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1.9 Million Toyota RAV4 SUVs Under Investigation for Battery Fire Risks

By M R on March 4, 2021 - No comments

1.9 Million Toyota RAV4 SUVs Under Investigation for Battery Fire Risks

1.9 Million Toyota RAV4 SUVs Under Investigation for Battery Fire Risks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small sport utility vehicles. According to the Associated Press, federal safety regulators launched the probe after getting 11 fire complaints involving the 2013 through 2018 models. The RAV4 is the top-selling vehicle in the United States, which is not a pickup truck. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Continental Tires Recalled for Blowout Risk

By M R on March 4, 2021 - No comments

Continental Tires Recalled for Blowout Risk

Continental Tires Recalled for Blowout Risk

Continental Tire is recalling about 94,000 tires from the Continental, General and Barum brands because of a manufacturing defect that could potentially cause a tire blowout. According to Consumer Affairs, if this happens when the vehicle is moving, the driver could lose control of the vehicle and crash. Many of the recalled tires were installed at the factory on new cars including models from Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Fiat, GMC, Honda, Toyota, Subaru and other top brands. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Electric Cars After Reports of Battery Fires

By M R on March 1, 2021 - No comments

Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Electric Cars After Reports of Battery Fires

Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Electric Cars After Reports of Battery Fires

Hyundai will issue an auto defect recall for 82,000 Kona electric cars worldwide to replace their batteries after 15 reports of fires involving the vehicles. According to a CNN Business news report, in spite of the relatively small number of cars involved, Hyundai’s recall is one of the most expensive in history signaling how electric car defects could prove very costly for automakers, at least in the near future. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Ford Recalls More Than 150,000 Vehicles For Faulty Takata Airbags

By M R on March 1, 2021 - No comments

Ford Recalls More Than 150,000 Vehicles For Faulty Takata Airbags

Ford Recalls More Than 150,000 Vehicles For Faulty Takata Airbags

Ford is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles in North America after reportedly losing track of defective airbags that could potentially explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle compartment. According to a report in the New York Post, the recalls are part of a massive, worldwide fallout from these dangerous airbag inflators. Ford said it could not locate 45 obsolete Takata airbags that may have been installed in order Ford Ranger pickup trucks. So, it is recalling 153,000 Rangers from 2004 to 2006 to check for them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Cooper Recalls 430,000 Light Truck Tires Because of Sidewall Bulges

By M R on March 1, 2021 - No comments

Continental Tires Recalled for Blowout Risk

Continental Tires Recalled for Blowout Risk

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is recalling more than 430,000 light truck tires in the United States because they can develop sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure. According to a news report in the Associated Press, the recall covers certain Discoverer, Evolution, Courser, Deegan, Adventurer, Hercules, Back Country, Multi-Mile, Wild Country and Big O tires in several sizes. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside Nearly $4 Billion for Talcum Powder Verdict

By M R on February 26, 2021 - No comments

Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside Nearly $4 Billion for Talcum Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside Nearly $4 Billion for Talcum Powder Verdict

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside almost $4 billion to cover the biggest verdict against the company over its Baby Powder and other settlements while it’s appealing the 2018 loss to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Bloomberg, in a securities filing, the company said it was taking a “litigation expense of $3.9 billion” related to “primarily talc-related reserves and certain settlements.” …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Did a Luxury SUV Loaded with Safety Features Save Tiger Woods’ Life?

By M R on February 25, 2021 - No comments

Did a Luxury SUV Loaded with Safety Features Save Tiger Woods' Life?

Did a Luxury SUV Loaded with Safety Features Save Tiger Woods' Life?

A little-known luxury SUV that was loaned to Tiger Woods for a sponsored tournament in Southern California may have saved his life. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the legendary golfer was driving a Genesis GV80. Woods lost control of the SUV when he was driving in the Palos Verdes area the morning of Feb. 23. The vehicle rolled over leaving the 45-year-old Woods with a shattered right shinbone and calf bone. He underwent elaborate leg surgery the same day and is said to be recovering. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Tiger Woods Suffers Severe Leg Injuries in Palos Verdes Rollover Crash

By M R on February 23, 2021 - No comments

Tiger Woods Suffers Severe Leg Injuries in Palos Verdes Rollover Crash

Tiger Woods Suffers Severe Leg Injuries in Palos Verdes Rollover Crash

Golfing legend Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries in a rollover crash in Palos Verdes the morning of Feb. 23. According to a KTLA news report, Woods was the lone occupant in the SUV when it crashed in the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and Blackhorse Road on the border of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Balance of Nature Supplement Claims It Could Prevent or Treat Coronavirus, Treat Asthma, Prevent Colds and Flu and Treat Diabetes

By M R on February 23, 2021 - 1 comment

Balance of Nature Supplement Claims It Could Prevent or Treat Coronavirus, Treat Asthma, Prevent Colds and Flu and Treat Diabetes

Balance of Nature Supplement Claims It Could Prevent or Treat Coronavirus, Treat Asthma, Prevent Colds and Flu and Treat Diabetes

Balance of Nature, a company that makes nutritional supplements claims that its fruits and vegetables in capsule form can help prevent and treat the coronavirus by boosting the immune system, and also could prevent and treat asthma, colds, flu and diabetes. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Other

Toro Snow Blowers Recalled for Amputation Hazard

By M R on February 19, 2021 - No comments

Toro Snow Blowers Recalled for Amputation Hazard

Toro Snow Blowers Recalled for Amputation Hazard

As severe winter weather sweeps across much of the United States, people may be using their snow blowers overtime. But, if those snow blowers are made by Toro, you may want to check your model number. The company has issued a product defect recall for around 6,700 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers with the model number 37802 because of an amputation hazard. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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