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      Airbag inflator issue prompts massive Mercedes-Benz recall

      The passenger front airbag inflators could explode

      Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 132,167 of the following vehicles:

      • Model year 2013 C250s, C250 Coupes, C350 Coupe 4Matics, C300 4Matics, C350s, C350 Coupse, C63 AMGs, C63 Coupes, E350 Cabrios, E350 Coupes, E550 Cabrios, E350 Coupe 4Matics, E550 Coupes, GLK350 4Matics, GLK250 Bluetec 4Matics, GLK350s, SLS Coupes, SLS AMG GT Coupes, and SLS Roadsters sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A."
      • Model year 2010 C300s, C300 4Matics, C63 AMGs, E350 Coupes, E550 Coupes, GLK350s, and GLK350 4Matics ever registered in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B."
      • Model year 2009 C300s, C300 4Matics, C63 AMGs, and C350s ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C."

      In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger front airbag, the inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

      An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

      What to do

      MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge.

      Parts are currently not available.

      Owners will be sent an interim notification starting in February 2018. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available.

      Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.

      Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 132,167 of the following vehicles: Model year 2013 C250s, C250 Coupes, C350 Coupe 4Matics, C300 4Matics, C350s...
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      Hillsdale Furniture recalls bar stools

      The stool seat can loosen or break off at the base

      Hillsdale Furniture of Louisville, Ky., is recalling about 500 Polston and Collin bar stools.

      The stool seat can loosen or break off at the base, posing a fall hazard.

      The firm has received nine reports of the stool seat detaching from the base. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves Polston and Collin models of swivel backless bar stools.

      The Polston bar stools have a tan seat cushion and metal base with four legs and were sold in a mocha color. They were sold in two sizes: counter height at 26 inches tall and bar height at 30 inches tall. The Collin bar stools have a wooden seat and metal base with four legs and were sold in two colors: mocha and white. They were sold in bar height at 30 inches tall.

      The model number is printed on the packaging and in the assembly instructions.

      Model Number

      Model

      Color

      6316-826

      Polston: Counter height

      Mocha

      6316-830

      Polston: Bar Height

      Mocha

      6327-831

      Collin

      Mocha

      6316-832

      Collin

      White

      The bar stools, manufactured in China, were sold at Bellacor, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Platte Furniture Mart, Rooms to Go, Alladin, Lamps Plus stores nationwide and online at 123stores.com, Overstock.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, Hayneedle.com, PurchasingPower.com (an Authorized Partner), Wayfair.com, and Zulily.com between March 2017, and December 2017, for between $85 and $115.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bar stools and contact Hillsdale Furniture for a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

      Consumers may contact Hillsdale Furniture at 800-368-0999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.hillsdalefurniture.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

      Hillsdale Furniture of Louisville, Ky., is recalling about 500 Polston and Collin bar stools.The stool seat can loosen or break off at the base, posing...
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