Archive for June, 2013

Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Transmission, Restraint and Faulty Fuel System Problems

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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Buffalo, NY — After denying the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s request for a 2.7 million vehicle recall, Chrysler Group LLC announced their own product recall on Jeep SUVs worldwide for transmission, restraint and faulty fuel system problems.

This vehicle recall involves a number of different makes and models between 2006 and 2013.

409,000 Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs from model years 2010-2012 have a software error that can delay the release time of curtain airbags and seatbelt tightening mechanisms. Dealerships will reprogram the software to fix this problem.

221,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs with 3.6 liter, V-6 engines from model years 2012 and 2013 have possible transmission cooler line leaks. Dealerships will inspect and replace lines at no cost to owners.

295,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 2006-2010 can shift into neutral without warning on startup, which can cause the vehicles to roll. Chrysler is informing owners and will be releasing a software update in July to repair this problem. They also found cracks in the circuit boards and will be repairing them at no cost to owners.

After two years of investigation 51 deaths were linked to the defective fuel tanks that caught fire after rear end collisions in the Wrangler models. The Grand Cherokee problem has caused 26 crashes and two injuries.

Starting July 1, 2013, Customers should take their Jeeps in to dealerships for examination.

Target Recalls Giada De Larentiis Lasagna Pan Due to Laceration Hazard

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Target has collaborated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a voluntary recall on April 24, 2013 for Giada De Larentiis Lasagna Pans.

In accordance to the safety notice, the lasagna pans are at risk to break, causing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.

About 148,700 lasagna pans were sold nationwide in Target stores from January 2009 through October 2012. Target has received 39 reports of the pan and/or its handles breaking or creaking during normal use. Cuts and lacerations were reported in only six of those 39 incidents.

The recall involves Giada De Laurentiis-branded ceramic lasagna pans. The cream-colored pans are 9 by 13 inches in size and were sold individually, as well as part of a six-piece set. The bottom of the pan is stamped “Giada de Laurentiis for Target”. These pans were exclusively sold in Target. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lasagna pans and return them to any target store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the pan as part of the six-piece set should return the lasagna pan only.

Home Depot Recalls CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Home Depot, announced a voluntary recall on April 9, 2013 for CE Tech Riser Cable.

As directly stated in the safety notice, the riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.

It is reported that around 11,300 units were sold in the United States. The Riser Cable was exclusively sold at Home Depot store nationwide from January 2013 through February 2013. No incidents or injuries were reported.

This recall involves 1,000 ft. CE Tech riser cable sold in boxes of 1,000 ft. lengths. It is intended to run between floors of a building as data cable. This type of cable must self-extinguish in a fire. The cable is gray and marked (UL) E316395. The cable’s box is blue and black and is marked CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable, Cat 6 23-4. Consumers should remove the recalled cable and return it to Home Depot for a full refund.