Some Fire Extinguishers Under Product Recall Due to Faulty Valves

4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers Face Product Recall Due to Faulty Valves, Does Not Fully Put Out Fire The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a product recall for 4.6 million fire extinguishers, manufactured by Kidde. The plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers face product recall due to faulty valve components, which can cause the fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when the lever is pressed repeatedly, which may not fully put out the fire and could risk injury to the consumer. The product recall covers 31 models … [Read more...]

Honda Fined for Failed Vehicle Recalls and Personal Injuries

NHTSA Fines Honda Maximum Penalty for Failed Vehicle Recalls, Safety Information, and Causing Personal Injury The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Honda Motor Corp’s US subsidiary $70 million, the maximum possible fine, for failed vehicle recalls, failing to report safety information or issue voluntary vehicle recalls over eleven years, which led to thousands of personal injuries and wrongful deaths for consumers. In November, Honda reportedly admitted to the NHTSA that it violated two sections of federal law, passed … [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...]

Takata and Honda Sued for Faulty Airbag Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Takata and Honda After Accident Linked to Faulty Airbag On Monday, November 17th, Takata Corp and Honda Motor Corp, who have both issued numerous safety recalls and been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months due to faulty airbags that will explode when a part corrodes, now face a wrongful death lawsuit from a family that linked a car accident to the airbags. Hien Tran died last month from complications on October 2nd, three days after her 2001 model year Honda Accord hit another car, and the … [Read more...]

Chicken Under Food Recall for Possible Staph Infection

Manufacturer Issues Food Recall for Chicken Products After Discovering Possible Staph Infection After the years-long salmonella outbreak that originated with Foster Farms chicken led to hundreds of infections and even some salmonella-contamination deaths in the US and its territories, many consumers have rightly become concerned about sanitation conditions of the chicken products, from whole chickens to thighs to nuggets. Now, the latest chicken food recall involves the possibility of staph infection. Murry’s Inc, a Pennsylvania-based chicken … [Read more...]

Guardrail Manufacturer Slapped with Penalty for Defective Product

Guardrail Manufacturer Halts Sales After $175 Million Defective Product Verdict in Texas Trinity Industries has manufactured guardrails that numerous critics have, for years, claimed were defective products. The company was so maligned that 13 states banned the use of the company’s guardrails on their highways after reports that instead of protecting drivers in the event of a serious accident, the guardrails could break or splinter and impale drivers or passengers. On October 20th, Trinity Industries was slapped with a $175 million verdict by … [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...]

Toyota Issues Another Vehicle Recall for Defective Takata Airbags

Another Vehicle Recall from Toyota Covers More Defective Takata Airbags The Toyota Motor Corp has issued another vehicle recall for cars that feature problematic and defective Takata Airbags. The latest vehicle recall covers 247,000 cars, including 2003 to 2005 Corolla and Matrix, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, the 2003 to 2005 Tundra, and the 2003 to 2005 Pontiac Vibe. Interestingly, the vehicle recall says that the recalled models are primarily registered in the Southern US, mainly in Florida and along the Gulf Coast. Some other models are … [Read more...]

Williams-Sonoma Issues Food Recall for Pesto Due to Botulism

Possible Botulism Found in Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Leading to Food Recall For many consumers, fall is a return of all things pumpkin, from pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin seed trail mix. Williams-Sonoma, a high-end retail store selling everything from gourmet foods to furniture to linens, has issued a food recall for one of its popular fall products – Pumpkin Seed Pesto – after the product tested positive for botulism. The food producer, California Olive & Vine, issued the food recall for Pumpkin Seed Pesto sold through Williams-Sonoma after … [Read more...]

Food Recall Covers 150 Products with Potential Listeria

NC Company Issues Food Recall for 150 Products Due to Potential Listeria A food service company has issued a food recall covering around 150 products, especially sandwiches, that were distributed across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, which may have a potential listeria contamination. SunBurst Foods, based on Goldsboro, NC, has issued a food recall that covers vending machine sandwiches, hot dogs, and snack items under the brand names Rivers Edge Farms, CFW, Southern Zest, CJ’s Vending, Binford Street Deli, Middle … [Read more...]