Vehicle recalls

Did you know you can sign up to get email recall notifications for vehicles?  I signed up for them at this site:  http://www.safercar.gov/

I recently received one and was very happy to find out it is not for the model we own, but by having the email sent to me I can find out much quicker than waiting for the dealer, etc to write me.

Later – H

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Recalled Peanut Butter

When I first heard about the recall of peanut butter I didn’t think much of it since ‘we didn’t have any’.  Well, I found an unopened (luckily) jar of Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds in the pantry with a best by date in the recall window.  I first searched and didn’t see it on the recall list, but then I entered the name in the search line on Google and it came up as recalled.  So, here is the latest list I had found so I suggest you double check your cupboards.

http://www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf

 

Fire Hazard – GE, GE Adora™, GE Eterna™, GE Profile™ and Hotpoint®, Dishwashers

I saw this on the news and figured it was good to pass along.   Please share this with everyone you know that has one of these brands.

link:   http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12244.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2012
Release #12-244
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 918-8760
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm�s Media Contact: (888) 240-2749

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: GE, GE Adora™, GE Eterna™, GE Profile™ and Hotpoint®, Dishwashers

Units: About 1.3 million in the United States

Manufacturer: GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel™ exterior colors and finishes. The model and serial numbers can be found on a metallic plate located on the left tub wall visible when the door is opened. Model and serial numbers will start with one of the following sequences:

Brand Model Number Begins With: Serial Number Begins With:
GE
GE Adora
GE Eterna
GE Profile
GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,
GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,
GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,
EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,
GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6
FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL,
AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM,
MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM,
AR, DR, FR, GR
Hotpoint HLD4

Sold at: Appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for between $350 and $850.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm�s website at www.geappliances.com/recall

Recalled dishwasher - Picture showing location of model and serial numbers
Location of model and serial numbers

Later – H