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Recall Roundup: Volvo recalls over 85,000 vehicles over stalling issue

Nearly 2 million voltage testers could inadvertently shock people who use them

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Automotive recalls have been one of the staples of ConsumerAffairs’ Recall Roundup, and this week is no different. Our feature story this week is connected to a recall of over 85,000 Volvo vehicles. 

Earlier this month, the automaker announced that it would be recalling several 2019 and 2020 model year light vehicles because of a fuel pump issue that could cause the engine to stall. A loss of power while these cars are being driven could increase the risk of a crash. 

Volvo has already contacted dealers and plans to contact owners at the beginning of August. The automaker said dealers will replace a 15-amp fuse with a 20-amp fuse in affected vehicles free of charge. Consumers can contact the company for more information at 800-458-1552.

Nissan also recalls vehicles for stalling issue

In a strange twist, Volvo was not the only automaker facing a stalling issue this week. Nissan North America is recalling over 24,000 of its own INFINITI vehicles because of an impeller that can swell and bind within the fuel pump module and cause it to fail. 

The automaker said it will be sending out notification letters to owners by mid-July and that dealers will be replacing fuel pump modules in affected vehicles free of charge. 

Consumers can contact Nissan for more information at 800-662-6200 and reference recall number R21A2 for more information.

Voltage testers recalled for shocking users

Klein Tools is recalling nearly 1.7 million of its non-contact voltage testers because the devices can shock the people who are using them. 

In a posting on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, the company explained that the on/off button can remain pushed in during the power on or power off cycle. This issue could lead some users to be unaware that there is live voltage being channeled through the device, causing a shock.

Klein received two reports of its voltage testers not working properly, including one incident in which a shock occurred. The devices were sold at Home Depot stores and other hardware stores and electrical wholesalers across the U.S. between January 2020, and March 2021. 

Consumers are being asked to stop using the affected devices immediately and to contact Klein Tools for more information on how they can be sent a free replacement tool.

Peppa Pig Chocolate Chip Cookies recalled

Parents of young children who love Peppa Pig may want to make sure that any themed snacks they bought are safe to eat. 

Primary Colors Design, the company that makes the Peppa Pig Chocolate Chip Cookies Gable Box, is recalling the product because of the presence of undeclared eggs. While this might not be harmful to some children, those with an egg allergy could unknowingly consume the product and become ill. 

Customers who purchased one of the recalled products and have an allergy or sensitivity to eggs are being urged not to consume the cookies. Primary Colors Design can be contacted at 419-903-0403 or by email at sales@primarycolorscorp.com for more information. 

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