April 18-23, 2017 Product Recall

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.

24 Recalls to be aware this week.


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  • Subaru of America is recalling 33,131 model year 2017 Imprezas. Winter fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line, resulting in a reduction in fuel pressure, possibly causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Tesla is recalling 31,473 model year 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles. The electric parking brake calipers have an internal gear that may be improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the gear fracturing during parking brake application or release.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

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  • Forest River is recalling 54 model year 2016-2017 XLR Toyhauler RVs. The fasteners for the side patio deck bar lock may not be strong enough, allowing the patio door to unlatch and the deck to drop unexpectedly.
  • Gulf Stream Coach is recalling 251 model year 2011-2017 Amerilite trailers, model 14RBC. The vehicles’ federal placard may have incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information.
  • Newmar Corporation is recalling 26 model year 2017 King Aire motorhomes. The seals on the headlight harness connectors may not be properly seated, allowing water to enter the connector. As a result, the glass dash display may switch to the turn signal camera mode causing the dash to show the turn signal side camera view over the speedometer and RPM displays.
  • Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling 154 model year 2017 Allegro Breeze motorhomes. The ball joints on the independent front suspension modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 90 model year 2017 Palazzo 36.1 and 36.3 motorhomes. The federal certification label on these vehicles indicates an incorrect front tire rim size.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

  • Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot Of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) Due To The Presence of Particulate Matter.

Pet Food & Animal Products:

Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets
  • C.O. Truxton, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP due to Labeling Error on Declared Strength.

Sporting Equipment:

Household Products:

  • Cost Plus World Market Recalls Windsor-Style Dining Chairs Due to Fall Hazard – The legs on the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
  • Food Dehydrators Recalled by Greenfield World Trade Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – The food dehydrator can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Sources: fda.gov, cspc.gov, usda.gov, reuters.com, safekids.org, goodhousekeeping.com, consumeraffairs.com, foodsafetynews.com, usatoday.com, autoblog.com, powersportsbusiness.com, roadandtrack.com, uscgboating.org, wemakeitsafer.com, guns.com

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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