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Product Recalls: SUVs, Sedans, Baby Monitors & More

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recallProduct recalls are fairly common actually, and 2010 seems to be plagued by recalls.

Earlier this month, we talked about a fatal car accident in Vegas believed to be caused by Toyota’s faulty floor mats — which were the subject of a recall in Europe at the time of the accident. Yesterday, we discussed the most recent General Motors recall due to seat belt issues.

Another major auto recall occurred in August, as well. Mazda issued a recall for 215,000 Mazda3 and Mazda5 sedans due to what federal regulators identified as a power steering issue.

Cheryl Phillips, a writer for Examiner.com, reports:

The Mazda recall involves model year 2007-2009 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles built from April 2007 through November 2008. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that it has received at least 33 complaints alleging steering problems in the 2007 to 2009 model-year Mazda vehicles.

But it’s not just car manufacturers recalling products. The Associated Press does a great job of detailing the array of recent food and product recalls with a series of reports called Recalls This Week. For the week of August 13, 2010 they describe recalls that range from portable dehumidifiers to erectile dysfunction products. Here’s a detailed description of another recalled product:

WIRELESS VIDEO BABY MONITORS

DETAILS: Levana wireless video baby monitors, manufactured in China and distributed by Circus World Displays Limited of Ontario, Canada, have been recalled. The cameras were sold by BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores, as well as online.

WHY: The wiring can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: The company has received two reports of overheated cameras, but no reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 800

FOR MORE: Call 866-946-7828; or visit http://www.cpsc.gov.

The products included in this Recalls This Week report have risks of fire, poisoning, and a variety of other issues that could cause personal injuries. It’s important for consumers to keep an eye on recalled products, so we will continue to link to these reports here on the Colorado Accident Law Blog.

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