There is another recall alert spreading on the news today as the FDA advised Proctor & Gamble to recall their latest Pringles being manufactured and distributed to stores. There is a potential threat to the consumer’s health and the threat may be a big issue.
Salmonella was found in one of the machines that manufacture Pringles and this obviously would get transferred to the packed food as well. There are many precautionary measures in manufacturing items. Manufacturers must take note of these mistakes experienced by the big companies such as Toyota and Pringles as Recalls of their product would cause a lot of money, a definite downward plunge in the sales and a broken trust from the consumers.
It is very important that companies nowadays would take every measure and do whatever it takes to ensure their quality controls are being followed. Stay updated to more news on this issue by subscribing to us.
High-end automaker, BMW has issued a recall notice for 198,000 of its 2002–10 vehicles with V-8 and V-12 engines, as well as some Rolls-Royce models. The recall attributed to a problem with the vehicle’s braking system.
Last Thursday, BMW told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare circumstances “a check valve of the brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil. Over time this could result in the contamination of the brake booster. If this occurred, the power-assist braking could be affected.”
But, according to the automaker, “mechanical braking” would still effectively stop the vehicle.
BMW said it has not received reports of accidents or injuries because of the braking problem so it has deemed the recall as “voluntary”. However, they were left with no other option but to recall vehicles once it is clear that a safety defect exists.
The recalled models are:
• 2002-8 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li
• 2007-8 BMW Alpina B7
• 2004-10 BMW 645i and 650i
• 2004-10 BMW 545i and 550i
• 2003–10 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Toy giant, Fisher-Price announced on Thursday that it has recalled about 10 million toys because they were dangerous to children.
The toy maker said it has recalled about 2.8 million of several types of baby play areas with inflatable balls because of choking hazards. The company found that a valve from the inflatable ball can come off and cause choking problems. It has also recalled 125,000 of the toys in Canada.
The recall came after Fisher-Price received reports of said valve coming off in the United States and eight incidents in Canada, including 14 reports of the valve found in a child’s mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke although no injuries have been reported.
According to the company more than 7 million tricycles were also being recalled because of a protruding part that had cut children.
Aside from the above-mentioned toys, Fisher-Price also said it recalled about 120,000 small car toys because of at least two reported cases of the wheels coming off, causing yet again a choking hazard.
Along with the toys, also recalled were close to a million of several types of high chairs because of 14 reports of children being cut by the legs on the chairs. In seven of the said cases, the injured children needed stitches.
Before going on your Christmas toy shopping you might want to call call the Fisher-Price hot line at 800-432-5437 for more information.
If you have purchased a Toshiba Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 notebook computers, read up.
Toshiba has announced the voluntary recall of around 41,000 notebook computers worldwide due to the risk of overheating and burning users.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission listed the product recall to include the models I have listed above. So, if you are one of those who purchased the said models of Toshiba notebook computers you should immediately download the latest version of a software program called BIOS. This program will detect whether a Toshiba notebook is overheating. It will also disable the computer’s external power and alert the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair.
This BIOS software is available at http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices.
Customers without Internet access should contact the company for installation of the program.
According to the Product Safety Commission, Toshiba has received 129 reports of the computers overheating and causing deformation of the plastic casing around the AC adapter plug. There have also been two reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.
The said Toshiba models were sold from August 2009 through August 2010 for $600 to $800.
You can get additional information direct from Toshiba at (800) 457-7777 or http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices.
Or, you may contact the Product Safety Commission to reports of problems at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
Honda Recall Covers Cars in US and Canada Due to Ignition Switch Issue – Another set of recall is currently being implemented by Japanese car manufacturer Honda.
According to reports, Honda is recalling around 428,000 cars in both United States and Canada. This is due to the possibility that the cars may roll away when parked incorrectly because of an ignition switch issue. A Honda representative said in a statement that “if the ignition interlock mechanism becomes worn out or damaged, it may become possible for the ignition key to be removed while the vehicle is not in park. That could allow the vehicle to unexpectedly roll away and possibly crash.”
In the US, the Honda recall covers 197,000 Accord and 117,000 Civic vehicles from the 2003 model year and roughly 69,000 Element vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years. The same situation exists in the 44,000 Honda cars covered by the recall in Canada which also included some Acura 1.7ELs aside from Civic and Accord models.
Honda said in its website that as an owner, if you want to find out if your vehicle is affected by any recall, you can either call Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009 (press the appropriate option for Campaign information) or you can access information on any campaign affecting your vehicle through Owner Link where you can enter your car’s Vehicle Identification Number or VIN to confirm. For the official press release about Honda’s recall, you can go here.