U.S. Product Recall News
Subaru Recalls 360,000+ Forester SUVs for Faulty Airbag Sensors
October 14, 2019
Digital Trends reports that Subaru is recalling more than 360,000 Forester crossover SUVs “over a safety issue that has the potential to deactivate the airbag.” The recall includes Forester Crossover SUVs between 2015 and 2018.
Ford Recalls 28,000+ 2019 Super Duty Pickup Trucks
October 3, 2019
Cars.com reports that Ford is recalling “approximately 28,600 model-year 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks built at the Kentucky Truck Plant and Ohio Assembly Plant from May 21 to July 26.” The “electronic locking rear-axle assembly may have a passenger-side axle shaft manufactured with steel that doesn't meet Ford specifications, which may lead to a fracture and loss of motive power while driving in two-wheel drive, as well as the inability to hold the Park function.”
WAYB Pico Child Restraints Recalled
September 17, 2019
Consumer Affairs reports that “WAYB is recalling 4,558 WAYB Pico child restraints manufactured between March 1, 2019, and May 12, 2019. The headrest's aluminum tubular frame can break allowing the headrest to detach, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.”
More than 2 Million Ram Trucks Recalled for Tailgate Issue
September 10, 2019
The Detroit Press reports that Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 2 million Ram trucks “because of defects that could lead their tailgates to open unexpectedly.” The recall applies to “2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups equipped with an 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate, all 2013-2014 and 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups built before April 1, 2018, with a 6- or 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate”
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Who Issues Recalls in the United States?
CPSC –Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. CPSC is charged with protecting the public in the United States from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction, such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals.
NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s NHTSA provides recall information on vehicles and equipment sold in the United States, which has experienced safety-related defects or did not comply with U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standards.
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Other Recall Resources
OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- The OECD tracks the recalls of products manufactured and sold world-wide in most developed nations.