Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: June 24 – 30, 2019

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.

37 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

Auto:

    Recalled Land RoverRecalled Land Rover
  • Land Rover is recalling 28,671 model year 2016 Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports. A spring in the Keyless Vehicle Latching System (KV Latch) may get stuck, causing the left hand door to remain unlatched when the door is closed.
  • Porsche recalls Cayennes and Panameras. The bushing that attaches the gear selector lever to the gearbox may degrade over time, causing the bushing to detach. This condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.
  • Honda recalling 1.6 million cars to replace Takata airbags. The airbags were made with the chemical ammonium nitrate and were prone to exploding upon deployment, potentially hurling fiery shrapnel into passengers.

Motorcycle/Scooters:

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

Pet Food & Animal Products:

Technology/Electronics:

    Recalled Apple MacBook Pro LaptopRecalled Apple MacBook Pro Laptop
  • Apple Recalls 15-Inch MacBook Pro Laptop Computers Due to Fire Hazard. The batteries in the recalled laptop computers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Sporting Equipment:

  • BRP Recalls Coolers Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards. The cooler latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed, allowing a person to become locked inside the air tight container posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.

Household Products:

Industrial/Tools:

  • QTOP USA Recalls LED Work Light Replacement Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard. The LED replacement bulbs can overheat due to an electrical malfunction, posing a fire hazard.

Apparel:

Miscellaneous:

    Recalled Gillette Venus Simply3 Disposable RazorRecalled Gillette Venus Simply3 Disposable Razor
  • Gillette Recalls Venus Simply3 Disposable Razors Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards. A problem during manufacturing resulted in the misalignment of the blades in the razors, posing a higher risk of cuts during normal use.
  • West Marine Recalls Folding Deck Chairs Due to Fall and Injury Hazards. The lock nut that connects the arm rest to the chair can loosen, posing fall and injury hazards to the user.
  • Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill’s Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standards; Explosion and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Patriot Pyrotechnics. The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product.
  • Keystone Recalls G-Force Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standard; Explosion and Burn Hazards. The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory requirements for this product. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing explosion and burn hazards to consumers.
  • Recalled FireworksRecalled Fireworks
  • GS Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standards; Explosion and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at GS Fireworks. The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product.
  • Grandma’s Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standards; Explosion and Burn Hazards. The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product.

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 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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