Consumer Alerts (page 15)


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. The CPSC reports that...

  • 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

Jelly Belly Recall

Jelly Belly Candy Company has recalled mislabeled packages of its jelly beans. The packages involved in the recall are the 7.5 ounce cylinder-shaped containers of...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Feb 27, 2010

Honda Air Bag Recall

Honda has recalled nearly 438,000 cars globally to fix the vehicles’ airbag inflators. The Japanese automaker stated that the driver’s side airbags can deploy with...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Feb 10, 2010

Automotive Product and Tire Recalls

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulates vehicles and tires and has the authority to investigate consumer complaints regarding safety issues. In 2009, the...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Feb 9, 2010

Graco Stroller Recall

Graco Children’s Products Inc. has recalled approximately 1.5 million Graco’s Passage, Alano, and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The stroller’s canopy hinges present a laceration...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jan 31, 2010

Toyota and Lexus Unintended Acceleration Problems

On Sept. 29, 2009, Toyota recalled several Toyota and Lexus vehicles after receiving 2000 reports of unintended acceleration that led to at least 19 deaths. ...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jan 30, 2010

Dorel Asia Cribs Recalled After Child Death

On Jan. 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of approximately 635,000 Dorel Asia cribs sold by Wal-Mart, Sears,...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jan 12, 2010

Ford Windstar Cruise Control Switch Recall

On Oct. 26, 2009, Ford recalled 4.5 million cars to fix cruise control deactivation switches, which shut off the cruise control when the driver presses...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Dec 4, 2009

Hydroxycut Recalled Due to Reports of Liver Injuries

On May 1, 2009, the FDA urged consumers to stop taking Hydroxycut, as the popular weight loss supplement was reportedly linked to more than 20...

  • Staff
  • Nov 22, 2009