Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: October 15 - 21, 2018

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.

41 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

Auto:

    Recalled Jeep Wrangler JLsRecalled Jeep Wrangler
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall about 18,000 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLs. Faulty weld could lead to crash without warning.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

    Recalled Baby Infant CarrierRecalled Baby Infant Carrier
  • Gold Recalls Eddie Bauer Infant Carriers Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target. The buckles on the infant carriers can break, posing a fall hazard to children.
  • Abond Group Recalls Tubeez Baby Bath Support Seats Due to Drowning Hazard. The bath support seat fails to meet the federal safety standard including the requirements for stability. The bath seat can tip over or an infant can slip underneath the front support, posing a drowning hazard.

Technology/Electronics:

    Recalled Wireless SpeakerRecalled Wireless Speaker
  • Brookstone Wireless Speakers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard. The lithium ion batteries in the wireless speakers can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

Household Products:

Miscellaneous:

  • Flushmate® Recalls Flushmate II 501-B Pressure-Assisted Flushing Systems Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards. The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.
  • Vista Railing Systems Recalls ProBuilt Aluminum Posts Due to Fall Hazard. The posts can separate from base, posing a fall hazard.
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation is recalling about 3,000 fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis. The fuel tank replacement caps lack ventilation holes which allow pressure to build up in the fuel tank, posing a fire 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

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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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