New items make the latest Consumer Reports recall list

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According to Consumer Reports, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans just made the recall list.

Chrysler says it's recalling more than 153,000 Pacificas because the engine may stall. More than 50 drivers say their Pacificas stalled out while driving between 40 and 60 miles an hour.

[FOR MORE INFORMATION: Consumer Reports story]

HP is recalling about 50,000 lithium-ion laptop batteries due to a fire risk. The recall only affects the batteries and not the machines themselves. Customers affected can download a fix while they wait for a replacement.

Little Giant is recalling 37,000 ladders due to a locking pin failure that can cause you to fall off. No injuries have been reported, but if you have this ladder, contact the company.

A number of dishwashers from different manufacturers are being recalled. Some 663,000 dishwashers made the recall list because the power cord can overheat and catch fire. Some of the brands recalled include Bosch, Jenn-Air and Thermador.

[RECALL ALERT: BSH Home Appliances expands recall of dishwashers due to fire hazard]


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With more than 20 years of television experience, Gary has established himself as a leader in the industry when it comes to assisting viewers and resolving their consumer-related issues. His passion and enthusiasm have helped him earn an Emmy for Best Consumer Reporter from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s also garnered several Emmy nominations

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