August's Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/27/02

August's Recall Round-Up

Check the following list to see if you own any defective products.

Vehicles

ATV: Artic Cat is recalling 45,000 2002 all terrain vehicles because of problems with the front suspension system. The suspension's ball joints can break causing the rider to lose control. Ten riders have been injured because of this defective part.

The recalled models are either red or green and have the name "Artic Cat" written of both sides of the vehicle. They were sold nationwide from June of last year to June 2002.

For more information, call Artic Cat at 1-800-210-5941.

General Motors: GM is recalling 720, 000 cars and trucks. The first recall affects 570,000 2000 pickups and sport utility vehicles. The affected models are Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks and Tahoe/Suburban and Yukon/Yukon XL SUV's. These vehicles may have a condition int he air bag that could interfere with the timing and deployment. Only full size trucks and SUV's built between February 1999 and February 2000 are affected.

The second recall involves 150,000 2002 and 2003 Buick Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac cars and trucks built between May and July 2002. These vehicles may have driver side air bag inflator modules that could fracture during deployment.

If you own any of these affected models, take your car to a dealer.

Tires: Continental Tires is recalling tires on more than 106,000 Ford and Lincoln SUV's. The tires in question are Continental Brand Contirac A-W and General Grabber A-W 17-inch tires. They were mounted on certain 2000 and 2001 Ford Expedition and two wheel drive Lincoln Navigators. The problem apparently deals with the tread of the tire. For more information call 1-800-TIRE-FIX.

P.T. Cruiser: Daimler Chrysler is recalling 464,000 2001 and 2002 P-T Cruisers. The cars have a fuel pump leak.

The company will fix the problem by installing a second seal on the pump. Some of the affected vehicles are also recalled for a separate problem with the under hood fuel line which can rub against other engine parts causing a leak.

Garage Items

Lawn Mower: Excel Industries is recalling 1,5000 Hustler"FasTrack" riding lawn mowers. Officials say excessive heat, vibration and wear caused the fuel line to droop. Over time, that would rub against the transmission fan and cut the fuel line. This poses a burn and injury risk.

Authorized Hustler dealers sold the mowers nationwide from November 2001 from last May for about $5,000 each. For more information call 1-800-395-4757 or ( click here).

Household items

Furniture: Adams Manufacturing is recalling 2,700 plastic folding chairs. The legs on the chairs were mis-assembled. This could cause the chair to bend out of shape or collapse.

The chairs were sold separately as Adams Quick Fold chair and in a set as Quick Fold Cafe set. They are white, green or sandstone and have a label on their backrest. They were sold nationwide in February and march of this year for $20 a chair and $100 a set.

If you own one of these chairs, please return it to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call 1-800-237-8287 or ( click here).

For more recalls, ( click here). For NewsChannel 11's Consumer Connection, I'm Sharon Maines.

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