Archive for December, 2013

Cuisinart Food Processor Recall

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Cuisinart has announced that they will be recalling about 25,000 7-cup Food Processors after receiving a report of a consumer who was hit by a piece of the plastic casing which was shattered by the slicing disc. The shredding blade can come loose and break the cover of the processor, which in turn can pose harm to the consumer.

Those who have purchased any of the following nine models of Cuisinart food processors are encouraged to stop using the product immediately and contact Cuisinart to have replacement parts sent. The recall includes models: MFP-107, MFP-107BC, MFP-107BCWS, MFP-107BK, MFP-107BKWS, MFP-107DCWS, MFP-107MGSLT, MFP-107MR or MFP-107WS. The model number can be found on the underside of the food processor.

Consumers should contact Cuisinart at (877) 339-2534. Lines are open weekdays from 7am to 11pm and 9am to 5pm on weekends. Cuisinart recall information can also be found online at www.cuisinart.com, click on “recall” for additional information.

Baja Mini-Bike Recall

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Baja Motorsports is recalling 23,000 MB200 gas-powered “mini-bikes” because the front fork can become disconnected from the wheel causing danger of fall and crashing to riders. The mini-bike may also be called the WR96 or WR200. The company has received 13 documented reports of this malfunction. Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Baja Motorsports for a free repair.

Baja Motorsports can be reached at (888) 863-2252 from 8am to 5pm weekdays, or online at www.bajamotorsports.com

Avalanche Airbag Recall

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Backcountry Access is issuing a nationwide recall for their avalanche airbags for faulty trigger assembly. The airbags are intended to keep the skier, snowboarder, or mountain climber safe in the event of an avalanche.  Lot letters A-E are being recalled, the lot letter is located on the trigger handle of the airbag.

Consumers can contact Backcountry Access (BCA) at 800-670-8735, Mon-Fri.  8am-5pm or online at www.backcountryaccess.com.  All purchasers should stop using product immediately.

KIA Sedona Minivan Recall

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Kia is recalling almost 80,000 Sedona minivans produced between 2006 and 2012 for steering problems. In Kia’s published report, the company stated that exposure to road salt can cause corrosion to the front lower control arms of the suspension.  A broken control arm can leave the driver unable to maintain control of the vehicle.

Sedona models sold or registered are only being recalled in: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Vehicle owners will be notified by express mail in December. The vehicles will either be outfitted with rustproof parts free of charge or replaced entirely by Kia dealers.

Hyundai is also issuing recall for 15,000 Entourage minivans in states with cold weather for similar problems with suspension control arms. Toyota, Ford, and GM are recalling select vehicles for problems not life-threatening. Owners can expect notification by mail in December.