Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Consumer

Recalls: Toilet flushing system, Chevy Cruze, ceramic heaters

Toilet flushing systems

Company: Flushmate.

Quantity: 2,330,600.

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

What models? Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems, series 503.

Where sold? Home Depot and Lowe's, distributors, plumbing contractors and toilet manufacturers.

What to do? Call Flushmate toll-free at 1-800-303-5123 or visit www.flushmate.com and http://flushmate.com/recall.

Chevrolet Cruze

Company: General Motors Co.

Quantity: 466,387.

Why? Problems with an engine shield or a fuel tank strap could result in a fire.

What models? 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Return the car where purchased for free repairs or call Chevrolet toll-free at 1-800-222-1020.

Big Lots ceramic heaters

Company: Big Lots.

Quantity: 70,500.

Why? The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.

What models? Two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name Climate Keeper and a label on the bottom with the model number and ETL 3130679. Model FH107A has gray plastic housing. Model PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-gray plastic housing.

Where sold? Big Lots stores from September 2010-March 2012.

What to do? Call Big Lots toll-free at 1-866-244-5687 or visit www.biglots.com.

Air movers/blowers

Company: EDIC.

Quantity: 53,000.

Why? The air mover/blower's internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Aqua Dri is printed on the top of some of the air movers. Model 3004AD or model 3004ADxxx (with additional letters) is printed on the serial number plate on the back of the units.

Where sold? Flood remediation contractors and other service professionals from January 2003-September 2011.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-289-8720, email [email protected] or visit www.EDIC-USA.com.

Leasa living alfalfa sprouts

Company: Leasa Industries Co. Inc.

Quantity: 433 cases.

Why? The product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Leasa living alfalfa sprouts in 6-ounce containers with a use-by date of 7/2/12.

Where sold? Various stores in Florida.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-362-7669.

Dried bream uneviscerated fish

Company: Euphoria Fancy Food Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing and may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

What models? Dried bream in an uncoded 7.5-ounce vacuum packed plastic bag with a UPC number 7 930042 2509.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-718-768-3400.

Frigidaire gas ranges

Company: Frigidaire.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? When it is turned on, the oven's bake/broil ignition can delay starting. This poses a fire hazard.

What models? Frigidaire self-clean gas ranges with model number LGGF3043KFM, Lowe's item number 29714.

Where sold? Lowe's from Feb.1-March 1, 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-360-8556.

Mercedes-Benz E350

Company: Mercedes-Benz USA LLC.

Quantity: 3,613.

Why? A connecting rod for the load-leveling rear suspension system may fail, which could lead to a crash.

What models? 2007-2009 Mercedes-Benz E350.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-367-6372.

BMW X5, X6

Company: BMW of North America LLC.

Quantity: 2,642.

Why? The power steering fluid could leak, leading to a fire.

What models? 2012-2013 BMW X5, 2013 X6.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call BMW toll-free at 1-800-525-7417.

Adult tricycles

Company: Currie Technologies.

Quantity: 2,100.

Why? The rear axle can break causing a rear wheel to detach.

What models? Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles are battery powered with 24-inch wheels and a basket between the rear wheels. Their brand name, eZip or iZip, is printed on the sides of the bike and above the front wheel.

Where sold? Independent bicycle shops and electric bicycle shops and Walmart.com from March 2007-March 2012.

What to do? Call Currie toll-free at 1-800-377-4532 or visit www.currietech.com.

Recliner chair

Company: Bluestem Brands Inc.

Quantity: 405.

Why? The surface paint on the legs of the recliner contains excessive levels of lead.

What models? The recalled adult-sized recliner chairs have wooden legs, a reclining function and footrest extension. The fabric is jacquard in a paisley design. The phrases: Manufactured By Xiamen Xinzhjheng Foam Products Co., LTD Xiang-Bei Industrial Area, Xiang' An District, Xiamen and Made in China are printed on a label located on the underside of the recliner chair.

Where sold? Fingerhut catalogs, Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from July 2011-January 2012.

What to do? Call Tone World International Inc. collect at 1-763-513-9596 or email [email protected]

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