Archive for Product Recalls

SR Suntour Recalls Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard

SR Suntour has issued a recall on its bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks due to a crash hazard. As stated in the recall, “the bolt that attaches the upper part of the bicycle’s fork to the lower part of the fork can break or separate and cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle.” Nearly 70,000 of the bikes were in production in the United States and about 33,000 in Canada. The company has received 15 reports of incidents in which bolts broke or separated. Two of the reports included minor injuries.

10 Lots of Anesthesia Drug Recalled

A recall has been issued on 10 hospital/user lots of Etomidate Injection, a hypnotic drug used in anesthesia. The voluntary recall is due to the potential for small black particles, identified as paper shipper labels, to be present in individual vials. The ten lots of the drug were distributed Nationwide to distributors, retailers, hospitals, pharmacies, and/or clinics. The drug manufacturer has not received any reports of adverse events related to the contaminated drug.

The FDA has reported at least 89 people have been sick after eating Chobani yogurt manufactured in Idaho which may contain mold.   People have complained of nausea and cramping after ingesting the yogurt.  The contaminated yogurt container may have a bloated appearance.  Chobani has voluntarily recalled portions of their yogurt, but insists that the potential mold is not toxic unless the person already has a compromised immune system.  Check out al.com for more information at http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/09/fda_89_people_sickened_after_e.html#incart_river_default

Honda, Nissan and Toyota in massive recall

In one of the largest automotive recalls, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota are recalling around 4.3 million vehicles due to faulty airbags. You can read on CNN Money by clicking  here!

BabyHome USA Inc Chairs Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of almost 1,100 baby high chairs from BabyHome USA Inc. due to strangulation hazards. The agency said the area between the tray and seat bottom is large enough to allow a small child to slide through and become stuck at the neck, posing a strangulation risk. There have been no reported injuries.

Staff Report, PR Newswire 04/01/2013 Read Article: PR Newswire

76,000 Acura TSX Vehicles Recalled

Honda has issued a recall of more than 76,000 Acura TSX vehicles, model years 2004-2008, due to a stalling issue. The vehicles recalled were only sold in salt-belt states, and the company says road salt that gets into the floor of the car may damage the electronic control unit in the vehicle. The automaker said it has not received any reports of accidents related to the recall.

Christopher Jensen, The New York Times 03/22/2013.  Read More at 76,000 Acua X Vehicles Recalled!

Exercise equipment manufacturer Fitness Anywhere has issued a recall on its line of P1 (“Professional”) and T1 (“Tactical) TRX Suspension Trainer devices manufactured from January 2007 to July 2008 because of numerous reports of injuries.  The effected units have a black and yellow anchor straps without a nylon locking loop.  It is imperative that you stop using these devices immediately if you are using a machine that may have been built by Fitness Anywhere during these dates, as there have already been thirteen reported head, face, shoulder, and hip injuries.  Remember:  it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled product.

For more information, see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13001.html