Category Archives: Consumer

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ANTARES ( 17T018000 )

Dated: OCT 12, 2017 Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. (Zhaoqing) is recalling certain Antares Comfort A5 tires, size LT 225/75R16 118/116S 10 PR. These tires may experience sidewall separation while driving. As such, these ve…

FORD ( 17V669000 )

Dated: OCT 23, 2017 Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3L engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever. Quickly moving the shift lever from Park to Dr…

FORD ( 17V672000 )

Dated: OCT 23, 2017 Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5L engines. The cylinder heads may have been machined without lubrication supply holes for the camshaft bearing jour…

VAN-CON ( 17V666000 )

Dated: OCT 19, 2017 Van-Con, Inc. (Van-Con) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Dual Rear-Wheel school buses, model 33803, built on Chevrolet 3500 chassis. The seat belt buckle latch plate assembly, when buckled, may rest ac…

MITSUBISHI ( 17V686000 )

Dated: OCT 30, 2017 Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Mirage vehicles. The internal acceleration sensor in the Safety Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can mi…

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don’t believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Here’s what to know before you consider stem cell treatment.

CHEVROLET ( 17V664000 )

Dated: OCT 19, 2017 General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks. The low fuel level sensor for the front tank may stick causin…

NISSAN ( 17V637000 )

Dated: OCT 11, 2017 Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Versa Hatchback vehicles that were sold or ever registered in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ke…

THOMAS BUILT BUSES ( 17V665000 )

Dated: OCT 19, 2017 Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Thomas Built Bus Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses. The affected vehicles are propane-powered and have propane fuel lines that may con…

NISSAN ( 17V663000 )

Dated: OCT 18, 2017 Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Nissan Rogue vehicles. The recliner joints on the lower seat frame for the rear seats may have improper welds. As such, these vehic…

GMC ( 17V664000 )

Dated: OCT 19, 2017 General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks. The low fuel level sensor for the front tank may stick causin…

ELDORADO MOBILITY ( 17V649000 )

Dated: OCT 13, 2017 Eldorado Mobility Inc. (Eldorado Mobility) is recalling certain 2010-2017 Amerivan vehicles. The crimp fasteners that secure the fuel line connectors may not be fully crimped, allowing fuel to leak.

FORD ( 17V668000 )

Dated: OCT 23, 2017 Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ford Transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module. Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapid…

The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. Learn why injectable silicone and other unapproved products (also called ‘but’ fillers, breast fillers, or products to fill spaces between muscles) are dangerous and should be avoided.

IC BUS ( 17V660000 )

Dated: OCT 18, 2017 Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2015-2018 IC Bus RE school buses. The drop hose fittings for the air brakes may not be oriented correctly, and, as a result, the brake hoses may contact…

IC BUS ( 17V661000 )

Dated: OCT 18, 2017 Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2015-2018 IC Bus RE commercial buses. The drop hose fittings for the air brakes may not be oriented correctly, and, as a result, the brake hoses may con…

VOLKSWAGEN ( 17V662000 )

Dated: OCT 18, 2017 Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough. As…

KEYSTONE ( 17V673000 )

Dated: OCT 25, 2017 Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Keystone Cougar western edition recreational trailers. The stabilizer jacks may not have been properly welded to the chassis frame, possi…