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Recall Roundup: Chevrolets, toys among latest recalls

Recall Roundup: Chevrolets, toys among latest recalls

CHEVROLETS RECALLED: Chevy and GM pickups are among this week's top recalls. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the week’s top recalls.

GM, Chevy recalling pickups
General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 19,000 of its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks to repair a problem with the manual reclining seatback, according to a notice from U.S. auto safety regulators.

On some of the trucks, the front seats may have a defect in the reclining mechanism. As a result, the seatbacks fail to comply with federal auto safety standards on head restraints. The recalled models were built between Aug. 1 and Sept. 10. GM’s truck roll-out began in June and represents the most important vehicle launch for the No. 1 U.S. automaker since its 2009 bankruptcy restructuring.

22K Calphalon blenders recalled
A piece of the blender’s mixing blade can come loose, injuring the user. The blenders retail for $130 and are sold at retailers nationwide. The company is recalling 22,000 units with multiple manufacturer numbers.

Snoopy Sno-Cone makers recalled due to risk of mouth injuries
More than 100,000 of the Snoopy Sno-Cone makers, manufactured by LaRose Industries, are being recalled after reports of a brass piece coming loose and potentially falling into a sno-cone. The units have been sold through a variety of retailers, including Amazon, from September 2012 through July.

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LL Bean Stores In Freeport To Close For Leader’s Memorial

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FREEPORT, Maine (AP) L.L. Bean stores in Freeport are going to close for the memorial service for longtime leader Leon Gorman, grandson of the founder.

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Quotes from Around Maine About Leon Gorman

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``Leon was a larger-than-life figure in my world growing up. He was my dad, yet his life was closely intertwined with the company he built, nurtured and loved. Not surprisingly, the personality traits that describe our company fit my Dad to a tee. Honest, trustworthy, dependable, loyal, friendly, an experienced guide, sense of humor, respectful, outdoor oriented, authentic, vigorous, and environmentally aware.''

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

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Federal Judge Orders Cleanup Plan for Maine Mercury

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A federal judge has ordered the former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.

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