The federal government announced the following product recalls, including one for a product manufactured by a Sandy company. Unless otherwise noted, the recalls were voluntarily initiated by product manufacturers, importers, distributors or retailers.

Food and Drug AdministrationBecton Dickinson of Sandy recalled three specific Becton Dickinson Subclavian Jugular Catheter Sets; a prescription, non-pyrogenic sterile, for single-use only devices used for central venous catheterization during cardiac surgical procedures; various lot numbers. The company says 54,000 units were distributed nationwide and internationally. The reason for recall was that the catheters may have a split at the edge of the external blunt end that is connected to the snap-on adapter.

Immediate recall

Evenflo Child Safety Seats recalled its buckle assembly on the following products: infant-only car seats; convertible infant-toddler seats; and booster seats; various model numbers. The manufacturer says 3 million child safety seats manufactured between April 15, 1985, and April 22, 1990, are involved in the recall. Consumers can call 1-800-837-8926 for a repair kit or write the company at Evenflo, 1801 Commerce Drive, Piqua, OH 45356.

National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration

Chrysler 1988-90 Renault Medallion, 30,000 vehicles. Dislocated spring on throttle cable can cause increased idle position throttle opening and higher than normal idle speed.

VW 1990 Jetta and 1990 Golf, 11,000 vehicles. Omission of air ducts for front brake calipers could allow brake fluid to overheat; if fluid boils, this could reduce braking ability and result in an accident.

Ford 1989-90 Aerostar, 14,300 vehicles. Vans equipped with quad captains' chairs: second row right-hand seat latch may release in severe frontal impact, increasing risk of injury to occupant.