Today, we’ve got a whistle-stop tour of recalls across multiple industries. Check out these recalls of tea kettles, Mercedes SUVs, bicycles, and mushrooms.
Lenox 2.5 quart tea kettles are being recalled due to a burn risk. The whistling stainless steel tea kettle was sold in multiple colors, including blue, red, silver, and gold.
These kettles can inadvertently spew hot water while in use. Manufacturer Continuum is offering a full refund if you have a proof of purchase, or a refund of $29.99 if you do not.
The kettles were sold at stores such as Marshalls and TJ Maxx. You can contact Continuum at 800-669-6385 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gocontinuum.com and click on Recall Information for more information.
Mercedes revealed that their 2020 GLE350s, GLE450s, and GLS450s may have a serious manufacturing defect. In a small number of these vehicles, the rear crossmember could detach.
If a piece of your car flies off while driving, that’s obviously a huge problem. Mercedes will start notifying affected drivers by May 19. In the meantime, you can contact MBUSA customer service at (800) 367-6372.
Australian bicycle company Curve admitted that they shipped out over 200 bicycles with a manufacturing defect. If the rider brakes too hard, it could cause the fork of the bicycle to detach or break.
The bicycles were sold until December 2019, when the company discovered the defect. They are offering a replacement fork or the equivalent value for the owners to choose their own repair parts.
A third brand is now involved in the ongoing recall of enoki mushrooms. These slender, threadlike mushrooms are often served with ramen. However, multiple brands that source their mushrooms from Korea have tested positive for Listeria.
H&C Food Inc. enoki mushrooms are now part of this recall. Their 7.05 oz/200G packages were distributed through Great Wall Supermarkets throughout New York, Maryland, and Virginia.
Consumers with questions may contact H&C Food Inc. at 718-821-5188 ext.112 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EST).
Right now, you may not be able to receive a replacement or fix from the companies that issue these recalls. Here’s the official word from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
“Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details. It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.”
You can check out our guide to recalls during this challenging time here. Individual manufacturers may also have special instructions for how to get a refund or dispose of a faulty product.