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The National Highway Safety Admin­is­tration issued an urgent plea to millions of vehicle owners with defective recalled Takata airbags to take immediate action and get them replaced. The urgent warning comes because the inflator mechanism in the airbags can rupture, causing shrapnel to fly out when they deploy in crashes, which could injure or kill […]

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked Hewlett-Packard to recall 6 million defective computer power cords after 29 reports of the cords melting or burning.  The LS-15 AC power cord, was distributed with Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered acces­sories such as docking stations. The CPSC stated […]

After two children’s deaths, the Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La. has recalled approx­i­mately 2.2 million of its bean bag chairs. The bean bag chairs are hazardous because the zippers can be opened and children can crawl inside, get trapped, and suffocate or choke on the polystyrene foam beads inside. Both children died after […]

You can now use a vehicle’s identi­fi­cation number to detect open or unrepaired safety recalls with a new search tool created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin­is­tration released by the starting today. We previ­ously reported that NHTSA was working on this last year and are pleased to announce that it is now up and […]

The Food and Drug Admin­is­tration (FDA) is warning consumers that they can get bacterial infec­tions from tattoo ink. When someone gets a tattoo an injecting tool inserts ink into the skin. Depending on how large and colors used in the tattoo, the injecting tool will puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute, […]

Johnson & Johnson has recalled its laparo­scopic power morcel­lators. These devices are used in hysterectomy proce­dures and other uterine surgical proce­dures. The Food and Drug Admin­is­tration has discovered that the morcel­lators can spread malignant cancer cells. The device has been used by women to avoid invasive surgeries for removing fibroids from the uterus. Women who […]

GM is recalling the following 414,333 vehicles: 2011–2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2010–2012 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010–2012 GMC Terrain, 2011–2012 Buick Regal, 2011–2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2010–2012 Cadillac SRX models. The cars are being recalled for defects in the height adjustment for the driver and passenger seat. The bolt that keeps the height adjuster actuator may become loose, […]

Hyundai Motor Co is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles on four models for separate problems in the United States. No personal injuries or accidents have been reported in the recalls according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. The following vehicles are being recalled: 225,000 2001–2006 Santa Fe vehicles manufac­tured from March 31, 2000, […]

Did you know that when you rent a car, the car rental company is not under a statutory oblig­ation to fix their rental vehicles or to inform consumers who rent those vehicles that they have been recalled? Some rental companies can be slow to repair recalled vehicles yet continue to rent unrepaired, recalled vehicles. Before […]

Almost daily you see something in the news about another vehicle recall. One big concern that gets little publicity is that used car dealers continue to pass-off dangerous recalled cars on consumers. It is against the law for car dealers to sell or lease recalled new cars unless they have been fixed, but that is […]