Recalls for power strips, Ford Escapes

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The following products and vehicles were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unless otherwise indicated, discontinue use of the products immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about the products, call the manufacturer or CPSC's toll-free hotline, 800-638-2772. Only some cars or trucks recalled are affected. Contact a dealer for your model to see if it is included in the recall. The dealer will tell you what to do.

Product • Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strip, with model number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3.

Problem • The electrical wires are reversed on the receptacles, posing a risk of electrical shock. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand Wiremold for a replacement or refund. Contact Legrand Wiremold at 800-617-1768 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at

Vehicle • Ford Escape 2013

Problem •The cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged, resulting in significant loss of engine coolant and posing a fire hazard. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover for free. The safety recall began in early September. Owners may contact Ford at 866-436-7332.