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Recalls: Chrysler SUVs, Dyson Portable Electric Heaters

First there was the GM power steering recall this week and now there's the Chrysler SUV and Dyson portable electric heaters recalls.

Dyson is recalling about 393,000 of its portable electric heaters due to potential electric short and overheating problems, according to the Associated Press. As for Chrysler, the company is recalling about 800,000 of its SUVS to fix a defect in the brake systems, Reuters reports.

Here are the recall specifics:

Dyson Recalls

For Dyson, the recalled heaters are:

  • All Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with the model number AM04.
  • All Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05.

The model number can be found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker located under the heater's base.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters. Consumers can contact Dyson for a free repair of their defected products.

Chrysler Recalls

Last year, Chrysler recalled some of its SUVs due to airbag deployment problems and potential transmission leakage issues. This time around, Chrysler is recalling its SUVs due to brake problems.

The recalled SUVs include:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2011 to 2014 model years.
  • Dodge Durango SUV from the 2011 to 2014 model years.

According to the Associated Press, the crimp joints in the brake boosters may corrode if they're exposed to water. This is a problem because if the water freezes, the boosters won't assist in braking as they're supposed to.

If your car is recalled, at no cost to you, Chrysler dealers will install a shield to protect the boosters or replace any boosters that aren't functioning properly. The company will also notify owners of the recalled vehicles.

People who've been injured by these or other recalled products should consult a product liability attorney in their area for more help on their legal remedies.

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