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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.

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