Recall Round-Up: February 22, 2019

Recall Round Up

Recall Round-Up: February 22, 2019

Welcome to our series Recall Round-Up where we scour the internet to bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in the United States.

This week we cover a major recall of Ford vehicles, and product recalls from Target, Crate and Barrel and Academy Sports.

  • Ford and Lincoln vehicles

    This month Ford announced a recall of over 1.5 million vehicles. Certain model years for the Ford F-150 truck, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Continental, and the Lincoln Nautilus and Navigator SUV were all included in the recall. The 2011-13 Ford F-150 truck was recalled over a safety hazard that occurs when the truck experiences an unintended downshifting in first gear. It’s a safety hazard that has caused at least 5 accidents. 2017-19 Lincoln Continentals were recalled due to a door hazard. The latch may become contaminated with silicon that prevents the door from closing completely and risks opening during operation. Lastly, select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles may have a defect that causes the interior video instrument to be blank on start-up. Owners will receive notice in the US Mail regarding instructions on repairing or replacing any recalled part.

  • Target Cat & Jack toddler boots

    Target recalled around 30,000 toddler boots due to a potential choking hazard. The Cat & Jack Unicorn boots were sold in stores and online October 2018 through November 2018 for $27. According to reports, the unicorn horn may become detached. Consumers may return the boots to their nearest Target store for a complete refund.

  • Crate & Barrel Holiday Milk Bottles

    This month Crate and Barrel recalled about 17,000 of their Holiday Bear Acrylic Milk Bottles that were sold in stores and online August 2018 through November 2018. The company received a report of the removing plastic straw breaking which could pose as a potential laceration hazard. Crate & Barrel encourages its consumers to discontinue using the product and contact your nearest store for a complete refund.

  • Academy Sports Outdoor Turkey Fryer

    Academy Sports recalled 3,000 outdoor turkey fryers this month due to a possible fire hazard. Academy Sports received 2 reports of their Outdoor Gourmet Turkey Keg leaking oil which could lead to a serious fire. The turkey fryers were sold in stores and online October 2018 through December 2018 for $150. The company asks consumers to immediately stop using the fryer and return the product to the store for a full refund. They are also including an additional $50 Academy gift card.

If you’ve been injured as a result of a recalled product, please contact us today. We also encourage anyone to visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites to file formal complaints about potential safety hazards.

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