Recalls of the Week for Mississauga – Oct 18
Published October 18, 2016 at 2:39 am
Although most foods and products are safe, some edibles and items slip through the cracks and when they do, it’s good to be aware so you can fix or avoid them.
Here’s a list of products with recall notices.Madison Mill Inc. Foldaway Gate
Two Madison Mill foldaway gates (Madison Mill 23 and Madison Mill 25) have been recalled for safety reasons. The gates have openings at the top that are wider than permitted, thereby creating an entrapment and strangulation hazard for children. The gates were sold between January 2013 and October 2016. If you own this gate, contact Madison Mill at 615-351-3079 to arrange to return the product.
Samsung Note 7 Smartphone
This is part of an expanded recall that includes Samsung Note 7 smartphones and the replacement phones provided under the previous recall. You can see a breakdown of the affected models here. The products have been recalled because the lithium-ion battery has the potential to overheat and burn, potentially posing a fire hazard. Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has received four reports of overheated batteries and one minor injury has occurred in connection with an affected device. There have been no reported injuries associated with the replacement phones. If you have this device, return to the store for a refund.
KidCo’s Angle Mount Wood Safeway Gate
It hasn’t been a good week for baby gates! KidCo is recalling gates with model numbers G2300, G2301, G2302, G2303, G2400, G2401 and G2402. The gates are available in Oak, Cherry and Espresso and the affected UPC Codes are 786441023005, 786441023012, 786441023029, 786441023035, 786441024002, 786441024019, 786441024026. According to Health Canada, the gate’s stop clip may become detached and pose a choking hazard to small children. The gates were sold between January 2012 and September 2016. If you have this gate, contact KidCo at 855-847-8600 or visit www.kidco.com.
LF Products Pte. Ltd.’s Sawyer Swivel Wood Barstools
These products are being recalled because the screws in the barstools can loosen, potentially creating a falling hazard. The affected barstools were sold in black, white, distressed blue and brown cherry and have a tan fabric seat cushion. They were sold in two heights: approx. 61 cm and approx. 76 cm. You can see a list of the SKUs and UPC codes here. The products were sold between May 2012 and March 2016 by Bed Bath & Beyond in store and online. If you have these stools, you can download and review the revised assembly instructions on the Bed Bath & Beyond website.
General Motors Suburban, Silverado and Escalade Models
On certain vehicles equipped with Continental P275/55R20 CrossContact LX20 tires, a manufacturing defect could cause a lack of adhesion between belts in the tire. These tires may become defective, increasing the risk of an accident. If you own one of these vehicles (all were manufactured in 2015), consult your dealership to determine whether or not your tires need to be replaced.Toyota Prius
On certain vehicles, the parking brake cables may disengage from the crank lever at the rear caliper, rendering the parking brake inoperative. If this happens while the transmission is left in a gear other than “park” while the ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of injury and property damage. If you drive this car (affected models were manufactured in 2016), consult your dealership about a repair.Chrysler 2500 Model
On certain vehicles equipped with a 220 amp alternator, “frequent load cycling at the rated amperage capacity (particularly in hot conditions) could cause the alternator to develop a short”, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire. The engine could also stall while the car is in motion, increasing the risk of an accident. If you have this vehicle (affected models were manufactured in 2013), consult your dealership about a repair.For more info and recalls, click hereinsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising