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GM recalls certain 2015 Buick Encore and Chevy Trax vehicles

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According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), both 2015 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax vehicles are now being recalled by General Motors (GM). The NHTSA’s notice suggests that approximately 2,295 of the vehicles registered in the U.S. suffer from an electrical issue that may disable power steering while the vehicle is in motion. The NHTSA released the following statement in regard to the cause of the latest GM recall: “In certain [Encore and Trax] vehicles, the steering column assembly housing may come into contact with the power steering printed circuit board. This contact could eventually cause enough wear on the ... Read More

Amy’s Kitchen recalls food products for Listeria risk

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Approximately 73,897 cases of various Amy’s Kitchen food products are now subject to a nationwide recall due to the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes by one of the Amy’s organic spinach suppliers. The ingestion and infection of Listeria monocytogenes in a healthy person will likely only cause short-term illness with symptoms including nausea, headache, high fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, a severe Listeria infection affecting young children, elderly adults or those with a weakened immune system has the potential to be fatal. Pregnant women battling a Listeria infection may even experience a miscarriage or stillbirth – a devastating consequence for an ... Read More

CreaMiser creamer dispensers recalled for fire hazard

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Nearly 5,600 CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers have been recalled by CreaMiser after reports that the dispensers may overheat, thus posing a fire hazard. Sold in black granite, gray granite and sold, the recalled CreaMiser refrigerated coffee creamer dispensers were used in commercial facilities. The dispensers feature digital thermometers, serial numbers as well as model numbers 200, 210 and 400. While creamer dispensers with model numbers 200 and 210 contain two creamer dispenser stations, the machine with model number 400 contains four dispensers. All of the information related to the CreaMiser machine can be found printed on a white sticker or ... Read More

GM recalls cars for power steering and software control updates

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General Motors (GM) has announced two new safety recalls affecting more than 145,000 vehicles. On Saturday the carmaker it was recalling 81,123 additional cars over potential problems with the electric power steering system, expanding a previous recall of 1.3 million vehicles for steering problems. The cars recalled Saturday include 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, and Pontiac G6 cars. According to GM, drivers of these vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist. The carmaker said that if the vehicle loses power steering, the driver will be notified by a chime and a message on the dash. ... Read More

Dream on Me bassinet recall announced

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Dream on Me, a Brooklyn-based baby and children’s product company, has announced a bassinet recall encompassing nearly 13,000 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle products. The recall notice on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website says the fabric sides of the bassinet may lower if the wire supports become weakened, posing a risk of entrapment and suffocation for the infant inside. Sold in either pink, blue, green and white, the recalled 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle features metal frame supports with fabric sides and handles. The canopy on top of the bassinet can be attached or detached depending on the consumer’s preference. The ... Read More

Dirt Devil accessory recall for laceration risk

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An accessory used with a handheld Dirt Devil vacuum is now subject to recall after reports claim the tool’s interior fan may break unexpectedly while in use, possibly lacerating those nearby when the breakage occurs. A total of around 22,000 Dirt Devil® Scorpion® Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tools are included in the recall. Sold as a component of the Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac, the yellowish-green attachment is plastic with a black turbine fan and black brush roll within. A label on the bottom of the handheld vacuum will have the word “Royal,” model number “08225” ... Read More

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

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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