NHTSA August Vehicle Recalls – 23 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Saturday, August 10, 2013, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 23 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Is yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Blue Bird Body Company, All American and Vision School Buses – injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 172
  • Cequent Performance Products, Tekonsha Electric Trailer Brake Control Wiring Adapters – wiring malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 549
  • Columbia Northwest, Somerset Niagara Trailers – wheel detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 66
  • Compass Conversions – awning malfunction, injury, crash, fire hazards;  potential number of units affected: 2
  • Daimler Buses North America, Sprinter Mini-buses – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 14
  • Entegra Coach, Anthem, Aspire and Cornerstone Motorhomes – windshield wiper arm detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 174
  • Ford Motor Company, Focus BEV vehicles – lighting failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 6,308
  • General Motors LLC, Chevrolet Suburban vehicles – brake impairment; potential number of units affected: 10
  • Glaval Bus Division, various buses – evaporator unit detachment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,705
  • Jayco, Inc., Precept Motorhomes – windshield wiper arm detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 19
  • Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA, Ninja 300 and 300 ABS Motorcycles – stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 11,097
  • Keystone RV Company, crash hazard – potential number of units affected: 2,336
  • Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited – brake impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 139
  • Navistar Buses – injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 22,264
  • Nissan North America, Versa Note Vehicles – injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 7,782
  • Nissan North America, Versa Note Vehicles – injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 7,707
  • PACCAR, Kenworth T4 and W9 Vehicles – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 813
  • Piaggio Group Americas, Moto Guzzi Stelvio Motorcycles – suspension failure, crash hazards: potential number of units affected: 680
  • Setra Luxury Coaches, 417TC Buses – steering impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3
  • Subaru of America, Legacy, Outback and Tribeca vehicles – parking brake impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 202
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, Tacoma Access Cab Vehicles – seat belt tensioner impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 342,451
  • Triple E Recreational Vehicles, Regency Motorhomes – awning malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5
  • Zero Motorcycles Inc., S and DS Motorcycles – brake impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 268

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2378
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Big Lots Tabletop Torch Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Big Lots recalls some Tabletop Torches due to fire, burn hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nNGiM

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Big-Lots-Recalls-Tabletop-Torches/

Additional information:Big Lots Tabletop Torches
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Tabletop Torches that have a wick and burn liquid citronella fuel. The Large Torches have a steel fuel container covered in multi-colored glass in a mosaic pattern. The large torch measures about 10 inches in diameter, 5 inches high, and weighs about 2-1/2 pounds.

The small Torches have multi-colored glass fuel containers with a metal and wire stand. They measure about 5 inches in diameter, 5-1/2 inches high and weigh about one pound. The words, “Table Top Torch distributed by Big Lots, Inc.” and item “#DC12-21111 (for the Large Torch) or Item #DC10-20160 (for the Small Torch) are printed on a yellow label on the bottom of the Large Torch and on a hang tag on the Small Torch.

According to the CPSC, the recalled glass citronella Table Torches can, once lit, flare up and emit burning lamp oil onto consumers and property, posing fire and burn hazards. Big Lots has received 20 reports of liquid fuel erupting from the Torches with high flames, including two (2) serious injuries with second and third degree burns and seven (7) with minor burns. One of the serious burn injuries involved burns to the legs and abdomen and a second victim received burns all over the body while attempting to extinguish the flames. All of the incidents involved property damage.

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CPSC recall number: 13-260
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2377
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