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Recalls: Flushmate III flushing system, GM vehicles, Gerber Bear Grylls Parang machetes, more

Flushmate III flushing system

Company: Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Co.

Quantity: 2,330,600.

Why? The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam, releasing stored pressure that can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank.

What models? Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 to February 2008. The units are rectangular, black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic. The date code range begins with 101497 (Oct. 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (Feb. 29, 2008).

Where sold? The Home Depot, Lowe's, distributors and plumbing contractors, and they were sold to toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

What to do? Call Flushmate toll-free at 1-800-303-5123 or visit and

General Motors vehicles

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 249,260.

Why? Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke or a fire.

What models? 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7x originally sold or registered in cold weather states.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call the following toll-free: Buick, 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet, 1-866-694-6546; GMC, 1-866-996-9463; Isuzu, 1-800-255-6727; and Saab, 1-855-880-0808.

Gerber Bear Grylls Parang machetes

Company: Gerber Legendary Blades.

Quantity: 119,000.

Why? A weakness in the area where the handle meets the blade can cause the handle or the blade to break during use.

What models? The curved blade machete is 19.5 inches long with a blade length of 13. inches. The handle has a stylized BG on it, and the blade is marked with the Gerber and Bear Grylls trademarks. Model numbers are: 31-000698, which has Survival Series printed on the package; and 31-001507; and model number 30-0006010 is the Apocalypse Survival Kit, which includes a Parang machete.

Where sold? Sporting goods stores and online from January 2011-June 2012.

What to do? Call Gerber toll-free at 1-877-314-9130 or visit

Suzuki Forenza, Reno

Company: American Suzuki Motor Corp.

Quantity: 101,688.

Why? A wiring problem could lead to a loss in low/high beam headlamp function.

What models? 2004-2006 Forenza, 2005-2006 Reno.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040.

Crib fringe

Company: Babylicious Products Inc.

Quantity: 300.

Why? The product presents a strangulation hazard to young children.

What models? The product is a narrow fabric strip connecting several individual fabric triangles. It is designed to be attached to the side rail of a crib or along window valances or curtain rods. The product was sold in a variety of colors and patterns and with two fringes in each package.

Where sold? Online and at specialty children's product retailers from January 2006-May 2012 .

What to do? Call Babylicious toll-free at 1-855-684-8399.

Turkey sausage with cheddar cheese

Company: Johnsonville Sausage LLC.

Quantity: 48,000 pounds.

Why? The products may contain pieces of gloves.

What models? The 13.5-ounce vacuum packages of Johnsonville turkey sausage with cheddar cheese that has the establishment number EST. P-34224 and the best-by date 08/20/2012.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-270-4662.

Propofol injectable emulsion

Company: Hospira Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products have visible particles embedded in the glass, and they could be dislodged into the solution and injected into patients.

What models? Propofol injectable emulsion, 1%, 1g/100 mL, NDC number 0409-4699-24, lots 07-893-DJ, 10-123-DJ and 10-125-DJ.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Hospira toll-free at 1-800-615-0187.

Hydromorphone hydrochloride injection

Company: Hospira Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may contain more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as hydromorphone have life-threatening consequences if overdosed.

What models? The hydromorphone injection, USP, 2 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject, NDC 0409-1312-30 and lot number 12720LL.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Hospira toll-free at 1-800-615-0187.

LG, Kenmore gas dryers

Company: LG Electronics Inc.

Quantity: 21,000.

Why? The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete, posing the risk of a fire

What models? LG Electronics and Sears' Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite in red, white and ginger (gold). For full details, please see

Where sold? Sears stores LG Electronics brand gas dryers were sold by various appliance stores, including Sears, from November 2009-August 2010. Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers were sold at Sears stores from November 2009-August 2010.

What to do? Call Sears toll-free at 1-888-375-9741 or visit and click on product recalls under customer service.

Children's scooter

Company: Kickboard USA.

Quantity: 5,600.

Why? The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break.

What models? The three-wheeled Mini Micro scooter for children ages 3-5 with the following model and serial numbers: MM0079, 00061617 to 00064364 and 00064767 to 00065762; MM0080, 00066371 to 00666401 and 00097291 to 00098286; MM0109, 00093571 to 00093870; MM0113, 00067871 to 00068370.

Where sold? Independent toy stores, and ffrom May-July 2012.

What to do? Call Kickboard USA toll-free at 1-888-236-5657, e-mail or visit

Dodge Durango

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 1,449.

Why? Some vehicles may have been built with the incorrect airbag occupant restraint control module, and the supplemental side air bag inflatable curtain may not deploy in a crash.

What models? 2013 Dodge Durango.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-853-1403.

Emerson Corsair ceiling fans

Company: Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co.

Quantity: 870.

Why? The ceiling fan's hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling.

What models? Emerson Corsair model ceiling fans with two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans.

Where sold? Fan and lighting stores and various websites, including and, from January 2009-June 2012.

What to do? Call Emerson toll-free at 1-866-994-8759 or visit

Beadboard bunk beds

Company: PBteen, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Quantity: 390.

Why? The front upper horizontal panel on the bunk beds can crack or break.

What models? Wooden bunk beds with beadboard paneling and an upper bunk accessible by a four-step ladder. For specifics, please see

Where sold? and through the PBteen catalog from January 2008-February 2012.

What to do? Call PBteen toll-free at 1-855-217-5223.

Recalls: Flushmate III flushing system, GM vehicles, Gerber Bear Grylls Parang machetes, more 08/21/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:57pm]
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