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    Kia recalls over 200,000 vehicles due to electrical problems that can trigger fires

    The company is no stranger to recalls, especially the fire-provoking type

    Kia Motors America has issued a recall for more than 200,000 of its U.S.-based vehicles because of a problem with a vehicle’s brake computer which might take on water and cause an electrical short. In some cases, this could lead to the vehicle catching fire. 

    To make matters even more concerning, the problem can occur even if the engine is completely turned off. To date, Kia says it has reports of seven fires, but no injuries. 

    Models affected, important cautions, and how the problem will be fixed

    The Kia recall is slated to start April 10 and covers the following:

    • Sedona minivans, model years 2006-2010

    • Sorento SUVs, model years 2007-2009

    If you want to be absolutely sure whether or not your Kia vehicle is one of the recalled models, both Hyundai and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provide search tools to make things easy.

    If you own one of the affected models, Kia says owners should not hesitate to park their vehicles outside, away from buildings (yes, including the garage) and other vehicles until the problem can be fixed on your vehicle. 

    To take care of the problem, Kia dealers will install a relay in the main electrical junction box which is designed to stop power from going to the brake computer when the engine is off. 

    Another year, another snafu

    Hyundai/Kia is no stranger to recalls. In late 2019, the company recalled 2020 model Elantras. In 2018, Hyundai recalled Santa Fe and Sante Fe Sport vehicles.

    It’s also no stranger to its cars suspiciously catching fire, much like the new problem. Just a year ago, the company recalled a half-million vehicles that were found to be prone to exploding without warning. The problem became so bad that the Center for Auto Safety wrote to Congress to ask lawmakers to investigate the issue.

    “Instead of presenting the public a solution for these fires, or a satisfactory explanation, or simply taking responsibility for continuing to sell what appear to be defective engines, both manufacturers have recalled fewer than 10% of the potential fire prone vehicles and hoped no one would ask about the rest,” the organization said at the time.

    Kia Motors America has issued a recall for more than 200,000 of its U.S.-based vehicles because of a problem with a vehicle’s brake computer which might ta...
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    Kia recalls more than 200,000 Sedonas and Sorentos

    The Anti-lock Brake Module may short circuit

    Kia Motors America is recalling 228,829 model year 2006-2010 Sedonas and model year 2007-2009 Sorentos.

    Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

    An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.

    What to do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the main junction box to prevent power from being directed to the HECU when the vehicle's ignition switch is turned off free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2020.

    Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC186.

    Kia Motors America is recalling 228,829 model year 2006-2010 Sedonas and model year 2007-2009 Sorentos. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Mod...
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    Triple E recalls Serenity, Wonder and Unity motorhomes

    The vehicle's propane hoses may be twisted and/or kinked

    Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling 237 model year 2020 Serenity S24CB, Wonder W24FTB, W24MB & W24RTB, and Unity U24CB, U24FX, U24IB, U24MB, U24RL & U24TB motorhomes.

    The copper propane tubing or the propane hoses for the LP appliances may be twisted and/or kinked.

    The twist or kink may result in a propane leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Triple E has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the copper tubing and rubber hose installation as necessary free of charge.

    The recall began February 11, 2020.

    Owners may contact Triple E customer service at (877) 992-9906. Triple E's number for this recall is CA#9599-1.

    Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling 237 model year 2020 Serenity S24CB, Wonder W24FTB, W24MB & W24RTB, and Unity U24CB, U24FX, U24IB, U24MB, U24RL...
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      Lotte Int’l America recalls Chocopies

      The product contains almond, an allergen not declared on the label

      Lotte Int’l America is recalling its 11.85-oz packages of Chocopies.

      The products contain almond, an allergen not declared on the label, and were manufactured in a facility that also processes peanut & almond.

      No illnesses have been reported.

      The following items, sold nationwide in retail stores and online, are being recalled:

      • Chocopie Original 12pk, UPC code # 8801062160709, Exp: 06/23/2020)
      • Chocopie Banana 12pk, UPC code # 845502061407, (Exp: 04/11/2020)
      • Chocopie Cacao 12pk, UPC code # 8801062475148, (Exp: 04/23/2020)

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

      Consumers with questions may contact the company at (213) 688-8806 Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00 pm (PST).

      Lotte Int’l America is recalling its 11.85-oz packages of Chocopies. The products contain almond, an allergen not declared on the label, and were manufa...
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      Forest River recalls Crusader CF395BHL recreational trailers

      The rear ladder may block the rear emergency exit

      Forest River is recalling 20 model year 2020 Crusader CF395BHL recreational trailers.

      The rear ladder may block the window on the rear wall, preventing the window from being used as an emergency exit.

      If the rear window cannot be used to exit the vehicle during an emergency, there would be an increased risk of injury.

      What to do

      Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear window free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin March 18, 2020.

      Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 862-1025. Forest River's number for this recall is 49-1137.

      Forest River is recalling 20 model year 2020 Crusader CF395BHL recreational trailers. The rear ladder may block the window on the rear wall, preventing ...
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      Contigo re-announces recall of millions of kids water bottles

      The bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard

      Contigo USA of Chicago, Ill., is re announcing its earlier recall of more than 5.8 million Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

      The water bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard.

      The firm has received a total of 427 reports of the spout detaching including 27 spouts found in children’s mouths.

      This recall involves Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles and replacement lids that were given to consumers as part of the August 2019 recall of this product.

      The base and cover of the clear silicone spout will always be BLACK. Only black colored spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall.

      Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle. The water bottles come in three sizes (13 oz, 14 oz and 20 oz, and four colors: solid color, graphics, stainless steel and stainless steel solid colors.

      The water bottles were sold individually as well as in two-packs and three-packs at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online on various websites from April 2018, through February 7, 2020, for between $9 and $24.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and the replacement lids provided in the previous recall, take them away from children, and contact Contigo for a free water bottle. Consumers who received replacement lids in the previous recall should contact Contigo for the new water bottle.

      Consumers may contact Contigo toll-free at (888) 262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall or www.gocontigo.com and click on “Important Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.

      Contigo USA of Chicago, Ill., is re announcing its earlier recall of more than 5.8 million Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles sold in the U.S., Canada an...
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      Tesla recalls model year 2015-2016 Model X vehicles

      The vehicles may suffer a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist

      Tesla is recalling 14,113 model year 2015-2016 Model X vehicles.

      The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture, causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.

      Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts with coated steel bolts, and add a corrosion-preventative sealer to the steering gear motor housing and motor connection bolts.

      If the mounting bolts are found to be broken or break during removal and cannot be removed, a new steering gear will also be installed.

      All services will be performed free of charge.

      Tesla has not yet provided a date for when owner notification letters will be mailed.

      Owners may contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752.

      Tesla is recalling 14,113 model year 2015-2016 Model X vehicles. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing...
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      Yamaha recalls golf cars

      The front wheel hubs can crack, causing the wheels to detach

      Yamaha Golf-Car Company of Kennesaw, Ga., is recalling about 1,350 Yamaha golf cars.

      The front wheel hubs can crack causing the wheels to detach, posing a crash hazard that could result in injury or death to the user or bystander.

      No incidents or injuries are reported.

      This recall involves four model-year 2020 golf cars, including “Drive2 QuieTech,” “Drive2 AC,” “Drive2 EFI,” and “Drive2 DC.”

      The vehicles were sold in various colors, including blue, green, red, gray, tan, silver, and white.

      The model and serial number can be found on a label under the seat on the left side.

      Model Year

      Model Name

      Model Prefix

      Affected Serial Number Range

      2020

      Drive2 QuieTech

      J0B

      305606

      306957

      Drive2 AC

      J0J

      301002

      301100

      Drive2 EFI

      J0K

      103401

      104680

      Drive2 DC

      J0C

      303701

      304600

      The golf cars, assembled in the U.S., were sold exclusively at Yamaha golf car dealers nationwide from June 2019, through December 2019, for between $6,100 and $6,300.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Yamaha Golf Cars and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

      Consumers may contact Yamaha toll-free at (866) 747-4027 anytime or online at https://www.yamahagolfcar.com/ and click on CPSC Recall Alerts” at the bottom of the page for more information.

      Yamaha Golf-Car Company of Kennesaw, Ga., is recalling about 1,350 Yamaha golf cars. The front wheel hubs can crack causing the wheels to detach, posing...
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      Mazda recalls model year 2016 CX-5s

      The Daytime Running Lights may fail

      Mazda North American Operations is recalling 36,761 model year 2016 CX-5s.

      The LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) may fail while the vehicle is being driven.

      If the DRL fail, the vehicle's visibility may be reduced to other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlights, and replace the sealing gasket or headlight assemblies -- as necessary -- free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin March 6, 2020.

      Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500 Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 4320A.

      Mazda North American Operations is recalling 36,761 model year 2016 CX-5s. The LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) may fail while the vehicle is being driv...
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      KZRV recalls model year 2020 Connect SE trailers

      The vehicles propane lines may be routed improperly

      KZRV is recalling 14 model year 2020 Connect SE trailers.

      The propane lines may be routed too close to the tire, possibly resulting in the line being damaged by road debris.

      If the propane supply system becomes damaged, there is an increased risk of a fire.

      What to do

      KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the propane gas lines away from the wheel well free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2020.

      Owners may contact KZRV customer service at (800) 768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2020-01.

      KZRV is recalling 14 model year 2020 Connect SE trailers. The propane lines may be routed too close to the tire, possibly resulting in the line being da...
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      Corinthian Foods recalls fish nuggets

      The bag contains chicken nuggets instead of fish nuggets

      Corinthian Foods is recalling 5-lb. retail bags of Uncooked Sweet Potato Crusted Alaska Pollack Nuggets.

      The bag contains chicken nuggets instead of fish nuggets.

      No illness have been reported.

      The recalled product, with the date code CF353, is packaged in clear 5-lb. bags with a white label with black writing It was sold at retail stores in Michigan.

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled product should return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

      Consumers with questions may contact Corinthian Foods at (912) 634-0240 Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (EST).

      Corinthian Foods is recalling 5-lb. retail bags of Uncooked Sweet Potato Crusted Alaska Pollack Nuggets. The bag contains chicken nuggets instead of fis...
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      Nuts ‘N More recalls Plain Peanut Spread

      The product may be contaminated with Listeria species

      Nuts ‘N More of East Providence, R.I., is recalling 4,143 jars of Plain Peanut Spread.

      The product may be contaminated with Listeria species.

      There are no reports of illnesses to date.

      The following product, which comes in a 16-oz. plastic jar and was sold in Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Alabama, Indian, Florida, Canada and the U.K., is being recalled:

      • Nuts ‘N More – Plain Peanut Spread, LOT PB91 (Lot and Exp. Located on the lid), EXP 03/04/2021

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

      Consumers with questions may contact the company at questionsl@nuts-n-more.com.

      Nuts ‘N More of East Providence, R.I., is recalling 4,143 jars of Plain Peanut Spread. The product may be contaminated with Listeria species. There a...
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      Land Rover recalls model year 2020 Discovery vehicles

      The second row seat frame assembly may be insufficiently strong

      Land Rover is recalling 17 model year 2020 Discovery vehicles.

      The second row seat frame assembly may be missing fasteners, resulting in a seat frame with insufficient strength.

      The seats may not properly secure the occupants in a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

      What to do

      Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the second row seat frame, tightening the bolts properly free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2020.

      Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at (800) 637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N422.

      Land Rover is recalling 17 model year 2020 Discovery vehicles. The second row seat frame assembly may be missing fasteners, resulting in a seat frame wi...
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      New Seasons Market recalls Grab N’ Go Vegetarian Lasagna

      The product contains soy, an allergen not declared on the label

      New Seasons Market is recalling a total of 30 units of Grab N' Go Vegetarian Lasagna w/ Gluten-Free Pasta.

      The product contains soy, an allergen not declared on the label.

      The recalled product (UPC 52390) was packed on February 1-3, 2020, with sell by dates of February 6-9, 2020, and was made and sold at the firm's Hawthorne, Calif., location.

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled product and are allergic to soy should not consume it, but discard it and contact their nearest New Seasons Market store for a refund.

      Consumers with questions may contact the firm by email at talktous@newseasonsmarket.com.

      New Seasons Market is recalling a total of 30 units of Grab N' Go Vegetarian Lasagna w/ Gluten-Free Pasta. The product contains soy, an allergen not dec...
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      Fanim Industries recalls Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fan

      The fan’s blade holders can break

      Fanim Industries of Zionsville, Ind., is recalling about 70,000 Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans.

      The fan’s blade holders can break allowing the blade to be ejected from the fan, posing an injury hazard.

      The firm has received 210 reports of the fan blade breaking or ejecting from the fan, including ten reports of a fan blade hitting consumers.

      This recall involves Harbor Breeze 48-inch Santa Ana Ceiling Fan, model LP8294LBN, UPC code 840506599178.

      The model number can be on the fan motor as well as on the inside of the battery compartment cover of the included handheld remote control.

      The recalled fan has two dark walnut fan blades, brushed nickel blade arm holders and a frosted white glass globe containing a light bulb.

      The fans, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com May 2014, through January 2016, for about $150.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fan and contact the firm for a free set of replacement blade holders.

      Consumers may contact Fanim Industries toll-free at (888) 434-3797 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@fanimation.com or online at www.FANIMATION.com for more information.

      Fanim Industries of Zionsville, Ind., is recalling about 70,000 Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans. The fan’s blade holders can break allowing the bla...
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      Forest River recalls recreational trailers with possible braking issue

      The emergency break-away switch may fail

      Forest River is recalling 218 model year 2020 Freedom Express, Salem, Stealth EVO, Vibe, Wildcat Maxx, and Wildwood recreational trailers.

      The emergency break-away switch may fail.

      If the trailer separates from the tow vehicle, a failed break-away switch will not apply the trailer's brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the break-away switch free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin March 13, 2020.

      Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (503) 831-5410 or (574) 825-8205. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-1129.

      Forest River is recalling 218 model year 2020 Freedom Express, Salem, Stealth EVO, Vibe, Wildcat Maxx, and Wildwood recreational trailers. The emergency...
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      Cargill recalls Nutrebeef Transition Pellet cattle feed

      The product contains elevated levels of monesin

      Cargill’s animal nutrition business is recalling a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed.

      The product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin, which can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms.

      The firm has received notification from one farm of eight animal deaths linked to this lot of feed.

      NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH), packaged in a plain 50 lb brown paper bag, is being recalled from retail outlets and distributors in the Kansas and Texas markets:

      • Lot Code: 529316973 (bottom left corner of feed label)
      • Product Code: 80652 (bottom right corner of feed label)
      • UPC Code: 722304442668 (bottom right corner of feed label)
      • Species: Beef Cattle
      • Date Made: 11/12/19
      • Shelf Life (Days): 90 days

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled product should return it to their local dealer or retailer for a replacement or full refund.

      Consumers with questions may contact Cargill customer service at (800) 542-0019, Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (EDT), or by email at McPherson_FeedOrder@Cargill.com.

      Cargill’s animal nutrition business is recalling a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed.The product m...
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      Bakkavor Foods recalls mushroom barley soup

      The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label

      Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling 840 units of Harris Teeter’s Fresh Food Market Mushroom Barley Soup.

      The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.

      There are no reported consumer illnesses to date.

      The following item, which comes in plastic cups with SKU numbers and “Sell BY” date codes printed to the labels, is being recalled:

      Product

      Code Date

      Harris Teeter’s Fresh Food Market Mushroom Barley
      Soup, 16 oz  cups
      UPC 7 61088 80363 0
      SELL BY "03/09/20” 

      The recalled product was sold at Harris Teeter’s retail stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled product should discard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

      Consumers with questions may contact Bakkavor Foods at (855) 312-7504, Monday through Friday, 8:00P.M. - 5:00P.M. (PST).

      Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling 840 units of Harris Teeter’s Fresh Food Market Mushroom Barley Soup. The product may contain milk, an allergen not decla...
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      Rawlings recalls catcher’s helmets

      The back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player

      Rawlings Sporting Goods of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 1,500 CHMACH-SR Senior Catchers helmets sold in the U.S., and Canada.

      The back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player, posing a risk of head injury to the user.

      No incidents or injuries are reported.

      This recall involves the Rawlings CHMACH-SR (Senior) Catchers Helmet.

      The recalled helmets have “MACH” printed on the hangtag originally attached to the helmet, with “Rawlings” printed on the side of the helmet and the “R” Rawlings logo printed on the front center of the helmets with a gray chin strap.

      The plastic helmets were sold in two-tone color combinations including black/white (UPC 083321545504), green/white (UPC 083321545511), navy/white (083321545528) and red/white (UPC 083321545566).

      The UPC code is printed on the hangtag that was attached to the helmet at the time of sale. Inside of the helmet is a sticker that reads “CHMACH-SR-RevA.”

      The helmets, manufactured in China, were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Rawlings.com and other online stores from July 2018, through September 2019, for about $200.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled catcher’s helmets and contact Rawlings to receive a free replacement back plate for head sizes 7.5 and below or a full refund for head sizes above 7.5.

      Consumers may contact Rawlings at (800) 729-5464 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at returns@rawlings.com or online at www.rawlings.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

      Rawlings Sporting Goods of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 1,500 CHMACH-SR Senior Catchers helmets sold in the U.S., and Canada.The back plate of th...
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      DR Power Equipment recalls walk behind leaf blowers

      The blades inside the leaf blower can break off and discharge from the unit

      DR Power Equipment of South Burlington, Vt., is recalling about 100 walk behind leaf blowers.

      The blades inside the leaf blower can break off and discharge from the unit, posing a projectile hazard to the user or bystanders.

      The firm has received eight reports of the blades breaking and discharging from the blowers. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves DR Walk Behind Leaf Blowers, including DR PREMIER 1200, DR PRO 2000 and DR PRO 2000SP.

      The blowers are three-wheeled walk behind blowers with an orange circular metal face with a black center with “DR” printed on the front.

      The model number is printed on the front left side of the main impeller housing and on the serial number label located on the back right side of the main impeller housing.

      Only the following models are included in the recall: 

                              Product name                               Model Number

      DR PREMIER 1200 Walk Behind Leaf Blower

      WB13010DMN

      DR PRO 2000 Walk Behind Leaf Blower

      WB15020DMN

      DR PRO 2000 Walk Behind Leaf Blower

      WB15020DEN

      DR PRO 2000SP Walk Behind Leaf Blower

      WB17020DEN

      The leaf blowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at authorized DR Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online at www.drpower.com from September 2019, through November 2019, for between $800 and $1,700.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf blowers and contact the firm for instructions to receive a full refund.

      Consumers may contact DR Power Equipment at (800) 687-6575 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at https://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/contact or online at www.drpower.com and click “Product Recalls” at the bottom of page for more information.

      DR Power Equipment of South Burlington, Vt., is recalling about 100 walk behind leaf blowers. The blades inside the leaf blower can break off and discha...
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