packages containing HanSang BITE-SIZE DUMPLINGS, PORK & VEGETABLE and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
    • 1.5-lb. plastic bag packages containing HanSang CRISPY DUMPLINGS, PORK & VEGETABLE and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
    • 1.8-lb. plastic bag packages containing ChoripDong KIMCHI DUMPLING WITH PORK and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
    • 1.8-lb. plastic bag packages containing ChoripDong PORK & VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.
    • 4.4-lb. plastic bag packages containing PAIKs NOODLE Pork and Vegetable Dumplings and sell by dates ranging from 3.23.2023 to 7.14.2023.

    The recalled products, bearing establishment number EST. 45556 inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to wholesalers in California, New Jersey, New Yorkand Washington, and then further distributed to retailers. Some products were also exported to Canada.

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or sensitivity to milk and coconut who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but discard or return them to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions may contact Paul Hahm at (323) 262-7500 or by email at paulh@seoultradingusa.com.

  6. The airbag cover emblem may shatter

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 28, 2021

    PhotoMazda North American Operations is recalling 260,915 model year 2004-2007 Mazda3s.

    During airbag deployment, the plastic emblem on the steering wheel airbag module cover may shatter, and project plastic fragments into the vehicle.

    Plastic fragments can hit occupants during air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the airbag module cover, free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 28, 2021.

    Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500 Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 4921G.

  7. The chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 28, 2021

    PhotoBel Furniture of Houston, Texas, is recalling about 90 Barrington 5-drawer chests.

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

    The firm has received one report of the chest tipping over and injuring a child.

    This recall involves Barrington 5-drawer chests that brown with silver drawer knobs and measure 49 inches tall, 35 inches wide, and 19 inches deep.

    The dresser comes with a sticker on the backside identifying it as the Barrington 5-Drawer Chest from the Mollai Collection.

    PhotoThe chests, manufactured in Malaysia, were sold at Bel Furniture stores throughout Texas and online at www.belfurniture.com from October 2014, through July 2016, for about $250.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the chests and contact Bel Furniture for a full refund with free pick-up of the dresser.

    Or consumers can return the drawer slides for free and dispose of the dresser, or for a free installation of tip-over restraints by Bel Furniture.

    Bel Furniture is contacting all purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Bel Furniture collect at (832) 358-8899 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@belfurniture.com or online at www.belfurniture.com and click on Recall Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

  8. The rear ladder interferes with the emergency exit

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 28, 2021

    PhotoVanLeigh RV is recalling 79 model year 2021-2022 Vanleigh Beacon recreational vehicles.

    Interference from the rear ladder can prevent the rear egress window from fully opening.

    In an emergency, the rear egress window cannot be used as an exit, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the egress window free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact VanLeigh customer service at (662) 612-4040.

  9. The steering column may detach

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 27, 2021

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling 27 model year 2021 Cayennes.

    The screw connection between the steering column and steering box may fail, which can result in a detached steering column.

    A detached steering column can cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will install a new screw free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 29, 2021.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB4.

  10. A software error can cause a loss of motive power

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2021

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling 10,373 model year 2020-2021 Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S & Taycan 4S, and model year 2021 Taycan, Taycan Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo & Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo vehicles.

    The monitoring software can incorrectly detect a fault and shutdown the power train, causing a loss of motive power.

    A loss of motive power increases the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will reprogram the power electronics and the engine control unit free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 27, 2021.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB5.

  11. The heaters may not turn off if they tip over

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2021

    PhotoHarbor Freight Tools of Calabasas, Calif., is recalling about 350,000One Stop Gardens 15,000 and 30,000 BTU Tank Top Propane Heaters.

    In windy weather, the flame can be directed to the rear of the unit, which can melt the tip switch safety shut off feature at the rear of the heater. This poses a risk that the heater will not turn off if it tips over, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

    The firm has received reports of nine incidents of flame redirection to the rear of the heater and/or the tip switch safety feature melting. Three of these incidents resulted in minor burn injuries when the consumers attempted to turn off the unit.

    This recall involves the One Stop Gardens 15,000 BTU Tank Top Propane Heater (Item #63073), and the One Stop Gardens 30,000 BTU Tank Top Propane Heater (Item #63072).

    The heaters are designed to mount on top of a standard 20 lb. propane tank, and have an easy start with variable heat control valve, high efficiency heat reflector, and safety shutoff.

    The heaters, manufactured in China, were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from December, 2015, through April, 2021, for about $45 for the 15,000 BTU model and about $75 for the 30,000 BTU model.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tank top propane heaters and return them to their local Harbor Freight Tools store for a full refund of the purchase price, plus applicable tax, in the form of a Harbor Freight Tools gift card.

    Harbor Freight Tools is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall & Safety at the bottom of the page for more information.

  12. The federal certification label has incorrect information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2021

    PhotoHeartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 27 model year 2021 Heartland Pioneer SS171 travel trailers.

    The federal certification label has the incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and axle rating.

    As a result, the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Heartland will mail replacement labels to owners free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 27, 2021.

    Owners may contact Heartland customer service at (877)262-8032.

  13. The headlight bulbs may be too bright

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2021

    PhotoShenzhenshi Axi Technology is recalling 1,143 aftermarket OXILAM LED headlight bulbs with part numbers F3-H11 and F3-9005, sold through Amazon.com.

    These bulbs can create excessive glare or brightness to oncoming traffic.

    Excessive glare or brightness can reduce the vision of oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Shenzhenshi will replace the LED headlight bulbs with halogen bulbs free of charge.

    Owners may contact Shenzhenshi customer service at (809) 894-9735 or by email at service@oxilam.com.

  14. Excessive ammonia can become trapped in tailpipe exhaust

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 23, 2021

    PhotoCummins is recalling 477 L9 Diesel Engines, with part number D563027BX03.

    The engine calibration software's management of the injection of Diesel Exhaust Fluid can allow excessive ammonia into the tailpipe exhaust.

    Exposure to high levels of ammonia can increase the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Dealers will recalibrate the engine free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 27, 2021.

    Owners may contact Cummins customer service at (800) 286-6467.

  15. The stove saddle valves may leak gas

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 23, 2021

    PhotoR.C. Willett Company is recalling six NorthStar 8.5 Arrow U truck campers with Dometic S31, R1731, and R2131 3-burner slide in stoves.

    The saddle valve securing bolt may be over-tightened, possibly damaging the o-ring seal and causing a continuous gas leak.

    A gas leak can increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Dealers will install a remedy kit of gaskets, washers, thread locker bolts, and two round orange labels free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 1, 2021.

    Owners may contact R.C. Willett customer service at (319) 233-3461.

  16. The seat belt retractor may lock

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 22, 2021

    PhotoWinnebago Industries is recalling 1,566 model year 2021-2022 Solis, Travato and Ekko vehicles with GE-ES Double Flipseats.

    The seat belt retractors may lock up when the vehicle is on a slight incline.

    If the seat belt retractor locks, passengers may believe they are trapped in the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Winnebago will work with Freedman to notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat and repair free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at (614) 585-6939 or (800) 537-1885 or Freedman customer service at (800) 443-4540.

  17. Wood stored under the unit can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 22, 2021

    PhotoReal Flame of Racine, Wis., is recalling about 781 Arroyo and Hideaway Wood Burning Fire Pits sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    Wood stored under the unit can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

    The firm has received one report of a fire involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall includes Arroyo and Hideaway Wood Burning Fire Pits sold at Crate and Barrel.

    The Arroyo is a black color chimenea-style fireplace measuring about 5 feet high and 1 feet wide, and has UPC 752370060107.

    The Hideaway is a black color round wood burning fireplace measuring about 1 feet high and 3 feet wide, and has UPC 752370064501.

    The fire pits, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarel.com from December 2020, through May 2021, for about $700.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Arroyo or Hideaway Wood Burning Fire Pits and contact Real Flame to arrange for removal of the fire pit in exchange for a full refund. Real Flame is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Real Flame at (800) 654-1704 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.realflame.com and click Support at the top of the page for more information.

  18. The replacement headlights are too bright

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 22, 2021

    PhotoOne More Auto Parts is recalling 1,665 Lasfit aftermarket headlight bulbs model TX002/9005FBA, TX002/9006FBA, TX001/H7FBA, EX-PLA9012FBA, TX001/9004FBA, TX001/9007FBA, TX002/H4FBA, TX002/H13FBA, sizes 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007 sold only through Amazon.com.

    The aftermarket headlight bulbs are too bright during the first ten minutes of use.

    Excessive brightness can decrease the visibility for oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will provide a full refund or replace the bulbs free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact One More Auto Parts by email at recall2021@onemoreauto.com.

  19. An incorrect passenger seat was installed

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 22, 2021

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling 149 of the following model year 2021 vehicles:

    • 911 Turbo Coupe,
    • 911 Turbo S Coupe,
    • 911 Carrera 4S Targa,
    • 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet,
    • 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, and
    • 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

    An incorrect passenger seat was installed and may cause an Occupant Classification System (OCS) malfunction.

    An OCS malfunction may affect the front passenger airbag, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Dealers will install the correct seat free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 20, 2021.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB3.

  20. The product may contain peanut protein, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 21, 2021

    PhotoBazzini LLC of Allentown, Pa., is recalling three lot codes of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups.

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

    The recalled product comes in a 1.4 oz package, with one of the three following date code located on the back of the packages:

    • Sell By APR 05 2022 18095 or 2B095
    • Sell By APR 06 2022 1 B096 or 2B096
    • Sell By APR 07 2022 1 B097 or 2B097

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but return it to the Trader Joe's location where it was purchased for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Bazzini at (855) 675-7219 Monday Friday from 8:00AM 5:00PM (EST).