Urgent Vehicle Recalls Spring 2017

This post is in response to multiple urgent vehicle recalls announced in the past few weeks. If you own a Ford, Lincoln, Honda, or Acura, please read below for more information about these dangerous recalls. One of these recalls is in light of a recent update in the Takata airbag recall. Engine Fire Hazard in [...]

Recall Notices: RYOBI, Helix, Dillard’s, Graco & Evanger’s

This month's recalls were especially shocking because they had so many reports of injuries. The RYOBI Electric Jet Fan Blower recall is in response to 10,681 reports of the fan inside the blower exploding, launching shrapnel (25 of which included injuries). There were 15 injuries reported from children falling off of Helix Pool Slides, including a [...]

Airbag Recall Update | Takata pleads guilty to fraud

The Takata airbag recall now affects 42 million vehicles worldwide. The LA Times recently referred to it as "the largest automotive recall in U.S. history." As you may know, these faulty airbag inflators can cause airbags to explode, shooting shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Last week, Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for a [...]

Recall Notices: Target, Calphalon, Britax, and La-Z-Boy

If you own Calphalon knives, a Britax stroller, or furniture from La-Z-Boy or Target, you're going to want to read about these recent recalls. Calphalon recalled almost 2 million knives sold in retailers nationwide, including Macy's and Kohl's. Due to a potential fall hazard to infants, Britax recalled 676,000 of their Click & Go strollers. Target [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:56-08:00February 22nd, 2017|Fire Hazard, Personal Injury, Recall, Recalls|0 Comments

Recall Notice: HP, IKEA, and Bolton Furniture

Make sure you know what to do to keep your family safe if you own a HP laptop, an IKEA MYSINGSÖ beach chair, or a Bolton Furniture Two Over Two 4-drawer Dresser (sold at retailers like Target, Amazon, ToysRUs, and Wayfair).   HP Laptop Batteries: HP recently added another 101,000 laptop batteries to their previous recall [...]

Airbag Recall Alert: Is Your Car Safe?

Takata airbags installed in millions of U.S. vehicles across over 30 brands are now subject to a massive recall. Affected vehicles may contain defective, potentially deadly airbag inflators. Last month, a 17-year-old from Texas died in a low-speed collision when the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel exploded and launched shrapnel straight at her. [...]

Is Your Family Practicing Toy Safety?

The holiday season brings new memories, shared meals, and new toys for children. In order to have a safe experience with these new holiday toys, it is essential for parents to practice toy safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “188,400 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries [...]

Car Seat Safety: Are You Practicing It?

If you are visiting family this holiday season, you may be traveling on the roads. During these long road trips, it is important to ensure the safety of your family, such as checking the status of the tires prior to travel. How about if you are traveling with young children? Have you recently evaluated your [...]

ATTENTION: Whirlpool Microwave Recall

Whirlpool has recently placed a recall on their hooded combination microwaves. This Whirlpool microwave recall was placed as a precaution to fire hazard accidents. The possibility of fires is due to a defect caused by the internal arcing, which during usage, can ignite a burst of fire in an internal plastic component. An arc fault [...]

Update: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall

UPDATE: Samsung Electronics has announced it will issue a software update for the recalled Galaxy Note 7, which has been the cause of dozens of fires due to its overheating battery. This software update will limit the overheating of batteries by stopping phones from charging over 60%. The Galaxy Note 7 recall is still in [...]