U.S. Product Recall News

Children’s Wood Wagons Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban and Lead Poisoning Hazard
January 6, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Colony Brands has issued a recall for its Covered Wood Wagons because “the paint on the wood wagons, the plastic handles, and the red plastic cover contain levels of lead that exceed the maximums allowed.”

Polaris Recalled Youth ATVs for Fire Hazard
January 6, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Polaris has recalled approximately 1,100 of its Outlaw 110 EFI Youth All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) because “the inner layer of the fuel line can leak, posing a fire hazard.”

Children’s Sweaters Recalled for Violation of the Federal Lead Paint Ban
January 5, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Native Creation has issued a recall for its Native Creation Small Wool Sweaters because “paint on the zipper pull contains levels of lead that exceed the maximums allowed.”

CRT Motor Recalled Youth ATVs for Crash Hazard and Violation of Federal Safety Standard
January 5, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that CRT Motor Inc. has issued a recall for certain youth ATV models DF125AVA and DF125AVB because “children can operate them above the maximum allowed speed, increasing the risk of a crash that can cause serious injuries. In addition, the handlebars pose a laceration hazard should the child rider’s body or head impact the handlebars at a high rate of speed such as in a crash.”

Tesla Recalled Nearly 500,000 Vehicles for Faulty Rearview Camera and Trunk Latch Issues
December 30, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Tesla has issued a recall for nearly 500,000 vehicles “due to a faulty rearview camera and a misaligned front trunk latch that may cause front trunks to open while driving.” According to the NHTSA, “the rearview camera issue applies to all of Tesla's Model 3 cars from 2017-20, which is an estimated 356,309 vehicles. The front trunk issue applies to some 2014-21 Model S cars, with an estimated 119,009 vehicles possibly affected.”

Electric Fillet Knives Recalled for Laceration Hazard
December 29, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands has issued a recall for approximately 43,200 of its American Angler Electric Fillet Knives because “the trigger mechanism on the Electric Fillet Knife (“EFK”) units can become stuck in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard.”

Diabetes Drug Recalled for High Traces of a Human Carcinogen
December 28, 2021

The FDA reports that Viona Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall for 33 lots of its 750 mg Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, used to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes, due to the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). “NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer).”

Adult Portable Bed Rails Recalled for Entrapment and Asphyxiation Hazards
December 22, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Compass Health Brands has issued a recall for approximately 104,900 of its “Carex brand Bed Support Rails (model P566) and Carex brand Easy Up 2-in-1 Bed Rails (model P569) sold between 2012 and 2021” because “when attached to an adult's bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress.”

Portable Air Conditioners Recalled for Fire and Burn Hazards
December 22, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Royal Sovereign International Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 33,570 of its Royal Sovereign/Royal Centurian portable air conditioners because “a faulty drain motor in the air conditioners can ignite the plastic enclosure of the unit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers and risk of serious injury or death.”

Propane Hoses Recalled for Fire Hazard
December 22, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Pearl River has issued a recall for approximately 43,000 of its “propane hoses used on propane torches and accessories” because “the propane hose can swell and rupture, allowing propane gas to leak, posing a fire hazard to the user.”

Mercedes-Benz Recalled Nearly 40,000 Vehicles for Front Axle Carrier Failure
December 17, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 38,312 of its 2021 AMG GLB35, 2019-2020 A220, and 2020 GLB250 vehicles because “the integral carrier that supports the front axle may corrode, causing it to fail.”

Daimler Vans Recalled Nearly 50,000 Sprinter Vehicles for Software Issues
December 15, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Daimler Vans USA, LLC has issued a recall for 48,400 of its 2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles because “a software error in the park lock system may allow the vehicle to move after the gear selector has been placed in the Park 'P' position without the parking brake applied.”

Old Spice and Secret Deodorants Recalled for Traces of Benzene
November 23, 2021

The FDA reports that Procter & Gamble Co. has issued a recall for “all lots with expiry through September 2023 of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products” due to traces of benzene. “Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen” and exposure “can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening.”

Dumbbell Handles Recalled Due to Impact Injury Hazard
November 23, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Impex Fitness has issued a recall for approximately 77,200 of its Olympic Dumbbell Handles because “the locking collars on the dumbbell handles can slip, dropping weights when held perpendicular to the floor, posing an impact injury hazard.”

AmazonBasics Mattresses Recalled for Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
November 18, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Amazon.com Services LLC has issued a recall for approximately 15,300 of its AmazonBasics Mattresses because “the mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.”

Evaporator Coil Drain Pans Recalled for Fire Hazard
November 18, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Goodman Manufacturing Company has issued a recall for approximately 298,300 of its “evaporator coil drain pans installed with residential condensing gas furnaces in an up-flow configuration” because “the molded plastic drain pan located at the bottom of the evaporator coil, when installed with a residential condensing gas furnace in an up-flow configuration, can overheat, melt, and deform, posing a fire hazard.”

Volkswagen Recalled Over 54,000 Vehicles for Issues With the Air Bag Control Module
November 17, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Volkswagen has issued a recall for 54,429 of its 2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles because a water leak from the air conditioning system drain “may damage the air bag control module, causing an inadvertent air bag deployment and increasing the risk of injury or a crash.”

Mazda Recalled Over 121,000 Vehicles for Fuel Pump Failure
November 12, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Mazda has issued a recall for 121,038 of its 2018 Mazda3, Mazda6, 2019 CX-3, 2018-2019 MX-5, CX-5, CX-9, and 2019-2020 Mazda2 vehicles because “the impeller inside the low-pressure fuel pump may crack and deform, potentially causing the fuel pump to fail.”

Audi Recalled Over 200,000 Vehicles for a Software Issue That Can Disable the Passenger Air Bag
November 10, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Audi has issued a recall for 208,332 of its 2017-2020 A4 Allroad, A4 Sedan, 2018-2019 RS5 Coupe, 2019 RS5 Sportback, 2018-2020 A5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback, S4 Sedan, S5 Cabriolet, S5 Coupe, and Audi S5 Sportback vehicles because “the cable connecting the seat heater to the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) may have a contact fault, causing the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger air bag.”

Chrysler Recalled Nearly 100,000 Jeeps for a Software Issue That Can Disable the Air Bags
November 10, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Chrysler has issued a recall for nearly 100,000 of its 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer vehicles because “the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may have incorrect software which can disable the driver, passenger, and knee air bags without warning.”   

Isuzu Recalled Vehicles Because a Loose Bolt May Affect Steering
November 5, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Isuzu has issued a recall for 5,700 of its 2018-2021 Isuzu FTR and 2018-2021 Chevrolet 6500XD vehicles because “a bolt on the left front steering knuckle may come loose, resulting in an increased turning radius and difficulty steering to the left.”  

Tesla Recalls Nearly 12,000 Vehicles for Software Issues
November 2, 2021

Reuters reports that Tesla has issued a recall for nearly 12,000 “U.S. vehicles sold since 2017 because a communication error may cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the emergency brakes” The recall includes Tesla’s Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles.

Tesla Recalls Nearly 2,800 Vehicles for Suspension Problem
October 29, 2021

Business Insider reports that Tesla has issued a recall for nearly 2,800 of its 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles and 2019-2021 Model 3 vehicles in the U.S. because “a potential suspension problem with the cars could increase the risk of crashes.” The company reported that the issue is “related to fasteners on the front suspension” and “could shift the wheel alignment and make the vehicle unstable.”

Tactec Plate Carriers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard
October 27, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 5.11 has issued a recall for more than 45,000 of its 56100 Tactec Plate Carriers because “the cable in the quick release system of the plate carrier can separate from the handle preventing swift removal of the carrier in an emergency situation, posing an injury hazard.”

myCharge Powerbanks Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
October 27, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that myCharge has issued a recall for seven models of its myCharge powerbanks because “the powerbank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.” The company “has received 30 reports of the powerbanks overheating, resulting in seven injuries, including burns to the upper body, hands, legs, and/or feet of users, and/or property damage to household flooring, walls and furniture.”

Ottomans Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
October 27, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Meridian Furniture has issued a recall for approximately 7,800 of its "Joy Velvet Ottoman/Stools sold on Wayfair as the Fredson 14.5” Wide Velvet Round Standard Ottoman" because "the metal band at the base can contain sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard." The company "has received six reports of laceration injuries as a result of the sharp edges on the metal band."

Aromatherapy Recalled for Traces of a Deadly Bacteria
October 22, 2021

The CDC reports that Walmart has issued a recall for its Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones because a deadly bacterium was found in the spray. The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, is “the same type of bacteria that sickened four people in the United States earlier this year.” The contaminated sprays were “sold at about 55 Walmart stores and on Walmart’s website between February and October 21, 2021.”

195,000 Vehicles Added to Volvo’s Dangerous Air Bags Recall
October 21, 2021

The AP reports that Volvo has issued a recall for an additional “195,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the front driver’s air bags [manufactured by Takata] could explode and send shrapnel into the cabin.” The recall includes “XC70 and V70 wagons from the 2001 through 2007 model years that were built from Feb. 22, 2000 through May 4, 2007.”

KTM Recalls Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard
October 21, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that KTM North America has issued a recall for about 1,840 of its 2021 and 2022 Husqvarna and GASGAS off-road closed course/competition motorcycles because “the retaining “R” clips on the front brake caliper pin can fall out, causing the front brakes to fail, posing a crash hazard to the rider.”

Pain Medication Recalled for Mislabeling
October 20, 2021

The Miami Herald reports that Bryant Ranch Prepack has issued a recall for its “500 mg tablets of Methocarbamol, the generic form of muscle relaxer/pain medication Robaxin,” because the medication in the bottles does not match the label on the bottles. The recall includes “one lot of 30-count, 60-count and 90-count bottles." While the bottles "are labeled as having 500 mg tablets, the tablets are 750 mg strength.”

Heart Procedure Needles Recalled for Traces of Rust
October 19, 2021

The FDA reports that Cook Medical has issued a recall for all unexpired lots of Transseptal Needles and Transseptal Needles with Catheter, used in heart procedures, due to complaints of rust found on needles. “Use of affected products could result in increased procedural time and inflammatory reactions, including systemic reactions which may lead to permanent impairment or death.”

Merck Recalls CUBICIN for Traces of Glass Particles
October 19, 2021

The FDA reports that Merck has issued a recall for CUBICIN, used for the “treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) in adult and pediatric patients,” due to the presence of glass particles. The recall was initiated after a "customer complaint reporting that a piece of glass was found in a vial of CUBICIN after reconstitution.”

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks and SUVs for Side Impact Air Bag Failure
October 15, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for certain 2022 Super Duty F-250, F-350, and 2021 F-150, Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles because “the front-door side impact pressure sensor modules may have been damaged during supplier assembly, which can cause the side impact air bags to not deploy properly in a crash.”

View previous posts

Cohen Milstein’s Complex Tort Litigation and Consumer Protection practices have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for consumers who have been harmed by defective or dangerous products. Our cases frequently involve issues of national significance, and our attorneys are nationally recognized as leaders in their areas of practice by Law360, The National Law Journal, Daily Business Review, and others.

As part of our effort to protect consumers and hold corporations accountable, our attorneys actively track product recalls across all industries. If you would like to consult an attorney, free of charge, about a product recall, please click here.

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.

FDA – Food & Drug Administration

The U.S. FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and related products.

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.

Track NHTSA recalls:

Other Recall Resources

OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development