Archive for October, 2015

Toyota Window Switch Defect Results in Recall of 6.5 Million Vehicles

Filed October 26th, 2015 Fran Kelley

Toyota is recalling about 6.5 million vehicles worldwide, including two million vehicles in the United States, because a defect in the driver’s side window switch can lead to a fire. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. confirmed last week that the power-window master switch in certain vehicles may have been manufactured without enough lubricant grease, and […]

NHTSA Says Fiat Chrysler Under-Reported Injuries and Deaths

Filed October 5th, 2015 admin

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fiat Chrysler under-reported the number of deaths, injuries and legal claims it is required to report to regulators. NHTSA says the number of under-reported incidents is “significant”. Under the Tread Act, carmakers are obliged to report certain information to regulators. Financial Times reports that Fiat Chrysler […]

Chewbeads’ Pacifier Clips Recalled Because of Choking Hazard

Filed October 2nd, 2015 Fran Kelley

Chewbeads Inc., a New York company that makes teething jewelry for mothers to wear, has recalled more than 45,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because of a possible choking hazard. In the recall announcement, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said D-ring on the pacifier clip can break, allowing beads to detach, […]

3 Cigarette Companies Receive FDA Warning Letters

Filed October 1st, 2015 admin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to three cigarette companies for making “additive-free” and/or “natural claims. ITG Brands LLC for Winston and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. for Natural American Spirit cigarettes were cited for making “additive-free” claims. The FDA also warned Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and Sherman’s […]