Consumer product recalls | Business

Details about product recalls can be found in most cases at cpsc.gov. For automobile-related recalls, go to nhtsa.gov.

Ram pickups

Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective.

The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013-2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines.

Most of the trucks were sold in the U.S.

Fiat Chrysler says a water pump bearing can overheat under certain conditions, potentially leading to an engine fire.

The company isn’t aware of any injuries or accidents related to the defect. It no longer uses the type of water pump involved in the recall.

Fiat Chrysler will notify customers and dealers will fix or replace the water pumps for free.

Chrysler minivans

Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 50,000 Pacifica vans in the U.S. and Canada from the 2017 and 2018 model years, all with an eight-passenger seating option.

The automaker says that during sporty driving, the center buckle could hit the release button on the left buckle and cause it to unlatch.

The company says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

According to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, dealers will install a shorter second-row seat belt buckle in a recall that is expected to begin on Oct. 20. Until repairs are made, Fiat Chrysler is advising owners not to use the second-row center seat if other passengers are in that row.


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Recalled boots

The tongue lining of some Dr. Martens unisex boots can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine. Provided/CPSC

The problem was discovered by Fiat Chrysler engineers who specialize in interior safety restraints, the documents say.

Boots

About 30,000 pairs of Dr. Martens unisex Vegan 1460 eight eye boots sold in cherry red with black shoelaces in all sizes. They have a chunky sole and a golden heel pull tab with “AirWair” printed on it. “Made in Vietnam” and product code 14585 are printed on the tongue label with the batch code starting with “GV” and ending in Q, R or S. They were sold at Dr. Martens, Journeys and independent stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, DrMartens.com, Shoebuy.com and other websites from January 2015-July 2017.

Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine. No incidents have been reported.

Details: call 800-460-3930 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays; email dmservice@drmartens.com; or go to www.drmartens.com.


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Recalled seafood kits

The hose on these seafood cooking kits can melt or burn. Provided/CPSC

Crawfish kits

About 21,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Outdoor Gourmet 100-Quart Crawfish kits with strainers. They are an outdoor appliance used to cook crawfish and other seafood in a 100-quart pot. The kits include a hose assembly that connects the burner component to an external liquid propane fuel tank supplied by the consumer. Model number FSOGBG4201 is printed on the silver label on the burner component. They were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and at Academy.com from March 2014-May 2017

The hose can melt and/or burn, posing a fire hazard. There have been at least 14 reports of hoses melting or catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Details: call 888-922-2336 from 8 a.m.-1 a.m. daily; email customerservice@academy.com; or go to www.academy.com.

Infant rompers

About 6,500 Fabri-Tech’s infant shortall rompers. The red and white-checkered rompers have a toolbox design on the front and two buttons at the top of the straps that button over the shoulders. They were sold in boy’s sizes 6-9m, 12m and 18m. The size, “decorated originals for kids” logo and “PO# 906512 PD 12/8/16” are printed on the neck label. They were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store stores nationwide from April 2017-July 2017.

The buttons on the shoulder straps can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. There has been at least one report of an infant putting a detached button in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Details: call 800-285-1295 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon, or go to www.fabritech.biz.

 

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