News

RECALL ROUNDUP: Ford SUVs top the list

RECALL ROUNDUP: Ford SUVs top the list

RECALLED: Ford Explorers were recalled this week. Photo: Associated Press

Here are this week’s recalls and product warnings.

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks
Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV to fix oil and fuel leaks that can cause fires.
The hot-selling SUV has been recalled seven times since it was redesigned and went on sale in the spring of 2012.
The first of two recalls affects more than 161,000 Escapes worldwide from the 2013 model year with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines.
Ford says the cylinder heads can overheat and crack, causing oil leaks. Ford says the oil leaks caused 13 fires but no injuries.
Dealers will fix cooling and control systems or inspect and replace fuel lines for free.

Cuisinart recalling 25K blenders
Cuisinart company is recalling 25,000 blenders after receiving at least one report of a person being injured after a portion of the blender breaks, causing the blade to strike and/or break the lid. The blenders were sold nationwide at stores including Best Buy, Macy’s and Amazon.com. This recall involves nine models of Cuisinart food processors including, MFP-107, MFP-107BC, MFP-107BCWS, MFP-107BK, MFP-107BKWS, MFP-107DCWS, MFP-107MGSLT, MFP-107MR or MFP-107WS.

ElliptiGO recalling thousands of cycles
A drive arm that can potentially detach is forcing ElliptiGO to recall more than 7,000 cycles in the U.S. and Canada. The company sold the specialty cycles, which retailed for upward of $1.800, through October.

For more recalls visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

3 Democrats join Republicans against

in Local

Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

Rep Tim Butler

State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

in Local

Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

medical marijuana

Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

in Local

Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

marijuana

The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

in Local

Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

illinois job link

Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.