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Recall Roundup: Acura sedans, infant carriers top the list

Recall Roundup: Acura sedans, infant carriers top the list

RECALLED: Acura is recalling sedans due a suspension problem. Photo: Associated Press

A look at this week’s top recalls.

Infant’s ER trip prompts Playtex Hip Hammock recall
More than 300,000 baby carriers are being recalled after the company received 87 complaints about the straps and buckles breaking, posing a hazard for the infant. At least two children have been injured, including one who required a trip to an emergency room. The carriers have been sold nationwide at retailers including Walmart and Target. Consumers should stop using them and contact Playtex for a refund.

Acura sedans recalled for suspension problem
Honda Motor Co said on Monday it is recalling 7,751 Acura RLX sedans in the United States and Canada to replace rear suspension bolts that may not have been properly tightened. Honda said one or more of the eight bolts on the 2014 model cars that attach several rear suspension parts could loosen over time and fall out, possibly allowing a portion of the rear suspension to move out of proper alignment and increasing the risk of a crash. Mail notification of the recall will begin in early January, Honda said.

Google, HP recall 145K computer chargers
Google and Hewlett-Packard are recalling about 145,000 computer chargers because they can overheat and melt, creating a fire and burn hazard. The recalled chargers were sold with the HP Chromebook 11 from October to November at Best Buy, Amazon.com, Google Play and HP Shopping. The commission says if you have one of the Chromebooks, you should stop using it and get in touch with Google for a free replacement charger. The recalled devices are black with a 6-foot long cord with the model number “MU15-N1052-A00S,” which is stamped on the face of the battery charger.

Red Wing recalls 45 boot styles
Red Wing Shoes is recalling more than 100,000 pairs of its popular work boots for a problem with the steel toe portion of the shoe. There are 45 different boot styles included in the recall. The boots were sold as recently as last month. Consumers should stop wearing them and contact Red Wing for a replacement.

For more information on recalls and consumer safety visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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