228,000 Mazda vehicles
Mazda is recalling nearly 228,000 cars in the U.S. because the parking brake may not fully release or could fail to hold the cars, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall covers certain Mazda 6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the Mazda 3 from 2014 through 2016.
The company says water can get into the brake caliper, causing a shaft to corrode and bind. If that happens, the parking brake can get stuck in the on position or fail to fully engage. That can let the cars roll unexpectedly if parked on a slope.
Dealers will check the rear brakes. If shafts are corroded, they’ll replace the calipers. If not, they’ll replace a boot that keeps water out.
68,000 5-drawer chests
Walmart.com, Amazon, Wayfair and several other online retailers are recalling a series of 5-drawer chests that can tip over and cause injury or death to children if not anchored to walls. More than 68,000 products have been affected.
The recall involves Summer Breeze style 5-drawer chests sold in four colors. Each drawer has two round knobs. The model number is printed on a label on the back of the chest, which measures 44-inches high, 31-inches wide and 16-inches deep. The items weigh 88 pounds.
The following chests are included in the recall:
3746035 or 3746035A Royal Cherry
3294035 or 3294035A Blueberry
3219035 or 3219035A Chocolate
3210035 or 3210035A White
36,100 TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke Fireworks
Florence, Alabama-based American Promotional Events is recalling its “TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke Fireworks,” which can explode immediately after being lit, creating burn and injury hazards to customers. The company is recalling 36,100 units, which were sold at several popular retailers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday.
The recalled products create smoke when lit. They are sold in a clear package that contains three canisters – one red, one blue and one white. Each firework is a cardboard cylindrical tube that measures about one inch in diameter and is about five inches long. The TNT logo, “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the item’s label.
Consumers should not use the recalled fireworks and contact American Promotional Events for refunds. The company can be reached at 1-800-243-1189, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yummy Spoonfuls toddler food
Vernon, California-based company Overhill Farms is recalling 54,630 pounds of…