Recall News

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:20

Last week, as we discussed here, NHTSA issued a rare Consumer Advisory about the Takata exploding airbag recall. The Advisory purported to include a complete list of vehicles that were part of the recall, and warned people who owned cars on the list to immediately take their vehicles in to a dealership to have the airbags replaced.

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 16:05

Consumers have learned in recent months that some heating systems can be potentially hazardous. In September of last year, Waterlogic, in conjunction with the CPSC, issued a recall of 48,000 water cooling and heating systems due to the possibility of the hot water tank malfunctioning and overheating. For consumers who owned the product, this would have been a fire hazard. Now, another company that manufactures water heating systems is issuing a recall.

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 14:17

It’s uncommon for two vehicle manufacturers to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for similar reasons in the same week. Nevertheless, this week both Suzuki and Honda recalled more than a combined 400,000 vehicles due to problems with the airbags. Suzuki recalled approximately 193,936 Grand Vitara and SX4 models due to the airbag’s sensor mat potentially failing and deploying in a crash whether or not the occupant is an adult or child.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 09:35

Children’s pajamas must meet rigorous federal flammability standards in order to ensure they are as safe as possible. Many clothing items meant for children have been found to violate these standards. When this occurs, often a company will voluntarily recall the offending product. Last month, Klever Kids voluntarily recalled approximately 7,000 pajama sets and nightgowns because the products failed to follow federal flammability standards for sleepwear.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 11:17

Last week, Toyota re-issued a recall for approximately 780,000 vehicles due to a previous recall fix that did not adequately address the issue. The fix involved nuts to readjust tire alignment that were determined to not have been tightened enough. Toyota, and other main vehicle manufacturers who sell new vehicles in the U.S. have seen a handful of recalls this year.

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 09:48

Babies and toddlers are some of the most vulnerable members of our community, and as such, baby and toddler products should be designed and manufactured in a safe manner. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. For instance, in January, some of Bugaboo International’s high end baby strollers were found to pose both fall and choking hazards due to the seat handles potentially detaching.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:55

Relatively inexpensive and compact, the Chevrolet Cruze is meant to be the perfect starter vehicle for young consumers. Unfortunately for those consumers, the Cruze has experienced its fair share of problems. In 2012, General Motors recalled approximately 413,418 Chevrolet Cruzes from the 2011 and 2012 model years due to engine shields that could have caused liquids to become trapped in the engine compartment, posing a fire hazard.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:29

Many products are recalled due to the emission of extreme heat that can pose a fire or burn hazard. Sometimes, these same products are accompanied with a shock hazard. In early July, Angel’s Touch Collections recalled about 8,000 lamps due to wiring that could pose both fire and shock hazards. With a product that poses a shock hazard, a consumer might be exposed to a dangerous electrical current.

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 14:10

One large recall that stands out this year is when Hyundai and Kia, which are owned by the same South Korean company, recalled an estimated combined 1.8 million vehicles due to issues with the electrical and airbag systems. The problems could have caused serious injuries for drivers, passengers and even pedestrians. Hyundai and Kia are now issuing a few new recalls this week.

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 07:46

John Deere is a large manufacturer of utility and recreational vehicles. As with other major manufacturers, the company has had its experiences with recalls. For instance, John Deere recalled approximately 4,650 Gator Utility Vehicles due to a fire hazard caused by a fuel line that could’ve separated in January.