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Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Alarms Because They May Not Alert Consumers to a Fire

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Alarms Because They May Not Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Alarms Because They May Not Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde is recalling 226,000 smoke detectors and combination smoke-carbon monoxide alarms because they may not alert consumers to a fire. According to a USA Today news report, this nationwide recall is for Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms that were sold at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Menards, Amazon and other stores between May 2019 and September 2020. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Hyundai Recalls More than 390,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Hyundai Recalls More than 390,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

Hyundai Recalls More than 390,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for two problems that could potentially cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made. The largest recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015. Some are being recalled a second time. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Wooden Outdoor Chairs Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazard

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Wooden Outdoor Chairs Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazard

Wooden Outdoor Chairs Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazard

More than 92,000 outdoor wooden folding chairs were recalled after 18 reports of the chairs breaking including 15 people who fell. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), TJX Companies Inc. has recalled these outdoor, wooden folding chairs that could collapse or unexpectedly break even when people are sitting on them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Peloton Recalls All Treadmills and Publicly Apologizes After Child’s Death and 70 Injuries

By D L on May 7, 2021 - No comments

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills

Peloton has recalled its Tread and Tread Plus treadmills while its CEO also issued a public apology admitting that the company was wrong to fight the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) request that it recall the treadmills after one child died and 70 others were injured by the exercise machines. According to a CNN news report, about 125,000 treadmills are included in this recall. When CPSC issued a warning about the treadmills’ dangers last month, Peloton took the unusual step of refusing to recall them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Jule’s Foods Recalls Food Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

Jule's Foods Recalls Food Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jule's Foods Recalls Food Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jule’s Foods, which is based in Carlsbad, California, is voluntarily recalling its food products because of potential salmonella contamination. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall includes all of the company Cashew Brie, Truffle Cashew Brie, Black Garlic Cashew Brie, Artichoke Spinach Dip and Vegan Ranch Dressing. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Recalled for Potential Fire Danger

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Recalled for Potential Fire Danger

NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters Recalled for Potential Fire Danger

The Metal Ware Corporation has issued a defective product recall for about 5,350 NESCO Coffee Bean Rosters because they could potentially overheat and cause a fire. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 20 reports of the coffee bean roasters overheating, causing the plastic to melt, burning the beans, and/or flame and smoke emanating from the roaster. So far, no injuries have been reported. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Federal Jury Awards $7.1 Million in Damages to Army Veterans Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

Federal Jury Awards $7.1 Million in Damages to Army Veterans Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

Federal Jury Awards $7.1 Million in Damages to Army Veterans Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

A federal jury in Florida has awarded $7.1 million in damages to three U.S. Army veterans finding that 3M Company failed to warn them about design flaws in earplugs widely sold to the U.S. military, which ultimately caused hearing loss. According to a report on Military.com, this closely-watched product liability lawsuit is the first of thousands to go to trial. It could set the precedent for the manner in which other proceedings are handled. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Auto Safety Experts Point to Videoconferences as the Newest Form of Driving Distraction

By D L on May 3, 2021 - No comments

Auto Safety Experts Point to Videoconferences as the Newest Form of Driving Distraction

Auto Safety Experts Point to Videoconferences as the Newest Form of Driving Distraction

Road safety experts have identified a new type of dangerous distraction that is affecting motorists these days – videoconferencing. According to an NBC news report, with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are working from home away from our office desks and connecting with colleagues via Zoom or other types of videoconferencing platforms. Experts say that as millions of Americans spend hours at a time in videoconferences and then jump in their car, many are struggling to maintain their concentration. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

A Tesla Autopilot Feature Was Active in Fatal Texas Crash

By D L on April 30, 2021 - No comments

Officials Say Tesla in Fatal California Crash Had Autopilot Engaged

Tesla said Monday that one of Autopilot’s features was active during the April 17 crash that killed two men in Spring, Texas. According to a CNN news report, police said neither of the men was in the driver’s seat at the time of the rash.

Autopilot is a suite of driver-assist features including traffic-aware cruise control and Autosteer. Traffic-aware cruise control matches the speed of the car to surrounding traffic while Autosteer helps in steering in clearly marked lanes. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

California Appellate Court Holds Amazon Responsible for Exploding Hoverboard

By D L on April 30, 2021 - No comments

California Appellate Court Holds Amazon Responsible for Exploding Hoverboard

A California appellate court ruled that online retailer Amazon is responsible for a hoverboard that exploded, burst into flames, and caused severe burn injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, in December 2015, Butte County resident Kisha Loomis bought a hoverboard that was powered by lithium-ion batteries as a Christmas present for her son. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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