Recall Round Up: GM Cars and Dog Treats

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This another new edition in the Budget Savvy Diva lineup  – it is important to know if there are recalls happening to products that you have purchased. I recently bought a bunch of products that were recalled a short time later – I was just lucky enough to find out about recall.


General Motors is recalling certain Model Year 2011 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 103, “Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems.”  On these vehicles, the software in the electronic climate control (ECC) module may disable the ability to adjust the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system settings.  If this happens, the driver will not be able to control the heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle.

Consequence:  If this condition affects the defrost system when it is required, it may decrease the driver’s visibility, and could result in a crash.

Remedy:  Dealers will reprogram the ECC module free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or before March 11, 2011.  Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or the Owner Center at


Jones Natural Chews Co. of Rockford, Ill., is recalling 2,705 boxes of its pig ears, mainly in the Northeast and Midwest, because the dog chews may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recalled pig ears, sold under the names Jones Natural Chews, Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Country Butcher Dog Chews, were shipped between Sept. 15, 2010, and Nov. 2, 2010, to retailers and distributors in the following states: Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.


Following is a list of the recalled products:

• Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears 2-pack bag with header card, UPC 741956001047, Lot 2420
• Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears bulk 100-count box, UPC 741956001139, Lots 2490, 2560, 2630, 2700, 2840, 2910, 2980
• Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears bulk 50-count box, UPC 741956001504, Lots 2490, 2840
• Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears bulk 25-count box, UPC 741956001467, Lot 2700
• Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears 1-pack shrink-wrapped, UPC 741956001146, Lots 2700, 2840, 2420
• Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears 10-pack printed bag, UPC 741956001405, Lots 2420, 2560, 2630, 2840
• Blain’s Farm & Fleet Pig Ears 10 pieces bag, UPC 741956001405, Lot 2560
• Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1-pack shrink-wrapped, UPC 741956001511, Lot 2630
• Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1-pack shrink-wrapped, UPC 741956001146, Lots 2420
• Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 12-pack bag, UPC 741956001245, Lot 2910
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return the chews for a full refund. Those with questions should call Jones Natural Chews Co. at 1-877-481-2663.