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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 hot line, 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 • Tween Brands Beaded Curtains, sold at Justice stores nationwide and online at shopjustice.com from August 2010 through March 2011 for about $20.
Problem • The beaded curtains are prone to entanglement. When an adult or child plays with or runs through the beaded curtains, the risk of entanglement and strangulation are posed. Consumers should immediately stop using the curtains and return them to any Justice store for a full refund. Call Tween Brands at 800-934-4497 or visit shopjustice.com.
Vehicle • 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4, 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder sold/registered in certain states.
Problem • In areas of the country in which heavy concentrations of road salt are used, a mixture of snow/water and salt may enter an assembly location hole in the upper strut housing, causing water to collect at the inner hood ledge assembly. Over time, this intrusion may result in corrosion of the strut tower housing, causing it to crack and pull away. This may lead to grinding noises, increased steering effort, and, possibly, the steering column to break. Nissan will inspect and repair the vehicles as necessary. Call Nissan at 800-647-7261.