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    Amber Personal Emergency Response Pendants and Kits recalled

    An accelerated circuit drain of the pendant battery can result in a decreased battery life

    Visonic Ltd. of Tel Aviv, Israel, is recalling about 29,200 Amber Pendants and Amber Kits.

    An accelerated circuit drain of the pendant battery can result in a decreased battery life and shorter than expected “low battery” warning period, from 30 days down to a 9 day warning period.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Visonic Amber Pendants MCT-212 GS LA S (315) ENR and Visonic Amber Kits GS LA (315) KIT2. The kits contain the pendant and a base station. The Visonic Amber personal miniature transmitter pendant enables the consumer to remotely signal their personal emergency response system to send a request for assistance.

    The pendant is off-white with a red oval-shaped button on the face. It measures about 1 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide by 5/8 of an inch deep. The white, plastic base station measures 8 inches wide by 2 inches deep by 11 inches high, and has an emergency, call and status check button. A label on the back of the pendant lists the part number and serial number.

    Recalled pendants sold separately have part number 0-102511 and serial numbers 0114147681 through 2015044165, 2513325212 through 4313226157 and 4513346942 through 5113063274.

    Pendants sold as part of the kit have model number 0-102371 and serial numbers 0114147759 through 1713321693, 1913433218 through 3313297879 and 3713561718 through 5113063339.

    The pendants and kits, manufactured in Israel, were sold exclusively at Leased by Life Alert Emergency Response (an Authorized Partner) to consumers who subscribed for alarm monitoring services from about May 2013, through July 2014. Retail prices for the products are about $50 for the pendant, and between $220 and $240 for the kit.

    Consumers should immediately contact Visonic or their alarm service provider for instructions on receiving a replacement pendant. Until a new pendant is received, consumers should manually test their pendant regularly for low battery status.

    Consumers may contact Visonic at (800) 223-0020 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

    Visonic Ltd. of Tel Aviv, Israel, is recalling about 29,200 Amber Pendants and Amber Kits. An accelerated circuit drain of the pendant battery can result...
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    Subaru Outbacks with accessory trailer hitch assembly recalled

    The trailer hitch mounting studs could fail

    Subaru of America is recalling 56 model year 2015 Outback vehicles manufactured January 22, 2014, to August 18, 2014, and equipped with a Subaru accessory trailer hitch assembly.

    During installation, the trailer hitch mounting nuts may have been overtightened, potentially resulting in failure of the trailer hitch mounting studs. The mounting nut(s) may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break.

    If this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer may detach from the vehicle. Either situation could increase the risk of a crash.

    Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight mounting nuts for the trailer hitch assembly, and will inspect all eight mounting studs for damage, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2014.

    Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQN-50.

    Subaru of America is recalling 56 model year 2015 Outback vehicles manufactured January 22, 2014, to August 18, 2014, and equipped with a Subaru accessory ...
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