Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 4 – 11, 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 PorscheRecalled Porsche
  • Dodge recalls 173 Chargers and Challengers for front wheels that don’t fit correctly. Inaccurate clearances could cause the tire to contact the suspension.
  • Porsche recalls vehicles with electrical issue. The instrument cluster may not provide a visual warning of worn brake pads.

Motorcycle/Scooters:

    Recalled Slingshot MotorcycleRecalled Slingshot Motorcycle
  • Polaris is recalling 31,987 model year 2015-2019 Slingshot motorcycles. Excessive electrical current may damage the battery fuse holder terminals. Damaged terminals may result in the loss of forward and rear lighting, instrument cluster gauges or power steering assist, any of which could increase the risk of a crash.
  • Ducati North America is recalling 793 model year 2019-2020 Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP motorcycles. The negative terminal on the battery may break, potentially causing a sudden loss of power and an engine stall, which can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling 52,745 model year 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position switch contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Technology/Electronics:

  • Skylight Recalls Power Adapters Sold with Digital Photo Frames Due to Electrical Shock Hazard. The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Industrial/Tools:

    Recalled John Deere TractorRecalled John Deere Tractor
  • Deere & Company is recalling about 8,500 John Deere 4044R, 4052R and 4066R compact utility tractors sold in the U.S., and Canada. Front cab support bolts that were torqued improperly during manufacturing can fail during a rollover, posing a crushing injury hazard to the operator.

Miscellaneous:

  • Skacel Collection Recalls FlipStix Knitting Needles Due to Laceration Hazard. The shaft of the knitting needle can split or burst, posing a laceration hazard.

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