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2008 Saturn VUE Recall

GM is recalling about 44,000 Saturn VUEs from the 2008 model year. The recall is for vehicles equipped with body-color outside door handles....

June 29, 2009
GM is recalling about 44,000 Saturn VUEs from the 2008 model year. The recall is for vehicles equipped with body-color outside door handles.

GM said the handles may stick or bind, which could prevent them from latching properly.

Dealers will replace the handles with chrome handles when the recall begins in August.

Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or at 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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Orangatang Skateboard Wheels Recalled

Orangatang Skateboard Wheels Recalled...

June 23, 2009
Loaded Boards Inc. is recalling about 1,200 sets of Orangatang skateboard wheels. The recalled skateboard wheels' core can shear and blow out, causing the wheel to separate from the skateboard trucks axle and bearings. This poses a risk of serious injury to riders.

Loaded Boards has received 10 reports of wheels separating. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves Orangatang In-Heat skateboard wheels. They were sold in two styles: 75mm/purple/83a durometer and 75mm/orange/80a durometer. The words orangatang, In Heat, and the size and durometer are written on the sidewall of the wheel. The wheels were sold in sets of four.

The wheels, made in the U.S., were sold by Loaded Boards/Orangatang Wheels dealers nationwide from March 2009 through April 2009 for about $55 per set.

Consumers should stop using the wheels immediately and contact Loaded Boards Inc. or any authorized dealer for a free replacement.

For additional information, contact Loaded Boards Inc. toll-free at (877) 855-0708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at coreissue@loadedboards.com.

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

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Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors

Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors...

June 17, 2009
Campbell Hausfeld is recalling about 16,000 air compressors sold at Wal-Mart because of a fire hazard. The compressors thermal overload, which shuts the unit off when it overheats, can fail. This can lead to overheating, melting of parts and a risk of fire.

The recall involves the Campbell Hausfeld model HU200099AV air compressor with a 20-gallon tank. The recall includes date codes ranging from January 2009 through June 2009. The model number and date code can be located on the back of the tank.

The compressors were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2009 through June 2009 for about $250. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air compressor and return it to any Wal-Mart for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com.

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

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National, Sanyo Hair Dryers Recalled

National, Sanyo Hair Dryers Recalled...

June 3, 2009
About 2,300 National and Sanyo hand-held hair dryers are being recalled. They are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Immersion protection devices, which prevent electrocution, are required by industry safety standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.

This recall involves National and Sanyo hand held hair dryers. The hair dryers are made of plastic and chrome with a fold up handle and were sold in blue, pink, white and black colors. Model numbers EH-5202, EH-5215, EH-5216, EH-7911, EH-7912, or EH-7913 and 'National' and 'Sanyo' can be found on the hair dryer's blower nozzle or handle.

The hair dryers, made in Thailand, were sold at various retail stores in the Los Angeles area from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $20 and $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hair dryers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or free replacement.

For additional information, contact Vintage International toll free at (888) 711-4656 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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

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