Consumer Alerts (page 15)


Florida Crash Involved in Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Risk Probe

A fatal automobile accident in Florida is being used in an ongoing investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into the possible fire...

  • Staff
  • Dec 20, 2011

Defective Florida Chinese Drywall Supplier Must Disclose Insurance, Assets

In a new development in the ongoing Chinese drywall litigation, a supplier of the defective material has received a court order to disclose the amount...

  • Staff
  • Aug 18, 2011

FDA Mesh Warning: Transvaginal Mesh Complications Not Rare

On July 13, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication update on the serious complications of transvaginal surgical mesh placement. These...

  • Staff
  • Aug 10, 2011

Pills Pulled from Florida Pain Clinics After New Law

State agents seized over 105,000 leftover pills from Florida pain clinics that are no longer permitted to sell them under a new state law. Effective...

  • Staff
  • Jul 15, 2011

SSRI Birth Defects Reportedly Linked to Popular Antidepressants

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of antidepressants including the popular drugs Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Celexa that have come under heightened...

  • Staff
  • Jun 28, 2011

SNIGLAR Cribs Recall Issued Due to Mattress Support Collapse

IKEA has issued a SNIGLAR crib recall, affecting 20,000 cribs in the U.S. and 6,000 cribs in Canada. Reportedly, the bolts provided with certain SNIGLAR...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jun 16, 2011

Crown Vic Worries Confirmed by Balls of Fire

In a string of stories that appear eerily similar to those about the Ford Pinto in the 1970’s, the worries about the Ford Crown Victoria...

  • Staff
  • Jun 13, 2011

Ford F-150 Recall: Airbag Deployment

Ford Motors is issuing a recall of 144,000 F-150 pickup trucks from the model years of 2005 and 2006. Following an investigation by the National...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Mar 24, 2011

GM SUV Recall Issued Due To Seat Belt Problems

General Motors has recalled more than 240,000 large crossover SUVs due to an issue that could damage the rear seatbelt buckles. In some of the...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Nov 8, 2010

Maytag Recalls Dishwasher Due to Fire Hazard

Maytag Corp. has recalled nearly 1.7 million dishwashers due to a fire hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Maytag has received 12...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Aug 27, 2010

Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS Drop Side Crib Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled all Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” portable and full-size drop side cribs due to the products’...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • May 7, 2010

Toyota Expands Tundra Pickup Recall

Toyota announced that it has expanded its 2009 recall of Tundra pickup trucks to repair frames that could rust and cause spare tires to fall...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Apr 29, 2010

Boston Scientific Recalls Implantable Defibrillators

Boston Scientific Corp. has recalled its implantable heart defibrillators after it failed to alert regulators of manufacturing changes. The medical device company stated that it...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Apr 10, 2010

No-Spill Gas Cans Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with No-Spill, LLC, has announced the recall of approximately 7,500 No-Spill five-gallon gasoline cans. The gas canisters...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Mar 16, 2010

Zippo Candle Lighters Recall

Zippo Manufacturing Company has recalled approximately 17,500 Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters due to a burn hazard. When placed on the maximum flame setting,...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Mar 6, 2010