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This week's recalls

Ford vehicles

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 1.38 million.

Why? In the Escape and Mariner, a problem with the torque sensor within the steering column could cause loss of power-assisted steering. In the Explorer, an electrical problem in a steering gear can knock out power steering. In the Taurus, rusting around the license plate light could cause a short circuit and fire. And in the Fusion, Milan, Zephyr and MKZ recalls, floor mats could come in contact with the gas pedal if improperly installed.

What models? 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner, 2011-2013 Ford Explorer, 2010-2014 Ford Taurus, and 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ vehicles

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Holmes ceramic heaters

Company: Sunbeam Products Inc.

Quantity: 151,600.

Why? The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters, model number HCH1823M.

Where sold? Target, Walmart and other retailers from August 2013-March.

What to do? Call Sunbeam Products toll-free at 1-800-834-0056 or visit www.holmesproducts.com.

Glutino snack crackers

Company: GFA Brands Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products have the potential to 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? Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers in a 4.25-ounce and a 20-ounce opaque white box with UPC codes 6 78523 03861 1 and 6 78523 03863 5.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (201) 421-3970 or visit www.glutino.com.

LiveGfree crackers

Company: Baptista's Bakery Inc.

Quantity: 4,339 cases.

Why? The products have the potential to 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? LiveGfree 4.25-ounce gluten free rosemary and olive oil multiseed crackers with a best by date of 11-24-14.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (414) 409-2123.

Soliris solution

Company: Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may have visible proteinaceous particles, which could cause blockage of flow of blood in vessels.

What models? Soliris (eculizumab) 300 mg/30 mL concentrated solution for intravenous infusion, lots 10007A, 10002-1, 00006-1, 10003A, 10004A, 10005A, 10005AR, 10006A and 10008A.

Where sold? Through health-care professionals.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-765-4747.

Bunk beds with bookcases

Company: Lea Industries.

Quantity: 500.

Why? The bunk bed can be assembled incorrectly, creating a space that exceeds the 1.88 inches allowed by the industry standard and posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

What models? Lea Covington (model numbers 145-976, 145-986 and 145-900) and Hannah Collections (model numbers 147-976, 147-986 and 147-900) style bunk beds with bookcases.

Where sold? Furniture stores and at Hayneedle.com from September 2011-March.

What to do? Call Lea Industries toll-free at 1-888-770-7116 or visit www.leafurniture.com.

MXB crossbows

Company: Mission Archery.

Quantity: 9,500.

Why? The crossbow can fire an arrow unexpectedly without the trigger being pulled.

What models? Mission Archery crossbows that have the automatic safety located behind the trigger at rear of scope mount, models MXB 320, MXB Dagger, MXB 400 and MXB 360; and serial numbers from XB04879-XB16555.

Where sold? Archery and hunting sporting goods stores from May 2013-April.

What to do? Call Mission Archery toll-free at 1-844-334-8991 or visit www.missionarchery.com.

Appetizer plates

Company: Princess House Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? When put into certain food service use, cadmium and lead in the decorative plate decal may escape at levels exceeding U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance levels.

What models? Marissa tangerine appetizer plates.

Where sold? Distributed through a network of consultants.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-233-1647 or visit www.princesshouse.com.

Trident pool sanitation systems

Company: Trident Ultraviolet Corp.

Quantity: 3,660.

Why? Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire.

What models? Trident Series 2 ultraviolet sanitation systems for pools.

Where sold? Through pool companies from February 2009-September 2013.

What to do? Call Trident toll-free at 1-855-522-8200, visit www.uvrecall.org or email [email protected]

Random orbital sanders

Company: Mirka Abrasives Inc.

Quantity: 440.

Why? The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders, models CEROS 550 and CEROS 650.

Where sold? Various distributors and retailers and at Amazon.com, Beavertools.com and other online retailers from November 2013-April.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-843-3904 or visit www.mirka-usa.com.

Car seat adaptors

Company: phil&teds.

Quantity: 265.

Why? The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a fall hazard to infants.

What models? phil&teds Travel System 26 (TS26) adaptors (UPS code 9 420015 7 4004) used to attach infant car seats to the following phil&teds stroller models: the Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. Compatible car seats include the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton.

Where sold? Baby product and specialty stores and at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Diapers.com and phil&teds.com from April 2013-March.

What to do? Call phil&teds toll-free at 1-855-652-9019 or visit www.philandteds.com.

This week's recalls 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 7:17pm]
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