Toyo and Nitto Brand Tires Recalled for Safety Hazard

Chris Welsh, Esq. Another auto recall is in effect. Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. is recalling approximately 175,000 Toyo Tires and Nitto brand tires for potential risk of tread/belt separation and loss of pressure, causing tire failure and accidents. The tires are made for light trucks, SUVs, and vans (including commercial). Issues during production may have created conditions that put undue stress on the belt edge of the tire. Tires potentially affected include select Toyo® Open Country® H/T Nitto® Dura Grappler® Highway Terrain tires manufactured in Japan between November 2008 and June 2013. Tires can be identified by …


Hobby Lobby Candles Recalled After 29 Incident Reports, Fire Hazard Risk

Chris Welsh, Esq. CoScentrix is recalling DD brand candles sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby from July to October of this year. The candle’s high flame can ignite the surface of the candle and cause a fire. The company has received 29 reports o f the candle’s surface igniting, nine reports of property damage, and one injury. Approximately 256,000 candles were sold in 5 oz, 10 oz, and 13 oz scents. For a list of scents and sizes, click here. Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby. Buyers with receipts will be refunded, …


Litigation: Takata Airbag Recall Injuries

Our office, the Orlando Firm, is investigating this recall 866-373-1800. The automotive industry now knows of millions of vehicles that may have defective, shrapnel-shooting inflator parts from Japanese supplier Takata. More than 7 million vehicles are potentially affected in the United States. Initially, only six makes were involved when Takata announced the fault in April 2013. In July, NHTSA forced additional regional recalls in high-humidity areas including Florida, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to gather removed parts and send them to Takata for review. Takata claims that no people have suffered injuries as a result of their defective airbags, but there …


Baby Wipes Recalled for Bacteria Contamination

Chris Welsh, Esq. Nutek Disposables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling baby wipes for possible bacterial contamination in packages. The company does not know the cause of the problem, but has stopped shipping wipes made at the facility. * Nutek distributed wipes before October 21, 2014 in Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, and The recall includes wipes under the following brands: Cuties,, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. Complaints of discoloration and odor prompted the company to do microbial testing, after which it found the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) …


Takata Airbag Recall Prompts DOT Investigation of NHTSA

Tad Thomas, Esq. As you may have heard already, the recall of nearly 8 million vehicles with Takata Corp. airbags is expected to be one of the largest recalls in history. Instead of inflating, Takata airbags explode, sending shrapnel and severely injuring–even killing–drivers. At least three deaths have been linked to the defect. Notably, the recall was limited to high-humidity regions for its suspected link to the defect, but lawmakers are urging a nationwide recall. Two of the deaths were not in states included in the recall, and Takata is one of three airbag suppliers in the world. Last …


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