May Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/31/04

May Recall Round-Up

Insulin Infusion Kits

200 diabetics using insulin infusion kits have been hospitalized for elevated blood sugar levels in recent months. That's why Medtronic Minimed is recalling its Paradigm Quick-Set Plus kit. If you use the kit, call the company immediately for a free replacement set. The number is 1-800-MINI-MED or 1-800-646-4633. You can also ( click here ) for more information.You should discontinue use until the free replacement sets arrive.

Auto

Now for some recalls on the road. Mercedes Benz drivers beware. Daimler-Chrysler is recalling 140,000 models of the E-class and S-L cars. The cars have problems with air bubbles forming in the electro-hydraulic brakes.

Meanwhile, more than 320,000 Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles are being recalled. The front windshield wipers are susceptible to water intrusion, corrosion and eventual failure. The 2002-2003 models are affected.

The 2002 to 2004 Dodge Dakota is also being recalled because the certification label shows incorrect tire, wheel and recommended inflation pressure. Drivers of these vehicles will be notified to repair the problems.

Night Lights

Avon is out with its summer book but it's asking customers to return an item from the holiday season. The Snowman Night Light diffuser was sold from August to December of last year for $10-$15 by Avon representatives. The scented oil can drip causing the night light base to crack or break, exposing electrical wire in turn posing a shock hazard. Do not return the light to your Avon representative, instead call the maker directly for a replacement. Call Cosmos Gift Corporation toll free at 866-348-9749 .

Great Gifts incorporated is recalling its electrical Holiday Snowmen Lamps. The lamps pose fire and electrocution hazards because there is not any undersized wiring or strain relief on the electric cords. The recall affects model numbers 1541, 1536A and 1628. Small gift stores nationwide sold the lamps from October to December of last year for $10.

Genan Import is recalling the Kinetic Lighting Pictures because of inadequate construction, incorrect wiring and the use of flammable materials. All of which pose a fire and shock hazard. The pictures were sold at dollar and furniture stores from June 2002 to February 2003 for $20 to $150 depending on the size.

DK Publishing is recalling its children's board books with sound makers. The sound maker mounted inside a plastic covering on the last page of the book poses a choking hazard if removed. The books were sold nationwide for $8.00.

For more information of these and other recalls ( click here ).

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