Archive for Product Recalls

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

Haier America, LLC recently issued a voluntary recall of their 42-inch LED TVs with the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to a defect in the TV’s support.  The stand which the TV rests upon can break, causing the television to tip over and crash, potentially causing injury.  There have been over 180 reported cases of the stand breaking, though no injuries have been reported yet.  If you own one of the effected TVs, contact Haier America for a free replacement stand.

For more information, see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13002.html

National chain Trader Joe has issued a recall on its brand of creamy peanut butter after it has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella across 18 states.  The FDA and Center for Disease Control conducted an investigation after a string of Salmonella outbreaks and determined the source was from Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.  It is unknown if Alabama is on the unreleased list of reported states, but North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have each independently reported incidents through their health departments.  If you believe you have infected peanut butter, stop using it and return it to the store promptly for a refund.

Hydrocodone Recall

A voluntary recall has been issued for the popular painkiller, Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 10mg/500mg, manufactured by Watson Labrotories, Inc.  Complaints that the pills were a darker, heavier shade than usual lead to the discovery that the medication contains higher levels of Acetaminophen and narcotic than normal.  Overdosing Acetaminophen has a high risk of liver damage, especially in people who drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day.  The effected pills were distributed from 6/27/12 to 7/18/12 and have “Watson 540” on one side of the tablet.  No injuries have been reported, but the danger to the liver would be hard to detect.  For more information, call 1-800-272-5525.