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Precision Trading cites burn risk in espresso-maker recall

May 20, 2015—Precision Trading recalled its Premium four-cup espresso maker, because the filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, which poses a risk of burns to the user. In addition, because of pressure buildup, the cap can pop off unexpectedly, which poses a risk of injury to a bystander.

Automotive

Toyota cites air bag in vehicle recall

May 15, 2015—Toyota Motor recalled 2005–2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Sequoia and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005–2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that originally were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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Ikea recalls safety gates because of fall hazard

May 13, 2015—Ikea recalled its Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig pressure-mounted safety gates, because friction between the wall and the safety gate is insufficient to hold the product in its intended position, which poses a fall hazard.

Appliances

K-Cup Refillable Insert To Return

May 11, 2015—Keurig Green Mountain, which makes and sells single-serve coffee makers and coffee pods, will reintroduce a feature that was removed when its Keurig 2.0 coffee makers were introduced in 2014.

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More retailers pull flooring products

May 7, 2015—Flooring that contains potentially hazardous materials continues to draw scrutiny from chain retail stores, with the stores announcing plans to eliminate the sale of flooring that contains formaldehyde or phthalates.