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Electrolux Recalls Cordless Stick Vacuums

Electrolux is recalling more than 300,000 Ergorapido, Pronto and Precision cordless stick vacuums. The vacuum's battery can expand and burst....

March 26, 2009
Electrolux is recalling more than 300,000 Ergorapido, Pronto and Precision cordless stick vacuums. The vacuum's battery can expand and burst, posing a risk of injury to the user and bystanders.

Electrolux has received 34 reports of incidents in the U.S. involving damage to the vacuum and surrounding property. There have been two reports of minor injuries, including swollen hands and irritation to the eyes from contact with battery powder.

This recall involves 2-in-1 cordless stick vacuums with a detachable hand vacuum and free-standing charger. Units involved in the recall have 9.6-volts printed on a serial plate on the underside of the handheld unit, and the following serial numbers: 074000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001.

EL1000A - Pronto
EL1000B - Pronto
EL1000BX - Pronto
EL1000BZ - Pronto
PE1000B - Precision
EL1005A - Ergorapido
EL1006A - Ergorapido

The vacuums, made in China, were sold at major and independent retailers nationwide from November 2007 through March 2009 for about $100.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the handheld portion which contains the batteries.

For additional information, contact Electrolux Home Care Products at (800) 932-1778 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.stickvacrecall.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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GM Recalls 275,000 Cars, SUVs from 2009 Model Year

Recall includes Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Saturn

GM Recalls 275,000 Cars, SUVs from 2009 Model Year...

March 17, 2009
General Motors is recalling more than 275,000 2009-model cars and SUVs to fix a problem with the automatic transmission.

Vehicles from the 2009 model-year included in the recall are:

• BUICK ENCLAVE
• CHEVROLET COBALT
• CHEVROLET HHR
• CHEVROLET MALIBU
• CHEVROLET TRAVERSE
• GMC ACADIA
• PONTIAC G5
• PONTIAC G6
• SATURN AURA
• SATURN OUTLOOK

The company said teh vehicles fail to comply with federal regulations regarding transmission braking, theft protection and rollaway prevention. On some of the vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjustment clip may not be fully engaged, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match.

In this condition, the driver could move the shifter to "park" and remove the ignition key, not realizing that the transmission gear is not actually in the "park" position.

The driver might not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away without warning.

Dealers will inspect the shift cable clip when the recall begins in March 2009. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 and Saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or at http://www.gmownercenter.com.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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DBX Glide Boys Ice Skates Recalled

DBX Glide Boys Ice Skates Recalled...


Pronto Sports is recalling about 600 pairs of DBX Glide boys ice skates. Surface paint on the skates contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

The recalled youth adjustable boys ice skates are black with lime green and silver accents. 'Glide' is printed on a rubber tag on the side of the skates. 'DBX' and the DBX logo are located on the ice skate's ankle powerstrap, tongue, and heel.

The skates were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from September 2008 through December 2008 for between $30 and $60. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled ice skates away from children and contact Pronto Sports for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Pronto Sports toll-free at (877) 755-4882 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.prontosports.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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Mazda Recalls 2007-2009 CX9 Models

Mazda Recalls 2007-2009 CX9 Models...

March 2, 2009
Mazada is recalling about 30,000 CX9 vehicles from the 2007-2009 model years because of a problem with the power seat's position memory function.

The company said there is a possibility that a short circuit under the seat cushion could cause the seat to move uncontrollably, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the seat harness free of charge when the recall begins March 9.

Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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