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Recalls: GE coffee makers, woven storage trunks, more

General Electric-digital coffee makers

Company: Walmart Stores Inc.

Quantity: 900,000.

Why? The coffee maker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

What models? General Electric-brand 12-cup coffee makers sold in white or black. The digital coffee maker has programmable functions and plastic housing. The GE logo is printed on the base of the coffee maker and the model number is printed on the bottom of the base. Model numbers included in the recall are 169164 and 169165.

Where sold? Walmart from March 2008-January 2010.

What to do? Call Walmart toll-free at 1-800-925-6278 or visit www.walmart.com.

Woven storage trunks

Company: Target Corp.

Quantity: 350,000.

Why? The lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks.

What models? Fourteen models of the storage trunks made of woven rattan, abaca or banana leaf with standard hinges. They measure more than 1.1 feet in length, width and depth and are brown or natural color.

Where sold? Target and at www.target.com from February 2009-April 2010.

What to do? Call Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680 or visit www.target.com.

Caldwell alfalfa sprouts

Company: Caldwell Fresh Foods.

Quantity: All.

Why? The alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Caldwell Fresh Foods 4-ounce plastic cups and 1-pound plastic bags and 2-pound and 5-pound plastic bags in cardboard boxes with sticker affixed with the printed words Caldwell Fresh Foods; Nature's Choice 4-ounce plastic cups; and California Exotics brands 5-ounce plastic clamshell containers.

Where sold? Walmart, other stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-562-858-1201.

Lithium-ion batteries used in some laptops

Company: Hewlett-Packard Co.

Quantity: 54,000.

Why? The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? HP and Compaq notebook computers. The computer model number is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook computer. Not all batteries matching the bar codes are being recalled. For the full list, see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10240.html.

Where sold? Computer and electronics stores, hp.com and hpshopping.com from August 2007-July 2008.

What to do? Visit the HP Battery Replacement Program website at www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or call toll-free 1-888-202-4320.

Nissan vehicles

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: 41,649.

Why? A potentially faulty weld could lead to separation at attachment points to the chassis and deteriorating vehicle handling.

What models? 2010 Infiniti QX56; and Nissan Armada, Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan and Xterra.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Nissan toll-free at 1-800-647-7261.

Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step

Company: Primal Vantage Co. Inc.

Quantity: 17,800.

Why? The plastic portion of the step can break, posing a fall hazard.

What models? A plastic tree step that attaches to a tree via a nylon strap and a large metal buckle is used to climb a tree in order to hunt from an elevated position. Models 105 and 155 both have either a 10/08 or 12/08 date code, which is stamped on the plastic portion of the step.

Where sold? Outdoor and sporting goods retailers from December 2008-November 2009.

What to do? Call Primal Vantage toll-free at 1-866-972-6168 or visit www.treestandcustomerservice.com.

Lexus vehicles

Company: Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Quantity: 3,800.

Why? Improper activation of the steering system protection logic can cause the steering wheel to go off-center.

What models? 2009-2010 Lexus LS460 and LS460L; and the 2010 LS600H and LS600HL.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.

Ford Ranger

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 2,934.

Why? The parking brake cable may become disconnected, allowing unintended vehicle movement.

What models? 2010 Ford Ranger with manual transmission.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Cummins generators

Company: Cummins Power Generation Inc.

Quantity: 2,100.

Why? The generator's fuel shut-off valve can fail to close, resulting in a gas leak from the unit. This poses a risk of fire and burn injuries.

What models? Cummins Power Generation gaseous-fueled stationary generator sets, fueled by propane or natural gas, with these model numbers listed on the nameplate at the front base of the unit: residential models RS15000, RS20000, and RS30000. These units also have serial number A050734102 through L068998479 and "Cummins Power Generation" listed on the generator nameplate..

Where sold? Through Cummins dealers and at www.costco.com from January 2005-February 2007.

What to do? Call Cummins toll-free at 1-800-888-6626, Option 3.

830B and 830 D Voltaire swivel chairs

Company: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corp.

Quantity: 750.

Why? The chair frame may separate from the seating section of the chair, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Swivel chairs with a steel frame attached with wooden backrest and a wooden seat. The chairs are identified as model numbers 830B and 830 D.

Where sold? Brunswick distributors to bowling centers from May-December 2008.

What to do? Call Brunswick toll-free at 1-800-937-2695 or visit www.brunswickbowling.com.

Recalls: GE coffee makers, woven storage trunks, more 05/25/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:45pm]

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