Over 130K vehicles recalled by Mitsubishi for two defects

Newer models of Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer manufactured from 2009 to 2011 are being recalled by the car company after reports about two issues that may compromise visibility on the road, a report by Nasdaq stated on May 9.

At least 130,000 vehicles are affected by the recall, 76,958 units of which are being recalled due to a defective blower motor that may cause the windshield defroster to fail. Another 53,396 vehicles are being recalled due to windshield wipers, tail lights and head lights that may not work because of a defective electric control unit.

The company promised to notify the customers about the recall schedule. Mitsubishi plans to replace all the defective components with new ones free of charge.

If you want to know more about taking legal action after being hurt in a car crash caused by a defective vehicle component, our team of personal injury attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., is here to answer all your queries. Call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 to learn about the possibility of filing a lawsuit.

ThinkPad computer battery packs recalled

Thousands of ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs are being recalled by Lenovo Inc. over fears that the product may overheat and cause a fire hazard, according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) on April 21.

148,800 ThinkPad battery packs that might overheat were sold at different computer and electronic stores nationwide and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2010 to June 2012. The affected battery packs were sold as a separate product or with certain ThinkPad notebook computer series.

The company has already received four reports of overheating that resulted in property damage. One user reported reddened skin linked to the issue.

Consumers can contact the company for a free replacement.

At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we believe that everyone has the right to seek justice and compensation after being hurt by a defectively designed or manufactured product. To learn more about your options under the law, call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 today.

Glass contamination prompts Beech-Nut Nutrition recall

About 1,920 pounds of baby food were recalled after its manufacturer received a complaint about a glass shard found inside one of the jars, according to a report by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on April 14.

Beech-Nut Nutrition recalled its “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” packed in 4 oz. jars over fears of glass contamination. The affected products were manufactured in December 12, 2014 and have an expiration date of “DEC 2016.” Recalled products have product numbers between “12395750815” and “12395750821,” and have an establishment number “P-68A” written on the DA’s inspection label.

Currently, the company has received one report of oral injury linked to the issue, but anyone hurt by the product should contact a health care provider for treatment.

To learn more about filing a case against a negligent food manufacturer in Detroit, the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., might be able to be of help. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to begin taking action today.

Kia recalls thousands of Sorento units over gas pedal assembly flaw

12,361 Sorento crossover units are being recalled by automaker giant Kia Motors America over a faulty capacitor in the accelerator assembly that might cause the car to decelerate, The Washington Post revealed on Wednesday, March 25.

According to the company, a capacitor on the accelerator pedal circuit was been soldered improperly, resulting in faulty codes that cause the car to drive in either Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode. This might then put the vehicle at risk of rear-end collision. Affected models were manufactured between October 27, 2014 and January 29, 2015.

The company already contacted the affected customers for an acceleration pedal assembly replacement at no cost.

If you have been harmed by a defectively manufactured vehicle in Detroit, a lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C. can help you seek justice and compensation by possibly filing a legal claim. Call our office at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about your legal options.

Graco to pay hefty fine for delayed safety recall

Graco Children’s Products has been fined $3 million and ordered to spend another $7 million for child safety development programs over its failure to immediately recall about four million defective child car seats, The New York Times reported on March 20.

According to the report, as early as 2009, Graco learned that the buckle in some child car seats may be defective and prove difficult to quickly unlatch in an emergency situation. However, the company insisted that the products were safe and that no safety recall was needed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the company to recall the affected products in January 2014, but the company did not adhere until a month later.

At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we believe Detroit residents should be protected from negligent manufacturers who refuse to take steps even amid safety concerns. If you think an injurious incident has been a result of a defective product, call us at (248) 948-9696 to see if your circumstances qualify you to file for a product liability claim.

Study says voice recognition system may reduce distracted driving risk

Although the risk of distracted driving was not eliminated completely, a study showed voice recognition systems in cars reduced the time drivers looked at their devices when calling a contact or entering an address, according to a report by The Detroit News on Tuesday, March 3.

The study, which was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab and Massachusetts Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), included 80 drivers between ages 20 and 66. Half of them drove a Chevrolet Equinox equipped with MyLink voice recognition system, while the other half drove a 2013 Volvo XC60 with Volvo Sensus. Both systems reduced the time drivers looked away when calling a contact using voice command to an average of 13 seconds, which was 2 seconds less than the average time when dialing a contact manually.

Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the most common causes of road accidents in the country. If you believe a distracted driver caused your car accident and injuries, speak with our team of personal injury lawyers in Detroit at Ravid & Associates, P.C. to discuss the possibility of taking legal action. Call us at (248) 948-9696 today.

Kidde recalls almost 5 million disposable fire extinguishers

Kidde has announced a nationwide recall of almost 5 million disposable fire extinguishers that may fail to discharge when used in a fire emergency, according to a report by the Associated Press on February 12.

4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers with a faulty plastic valve component are being recalled after the company received 11 reports wherein the units failed to discharge after pressing and releasing the lever many times during an emergency. The defective units are red, silver, or white, and are rated with either ABC or BC (find this next to the nameplate). Thirty-one fire extinguisher models are affected by the recall and were sold from August 2013 to November 2014 online and at different stores, such as Walmart, Home Depot, and Menards.

At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we help Detroit residents who have been harmed by a defective product fight for justice and compensation from the negligent manufacturers involved. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to learn if we might be able to assist you with your case.

Nissan recalls more than 700k vehicles for two separate problems

A defectively installed hood release mechanism and the possibility of a fire-causing short circuit prompted Nissan to recall around 768,000 vehicles worldwide, TechTimes reported on Thursday, January 29.

Nissan is recalling 215,789 of its 2013 to 2014 Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 and QX60 Hybrid after learning about a defective hood release cable assembly that prevents the hood latch from engaging fully. This could cause the hood to open accidentally when the vehicle is in motion. Of the affected vehicles, 170,655 are in the U.S.

Meanwhile, a mixture of saltwater and snow on a driver’s shoes seep into the carpet, possibly causing a short circuit and eventually a fire. 552,135 Rogue SUVs are affected by the recall, 468,815 of which are in the country.

Cars manufactured below safety standards definitely pose great safety risk among occupants and the general public. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by a defective vehicle in Detroit, our team of product liability attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C. can help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (248) 948-9696 today.

Two reports of entrapment prompt IKEA recall of crib mattresses

IKEA is recalling about 169,000 VYSSA style crib mattresses after learning that the affected products may pose an entrapment risk to infants, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on January 13.

The recall involves models SLOA, SLUMMER, SPELEVINK, VACKERT, and VINKA, which were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. The affected products were exclusively sold through the IKEA website and IKEA stores across the U.S. between August 2010 and May 2014. The company said a gap of more than two fingers wide between the edge of the mattress and the end of the crib may cause infants to become entrapped. IKEA has already received two incidents of entrapment, although no injuries were reported.

Consumers are advised to return the child care products to any IKEA store for a refund or replacement.

Child injuries resulting from defective products like this can be emotionally and financially taxing. But you don’t have to deal with these repercussions alone. Seek the legal guidance and help of our team of product liability attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., to learn about the wide range of legal options available to you. Call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 today.

Volkswagen recalls more than 62,000 vehicles in two recalls

German automaker Volkswagen is starting its year with two recalls due to headlight and fuel leak issues that may cause injurious accidents, the Examiner reported on December 31.

On January 15, Volkswagen will start recalling more than 25,007 Jetta units manufactured between July and November in 2014 due to a software malfunction that turns the low beam headlights off whenever the high beam headlights are turned on. The issue compromises illumination, and may increase the risk of accident.

The company also said it is voluntary recalling 2014-2015 model years of Passat, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Jetta vehicles, as well as the 2015 Golf and GTI cars after learning about a cap sealing at the fuel rail that may fail to seal, increasing the risk of fire if the fuel leaks into the engine compartment.

Over the years, injurious and fatal accidents have been associated with poorly-manufactured cars. If you or someone you know suffered in an accident involving a defective vehicle, speak with an attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C., about your legal options for filing a suit. Call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 today.