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Injuries spur Cosco hand truck recall

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After reports of injuries resulting from a defective wheel hub, Cosco Home & Office Products has initiated a substantial hand truck recall of nearly 273,000 units. The 3-in-1 convertible aluminum Cosco hand trucks can be used in either a vertical or horizontal position, depending on the user’s preference. Manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011, the recalled hand trucks have one of two different model numbers:  12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. The Cosco label, which can be found on the rear side of the bottom cross member, will have both the model number and manufacture date printed. Before the recall ... Read More

Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled for fire risk


A total of 147,224 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been recalled due to the discovery of a fire risk. The Mercedes-Benz vehicles included in this massive recall are as follows:  2013-’15 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic sedan; E350 4Matic wagon; E400 Hybrid sedan; CLS550 CGI and CLS550 4Matic sedan; 2013-’14 E550 4Matic sedan; 2013 E63 AMG sedan, E63 AMG wagon and CLS63 AMG; 2014-’15 CLS63 AMG 4Matic, E63 AMG 4Matic, E63 AMG 4Matic S sedan and E63 AMG 4Matic wagon; 2015 CLS400; 2015 E400 sedan, E400 4Matic sedan, CLS400 4Matic and 2014 CLS63 S. The popular 2013-’15 E-Class and CLS-Class vehicles have also been ... Read More

NHTSA to fine Takata $14K a day until compliance

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A fine of $14,000-per-day has begun being levied against Takata Corp. by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after the auto parts supplier failed to “fully cooperate” with the safety agency’s probe of Takata’s exploding air bag inflators. The NHTSA also plans to discuss the situation with the Department of Justice if Takata continues to neglect its responsibility with dangerous air bag inflators, which have already been linked to at least six deaths. NHTSA issued “special orders” to Takata following the discovery of the air bag inflator defect, including requesting answers to questions while under oath and various documents. In essence, ... Read More

Fuel leak concerns lead to another Volkswagen recall

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The Audi S4, A7, Volkswagen Touareg, and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid (all vehicles under the Volkswagen Group umbrella), have been recalled for similar fuel system issues. Owners of 2011-2012 Audi S4, S5, or Q7, 2012 A6, 2012-2013 A7, 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, 2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, and Panamera S Hybrid should take note of these upcoming recall announcements: Certain 2011-2013 Audi models from with 3.0- liter engine and one Volkswagen model have been recalled because of a possible leak in the fuel injection system that can occur as a result of “production tolerance issues” and vehicle vibrations, which may ... Read More

Kia Forte sedans recalled for fire risk

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Beginning Feb. 24, 2015, Kia will recall 87,000 Forte sedans from the 2014 model year due to a potential fire risk. In some 2014 Forte sedans, the cooling system’s radiator fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of fire. The defect affects vehicles equipped with both 1.8- liter and 2.0- liter inline- four engines. In early 2014, the resistor was identified as the possible culprit in at least two fires that were reported. No accidents or injuries were reported, and no additional incidents have been reported since June 2014. Kia will notify owners affected by the recall, urging ... Read More

CDC issues final report on Listeria outbreak, links deaths to contaminated apples

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An outbreak of food poisoning from Listeria monocytogenes has been linked by federal health regulators to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples made from apples supplied by Bidart Brothers. The outbreak of Listeriosis food poisoning sickened at least 35 people in a dozen states and two people in Canada, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which investigated alongside U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorities. The CDC said that public health investigators from both agencies used the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that were a part of the outbreak. PulseNet is a national network of public ... Read More

Zipp 88 aluminum hub bicycle parts recalled by manufacturer SRAM

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Bicycle parts recalled by SRAM, a bicycle parts manufacturer based in Chicago, include nearly 12,000 Zipp 88 aluminum hubs for bicycle wheels. Although the recalled component is small and seems insignificant, if the hub fails during use, the consumer is at risk of a crash and injury hazard. The recalled Zipp 88 aluminum hub is silver with a gray aluminum outside flange ring offered in blue, gold, gray pink or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the component’s two clinch nuts is just about one inch. The recall includes the first version of the 88 hub, which is the only ... Read More

Undeclared peanut allergens spur Whole Foods recall of more than 33,000 lbs. of ready-to-eat food items

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A Whole Foods recall encompasses approximately 33,191 pounds of ready-to-eat food products after a spice supplier contacted the company regarding an undeclared allergen – peanuts. The products were distributed at Whole Foods Markets in select states. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the following Whole Foods products are subject to recall due to the unlabeled presence of peanut allergens: 16 lb. bulk containers of “CHILI, TURKEY AND BLACK BEAN” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15. 16 lb. bulk containers of “CHILI, BRAISED BEEF” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15 24 oz. packages of “CHICKEN ... Read More

New auto industry whistleblower bill would expose safety defects, misconduct


Propelled by the General Motors’ deadly ignition switch disaster and the record number of vehicles recalled industry-wide last year, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is pushing for support of a new bill that would give more incentives to whistleblowers who expose potentially deadly automotive defects. The Motor Vehicle Whistleblower Act was introduced by Commerce Committee Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Nov. 20, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but not enacted. The senators reintroduced S. 2949, as the bill is called in the Senate, last week. If enacted, the auto industry whistleblower bill would grant the transportation ... Read More

Reports of property damage lead to substantial recall of Sunbeam oil-filled heaters

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Following several reports of hot oil being sprayed, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sunbeam Products, Inc., has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 Sunbeam Oil-Filled Heaters that pose a scald hazard. The heaters come in either black or white and measure about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide. Each oil-filled heater will have a label printed on its bottom with either model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B. The power switch and temperature control will be near the heater’s “Holmes” logo. Codes on recalled heaters will range between G192 and G298, so no other ... Read More