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Mercedes-Benz Engines Can Catch Fire; Daimler AG Recalls One Million Vehicles

Vehicle Recalls, NHTSA, Mercedes Recalls, Benz Recalls

Mercedes-Benz, owned by Daimler AG, has announced the recall of around one million of their vehicles worldwide over a potential fire hazard. The German automaker told U.S. Authorities that they have received 30 reports of their engines catching fire in the U.S. leading to the recall of 354,434 vehicles. Around 650,000 additional vehicles were recalled internationally after 21 fires were reported outside of the U.S. The fires have been linked to a transmission error that prevents the engine from turning over properly. The automaker said that the motor can overheat when the driver repeatedly tries to turn on the engine, which can then allegedly cause a fire in the motor. No injuries were reported at the time of the recall.

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Toddler Swings Can Break Without Warning; Little Tikes Recalls 540,000

Little Tikes, an Ohio based toy manufacturer, has announced the recall of roughly 540,000 toddler swings in the U.S. after receiving two reports of young children falling and breaking their arms. Little Tikes told U.S. Authorities that 140 incidents have been reported leading to a total of 39 injured children in connection with their 2-in-1 […]

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Defective Transmission Installation Leads Isuzu to Recall 21,000 Diesel Trucks

Last month Isuzu, one of the largest diesel engine manufacturers in the world, announced the recall of approximately 21,000 vehicles because of improper assembly. In addition to their own trucks, the Japanese based company provides their diesel engines to other major automakers like GM, Ford, and Renault-Nissan. Isuzu Technical Center of America Inc. communicated to […]

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RICH NEWSOME NAMED TO FLORIDA’S CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

Richard Corcoran, the 100th Speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, announced his nine appointments to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission yesterday, including our very own Rich Newsome. Corcoran’s appointments will join the 37-member commission assembled every 20 years, which will convene over the next 12 months. The group is tasked with identifying any necessary modifications […]

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Two Million Potentially Dangerous Calphalon Knives Recalled

Newell Brands has announced the recall of more than two million of their defective Calphalon brand knives after learning that thousands have been breaking during use, which has allegedly caused the injury of 27 consumers. Another 7,100 knives were sold and recalled in Canada. The cookware seller told U.S. authorities that the handles on some […]

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SodaStream Recalls 58,600 Explosive Bottles; Can Burst Under Pressure

Product Liability, Consumer Safety, Consumer Watchdog, Product Safety, Recall Alerts, Recall News

Product Safety News: SodaStream Recalls 58,600 Explosive Bottles SodaStream, the Israeli based beverage and carbonation company, has issued the recall of around 51,000 plastic bottles sold in the United States over concerns that they might explode.  SodaStream told U.S. authorities that the blue tinted one-liter bottles with a blue cap and blue base “can burst […]

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Target Recalls Strollers, Benches, and Scooters Due To Fall Hazards

Target Products Recalled, Product Safety News, Consumer Safety

Product Safety News: Target Recalls Strollers, Benches, and Scooters After receiving 26 reports of children sustaining injuries from one of their products, Britax Child Safety Inc. has announced the recall of 717,000 strollers in North America. At the time of the recall Britax told the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that they’ve found 1,337 strollers […]

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Restoration Hardware Recalls 2,700 Tables Connected to Four Lead Poisonings

Product Liability, Consumer Safety, Consumer Watchdog, Product Safety, Recall Alerts, Recall News

Restoration Hardware Recalls 2,700 Tables Connected to Four Lead Poisonings The California based home-furnishing company, Restoration Hardware, has had a tough start to the year. After one recall in January and a subsequent recall in February, the publicly traded company learned that four children from two separate homes had elevated levels of lead in their […]

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Chairs Can Allegedly Turn into a Shocking Hazard; La-Z-Boy Recalls 2,700

La-Z Boy Recalls, La-Z Boy Electric Chair

Chairs Can Allegedly Turn into a Shocking Hazard; La-Z-Boy Recalls 2,700 Electronic chairs designed to help people rise to their feet can reportedly induce an electric shock while the power supply is in operation. Authorities have identified an enclosure that can crack, exposing a seated individual to the chairs main power source. Those power supplies […]

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