It seems the year of the recall, 2015, is carrying over into this year. GM announced over 473K vehicle recall due to brake pedals. The brake pedals may come loose, which causes them not to work properly.
Earlier this week, German automaker Daimler announced 840K-vehicle recall over Takata airbag issue. The company plans to take a $383.96M (340M euros) hit to its fiscal year 2015 results to pay for the recall.
Honda has upgraded its last recall increase from an expected 1.7M vehicles. Honda recall increased to 2.2M vehicles over Takata airbag defects. This increase is roughly 500,000 more vehicles than originally expected and a different airbag issue will add another 341,000 recalls.
The FACT Act imposes unacceptable reporting requirements on those seeking compensation from the asbestos trusts. Veterans, teachers and first responders all agree that it opens them up to potential identity theft. The Ranking Member of the Committee issued a press release yesterday stating his position on the matter. I give you Sen. Patrick Leahy on need for transparency in asbestos trusts.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing opposition to the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT) today. As part of that opposition, two letters were sent to the Judiciary Committee Chair, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and the committee’s Ranking Member, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The message from veterans, first responders and teachers: say no to FACT Act.
Dole Food Company, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of several brands and types of salad products due to potential listeria contamination. This news broke earlier in the week, but yours truly only just heard it, so I’m passing it on in case there are others who haven’t heard about the listeria-laden lettuce recall.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released a report titled “Missing.” The report covers what the organization believes is a huge public health epidemic: state vehicle safety law deficiencies. Missing, in this instance not only describes the lack of laws, but also the lives lost and injuries suffered over the last ten years as a result of these deficiencies.
Elliot F. Kaye, the Chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued a statement last week about hoverboards, those uber-cool but quite unsafe “toys” that have been flying off the shelves of late. Mr. Kaye’s statement gave kudos to Amazon the first retailer to offer blanket hoverboard refunds. Mr. Kaye said he was “pleased
Chipotle is being sued over an alleged cover up of a Norovirus outbreak in August at a Simi Valley, California restaurant. The Chipotle Norovirus suit comes on the tail of a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota and an E. coli outbreak in Seattle. Those last two outbreaks covered 23 locations and caused illness in 69 Chipotle customers.