After a prolonged dispute with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler has recalled 2.7 million Jeeps at the government's request.
The models affected: 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
According to the NHTSA, the vehicles are frequently involved in deadly fires after rear crashes.Regulators say the position of the gas tank, behind the rear axle, makes the Jeeps more susceptible to a fiery crash than similar models.
Chrysler insists the claims are untrue. However, the automaker noted that "this matter has raised concerns for its...
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After nearly 100 incidents involving the baby beds, including five infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of all models of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers, manufactured by Baby Matters.
Here's what you need to know to keep your little one safe:
1. Although the recall is voluntary on the behalf of the manufacturer Baby Matters, it comes shortly after an administrative case that was filed by the CPSC in December 2012 seeking a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products. These items...
Around 7,500 pairs of "Joanna" Girl’s Sandals have been recalled due to choking hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The metal flower on the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Description: The “Joanna” girl’s sandals have an ankle strap, three bands and a flower on top. They were sold in white with a silver-colored metal flower and brown with a copper-colored metal flower in girl’s sizes 8.5 through 10.
The name “Joanna,” the style number CG40723 (white shoe) or CG40725 (brown shoe) and the size are printed on...
As the old saying goes, if you can't stand the heat, you need to get out of the kitchen!
Around 220,000 LYDA jumbo coffee/tea cups have been recalled worldwide (11,000 in the US) because of problems holding hot drinks, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The cups can break when hot liquid is poured into them, posing a burn hazard.
Description: The 20-ounce cups are four inches tall and are white with a pink rose and green leaves. Printed on the bottom of the cup is the following information: Model number 302.033.7; Supplier...
Check your kitchen cabinets! About 445,000 Teavana Glass Tea Tumblers (plus 24,850 in Canada) have been recalled due to cut and burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The glass tea tumblers can break or shatter unexpectedly, posing laceration and burn hazards. So far, Teavana has received 302 reports of the glass breaking or shattering, including six reports of lacerations and burns when the tumblers broke during use.
Description: The glass tea tumblers are double-walled beverage glasses. Most models have removable...
Check your baby's bedroom! Nearly 65,000 children's beds have been recalled by Lea Industries due to possible fall hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
So far, there have been 22 reports of incidents involving the beds, including one in Wisconsin where an 11-year-old girl was placing a fitted sheet on the top bunk when the child, mattress and bed supports collapsed on her 6-year-old sister in the bed below.
Why the product is being recalled: The bed’s side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard.
Description: The recall involves the side...
Uh oh! Better check your space heater!
More than 355,000 Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters have been recalled by Optimus due to fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
Description: The recall involves two models of Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant heaters with model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011 and H-5211, produced in 2012. The model number...
Around 149,000 Giada De Laurentiis lasagna pans have been recalled by Target due to laceration hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The pan can break causing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard. So far, Target has received 39 reports of the pan or its handles breaking or cracking during normal use. Cuts and lacerations were reported in six of those incidents.
Description: The recall involves Giada De Laurentiis-branded ceramic lasagna pans. The cream-colored pans are 9 by13 inches in size and they were sold...