Category: Recalls

GM Recalling About 200,000 Cars for Faulty Airbag

Listen up, fellow Kentucky drivers. General Motors is recalling Saturn and Saab models for faulty Takata driver’s side airbag inflators. Make sure to check National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site for updates. About 200,000 GM cars are recalled as the inflator could explode once the front airbag is deployed, shooting metal fragments that could result … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 03/11/16

Everything You Need to Know About the Takata Airbag Recall

With approximately 34 million cars in US potentially affected, along with 7 million others worldwide that have already been recalled, the Takata airbag recall issue is far from over. The recall involves Takata airbag with defective inflators that can explode without warning.  Once it explodes, the airbag sends metal shrapnel to vehicle passengers, which can … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 03/11/16

Trek Bike Recall

Trek is recalling nearly one million bicycles equipped with front disc brakes due to a crash hazard. The recall involves all models of Trek bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015. About 900,000 units in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada are affected by the recall. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an open quick … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 04/27/15

Nissan Recalls 640,000 More Cars Due To Faulty Latches

Nissan has recalled 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada. These cars are being recalled out of fear that the faulty latches could trigger hoods to fly open on the road or highway. The recall was due to the dual hood latching system. According to Nissan, its cars have a primary latching system that … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 03/18/15

Basics You Should Know About Car Recalls

General Motors ended 2014 with another recall due to faulty ignition, an issue the company has been grappling with all year. According to an article published in USA Today, GM is recalling 83,572 SUVs and trucks because of a faulty ignition. This faulty ignition may move out of the “start” position causing the vehicle to … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 01/29/15

Vehicle Recall Due to Faulty Ignition Switch

In 2011, automotive company Chrysler recalled 196,000 Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town, Country minivans and Dodge Journey Crossover. Chrysler recommended owners of these vehicles get their ignition switches fixed. This recall is serious because the ignition keys could move from the “run position” to the “off position” causing the engine shutdown. You would think that … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 12/03/14

Toyota Recalls 247,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Airbags

Airbags can save lives and reduce injuries. In 2009, frontal airbags saved more than 28,000 people’s lives. Side airbags have also saved lives. According to an Institute analysis of U.S. crashes, side airbags with head protection reduce a car driver’s risk of death in driver-side crashes by 37% and an SUV driver’s risk by 52%. … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 10/22/14

Louis Garneau Recalls Aerodynamic Bicycle Helmets

Helmet recall Cyclist Louis Garneau is recalling almost 2,000 bicycle helmets after they failed an impact and cold condition test. Manufacturers believe the helmets may decrease in quality over time. They are concerned that the helmets may not be able to protect bicyclists after years of use. The helmet being recalled is the P-09 aerodynamic … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 10/20/14

GM Advises Car Owners To Drive With Key Alone

Are you planning to invest in a new car? If so, then you may want read about a series of recalls that General Motors has been announcing before making your final decision. This also affects Kentucky drivers who own a GM car. Find out immediately whether the model you have is affected. GM has already … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 05/27/14

Evenflo Is Recalling 1.37 Million Cars Seats

After Graco, who recalled some of their child car seats, another company voluntarily recalled child safety seat buckles.   On Friday, April 4, 2014, Evenflo recalled 1.37 million of its car seats because some buckles would get stuck in the latched position. This made it difficult for parents to remove their child from the seat … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 04/09/14

Graco Recalled Over 400,000 Child Car Seats

Graco Children’s Products issued a voluntary recall of 403,222 child seats due to harness buckle defect. This is in addition to last month’s recall of 3.8 million for having the same buckles. The models included in this recall are the following: Argos 70 Elite (2006-2014) Ready Ride, Step 2 My Ride 65 with Safety Surround … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 03/17/14

Toyota Prius Recalled

A worldwide recall of Prius cars was initiated by Toyota, the world’s top-selling automaker, in February 2014 due to a hybrid software defect. Toyota recalled around 1.9 million of its Prius cars around the world. Most of the recalls took place in Japan and North America. The car maker said that it recalled 997,000 Prius … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 02/28/14

Bike Quality Testing and Bike Safety Measures

In 2013, two of the largest bicycle brake suppliers in the world, Shimano and SRAM, announced voluntary recalls of bicycle brakes. The brakes involved – hydraulic caliper brakes, hydraulic disc brakes and mechanical disc brakes – were among the latest developments in road bicycle technology. Should this affect your bike buying decisions? Related: Bike Lane … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 02/28/14

A Popular Car Seat Adapter Is Being Recalled

Joovy Zoom Car Seat Adapters sold between May 2012 and August 2013 have been recalled. They were recalled because the adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame posing a fall hazard. The recall involved about 1,500 Joovy’s Zoom gray metal car seat stroller adapters. The model numbers for the recalled products are 00945 for … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 01/02/14

Rattle Recall

Manhattan Group is recalling about 8,300 baby rattles in the U.S. and 4,100 in Canada. Known as Manhattan Toy Quixel baby rattles, its color arches can break, thus creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children. The company has received four reports of the rattles breaking. Fortunately, no injuries have been … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 12/12/13

Another Toy Being Recalled Due To Chocking Hazard

Another children’s toy has been recalled due to a choking hazard. This time, it is Toysmith’s light-up toy frogs and ducks. In August 2013, Toysmith recalled about 30,000 light-up toy frogs and ducks because the metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toys can come out, posing a choking hazard. Fortunately, no injuries have … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 08/31/13

Playmat Sets Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

If your kids are playing Wegmans Playmat Set, you should immediately take this product away from them as it poses a choking hazard. Holgate Toys, manufacturer of the playmat set, issued a recall of this product. The recall was due to choking hazard. The wheels on the wooden vehicles can detach. The manufacturer has received … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 08/22/13

Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using Toro Z Master Riding Mowers as Toro recently announced a recall of its riding mowers. The idler pulley of a Toro mower can rub against the fuel tank. This poses a fire hazard which of course is not good. What models are involved in this recall? Toro recalls about 3,700 units … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 05/23/13

Recall of Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazards

Bike Month is here, and bicyclists have to be more careful and safe to enjoy the unique power of a bicycle. Recently, Surly Bikes announced a recall of bicycle forks due to a fall hazard. The recall involved about 975 Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks. The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, causing … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 05/16/13

Faulty Airbags Lead To Worldwide Recall

An airbag inflates at a speed of over 100 miles per hour (mph). It must inflate very rapidly to be effective. If it does not properly inflate, it could catch fire or injure passengers. This is exactly the reason why major automakers are conducting a massive worldwide recall of their vehicles. Related: Toyota Recalls 247,000 … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 04/24/13

Bugaboo Issued Recall of Another Line of Baby Strollers

On January 15, 2013, Bugaboo announced a recall on Bugaboo Cameleon3 and Bugaboo Donkey model strollers due to fall and choking hazards. Just two months after, another line of Bugaboo baby strollers with defective carrying handle was recalled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Bugaboo recalled about 9,200 Cameleon3 strollers in the U.S. … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 04/04/13

PT Domusindo Perdana Drop-Side Cribs Not Safe For Infants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and PT Domusindo Perdana announced a recall for the latter’s 73,000 baby cribs that were exclusively sold at JC and the JC Penney catalog from January 1988 through December 2008. The recall was issued due to entrapment and suffocation hazards. The drop sides of the crib are likely … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 04/02/13

Recall Of Walkers Issued Due To Choking Hazard

It’s another recall from Toys “R” Us. This is not the first time that the toy retailer has recalled their products. In 2012, it made a voluntary recall of its Imaginarium 5-sided Activity Center due to choking hazard. At the beginning of 2013, it recalled its Nap Nanny Infant Recliners due to possible safety hazard. … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 03/18/13

Recall Fisher-Price Little Peoples Builders Load-n- Go Wagon

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, together with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon. About 208,000 of these products were recalled in the United States and 2,800 in Canada. The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. The design adds stiffness and facilitates … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 07/30/11

Recalled Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers May Cause Choking Hazard

While jeans for children are cute and functional, they can also contain small pieces which could be a choking hazard. This was the case for “Baby Phat” jeans. There was a voluntary recall of this consumer product, Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers, which was declared by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and in cooperation with … Continued

Category: Recalls
Published: 03/20/11