Ford is issuing a voluntary safety recall of 800,000 trucks and s-u-v's. A truck was turned off and the ignited and caught fire inside a Florida garage last month. Investigations show the speed control deactivation device may overheat and catch fire. The recall affects 2000 model Ford F-150's, Ford Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators and 2001 F-150 supercrew vehicles. Ford is urging anyone with these types of vehicles to take their vehicles into the dealership to have the deactivation switch disconnected.
Your backyard playground could be a danger zone. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling thousands of Step Two swings because the straps could break, causing the child to fall to the ground. Recalled model numbers are 7336 KR and 73-36-04. The swings were sold at toy and discount stores nationwide between May 2003 and December 2004 for about $20. Call Step-Two at 1-800-347-8372 for a free repair. ( Click here )for more information.
You'll only be drumming up danger with the Fun Years Music Big Drum Musical Set. It includes a 12-inch wide yellow and green drum with a clear plastic lid and a red-one piece strap. Pieces of the drum can break off easily and pose a choking hazard. The drums were sold exclusively at Toys R Us between August and December of last year. You can return the toy to Toys R Us for a refund.
A clean sweep of your living room could turn into a fire hazard. 20,000 Dirt Devil Sweeper Vacs are being recalled. The machine's rotor can lock and over-heat. The recall affects vacuums with the model number M083000 and the plant code J. Call Dirt Devil at 1-800-805-9536 for a free replacement or ( click here ).
Now moving to the kitchen. General Electric is recalling more than a half million slow cookers . Handles on the unit can break, posing a burn hazard. The recall effects GE six and four and a half quart GE slow cookers. They were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart from August 2000 through December 2002. Return the defective cookers to Wal-Mart for a refund.
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