Recall: 120K Nissan Vehicles for Brake Fluid Defect

Nissan is in the process of recalling several models of cars and SUVs because of a defect, which allows brake fluid to leak and increase the risk of starting a fire, that has affected over 120,000 vehicles.

Some Murano SUVs from years 2015 to 2017, Maxima cars from years 2016 and 2017, and some Murano hybrids from years 2015 and 2016 are included in the recall.

Nissan has revealed that the defect begins with ineffective antilock brake pump seals, which can leak fluid directly onto a circuit board, causing electrical shorts that lead to a fire. If this happens, the antilock brake warning light has the chance to stay on for 10 seconds after the car starts.

It is advised that owners should park their cars outside and contact their local dealer. A number of vehicles have been reported to start fires.

If you have been the victim of a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to pursue a product liability claim. Contact the lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., today at (248) 948-9696 to discuss your case with a qualified legal professional.


Recall: Six Varieties of Island Soups Brand Products due to Bacteria

On September 7, New York-based Island Soups Company, Inc. recalled six of their products because of a chance of Clostridium botulinum contamination, a bacteria that is known to cause severe illness and sometimes death.

All of the following affected 16-ounce products have “best before” dates between July 2015 and June 2018:

Gungo Peas Soup, Gungo Peas Soup with no meat, Red Peas Soup, Red Peas Soup with no meat, Mannish Water, and Fish Shoup.

The products were sold in glass jars with white lids sealed in a white and brown plastic. All products were sold online and there have been no reported illnesses so far. According to an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company does not have the appropriate documentation to ensure that the food products were produced while using practices completely up to standard in preventing the spread of the bacteria.

Customers of this product should discard them immediately.

If you or someone you know has faced injury or illness following the consumption of a contaminated food product, you may have legal recourse and the possibility of receiving compensation. Contact an attorney with Ravid & Associates, P.C. at (248) 948-9696 to learn more.


Chrysler recalls Ram pick-up trucks due to faulty rear axle nut

Automaker giant Chrysler said it is globally recalling 288,000 older Ram 1500 pick-up trucks, about 257,000 of which are in the U.S., after learning about a faulty rear axle pinion nut that may cause the axle to lock up or the driving shaft to detach, an online report by the Associated Press stated on December 19.

In an investigation initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in June, the agency found 15 complaints about the issue, seven of which involved wheel lock-ups at speeds of 50 mph or greater. One driver reported that he was driving on an interstate when the rear axle locked up, causing his vehicle to spin out of control at high speed.

The recalled pick-up trucks were manufactured from January 28 to August 23, 2005. Chrysler said repairs will start this February.

A defective car on the road is a public threat. If an ill-designed car has harmed you or your loved one in Detroit, a lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C., might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to discuss a wide range of legal options available to you at this trying time.


Kraft cheese products recalled due to improper storage

Kraft Foods Group has issued a voluntary consumer product recall of four cottage cheese labels on Saturday, May 17, due to improper storage that could lead to spoilage or illness, Food Safety News reported on May 18.

The company is recalling 1.2 million cases of Knudsen, Breakstone, Simply Kraft, and Daily Chef after discovering that some of its ingredients were not stored at the correct temperature. All of the affected products have code dates ranging from May 9, 2014 to July 23, 2014, which can typically be found on the top of the package.

The company added that only the Simply Kraft products with the plant code 06-245 and without a ‘W’ in the case code date are affected by the recall.

Food spoilage due to an improperly stored food product might lead to food borne diseases that are harmful to the consumer. If you have been adversely affected by a defective product in Detroit, an attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C. might be able to help you seek the justice and compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (866) 644-6587 to learn about how we might help you file for a claim.