U.S. Product Recall News

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles and Framesets Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
October 13, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Specialized Bicycle Components has issued a recall for about 6,900 Specialized Tarmac SL7 bicycles and framesets because “the bicycle’s fork steerer tube can crack or break after harsh impact such as hitting a deep pothole or other stress event, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.”

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal Recalled for High Arsenic Levels
October 12, 2021

USA Today reports that Maple Island Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of three lots of its 8 oz. Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal that it manufactures for Walmart. The product being recalled was “sold after April 5, 2021 with a best-if-used-by date of Jun. 24, 2022; Jun. 25, 2022 and Nov. 30, 2022.”

Joovy Recalls Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Strollers Due to Fall Hazard
October 7, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Joovy recalled about 9,200 of its Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers with SKU 8060, 8061, 8067 and 8069 and a batch number between March 2020 and October 2020 because the “stroller’s front wheel bearing can fail or detach, posing a fall and injury hazard.”

Rapid COVID Tests Recalled Over Concerns of Fales Positive Results
October 5, 2021

The New York Times reports that Ellume has issued a recall for nearly 200,000 of its COVID-19 Home Test, the company’s rapid, at-home COVID-19 antigen tests in the U.S. because “of concerns about a higher-than-expected rate of false positives.”

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid a Potentially Harmful Brand of Hand Sanitizer
October 5, 2021

Newsweek reports that the FDA has released a statement urging “Americans to avoid a potentially harmful brand of hand sanitizer.” According to a Newsweek article, “the warning stated that ‘unacceptable levels of’ certain carcinogenic chemicals had been found in samples of scent-free hand sanitizer produced by the company Artnaturals.”

Ford Bronco Recalled for Defective Passenger Airbag
October 1, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for certain 2021 Bronco vehicles because air bag vent in the passenger air bag “could open prematurely and result in an improper deployment.”

Hyundai and Kia recall 550,000+ cars, minivans for Turn Signal Issue
October 1, 2021

The AP reports that Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall for more than 550,000 cars and minivans in the U.S. because “the turn signals can flash in the opposite direction of what the driver intended.” The recall affects the Hyundai Sonata 2015-2017 models and the Kia Sedona 2015-2017.

Volvo Recalls Over 250,000 Vehicles for Defective Airbag
September 30, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Volvo Car USA, LLC has issued a recall for more than 250,000 of its 2001-2006 S80 and 2001-2009 S60 vehicles because “the driver's air bag inflator may explode during deployment, due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.”

Ford Ranger Recalled for Defective Fixed Head Restraints
September 30, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Ford Motor Co. has recalled more than 37,000 of its 2020-2021 Ranger Super Cab vehicles “equipped with rear seats containing fixed head restraints” because “the fixed head restraints may interfere with proper installation of certain types of child seats.” The child seat may also not “attach properly to the lower-rear anchors.”

RV Cooktop Burner Recalled for Fire Risk
September 30, 2021

Jayco, Inc., Starcraft RV, and Highland Ridge RV have issued a recall for certain model RVs because the “cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert.” Jayco, Inc. recalled 2,047 of its 2021-2022 Feather and Flight SLX recreational trailers. Starcraft RV recalled 198 of its 2021-2022 Autumn Ridge Outfitter recreational trailers. Highland Ridge RV recalled 48 of its 2021 Highland Ridge Open Range recreational trailers.

Honda Recalls 2022 Odyssey’s for Pinhole in Tire Sidewall
September 29, 2021

The NHTSA reports that Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) has recalled certain 2022 Odyssey vehicles equipped with Bridgestone tires because “the affected vehicles may have a tire that contains a pinhole, causing a slow air leak.”

 

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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.

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.

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OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development