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Recalls: Ford Escape and Fusion, Atorvastatin calcium tablets, more

Ford Escape, Fusion

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 80,057.

Why? The engines may overheat, leading to fluid leaks that may come in contact with the hot exhaust system and cause a fire. Ford has recommended owners park the vehicles until they can be repaired.

What models? 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion with 1.6-liter turbocharged engines.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332.

Atorvastatin calcium tablets

Company: Ranbaxy Inc.

Quantity: 41 lots.

Why? The products may contain small pieces of glass.

What models? Atorvastatin calcium tablets in 10-mg, 20-mg and 40-mg bottles.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-266-7623.

Meatless burger and falafel

Company: Veggie Patch.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.

What models? The 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked Ultimate meatless burger with a use-by date of Jan/12/2013, and UPC code 6-10129-00211-5 ; and the 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked falafel with a use-by date of Jan/15/2013, and a UPC code 6-10129-06619-3.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-807-0765, email contactus@veggiepatch.com or visit www.veggiepatch.com.

Frozen butter chicken, rice products

Company: Aliya's Foods Limited.

Quantity: 4,865 pounds.

Why? The product may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.

What models? The 12.5-ounce boxes of Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice with product code 2012-10-31 and lot code 30512.

Where sold? Trader Joe's stores.

What to do? Call Trader Joe's at 1-626-599-3817.

Trampolines

Company: Sportspower Ltd.

Quantity: 23,400.

Why? The trampoline's metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to children and adults on the trampoline.

What models? Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines.

Where sold? Sports Authority from April 2007-May 2012.

What to do? Call Sportspower toll-free at 1-888-965-0565, visit www.sportspowerltd.net or email customerservice@sportspowerltd.net.

Kielbasa products

Company: Market Brands LLC.

Quantity: 16,100 pounds.

Why? The products may contain small pieces of plastic.

What models? The 41-ounce white freezer paper wrapped packages, each containing four links of Stanley's market-fresh kielbasa.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-419-726-8488.

Window fittings, arms and hinges

Company: G-U Hardware Inc.

Quantity: 5,000.

Why? The window fittings can break, allowing the window to fall.

What models? The side-hung sash hinge model Jet AK8, model number 6-31064-00-0-1 and component number 9-31209. Also the tilt-turn stay arm model Jet AK8 30, model number K-15805-00-0-1 and component number 9-31209; the Jet AK8 50 model with number K-15806-00-0-1 and component number 9-31208; and model Jet AK8 90 with number K-15807-00-0-1 and component number 9-31208.

Where sold? Through hardware wholesalers and window manufacturers from October 2002-December 2011.

What to do? Call G-U Hardware toll-free at 1-855-355-8810 or visit www.ak-warning.com.

Homer's all-purpose bucket mug

Company: Mr. Christmas Ltd.

Quantity: 3,700.

Why? The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The orange ceramic mug is about 4.5 inches tall with a large vertical cup handle on the side. The mug has the words The Home Depot, Homer's All-purpose Bucket and a cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front.

Where sold? Home Depot stores during October 2012.

What to do? Call Home Depot toll-free at 1-877-527-0313 or visit www.homedepot.com.

Liquid Motion waterslides

Company: Sportspower Ltd.

Quantity: 1,500.

Why? The warning labels on the children's waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first.

What models? Sportspower Liquid Motion waterslides, item number INF-1375 and UPC 687064031340.

Where sold? Menards Inc. from April -July 2010.

What to do? Call Sportspower toll-free at 1-888-965-0565, visit www.sportspowerltd.net or email customerservice@sportspowerltd.net.

Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts

Company: Jotul North America.

Quantity: 1,200.

Why? The fireplace insert's electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards.

What models? The Jotul GI 450 DVII model number 350860 and Jotul GI 450 DV TSI model number 350861 with serial numbers 30001 through 31056; Scan 45i model 350862 and Scan 45i TSI model number 350866 with serial numbers 1001 through 1182.

Where sold? Independent specialty fireplace and stove stores from June 2010-September 2012.

What to do? Call Jotul toll-free at 1-800-797-5912 or visit www.jotul.com.

Honda Civic

Company: American Honda Motor Co.

Quantity: 157.

Why? Some of these vehicles were assembled with the incorrect steering column assembly, and the steering column may not offer the proper protection in a crash.

What models? 2012 Honda Civic.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Honda toll-free at 1-800-999-1009.

Recalls: Ford Escape and Fusion, Atorvastatin calcium tablets, more 12/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:39pm]

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