Honda Agrees to Required Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Honda Agrees to US Regulators’ Required Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers On Wednesday, December 3rd, Honda Motor Corp agreed to a request from federal US safety regulators to expand its safety recall of Takata airbags, especially driver’s side airbags, due to numerous reports of exploding airbags causing shrapnel injuries and deaths in Honda drivers. “Why are we doing this? Because our customers have concerns and we want to address them,” said Rick Schostek, an executive vice president at Honda North America, in testimony before a … [Read more...]

Scooters Among Most Dangerous Products for Kids

Most Dangerous Products for Kids Include Lightweight Scooters If you have children in your life that you shop for this holiday season, you may not know which toys are considered the most dangerous products, and which are safe. Scooters, according to one report, are among the most dangerous toys available to children. Scooters are often collapsible, lightweight, and foot-powered. They were popularized in the early 2000’s by Razor, and are often referred to as “Razor scooters,” although that is a brand name and not a type of scooter. A study … [Read more...]

Evenflo Issues Child Seat Recall

Evenflo Child Seat Recall Covers 35 Models Child seat manufacturer Evenflo has issued a product recall for 35 models of their child safety seats, because the restraints can be difficult to remove. In the event of a car accident, this could cause serious personal injury or death. The child seat recall affects 202,000 individual child seats, manufactured at various times between December 2011 and May 2013. The affected lot numbers are: 30711365, 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205, 46811237, 48111200, 48111215, … [Read more...]

Ford Fiesta Door Latches Under Vehicle Safety Investigation

No Vehicle Recall, But Vehicle Safety Investigation of Ford Fiesta Door Latches US safety regulators are investigating complaints that the door latches on some model Ford Fiestas will not close properly. No vehicle recall has been issued yet, but rather a vehicle safety investigation. The vehicle safety investigation covers 205,000 Fiestas from model years 2011 to 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the vehicle safety investigation, which may lead to a vehicle recall, because they had received 61 … [Read more...]

Product Recall for 2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs

Deaths Lead to Product Recall for 2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are under product recall after two children opened the zippers, crawled inside, and suffocated to death. On Friday, August 22nd, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that the bean bag chairs were under product recall because the zippers on the chairs, made by Ace Bayou Corp, can open accidentally. Two children – a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky – crawled inside the bean bag … [Read more...]