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This week's recalls

GM vehicles

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Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 1,340,447.

Why? The electric power steering assist could fail at any time while driving.

What models? 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx, 2009-2010 HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura and 2004-2007 Ion, and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call, toll-free, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000 and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.

Jeep, Dodge SUVs

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 644,354.

Why? A brake booster's center shell may corrode and allow water to get inside, potentially limiting the braking ability of the vehicle.

What models? 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

GM SUVs

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 489,936.

Why? The transmission oil cooler line may not be securely seated in the fitting, which could lead to a leak and potentially a fire.

What models? 2014 Chevrolet Silverado light duty regular cab, double cab and Crew Cab 1500 series, and 2015 Suburban and Tahoe; GMC 2014 Sierra regular cab, double cab and Crew Cab 1500 Series; and 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles. All are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call, toll-free, Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

Dyson portable electric heaters

Company: Dyson Inc.

Quantity: 338,000.

Why? The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters, model number AM04; and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05.

Where sold? Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers, and at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com and Walmart.com from September 2011-March.

What to do? Call Dyson toll-free at 1-866-297-5303 or visit www.dyson.com.

Chevrolet Cruze

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 174,046.

Why? The right front half shaft may fracture and separate.

What models? 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with a 1.4L turbo engine.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chevrolet toll-free at 1-866-694-6546.

Ventilator power supply

Company: Drager Group.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The ventilator power supply unit battery indicator may not work properly, with the first indication coming when the battery is depleted. Should the battery become totally depleted, mechanical ventilation will stop. Manual ventilation will be required until the device is connected to main power.

What models? Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators equipped with the optional PS500 power supply unit.

Where sold? Through health-care professionals.

What to do? Call Drager toll-free at 1-800-543-5047 (press 4 at the prompt) or email info.usa@draeger.com.

alli weight-loss products

Company: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

Quantity: All.

Why? Some packages of the product were tampered with and may contain product that is not authentic alli.

What models? alli is a turquoise blue capsule with a dark blue band imprinted with the text "60 Orlistat." It is packaged in a labeled bottle that has an inner foil seal imprinted with the words: "Sealed for Your Protection."

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-671-2554.

ThinkPad battery packs

Company: Lenovo Inc.

Quantity: 34,500.

Why? The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. The battery packs were also sold separately, and have these part numbers: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.

Where sold? Computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and at www.lenovo.com from October 2010-April 2011.

What to do? Call Lenovo toll-free at 1-800-426-7378 or visit www.lenovo.com.

Dietary supplements

Company: Nova Products Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain undeclared amounts of sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients of FDA-approved drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction.These undeclared active ingredients pose a threat to consumers because they can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin), resulting in decreased blood pressure.

What models? African Black Ant (Lot# 2006-000926), Black Ant (Lot# 2006-3627878), XZen Gold (Lot# 130310GL), ZXen Platinum (Lot# 130520PL), XZen 1200 (Lot# 13051012), XZone Gold (Lot# 131110GL), XZone 1200 (Lot# 13071012) and Mojo Risen (Lot# 10081359).

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (610) 459-7709.

Chocolate chunk LUNA bars

Company: Clif Bar & Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The label does not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or allergen statement. People with an allergy to macadamia nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

What models? Chocolate chunk LUNA bar 15-count boxes, UPC 7-22252-20068-6; or individual bars, UPC 7-22252-10068-9.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-851-8456 or visit www.lunabar.com/lunachocchunk.

Cacao premium dark chocolate

Company: BBM Chocolate Distributors Ltd.

Quantity: All.

Why? The products may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? Chocolat Alprose 52% Cacao premium dark chocolate within a stand-up maroon colored gift box, UPC 689423025038; Alprose Swiss chocolate dark chocolate within a gold colored pillow gift box, UPC 689423027308; and Chocolat Alprose napolitains Switzerland, UPC 712963000354.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (718) 522-0689.

Hustler, BigDog riding mowers

Company: Excel Industries Inc.

Quantity: 3,700.

Why? The seat switch can fail to detect that the rider has left the seat, allowing the mower to continue to operate.

What models? BigDog and Hustler riding mowers with serial numbers between 13082168 and 14012774 for the BigDog R Diablo, between 13081106 and 14013675 for FastTrak, between 13081129 and 14013689 for FasTrakSD and between 13081376 and 14013882 for Hustler RaptorSD.

Where sold? BigDog and Hustler dealers from August 2013-January.

What to do? Visit www.bigdogmowers.com and www.hustlerturf.com.

Cadillac ELR

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 656.

Why? The electronic stability control system software may inhibit certain diagnostics, preventing the system from alerting the driver that the system is partially or fully disabled.

What models? 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Cadillac toll-free at 1-800-458-8006.

Fettuccini alfredo with chicken

Company: American Outdoor Products.

Quantity: 633 pounds.

Why? The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

What models? The 7.5-ounce foil pouches of Backpackers Pantry fettuccini alfredo with chicken, product code 07/02/2020 and establishment number P-4933.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call (303) 800-1404 or email elaine@backpackerspantry.com.

This week's recalls 04/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2014 9:00pm]
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