Recall Roundup: December 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But with so much shopping, cooking, and cleaning that needs to be done, the holidays can be a stressful time, too. While dealing with last-minute complications and catastrophes, there is no way you have time to even think about product safety. But like always, we’re here to see you through — with our final #RecallRoundup of 2017!

From Luxury Cars to RVs

Thankfully, December 2017 was a relatively minor month for product recalls. One area that was hit hard by recalls, though, was vehicles. From luxury cars to RVs, it seems like no mode of transportation was safe! The reasons for vehicle recalls included incorrect exhaust valves, defective airbags, coolant leaks, and wrong model information. Some of these issues are more dangerous than others, but even for something as seemingly innocent as wrong information, it’s important for companies to issue a recall.

The vehicle manufacturers that faced recalls this month are:

Travel Lite

Mazda

Mitsubishi

MV Agusta

Wonder

Kia

Bugatti

Zero

Forest River

Highland Ridge

Jayco

Kawasaki

Kubota

Thor

Heartland

Triumph

So if you’re feeling generous enough to gift someone a new ride for the holidays—or thinking about treating yourself—check the brand, make, and model first.

Dangers Around the House

Household items were another group that saw a handful of recalls in December 2017. Pier 1 Imports recalled about 21,000 of its decorative glass pumpkins. The glass base can easily fall and shatter, leading to a laceration hazard. Similarly, bourbon glasses from Libbey Glass were recalled because they may break during normal use, also posing a laceration hazard. After seven reports of injuries, including broken bones and a fingertip amputation, Crate and Barrel recalled its wooden “Dakota” benches, which can tip over while in use. And Hunter Fan Company is recalling about 170,000 of its ceiling fans, due to an instruction manual error that leads to lights being installed incorrectly.

For Kids

In the sphere of children’s products, SquattyPotty recalled its “SquattyPottymus” toilet step stools, which can detach while in use. There have been two reports of children falling and injuring themselves while using the product. One Stop Shop is recalling its children’s pajama sets, which fail to meet federal flammability standards. No injuries have been reported.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Be sure to keep this list of recalls in mind as you finish up your holiday shopping, and make it a 2018 goal to stay on top of product recalls all year long. We’ll see you in January for another year of #RecallRoundUp!

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