It's the fourth recall for the brand-new Escape. Ford is offering loaner cars to buyers until they can fix the problem.
The 2013 Ford Escape is undergoing its fourth recall since its introduction earlier this year. Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans because their engines can overheat and cause fires. The Escape is a top seller for Ford. The 2013 version went on sale in the spring, and it already has had problems with coolant leaks, cracked fuel lines and carpet padding. Both the Fusion and Escape are among Ford's top-selling vehicles selling a combined 427,000 already this year, according to Autodata Corp. Note this figure includes those from the previous model year. Ford said it is working on a repair plan and trying to find out what causes the overheating problem, where the engines can overheat and leak fluids …
Libertyville company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds due to suffocation risk.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Libertyville, IL-based KidCo Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds following a baby's death and numerous reports of infants becoming entrapped, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall affects 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds, the CPSC said. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate, according to a release. Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-…