The company says the recall affects cars from the 2014 model year that were built in Mexico before July 5 and distributed mainly in North America. Nissan says bolts holding the rear seat back latches may not be strong enough. This could increase the injury risk for back-seat passengers in a crash.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 33,021 C-Max hybrid cars because they may not adequately protect occupants' heads in a crash. Vehicles involved were made between Jan. 19, 2012, and June 25, 2013 and don't have panoramic roofs. C-Max hybrids with panoramic glass roofs aren't involved in the recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that Home Depot Inc. is recalling around 107,000 fan heaters because the fan's plastic housing can melt, deform, and catch fire during use.The company is recalling Soleil portable fan heaters with the model number LH-707.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will recall 650,109 Minica, Toppo BJ and Toppo BJ Wide minicars in Japan as the engine's air intake duct could drop out, resulting in a fire, the automaker said Thursday.The recall comes after reports of 24 fire accidents that have occurred since August 2003, allegedly due to the problem.
Toyoda said quality must remain a priority even as the company becomes ever more global, with buyers driving on a range of road conditions. The center will initially train about 2,600 mechanics year, and eventually 4,800 mechanics a year, the company said.
Sears is re-announcing the recall of nearly 800,000 dehumidifiers because of new reports of fires and because so few consumers have responded to the first recall.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Sears has received seven additional reports of shorting and fire linked to the Kenmore dehumidifiers.
Chrysler Group is recalling 45,961 Ram trucks because their electronic stability control systems may not turn on when the vehicles start. Ram 1500 4x4 trucks built between June 26, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2013, are involved in the recall. Chrysler says a software problem may disable the electronic stability control system when the pickups start.
The companies issued recalls covering 550 million eggs in 2010, after scientists traced illnesses back to their farms in northern Iowa, which were described by investigators as having filthy conditions. The government has estimated that up to 62,000 people were sickened in the outbreak.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 218,000 Mercedes C-Class luxury cars because the rear lights can fail and even catch fire. The agency says it has 21 reports of the brake lights or turn signals lights dimming or failing to light. In many cases the drivers reported a burning smell or melting of electrical parts.
Michelin North America Inc. is recalling about 100,000 tires normally found on some trucks and SUVs due to possible tears or holes that could cause air pressure loss. The company said Friday that it's recalling the tires because approximately 2,500 of the recalled tires may have partial or full sidewall tears or holes that could cause the tires to lose air pressure.
Workshops were recently held to educate melon farmers and their workers about the Food and Drug Administration's new expectations for protecting consumers from food-borne pathogens. The FDA will be inspecting packing sheds and possibly field conditions as well as part of that effort.
U.S. safety regulators are trying to figure out if General Motors should expand the number of midsize cars that are being fixed under a May recall. The probe affects the 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans.
Chrysler is recalling 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash. Side air bags are supposed to deploy on the side of the vehicle that's involved in a crash. Chrysler says a software problem is causing its air bags to deploy on the opposing side of the vehicle.
The recall covers 123,000 vehicles in Japan, including the Vitz compact, and 46,000 vehicles in Europe, including the Yaris, all produced between August 2010 and March 2012, Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons said Wednedsay. It also covers 11,000 Subaru Trezia vehicles produced under an OEM deal, all in Japan, he said.
The American unit of German drugmaker Fresenius is recalling four lots of an injectable drug after finding particles of glass in some vials of the medication.The recall applies to four lots of benztropine mesylate injection, which is used to treat Parkinson's disease and some movement side effects related to epilepsy drugs.
While it is clear that ready-to-eat (RTE) food contact surfaces need to adhere to hygienic design standards in order to decrease the risk of contamination, it is critical that sensitive nonfood-contact surfaces comply as well. Packaging and coding equipment, as well as other smaller components such as sensors, electrical cords and ball bearings, are often overlooked.
Ford has agreed to fix sticky throttles on nearly 468,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans. Because of the company's decision, U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into the problem. Last fall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating cars from the 2000 through 2003 model years.
The agreement removed about 1.2 million Jeep Grand Cherokees, model years 1999 to 2004, from the recall, leaving some owners confused about the safety of their vehicles. Chrysler argued that those Jeeps have a different design than the ones it agreed to recall and are as safe as comparable models from other automakers.
Best Buy is recalling 5,100 replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro due to a fire risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that there have been 13 reports that the battery caught fire. One consumer suffered a serious burn on the leg.
Snowmobile and ATV maker Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling about 4,500 of its 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 recreational off-highway vehicles due to a potential burn hazard. The company said Wednesday that the firewall in back of the driver and passenger seats can overheat and melt.
The government watchdog group said there have been 39 reports of inner tube ruptures that have caused the wheel rim to break off and become a projectile. The incidents took place mostly when the tires were being inflated, causing cuts and bruises to arms, legs, torso and head or face.
But the recall, which came in an 11th-hour deal between the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers only 1.56 million of the 2.7 million Jeeps that the government wanted repaired. The rest are part of a "customer service action" and many may not get fixed.
Tesla is recalling as many as 1,228 of its Model S vehicles, citing a problem with a rear seat latch in the electric sports sedan. Chairman and CEO Elon Musk said in a blog entry Wednesday that the strength of a mounting bracket for the rear, left seat latch may be weaker than intended.
In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
Florida Dolphin Intertrade Corp. announced Friday that these products have been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine, which was a previously approved controlled substance for the treatment of obesity. It was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons.