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U.S. product recalls for January 15

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If you own a product that is subject to recall you might receive a notification directly from the manufacturer, you may learn of a recall from a news outlet. What if you miss the information? What if you never registered your product? What if you miss the newscast that evening? Recalls.gov is the combined effort of six federal agencies to create a central outlet for recall information. Recalls.gov allows you to sign up for email notifications or browse recalls by product type. The product page will inform you what actions to take and what the manufacturer is doing to remedy the situation.

Here are notable product recalls for January 15, additional products can be found at Recalls.gov:

Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters

  • Broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire, and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/1eDRmfW

Certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras

  • Models equipped with 4.3L or 5.3L engines
  • When the vehicle is idling in cold temperatures, the exhaust components can overheat
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/1aHI0AW

Certain 2013 Tesla Motors Inc. Model S vehicles

  • Delivered with certain NEMA 14-50 Universal Mobile Connector adapters
  • During charging, the adapter, cord, or wall outlet could overheat
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/1hseMrj

Certain 2012-2013 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines

  • Fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process
  • A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/Kk0mxm

Combi USA model 8220 child restraints

  • These child seats fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • In the event of a crash, a child may not remain adequately secured, increasing the risk of injury
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/1m7xEPi

Orbit Baby, Inc. G2 Car Seat Bases Model No. ORB822000

  • The StrongArm Knob component of the Orbit Baby G2 Car Seat Base intended to secure the seat's base, may become detached or spin
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/1aHSe4h

Dorel Juvenile Group Safety 1st Complete Air LX (various model numbers)

  • The affected seats fail to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
  • Additional Information: http://1.usa.gov/1apHHal

Britax recalling certain convertible child restraints (various models)

  • These seats were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat.
  • Could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death
  • Additional information: http://1.usa.gov/1eE9zdw

Alex Zielinski is a volunteer firefighter in Evansville, Indiana and a full-time firefighter in Providence, Kentucky. You can follow him on Twitter @FireSafetyAZ If you enjoyed this article leave a comment or click subscribe above to receive notification of future stories. Read a previous Fire Safety article: Support the survivors of fallen firefighters

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