March Recalls

March Recalls

More than 2,400 2020-2021 Nissan Altimas are being recalled due to issues related to steering. The tie-rod ball joints in the affected vehicles may detach from the steering knuckles, resulting in loss of steering control. This can happen if the ball joint fasteners are not tight enough. Drivers may notice vibrations in the steering wheel prior to losing partial steering control. Although no crashes or injuries have been reported yet, vehicle owners should contact the automaker at 800-867-7769 with the reference number PC795. Nissan dealerships will either tighten the tie-rod ball joint fasteners or install new fasteners.

Bee Free Children’s Helmets are being recalled for insufficient safety requirements. The helmets, used for multiple sports, do not comply with the minimum safety requirements for children younger than 5 years old and therefore pose a risk of head injury to the users. They were originally sold online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com, Homedepot.com, and Walmart.com from May 2020 through January 2021. The helmets were yellow with black straps and a black clip with “Bee Free” printed on the back. Only size small, model RPBFHYS are included in the recall. Those who purchased the helmets should stop using the helmets and contact SmartPool with the recall number 21-088 for a full refund.

Nearly 750 fire alarm units are being recalled for failure to alert to fire. Some of the Potter Electric Addressable Pull Stations Single/Dual Action have been reported for the pull handle failing to activate the fire alarm system when manually pulled, posing a safety hazard. Recalled models include (1) Potter Electric Addressable Dual Action Pull Station, Model PAD100-PSDA, Part Number 3992720, with a date code December 3rd, 2020; and (2) Potter Electric Addressable Single Action Pull Station, Model PAD100-PSSA, Part Number 3992721, with date codes November 10th, 2020, November 25th, 2020, December 1st, 2020, and December 3rd, 2020. Consumers should contact Potter Electric for a free replacement by calling 800-325-3936.

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