Category: Product Recalls


6 killed in GM cars with faulty ignition switches

James R. Healey, USATODAY

4:59 p.m. EST February 14, 2014

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At least six people have died because of accidents involving faulty ignition switches in General Motors compacts, prompting the big automaker to recall 778,562 of its 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 compacts in North America.

Recalls rarely involve flaws that kill people; many are linked with no accidents or injuries.

But some notable recalls in recent years have been connected with deaths, including a Jeep recall last year, Toyota’s “sudden acceleration” recalls in 2010 that were blamed in part on driver error and a Honda multiyear recall for faulty airbags.

This recall is for switches that can shut off the car if jarred and the remedy is to replace the switch. It will be difficult to get done because the cars are old enough to be in the hands of second, or even third owners. Industry and safety officials’ experience shows that many subsequent owners don’t register with automakers, so it’s tougher to find them with notice of a recall.

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A GM recall of 780,000 vehicles was announced by the major automaker this week after it was found that faulty ignition switches have been shutting off vehicles while they were being driven, resulting in six reported deaths.

According to USA Today on Thursday, General Motors is issuing recall notices to owners of 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalts, model years 2005 though 2007, and 2007 Pontiac G5 compacts in North America.

Documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website show General Motors has been made aware of at least 22 separate incidents of vehicles shutting down in mid ride.

Both the Cobalt and G5 were discontinued years ago, but still can be found in secondary auto markets and used car lots.

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WASHINGTON — Peg Perego recalled hundreds of thousands of strollers Tuesday because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them. One death has already been reported.

A six-month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004, while a seven-month-old girl from New York was nearly strangled in 2006, according to Peg Perego USA Inc. The company said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among those younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, children can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child’s neck and head can become trapped by the tray.

Peg Perego is recalling approximately 223,000 strollers, which include Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers in various colors, made between January 2004 and September 2007.

Only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are part of the recall. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall.

The company said the strollers were made before a voluntary industry standard was implemented in January 2008 that addresses the height of the opening between the stroller’s tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.

The model numbers are:

Pliko-P3 Stroller Model Numbers Venezia Stroller Model Numbers

IPFR28US34xxxxxxxx IPPF28NA32 IPVA13MU09

IPFT28NA63 IPPF28NA57 IPVA13MU10

IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09

IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10

IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32

IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34

IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32

IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34

IPPA28US32 IPPO28US62

IPPA28US33 IPPO28US69

IPPA28US34 IPPO28US70

IPPD28NA34 IPPO28US71

The model number is located on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3’s stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller’s footboard. “Peg Perego” and “Venezia” or “Pliko-P3″ are printed on the side of the strollers.

The Pliko-P3 strollers were sold for between $270 and $330, while the Venezia strollers sold for $350 to $450. The strollers were sold at various retailers, including Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the strollers and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit at (888) 734-6020 or on its web site, http://www.PegPeregoUSA.com.

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Kolcraft Voluntary Recall of Contours LT Tandem Stroller

Contours Tandem LT stroller

Today Kolcraft announced a voluntary recall in cooperation with the CPSC. Although we have made many strollers with the name Contours only the Contours LT Tandem Stroller with model number ZT012 is part of this recall. You can find your model number on a paper label found on the top, rear edge of your stroller seat pad or on a sticker on the rear leg of your stroller frame.

The front wheel assembly can break, posing a fall hazard to the child in the stroller. In addition, for strollers manufactured in January and February 2012, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws in place can detach. Detached nuts can pose a choking hazard to young children. There have been no injuries reported.

If you have one of these models, please call (800)-453-7673 Monday-Thursday from 8 AM -6:45 PM and Friday 8 AM to 3:30 PM EST to order a free repair kit.

The Kolcraft family remains committed to making the best products for your children and we apologize for any inconvenience this causes you.

 

 

 

 

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