Recently, regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that an additional 5 million vehicles would be recalled due to faulty Takata airbag installations. This brings the total number of vehicles involved in the recall to 28 million.
As most people are already aware, there have been a number of injuries and deaths associated with the defective safety devices. Under the right conditions, the airbag inflator can detonate inside the steering wheel, sending shards of metal flying inside the vehicle like a grenade. Unfortunately, this latest round of recalls is connected to yet another death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10. Continue reading
It has been over two years since Takata air bags have revealed that their products might have a lethal flaw. In that time nearly every automaker in the world has been affected in one way or another. So it was only a matter of time before Fiat Chrysler felt the pinch that so many other have. As reported by the Consumerist, Fiat has announced the recall of an additional nearly 90,000 Dodger Challengers (’08 – ’10), on top of the 11 million already announced. However, unlike its many contemporaries, Fiat has taken considerably longer to announce the mandatory recall. Continue reading
Lee’s Sandwiches Recall: a famous sandwich shop and food distributor has come under fire after it was discovered that nearly a half million pounds of meat was shipped without being inspected. Lee’s Sandwiches, located in Garden Grove, CA has been serving up their famous Vietnamese cuisine and deli food for over two decades. On May 20th, it was determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that Lee’s primary company, LQNN, Inc., had been distributing cuts of chicken, beef, and pork without inspection.
As reported by NBC 4, the USDA discovered the discrepancy after reviewing surveillance video from Lee’s federally inspected facility. To head off any potential illness or outbreaks, the recall was issued. Continue reading