Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: October 7 – 14, 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.

39 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

Auto:

    Recalled Ford TruckRecalled Ford Truck
  • Ford has issued a recall for roughly 20,000 of its 2019 Rangers in North America. Ford says the design of the truck’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor could possibly cause an electrical short, which could potentially result in overheating, smoking or fire.
  • Subaru is recalling 366,282 Foresters from model years 2015-18 because the front passenger airbag may not go off when it should during a crash. The problem stems from Subaru’s “Occupant Detection System,” which may not be able to detect a person sitting in the seat due to a loose connection.
  • Recalled Rolls RoyceRecalled Rolls Royce
  • Toyota Supra, Rolls-Royces, dozens of BMWs recalled for backup camera issue. It affects most 2018-2020 BMWs and more than 250k vehicles in all.
  • Jeep Wrangler USPS mail trucks will soon deliver their own recall notices. Excessive wear and tear can cause the seatbelt buckle to break.
  • Jaguar recalls model year 2019-2020 F-Type vehicles. The tire placard label states an incorrect size for the rear tires.

Motorcycle/Scooters:

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

  • IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due to Choking Hazard. The snap on the bibs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Sporting Equipment:

Household Products:

  • Carrier Recalls Carrier- and Bryant-Branded Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard. The fan motor on the heat pumps can fail, causing the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
  • Signature Hardware recalls bath stools. The stools can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards.

Industrial/Tools:

  • Ronson Brand Tech Torch Recalled by Zippo Due to Fire Hazard. The Ronson Tech Torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released into the off position, posing a fire hazard.
  • Harbor Freight Tools recalls Gordon folding knives. The locking mechanism can fail to engage on extension of the blade.
  • VIQUA recalls solenoid valve kits for UV water treatment systems. Electrical current could leak from the solenoid valve, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Miscellaneous:

  • Kawasaki Motors USA Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Burn and Fire Hazards. The fuel injector can leak excessive amounts of fuel into the engine, posing burn and fire 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