Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: April 29 – May 5, 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.

27 Recalls to be aware this week.



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  • GM recalls 368,000 heavy-duty trucks for fire risks. The recall covers some 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 trucks, 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with Duramax 6.6 liter diesel engines and an optional engine-block heater, including 324,000 U.S vehicles. The engine block heater cord or the terminals may short circuit and fail.
  • Subaru of America is recalling 511 model year 2009-2013 Foresters, model year 2008-2011 Imprezas, model year 2008-2014 WRXs, model year 2005-2014 Legacys, model year 2005-2014 Outbacks and model year 2006-2008 Tribecas equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ignition switch may move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
  • Mazda recalls 2016-2018 Mazda3s for faulty windshield wipers. Due to a faulty relay, the wipers on some 2016-2018 Mazda Mazda3s might stop functioning. The recall potentially affects 187,798 cars.
  • Chevrolet issues Trax recall due to detaching control arms. Chevrolet discovered that the lower control arms could partially detach from the vehicle and cause a crash.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Sporting Equipment:

  • BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard. The vehicle’s fuel delivery system can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Household Products:

  • Tween Brands Recalls Light Up Bed Canopies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Justice. The canopy lights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
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  • Ruggable recalls shag rugs. The rug’s shag cover fails to meet the federal flammability standard.
  • Viessmann Manufacturing Company (U.S.) of Warwick, R.I., is recalling about 4,300 Vitodens boilers sold in the U.S., and Canada. The boiler heat exchanger back plate can corrode and leak flue gases, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a poisoning hazard.


  • FIRMAN Power Equipment Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco. The generator’s carbon canister can leak gas, posing a fire hazard.


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  • DAVIDsTEA Recalls Valentine’s Day Stackable Mugs Due to Fire Hazard. The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard.
  • Starbucks Recalls Bodum Recycled Coffee Presses Due to Laceration Hazard. The coffee press’ plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod, posing a laceration hazard.
  • Bodum recalls stove top espresso makers. The handle can ignite from the flame of a gas stove.
  • Greenfield World Trade Recalls Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard. The food dehydrator can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


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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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