Kawasaki recalls Utility Vehicles, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles and All- Terrain Vehicles due to fire hazard.
1) Name of Product: Mule SX™, Mule 4010, Mule 4010 Trans 4×4®, Mule 4000, Mule PRO-FX™, Mule PRO-FXT™, Mule PRO-DX™, Mule PRO-DXT™, Teryx, Teryx4 and Brute Force 750 4x4i.
Hazard: The fuel pump/fuel level sensor retainer plate may have a hairline crack. Long term usage may extend the hairline crack potentially causing the retainer to fail and possibly allowing the fuel pump to separate from the fuel tank, resulting in the possibility of a fuel leak and potential risk of fire.
Description: The recall involves 2017 model year Kawasaki Mule utility vehicles, Teryx, and Teryx4 recreational off-highway vehicles, and Brute Force 750 all-terrain vehicles.
Remedy: The repair consists of replacing the fuel pump/fuel level sensor retainer plate.
2) Name of Product: MULE PRO-FX™, MULE PRO-FXT™, MULE PRO-DX™ and MULE PRO-DXT™ Side X Side vehicles.
Hazard: The front floor cover can be punctured by a foreign object and present a risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Incidents/Injuries: Two reports of incidents including injury to one operator.
Description: The recall involves 2015 – 2017 model year MULE PRO-FX and MULE PRO-FXT and 2016 and 2017 model year MULE PRO-DX and MULE PRO-DXT.
Remedy: The repair consists of installing front floor cover guards and replacing a damaged, unserviceable front floor cover.
3) Name of Product: Teryx and Teryx4 recreational off-highway vehicles
Hazard: The vehicle’s floor board can allow a stick or other debris to break through and protrude into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger.
Incidents/Injuries: 628 warranty claims including eight reports of debris breaking through the floor boards of the vehicles resulting in eight injuries to riders’ lower extremities.
Description: The recall involves 2012 and 2013 model year Teryx4 750 4×4 (four seats) and 2014, 2015, 2016 model year Teryx 800 4×4 (two seats) and Teryx4 800 4×4 (four seats) recreational off-highway vehicles.
Remedy: The repair consists of installing floor board guards and replacing damaged unserviceable floor boards.
What To Do If You Own One:
Britax announces a Safety Recall of Chest Clip on certain B-Safe® 35, B-Safe® 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe® 35 Infant Car Seats due to choking hazard.
Britax Child Safety, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other regulatory authorities, is conducting a recall of the chest clip on certain B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 infant car seat models manufactured between Nov. 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017 as identified on www.bsafe35clip.com.
In its continued commitment to child passenger safety, Britax determined the center tab on the chest clip – on certain infant car seat models – can break and present a choking hazard to an infant in the car seat. There have been no choking injuries. Britax is announcing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
Consumers can continue to safely use the affected car seats if they remove the chest clip or monitor the center tab of the chest clip for signs of breakage. The chest clip is not a required safety device: it is added to the harness system to help position the shoulder straps. Consumers should always ensure harness straps are tight and properly positioned at or slightly below the child’s shoulders. To verify the tightness of the harness straps consumers should make sure they cannot vertically pinch any webbing at the child’s collar bone.
What To Do If You Own One:
To determine if your infant car seat is included in the recall, visit: www.bsafe35clip.com and follow these steps:
Look for the Date of Manufacture (DOM) label on the back of the infant car seat shell.
- Compare the DOM details to the model numbers and date range listed on the site.
- If your seat is affected and you registered your seat, you will automatically be sent a free replacement chest clip.
- If your seat is affected and you didn’t register your seat, you can order your free kit here: www.bsafe35clip.com.
- Until you receive your replacement chest clip, you can continue to safely use the car seat as long as you remove your current chest clip or monitor the center tab of the chest clip for signs of breakage.
- Before installing the new replacement chest clip, review the printed step-by-step instructions and/or watch the how-to video on the site.
- Do not return product to the retailer.
Consumers with any questions can speak with a Britax Customer Service representative by calling 1-833-474-7016. Their extended Customer Service business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
Staples is recalling about 124,000 Staples and Quill Hazen Mesh Task chairs because the legs on the base can break, posing a fall hazard.
Description: This recall involves Staples and Quill Hazen Mesh Task chairs. The chair has a five-wheel base, black fabric seat cushion, and black mesh seat back. The chairs have SKU number 1058246 and item number 26680 printed on a white label on the underside of the seat cushion.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Staples to receive a free replacement base and instructions for replacing the original base.
Incidents/Injuries: Staples has received 20 reports of the legs breaking on the chairs, including three reports of injuries resulting in minor cuts and bruises, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Retailers : Staples the Office Superstore LLC and Quill Lincolnshire, Inc. LLC, of Framingham, Mass.
Contact Staples toll-free at 1-866-755-1321 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or register online at www.seatingrecall123.com, or go to www.staples.com and click on the Warranty & Recall link under the Customer Service tab at the bottom of the page for more information.
For more information on any of these recalls, please refer to the references listed below.
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Please Be Sure to Read the Following References:
“Kawasaki Recalls Vehicles Due To Fire Hazards.” Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved 27 June 2017. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Kawasaki-Recalls-Utility-Vehicles-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles-and-All-Terrain-Vehicles-Recall-Alert
“Britax Issues A Recall On Chest Clip On Infant Car Seats.” Cision PR Newswire. Retrieved 27 June 2017. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/britax-announces-a-safety-recall-of-chest-clip-on-certain-b-safe-35-b-safe-35-elite-and-bob-b-safe-35-infant-car-seats-300477327.html
“Recall Sunday: Desk Chairs and Utility Vehicles.” The Daily News Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017. http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn01/recall-sunday-desk-chairs-and-utility-vehicles-20170625