Tag Archives: Recall

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Power Morcellators

Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled three laparoscopic power morcellators from hospitals worldwide as evidence points to the spread of cancer as a result of morcellation procedures. Power morcellators are medical devices used during certain types of laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries. These can include certain procedures to treat uterine fibroids, such as removing the uterus […]

Ford Recalls 160,000 Vehicles for Engine Wiring Problems

Adding to the 2.3 million Ford automobiles recalled between May and July 2014, the Michigan automaker has issued yet another recall order for roughly 160,000 vehicles. The affected car models include the 2013–14 Focus ST and the Escape crossover. According to the company, the recall has been prompted by complications involving the wiring of the […]

Land Rover Adds to Airbag Woes

The auto industry’s problems with defective airbags continue to persist and now Land Rover has added itself to the list of affected carmakers. The British manufacturer recently issued a recall order for over 40 thousand vehicles of the LR2 and Range Rover Evoke models. According to the firm, some Land Rover cars may suffer from […]

Nissan Expands Airbag Recall

After recalling over one million vehicles in early 2014, Nissan has issued a new recall order for another 226,000 cars. While both batches were called in for malfunctioning airbags, the types of issues that have plagued Nissan differ between the recalls. Whereas the initial order targeted automobiles suffering from faulty sensors, Nissan’s latest announcement focuses […]

Ignition Switch Problems Spread to Jeep

After recalling 696,000 vehicles in June for ignition switch problems, Chrysler has recalled a further 792,000 automobiles in late July 2014. General Motors has similarly recalled an estimated 11.6 million cars for defective ignition switches, which were manufactured by Delphi Automotive. Chrysler has not revealed the identity of the manufacturer of the flawed ignition components […]

Takata to Take a Significant Financial Loss for Faulty Airbags

Takata is facing a net financial loss for the fiscal year of 2014–15 for its liability in the recent spur of automobile recalls. Over nine automakers have issued recalls for over 11 million vehicles which have been identified for employing Takata-manufactured airbags. The airbag modules use propellants that are known to malfunction under certain conditions. […]

No Ignition Switch Fix for Cadillacs

Cadillac Ignition Switch Update | 04-2017 In April of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request from General Motors Co. to review a lower-court ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed some victims’ families to sue the company over defective ignition switches.  This lack of intervention from the Supreme Court […]

Honda Expands Airbag Recall

After ordering an initial recall on 25 June 2014, Honda expanded the operation by over one million additional vehicles in early July. The extended recall not only applies to a larger number of vehicles but also includes a wider range of states in the United States. The Japanese automaker was urged to action after becoming aware of […]

GM to Halt Sales and Recall Chevy Cruze

Already under heavy scrutiny for defects in their older model vehicles, including the popular Chevy Silverado truck, General Motors (GM) recently issued a second stop-sale order for their Chevrolet Cruze. An estimated 33,000 Cruzes are suspected to suffer from a defect in the airbag system, supplied by the Japanese manufacturer Takata. This follows a wave of […]