Transform Recalls Four-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Kmart

By CAMlawProduct Liability, Product Recall

Here is yet another piece of recalled furniture – this one a 4-drawer chest sold exclusively at Kmart stores – that poses a dangerous tipping hazard.  The recall is effective August 11, 2020 and involves about 19,900 Essential Home Belmont 2.0 chests.  These were sold at Kmart stores and online by Kmart between March 2018 and April 2020.  There are …

Triangle Tube Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Hazard; One Death Reported

We recently blogged about hazards associated with carbon monoxide. It is a very dangerous substance that can kill and injure.  This blog post concerns a recently recalled Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gas Boiler products (distributed in the U.S. from November 2011 to July 2020) whose design can allow flue gas (containing dangerous levels carbon monoxide) to escape inside a …

Home Depot and Safavieh Recall Dressers Due to Tip-Over Hazard

By CAMlawProduct Liability, Product Recall

We blogged about this subject matter last week: furniture tip overs.  This is an informative, recent article from Consumer Reports about a couple of dressers recalled back in February 2020 because they pose a dangerous tipping hazard. This is a very sobering quote from the article: “There are no reported incidents associated with either of the recalled dressers. But the …

Polaris Recalls Ranger Off-Road Vehicles and PRO XD and Bobcat Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

By CAMlawProduct Recall

It’s summertime in Texas and elsewhere, so that means use of off-road vehicles at ranches and farms.  That use will continue through the fall and winter during hunting seasons for deer and other game.  Off-road vehicles can be particularly dangerous.  Some have been defectively designed to roll over too easily or, when they do roll over, certain protective devices are …

Ford Recalls 117,000 Vehicles Because of Seat Belts

By CAMlawProduct Recall

Imagine you are traveling down the highway in your trusty Ford when, unbeknownst to you, the bolt holding your seat belt together comes apart. Your risk of being injured in an accident has skyrocketed. As of July 2017, Ford issued a recall for nearly 117,000 vehicles. These range from the 2014 F-Series pickup to the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV. Vehicles …

Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Vehicles for Faulty Air Bags

By CAMlawProduct Recall

Toyota and Honda have been the center of recent controversies surrounding faulty air bags, with hundreds of thousands of vehicles recalled.  Now, German auto manufacturer Volkswagen AG has joined the list of automakers engaging in an air bag related recall.  The company recently announced that it is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the United States and another 41,300 in Canada because …

Volkswagen Recalls 2015 Tiguan to Fix Faulty Tire Labeling

By CAMlawProduct Recall

Volkswagen recently announced a recall affecting about 3,000 VW Tiguan vehicles released in model year 2015.  The purpose of the recall is to correct the labeling on the SUVs’ tires, which the company says contain the wrong information about tire loading weight and pressure. The affected SUVs were built between January and March 2015, according to the company.  The recall …

Fiat Chrysler Faces $105 Million Fine for Botched Recalls

By CAMlawProduct Recall

Automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be expected to pay a $105 million fine for recall lapses that affected millions of vehicles, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.  The fine, to be imposed shortly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the largest monetary penalty for recall lapses ever imposed.  The NHTSA will also assign an independent …

Honda Launches Ad Campaign to Encourage Air Bag Recall Fixes

By CAMlawProduct Recall

Millions of Honda vehicles have defective air bag components manufactured by Takata – but their owners still have not brought them to a dealership to get the problems fixed. To remind owners of the need for a fix, Honda has begun an advertising campaign to raise awareness, according to a recent New York Times article. According to the New York …

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