Recall Alert: Ford and chests of drawers
Ford Motor Company has issued another recall for some of its cars over an issue with the seat belts. The automaker reports that the trucks’ left rear inflatable seat belt buckle could become separated from the mounting bracket, meaning the passengers might not be properly restrained in the event of an accident.
The following models are affected by this recall:
-- 2015-2017 F-150 crew cab
-- 2017 F-250 crew cab
-- 2017 F-350 crew cab
Ford will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt rivets for free beginning on Oct. 16. Ford’s number for this recall is 17C12. Customers with questions can contact the company at 866-436-7332.
Meanwhile, Ameriwood Mainstays has issued a recall for some of its chest of drawers over a possible injury hazard.
The company reports that the drawers could tip over and either injure or entrap someone. The company is offering owners a free wall mounting kit so that owners can safely anchor the drawers to the wall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received one report of an injury to a 4-year-old after the chest fell over on them.
The drawers were sold in Walmart stores and online between 2009 and 2016 for about $60. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 888-222-7460.
Finally, Home Depot has agreed to pay $5.7 million in civil penalties for knowingly selling and distributing thousands of previously recalled products.
The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission announced the agreement on its website, saying the company sold 2,816 recalled products from 33 separate recalls over a four-year period.
The recalled products include:
-- HeathCo Motion Activated Outdoor Lights, recalled on July 26, 2012
-- Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Light Strips, recalled on September 6, 2012, and expanded on May 15, 2014
-- LG Electronics Electric Ranges, recalled on November 8, 2012
-- Pramac America LLC Powermate Portable Generators, recalled on November 13, 2012
-- Wing Enterprises Stepladders, recalled on December 11, 2012
-- LG Electronics, Inc., Top Loading Washers, recalled on December 18, 2012
-- CE Tech Riser Cables, recalled on April 9, 2013
-- Nourison Rugs, recalled on May 23, 2013
-- Soleil Portable Heaters, recalled on July 25, 2013
-- Gree Dehumidifiers, recalled on September 12, 2013, expanded in January 2014, and reannounced in May 2014
-- HeathCo Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights, recalled on October 30, 2013
-- RSI Bathroom Medicine Cabinets, recalled on January 16, 2014
HDX/Powermate Two-Gallon Air Compressors, recalled on February 12, 2014
-- Genie Garage Door Openers, recalled on February 25, 2014
-- Dyson Bladeless Portable Heaters, recalled on April 1, 2014
-- Nest Labs Smoke/CO Alarms, recalled on May 21, 2014
-- Cordelia Shop Lights, recalled on May 22, 2014
-- Lithonia Quantum® ELM and ELM2 Two-Light Emergency Light Fixtures, recalled on May 28, 2014
-- Harris Products Group Welding Torches, recalled on July 31, 2014
-- Vornado Air Electric Space Heaters, recalled on August 14, 2014
-- Kidde Smoke/Co Alarms, recalled on September 11, 2014
-- Fiskars Bypass Loppers, recalled on October 8, 2014
-- Mohawk Home Rugs, recalled on November 19, 2014
-- Kidde Fire Extinguishers, recalled on February 12, 2015
-- Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders, recalled on March 12, 2015
-- Husky Vertical Bike Hooks, recalled on April 15, 2015
-- Homelite Blower Vacuums, recalled on April 16, 2015
-- Gerber Cohort Folding Knives, recalled on May 26, 2015
-- Technical Consumer Products LED Down Light Fixtures, recalled on September 8, 2015
-- Philips Lighting Halogen Flood Lights, recalled on September 10, 2015
-- Lota Touchless Single-Handle, Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets, recalled on September 10, 2015
-- Bosch Slim Grinders, recalled on May 11, 2016
-- Honda Mini Tillers, recalled on May 25, 2016
In addition to the civil penalty, Home Depot has agreed to participate in a compliance program with the CPSA including a program to properly dispose of recalled products.