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Recalls: LED lights; several Ford, Honda, Nissan, GM vehicles; more

LED lightbulbs

Company: Lighting Science Group Corp.

Quantity: 554,000.

Why? The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging. For more details, please see www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by-Lighting-Science-Group.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Lighting Science Group toll-free at 1-855-574-2533 or visit www.lsgc.com/recall.

Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 196,667.

Why? The third row stowable seat can experience corrosion and structural degradation at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to the rear wheel wells and may not fully latch into its seating position.

What models? 2004-2007 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey sold or registered in cold-weather states.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Honda vehicles

Company: Honda Motor Co.

Quantity: 183,000.

Why? The brakes may malfunction, depressing even when the driver isn't braking.

What models? Acura RL, Acura MDX and Pilot manufactured between March 2004 and May 2006.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Nissan vehicles

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The passenger occupant detection system may malfunction and not allow the passenger airbag to release in a crash.

What models? 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra and Infiniti JX35.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 26,582.

Why? A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to "sport" mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.

What models? 2013 Buick LaCrosse and 2013 Cadillac SRX.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call, toll-free, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 and Buick at 1-866-694-6546.

Bravo dog, cat food

Company: Bravo!

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

What models? The 2-pound tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats, product code 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-922-9222 or visit www.bravorawdiet.com.

White House | Black Market women's shoes

Company: Impo International LLC.

Quantity: 13,500.

Why? The heels on the shoes can become unstable, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Versailles (570053826) and Lourdes models (570053756) women's high-heeled shoes.

Where sold? White House | Black Market stores and at whitehouseblackmarket.com from August-October 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-948-2525, email customerservice@whitehouseblackmarket.com or visit www.whitehouseblackmarket.com.

Imaginarium activity walker

Company: Toys 'R' Us Inc.

Quantity: 9,000.

Why? The small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What models? Imaginarium activity walkers with model number Toys 'R' Us 5F5E972 and barcode number 3700217300319.

Where sold? Toys 'R' Us stores and at www.toysrus.com from August 2011-January 2013.

What to do? Call Toys 'R' Us toll-free at 1-800-869-7787 or visit www.toysrus.com.

Ground beef chuck

Company: FPL Food LLC.

Quantity: 5,820.

Why? The product may contain plastic pieces.

What models? The 80-ounce chubs of 80% Lean 20% Fat All Natural Ground Beef Chuck, with EST 332B and a sell-by date 03/27/2013.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-706-922-3920.

Ford vehicles

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 5,675.

Why? The left rear door child lock was built incorrectly and may not work, allowing the door to be opened from the inside.

What models? 2013 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

BrightLight blankets

Company: IdeaVillage Products Corp.

Quantity: 5,200.

Why? The batteries in the blanket can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

What models? BrightLight blankets are 40-inch by 60-inch white, polyester blankets with LED lights that change color.

Where sold? At www.brightlightpillow.com and by phone from July-August 2012.

What to do? Call IdeaVillage toll-free at 1-866-655-4342 or visit www.brightlightblanketrecall.com.

Stuart Weitzman girls' Cha Cha boots

Company: Synclaire Brands U.S.A.

Quantity: 5,000.

Why? The zipper pulls on the boots can become entangled posing a fall hazard.

What models? Stuart Weitzman brand Cha Cha and Cha Cha 2 boots come in black or white vinyl with quilted nylon shafts and were sold in girls' size 13 through size 5.

Where sold? Bloomingdale's, Belk Stores, TJ Maxx and online at Zappos from September 2011-February 2013.

What to do? Call Synclaire toll-free at 1-888-998-0702 or visit www.synclaire.com.

Dodger Challenger

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 2,500.

Why? A short circuit in a wiring harness could cause a fire.

What models? 2013 Dodge Challenger with a V-6 engine.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-992-1997.

Swiss Arms air rifle

Company: Soft Air USA.

Quantity: 2,400.

Why? The air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged.

What models? Swiss Arms break-barrel, single-shot air rifle, model number 288719.

Where sold? Sports Authority in December 2012.

What to do? Call Soft Air USA toll-free at 1-866-763-8247 or visit www.softairusa.com.

Lululemon black yoga pants

Company: Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The sheer material used for the yoga pants was too revealing.

What models? Black yoga pants.

Where sold? Lululemon Athletica stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-263-9300.

Bluworld/Nu-Flame wall fireplaces

Company: Bluworld/Nu-Flame.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? Overfilling or spilling fuel while attempting to refill fireplace fuel cups while in place can lead to the fuel cup being ejected from the fireplace, posing a fire or burn hazard.

What models? The Vivo NF-W4VIO and Vivido NF-W3VIO models.

Where sold? Online at Amazon.com, Overstock.com and DirectBuy.com from November 2011-December 2012.

What to do? Call Bluworld/Nu-Flame toll-free at 1-888-499-5433 or visit www.nu-flame.com.

UNIQLO children's pajamas

Company: UNIQLO USA LLC.

Quantity: 700.

Why? The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear.

What models? One-piece micro fleece garment, brand name UNIQLO BABY, with serial numbers 187-074142(24-04), 187-074143(24-04), 187-074144(24-04) and 187-074145(24-04).

Where sold? At www.uniqlo.com from September-November 2012.

What to do? Call UNIQLO toll-free at 1-877-486-4756 or visit www.uniqlo.com.

Nissan Sentra

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: 392.

Why? Some fuel tank assemblies were not properly sealed and may leak when the tank is full, posing a fire threat.

What models? 2013 Nissan Sentra.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Subaru Outback, Legacy

Company: Subaru of America Inc.

Quantity: 30.

Why? The moonroof glass may come loose or detach, and components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat.

What models? 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Subaru toll-free at 1-800-782-2783.

Recalls: LED lights; several Ford, Honda, Nissan, GM vehicles; more 03/22/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:33am]

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