Recalls for Honda heaters, Prius models

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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 • Honda Portable Generators

Problem • The generator's fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. For more information, call American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit and click on "Recalls and Updates" under "Service and Support" for more information.

Vehicle • Toyota Prius 2004-2009

Problem • The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness. Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability. Owners also may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to