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John Stewart

Safety Recall on Child Restraint Systems Issued


Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.:     Production Dates:
    BABYRIDE / 374199     DEC 18, 2008 - DEC 18, 2008
Manufacturer: TEAM-TEX AMERICA, INC Mfr's Report Date: MAR 27, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09C003000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: CHILD SEAT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 200
Summary:
TEAM-TEX AMERICA, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN BABYRIDE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL 374199, MANUFACTURED ON DECEMBER 18, 2008. THE BELT ROUTING LABEL WITH THE "HORIZONTAL REFERENCE LINE" IS INCORRECTLY PLACED ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINTS SYSTEMS."
Consequence:
IMPROPERLY ROUTED BELTS COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE CHILD IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
TEAM-TEX WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND MAIL LABELS ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER PLACEMENT OF THE LABEL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TEAM-TEX AT 1-877-912-1313.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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John Stewart

Bush Hog Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled

Picture of Recalled Off-Road Utility Vehicle
Bush Hog Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled Due to Loss of Speed Control; Cash Incentive Offered

Apr 16, 2009 (Alert #09-736) - The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bush Hog Off-Road Utility Vehicles

Units: About 850 units

Manufacturer: Bush Hog LLC, of Selma, Ala.

Hazard: The utility vehicle's throttle cable can lock in freezing temperatures. This can cause the engine not to return to idle when the driver takes his or her foot off the accelerator pedal, posing a risk of loss of vehicle control and injury to the driver and passenger.

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John Stewart

Winnebago and Itaska Motorhome Recall


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     ITASCA / SUNCRUISER     2005-2006
     ITASCA / SUNRISE     2002-2006
     WINNEBAGO / ADVENTURER     2005-2006
     WINNEBAGO / BRAVE     2002-2004
     WINNEBAGO / VOYAGE     2005-2006
Manufacturer: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr's Report Date: APR 06, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V113000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2331
Summary:
WINNEBAGO IS RECALLING 2,331 MY 2002-2004 BRAVE AND ITASCA SUNRISE MY 2005 2006 WINNEBAGO VOYAGE, ADVENTURER, ITASCA SUNRISE AND SUNCRUISER MOTOR HOMES. THE PROPANE TANK MOUNTING BRACKET MAY HAVE AN INCOMPLETE OR IMPROPER WELD.
Consequence:
SHOULD THE WELD FAIL, THE PROPANE TANK CAN TIP OR FALL, POSSIBLY RELEASING PROPANE WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL TO IGNITEA FIRE, RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR VEHICLE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND PROPERLY WELD THE BRACKET FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WINNEBAGO AT 800-537-1885.
Notes:
WINNEBAGO RECALL NO. 112. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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John Stewart

Jeeps Recalled for Wiring Problems


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     JEEP / COMMANDER     2009
     JEEP / GRAND CHEROKEE     2009
     JEEP / WRANGLER 4-DR 4X4     2009
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC Mfr's Report Date: APR 07, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V118000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4336
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 4,336 MY 2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, COMMANDER AND WRANGLER VEHICLES. WIRING MAY BE REVERSED ON THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE DRIVER AIRBAG SQUIB CONNECTOR. THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG SQUIB WIRES AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J13. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Jeep Liberty Recall


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     JEEP / LIBERTY     2002-2003
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC Mfr's Report Date: APR 07, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V119000 NHTSA Action Number: EA08008
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42469
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 42,469 MY 2002-2003 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN SALT BELT STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA , WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF LUBRICATION WHICH COULD LEAD TO CORROSION, ACCELERATED WEAR, AND POSSIBLE SEPARATION WHILE DRIVING.
Consequence:
FAILURE OF THE BALL JOINT COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J17. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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