Takata has issued what is believed to be the largest recall in U.S. history to fix defective airbags installed in 33.8 million U.S. cars, according to a report by RT.com on May 20.
The U.S. Department of Transportation stated that the Japanese airbag manufacturer has acknowledged the airbags’ risk of violent combustion, which may cause injuries and deaths to drivers and front-seat passengers. The agency also confirmed that the recent recall includes all the affected vehicles nationwide, not just those in region with higher humidity, as Takata previously determined.
The recall, which involves different car manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Corp., General Motor Co., Daimler AG, and Honda Motor Co., covers close to 14% of all vehicles in the country.
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Newer models of Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer manufactured from 2009 to 2011 are being recalled by the car company after reports about two issues that may compromise visibility on the road, a report by Nasdaq stated on May 9.
At least 130,000 vehicles are affected by the recall, 76,958 units of which are being recalled due to a defective blower motor that may cause the windshield defroster to fail. Another 53,396 vehicles are being recalled due to windshield wipers, tail lights and head lights that may not work because of a defective electric control unit.
The company promised to notify the customers about the recall schedule. Mitsubishi plans to replace all the defective components with new ones free of charge.
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Thousands of ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs are being recalled by Lenovo Inc. over fears that the product may overheat and cause a fire hazard, according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) on April 21.
148,800 ThinkPad battery packs that might overheat were sold at different computer and electronic stores nationwide and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2010 to June 2012. The affected battery packs were sold as a separate product or with certain ThinkPad notebook computer series.
The company has already received four reports of overheating that resulted in property damage. One user reported reddened skin linked to the issue.
Consumers can contact the company for a free replacement.
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About 1,920 pounds of baby food were recalled after its manufacturer received a complaint about a glass shard found inside one of the jars, according to a report by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on April 14.
Beech-Nut Nutrition recalled its “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” packed in 4 oz. jars over fears of glass contamination. The affected products were manufactured in December 12, 2014 and have an expiration date of “DEC 2016.” Recalled products have product numbers between “12395750815” and “12395750821,” and have an establishment number “P-68A” written on the DA’s inspection label.
Currently, the company has received one report of oral injury linked to the issue, but anyone hurt by the product should contact a health care provider for treatment.
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12,361 Sorento crossover units are being recalled by automaker giant Kia Motors America over a faulty capacitor in the accelerator assembly that might cause the car to decelerate, The Washington Post revealed on Wednesday, March 25.
According to the company, a capacitor on the accelerator pedal circuit was been soldered improperly, resulting in faulty codes that cause the car to drive in either Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode. This might then put the vehicle at risk of rear-end collision. Affected models were manufactured between October 27, 2014 and January 29, 2015.
The company already contacted the affected customers for an acceleration pedal assembly replacement at no cost.
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Graco Children’s Products has been fined $3 million and ordered to spend another $7 million for child safety development programs over its failure to immediately recall about four million defective child car seats, The New York Times reported on March 20.
According to the report, as early as 2009, Graco learned that the buckle in some child car seats may be defective and prove difficult to quickly unlatch in an emergency situation. However, the company insisted that the products were safe and that no safety recall was needed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the company to recall the affected products in January 2014, but the company did not adhere until a month later.
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Kidde has announced a nationwide recall of almost 5 million disposable fire extinguishers that may fail to discharge when used in a fire emergency, according to a report by the Associated Press on February 12.
4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers with a faulty plastic valve component are being recalled after the company received 11 reports wherein the units failed to discharge after pressing and releasing the lever many times during an emergency. The defective units are red, silver, or white, and are rated with either ABC or BC (find this next to the nameplate). Thirty-one fire extinguisher models are affected by the recall and were sold from August 2013 to November 2014 online and at different stores, such as Walmart, Home Depot, and Menards.
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A defectively installed hood release mechanism and the possibility of a fire-causing short circuit prompted Nissan to recall around 768,000 vehicles worldwide, TechTimes reported on Thursday, January 29.
Nissan is recalling 215,789 of its 2013 to 2014 Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 and QX60 Hybrid after learning about a defective hood release cable assembly that prevents the hood latch from engaging fully. This could cause the hood to open accidentally when the vehicle is in motion. Of the affected vehicles, 170,655 are in the U.S.
Meanwhile, a mixture of saltwater and snow on a driver’s shoes seep into the carpet, possibly causing a short circuit and eventually a fire. 552,135 Rogue SUVs are affected by the recall, 468,815 of which are in the country.
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IKEA is recalling about 169,000 VYSSA style crib mattresses after learning that the affected products may pose an entrapment risk to infants, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on January 13.
The recall involves models SLOA, SLUMMER, SPELEVINK, VACKERT, and VINKA, which were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. The affected products were exclusively sold through the IKEA website and IKEA stores across the U.S. between August 2010 and May 2014. The company said a gap of more than two fingers wide between the edge of the mattress and the end of the crib may cause infants to become entrapped. IKEA has already received two incidents of entrapment, although no injuries were reported.
Consumers are advised to return the child care products to any IKEA store for a refund or replacement.
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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.
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