Product Recalls

  • 51 Million U.S. Vehicles Recalled in 2015

    NHTSA reported 51 million U.S. vehicles were recalled during 2015, and on average 25 percent of all recalled vehicles are not repaired.

    "Millions of vehicles are recalled every year. Old, new, used, or leased – one of those recalled vehicles could be yours," NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said. "Check your VIN – Safe Cars Save Lives."

  • Multiple Holiday Light Recalls Announced in Canada

    The light sets have been recalled because they may pose a fire risk, according to Health Canada. (Health Canada photo)

    One of the recalls announced Dec. 11 involves approximately 487,041 units of holiday lights that were sold at Walmart Canada retail stores across Canada earlier this year.


News & Articles

  • UL Certification Available for Hoverboards

    The new UL 2272 provides a framework to evaluate, test, and certify self-balancing scooters, the company announced Feb. 2.

  • Pace of Takata Airbag Recall Repairs Increasing

    Three automakers have expanded their Takata passenger inflator recalls to include more model years or additional vehicles and/or inflators from model years affected by existing recalls, according to the NHTSA announcement, which said the expansions resulted from Takata's ballistic testing conducted in recent months.

  • Dollar Tree Settles OSHA Cases, Recalls Burn Relief Product

    The settlement agreement with OSHA implements safeguards to protect workers at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from hazards associated with blocked emergency exits, obstructed access to exit routes, electrical equipment, and improper storage of materials. It commits Dollar Tree to pay $825,000 in penalties arising from 13 different inspections.

  • Foxx Praises Transportation Bill's Signing

    The new law authorizes DOT to prohibit rental car companies from knowingly renting vehicles that are subject to safety recalls and raised maximum fines against non-compliant auto manufactures to $105 million, the secretary noted.

  • Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 1.7 Million Cordless Drills

    Harbor Freight Tools has received 25 reports of the drill switch overheating, including six reports of burns to users' hands and fingers and five reports of minor property damage, according to CPSC.

  • California Company Recalls Celery Products

    They are linked to an E. coli outbreak at Costco but are an ingredient in several companies' products, according to FDA.


Videos

  • Tour Our Product Testing Lab

    For a recall to happen, a product needs to be found to be unsafe. But exactly what does that mean? In this December 2011 video, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission gives you an inside view. Meet the scientists. See some of the tests. Think about these tests when you buy and use consumer products.


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