Category: Product Recalls
Craftsman Portable Table Saws Made by Rexon Recalled
On March 7, 2017, manufacturing company Rexon issued notice of a recall for the Craftsman-brand 10-inch table saw bearing the model number 137.415030.
Dynacraft Recalls Powered Riding Toys Over Crash Risk
Details About the Dynacraft Recall As of May 23, 2017, Dynacraft has recalled approximately 20,000 battery-powered children’s riding toys, including the following models: Surge 12V Camo 4X4 Surge 12V XL Quad Tonka 12V Mighty Dump Truck These toys have an acceleration pedal that can stick while children are driving the powered vehicles, which may result in crashes and falls. So far, Read More
Was 2016 the Worst Year Ever for Auto Safety Scandals?
Safety recalls for cars and the scandals around them have been part of the industry, news, and culture for a long time. With the use of social media and the ability to disseminate news to the public instantaneously, it seems that recalls are becoming more frequent—and bigger—every year.
Product Safety Recalls Are on the Rise in the United States
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has been in the news recently for its occasional spontaneous combustion, which was presumably not a planned product feature. Faulty components caused the battery in about .1% of these devices to overheat and catch fire or even explode, often causing both personal and property damage.
Used Car Buyers Beware: Don’t Buy Vehicles with Safety Recalls
Be Smart when Buying a Used Car Buying a used car can be an exciting experience. Cars give us independence and add a sense of stability and control to our lives. Used cars are also an economically savvy option, and buying used often provides plenty of choices to fit each individual’s lifestyle.
Five of the Worst Product Recalls in History
Whether preventive or in response to tragic events, product recalls have long-term effects on manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Much more than a simple collection of imperfect and unsafe goods, recalls can impact confidence and sales for years to come.
NHTSA Announces Pirelli Tire Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall beginning in May of 2016 for certain tires made by the car tire manufacturer Pirelli between April 1, 2015 and April 7, 2015. The affected car tires may not be marked with a date code, the NHTSA said in the recall notice, which means that Read More
Half a Million Jeeps Recalled by Fiat Chrysler over Airbag Malfunctions
On May 18, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a voluntary recall affecting approximately 500,000 vehicles, nearly 400,000 of which are in the United States. This recall was issued in order to replace clockspring assemblies in 2007-2010 Jeep Wranglers. When these assemblies are exposed to dust and dirt, the driver’s side airbag may not deploy in a Read More
Full Fix for Vehicles in VW Emissions Scandal May Not Be Possible
A full fix of Volkswagen diesel vehicles affected by the VW emissions scandal may not be a realistic possibility, and a regulator in California said recently that this fact may force the state to allow partially-repaired vehicles to continue traveling on state roads. The implications of this news could affect consumers in Texas and nationwide. Read More
England’s Stove Works Issues Safety Recall For Pellet Stoves Due to Laceration Hazard
The Virginia-based stove company England’s Stove Works has issued a product recall for its “Smartstove” freestanding pellet stoves. Smoke can build up in the firebox due to ash accumulation, and the door’s glass pane can shatter, causing a laceration hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC). Four incidents have been reported already, including Read More