Weekly Recall AlertsSeptember 15, 2018

Weekly Recall Alerts: When customers purchase tools, equipment, food and other products they expect those products to serve their purpose in a safe and productive manner. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The following recalls have been in the news recently and it is important to be aware of these products and the potential …

Nasal spray recallSeptember 8, 2018

USA Today reported, in a roundup of recalls issued last week, that several nasal sprays were recalled “due to possible microbial contamination,” including Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin. According to USAToday, “Also, Product Quest Manufacturing, maker of the CVS Health 12-Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, expanded a voluntary recall from earlier this month, originally dealing with …

RECALL: No-Rinse Cleansing FoamMay 31, 2018

RECALL: No-Rinse Cleansing Foam- The FDA is investigating a multistate outbreak of B. Cepacia complex linked to Medline remedy essentials no-rinse cleansing foam. These products may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia Cepacia Complex (BCC). So far there have been 15 confirmed cases; California (7), New Jersey (1) and Pennsylvania (7). Facts: The FDA is …

Target Recalls Kids’ JeansMarch 10, 2018

Shoppers who have purchased a pair of skinny jeans from Target last fall should know that one style is being recalled due to reports of skin cuts and lacerations appearing on children who wore them. Apparel manufacturer Topson Downs is issuing a recall on 30,000 pairs of its Cat & Jack Girls’ Star Studded Skinny …

Whirlpool Recalls Over 40,000 KitchenAids

Whirlpool has announced that they are recalling about 40,200 KitchenAid electric kettles due to a burn hazard. The handle on the affected model can loosen and separate from the unit causing hot liquid to spill out. The Consumer Product Safety Commission deemed these electric kettles unsafe after receiving 79 reports in the United States of the handles detaching …

Ford Recalls Older Pickup TrucksFebruary 17, 2018

Ford Motor on Monday warned an additional 33,000 owners of older pickup trucks in North America to stop driving them until potentially defective Takata air bag inflators can be repaired. In January, Ford told 2,900 owners of model-year 2006 Ford Ranger trucks to stop driving immediately after a second death was linked to inflators built on the …

Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 bikes due to brake failureFebruary 12, 2018

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles over fears of brake failure. The campaign covers all anti-lock brake-equipped Touring, CVO Touring and VSRC motorcycles made during the 2008 through 2011 model years. Over 30 different models with ABS are affected, include the Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide and Street Glide. Some police-spec models are also included in …

Toyota and Lexus Recall Vehicles Because Airbags Might Not Work in CrashFebruary 5, 2018

Dealers will inspect and replace bad airbag sensors for free, automaker says Toyota and Lexus are recalling 49,000 cars, including 2016 Toyota Prius hybrids, 2016 Lexus RX SUVs and 2015-2016 Lexus NX hybrids because some airbags might not deploy in the event of a crash, potentially leaving passengers unprotected. A Toyota spokesman said the affected airbag sensors have insulation layers …

Automotive recalls cost $22 billion in 2016February 3, 2018

Takata’s faulty airbag inflators accounted for a huge chunk of all vehicles recalled in 2016. A staggering 53.1 million vehicles were recalled in the US in 2016. According to Automotive News, citing a study by AlixPartners (PDF), this resulted in $22.1 billion in claims and warranty accruals by automakers and suppliers, a 26 percent increase over the previous …