Honda has again recalled more of its vehicles as a result of airbags that may inflate with too much pressure in the event of a crash and deployment. Reports indicate that dangerous pieces may fly out upon deployment causing injuries or death to its passengers. The latest December 2011 recall involves 304,000 vehicles, including the Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot, CR-V, and several other models made between 2001-2003.
Toyota Motor Corp. is once again issuing a recall, this time announcing the recall of more than 420,000 vehicles in the United States in connection with potential steering problems. The problem is involved with the "crankshaft pulley on the V6 engine" and affects over 550,000 vehicles worldwide - 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus vehicles. According to Toyota, if not corrected, the outer ring of the engine's crankshaft pulley may become misaligned with the inner ring, causing noise or a warning signal to light up. The belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley, making it suddenly more difficult to turn the driving wheel. This latest recall includes the 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna and Solara, the 2004 Avalon and the 2006 Highlander HV. The Lexus recall affects the 2004 and 2005 ES330 and RX330 and 2006 RX400h.
According to the Wall Street Journal, General Motors Co. has issued a recall of more than 14,000 Chevy Impala and Buick Lacrosse sedans due to problems that could cause damage to the vehicles and injury to the passengers. The Lacrosse vehicles were recalled to correct an error in the electronic stability-control systems that may cause the system to activate when it shouldn't, potentially resulting in a crash. If you or your loved one was seriously injured or killed as a result of a defective vehicle, contact our firm for a free consultation.
According to the New York Times, General Motors ("GM") is recalling almost 6,800 pickups from the 2011 model year because they might roll away even when the automatic transmission's selector appears to be in "Park." The automaker also said it recalled 739 pickups and sport utility vehicles because of a possible loss of steering.
Last week, Toyota announced that it would recall 52,000 of its 2001 to 2003 Prius Hybrid cars.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of the Summer Infant - Slim and Secure Video Monitors. According the CPSC, the rechargeable batteries in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, creating a burn and fire hazard. Consumers are being directed to immediately discontinue the use of the monitors and return them to the store where purchased for a complete refund.
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is undertaking a global recall of some of its older-model M-Class sport utility vehicles for issues related to cruise control that may lead to a crash, Daimler and U.S. federal safety regulators said on Tuesday.
A wide majority of the vehicles being recalled are model year 2000-2002 M-Class SUVs, but there are a small number of 2000-2004 AMG performance vehicles also involved.
Some 136,751 vehicles will be recalled in the United States and about 50,000 in Germany, said Mercedes-Benz representatives in those two countries.
Daimler representatives at its world headquarters in Germany did not provide a global recall figure.
No crashes or injuries have resulted from the issue, said Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran.
Tapping the brakes to disengage cruise control may fail, increasing the chances of a crash, a filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Lasko Products Inc. recalled 4.8 million of its box fans after seven reports of fires, including two in houses and one in a barn according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The commission says that an electrical failure in the fan motor creates a fire hazard. No one has been injured yet but the fires have caused extensive property damage.
Since September 2009, Johnson and Johnson, the world's biggest health products maker, have issued 20 drug recalls or medical device recalls. These recalls include over-the-counter medicines such as Motrin, Rolaids, children's Tylenol liquid and adult Tylenol, Mylanta, Pepcid AC and even some Neutrogena skin care products, Benadryl, contact lenses, and DePuy hip replacements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Justice Department have begun to bar the company from resuming operations linked to millions of bottles of defective medicine until standards increase. Additionally, Oregon became the first state to file a lawsuit against J&J over a "phantom" recall of Motrin drugs. The suit alleges that the company's McNeil division sold faulty Motrin drugs in gas stations and convenience stores nationwide in 2008, and then secretly removed the products from store shelves.
Since August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. issued a worldwide recall of both its ASR XL Acetabular System (total hip replacement) and its DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. In 2003, DePuy released the ASR systems and marketed them as a unique, state of the art implants. What made the ASR systems so unique was the metal-on-metal design, and DePuy marketed these implants as a design breakthrough that would revolutionize the industry, last longer, and provide better movement and flexibility to the patients needing a hip replacement.