August Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/29/03

August Recall Round-Up

You may find the first recalled product when opening your ice box. Land O' Lakes butter company is recalling its one-pound packages of salted stick butter. The butter may contain small fragments of metal. Recalled butter includes code numbers KE107P, KE108P and Ke109P. If you bought any of the affected butter, you can return it to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, ( click here ).

Now, let's head to the garage where you may find your vehicle under recall. Ford Motor Company is recalling 1.5 million Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers. That's because a high back seat bracket can break unexpectedly and some vehicles may have problems with the speed control cables. The recall only affects 1998 to 2991 model years.

The Detroit auto maker is also recalling 30,000 Crown Victoria police cars and taxis because of a defective wheel. Ford will notify owners by mail.

Toyota is recalling more than 34,000 2004 Toyota Sienna Mini vans. Crash tests showed that the fuel tank could be damaged easily during a front-end crash. So, Toyota dealers will replace the fuel tank for free.

Before you buckle up your children, make sure the car seat hasn't been recalled. This Snugride Infant car seat was originally recalled in March because the seats were missing hardware that helps attach the carrier to the base. The original recall involved 650,000 seats made between March 1, 2002 and March 6,2003. Now, Graco is expanding that recall to50,000 more seats made on March 7-8, 2003. Since so many car seats are being recalled, you need to go to call Graco at 1-800-345-4109 to see if your seat is affected or ( click here ).

Now to the backyard where Hedstrom is recalling this trampoline. Welds on the frame can break causing jumpers to fall to the grand. The trampolines were sold for $200 at department, discount and toy stores earlier this year.

Finally, this Home Trends Kiddy sling chair is recalled. Small plastic bolt covers on the chair can come off and pose a choking hazard. The chairs were sold exclusively at Wal-mart and can be returned for a refund.

That wraps up this month's Recall Round-Up. For NewsChannel 11's Safety Solutions, I'm Sharon Maines.

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