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Tuesday
Oct262010

BMW Issues Recall Following ABC News Investigation

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- BMW has issued a voluntary recall of some 130,000 vehicles equipped with twin-turbo engines just hours after ABC News aired a report on an investigation into potential problems concerning the fuel pumps in such vehicles.

The German car manufacturer said the recall involves approximately 130,000 vehicles from some 2007 models to 2010 models which "may experience a failure of the high-pressure fuel pump." Failure of the fuel pump could result in "reduced engine performance," the carmaker said.

BMW said about 40,000 of the vehicles are expected to require a new, high-pressure fuel pump.

Affected models include the 2007 to 2010 335i series, the 2008 to 2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes and the 2009 to 2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i.

In a separate action, BMW announced it is recalling more than 20,000 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles that use low-pressure fuel pumps.

"In this case, should the fuel pump experience a failure, the engine will stop running and the driver will lose power assist for the steering and brakes although both the steering and the brakes remain operational," BMW said of the 2008 X5 in a statement.

A month-long investigation by ABC News found that BMW and federal safety regulators have received hundreds of complaints from owners of 2007 to 2009 BMWs with the powerful N54 twin-turbocharged engine, but little was done to alert drivers.

This problem has not caused any injuries or deaths, according to BMW.

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BMW has issued a voluntary recall of some 130,000 vehicles equipped with twin-turbo engines just hours after ABC News aired a report on an investigation into potential problems concerning the fuel pumps in such vehicles.

 

The German car manufacturer said the recall involves approximately 130,000 vehicles from some 2007 models to 2010 models which "may experience a failure of the high-pressure fuel pump." Failure of the fuel pump could result in "reduced engine performance," the carmaker said.

 

BMW said about 40,000 of the vehicles are expected to require a new, high-pressure fuel pump.

 

Affected models include the 2007 to 2010 335i series, the 2008 to 2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes and the 2009 to 2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i.

 

In a separate action, BMW announced that it is recalling more than 20,000 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles that use low-pressure fuel pumps.

 

"In this case, should the fuel pump experience a failure, the engine will stop running and the driver will lose power assist for the steering and brakes although both the steering and the brakes remain operational," BMW said of the 2008 X5 in a statement.

 

A month-long investigation by ABC News found that BMW and federal safety regulators have received hundreds of complaints from owners of 2007 to 2009 BMWs with the powerful N54 twin-turbocharged engine, but little was done to alert drivers.

This problem has not caused any injuries or deaths, according to BMW.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct222010

Nestle Announces Candy Recall 

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto(GLENDALE, Calif.) -- Nestle has announced a voluntary recall of Raisinets brand candies.

The company announced the recall of the 10oz bags Friday after it was found that certain lots could contain undeclared peanuts, according to Nestle. So far three complaints have been reported.

The Nestle Raisinets Fun Size Bags were only distributed in the U.S. to Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores and have a production code of 02015748.

Nestle has advised consumers who are allergic to peanuts and who have purchased the recalled products to avoid consumption and contact Nestle Consumer Service at 1-800-478-5670.

The recall does not impact any other Nestle products.


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Friday
Oct222010

Ethan Allen Recalls Cribs Citing Child Injury

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Furniture chain Ethan Allen Friday announced a recall of its drop-side cribs citing entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. 

The store and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urge consumers to stop using the product immediately.

The decision to recall was made after receiving reports that three children had recently been injured while in the crib.  Ethan Allen has said that consumers may contact any Ethan Allen store to obtain a free repair kit that will assist in immobilizing the drop-side rail mechanism.

In the meantime, Ethan Allen encourages consumers to use "an alternative sleeping environment."

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Thursday
Oct212010

Toyota Voluntarily Recalling Over 1.5 Million Vehicles

Photo Courtesy - Toyota USA(TORRANCE, Calif.) -- Toyota announced a voluntary safety recall of over 1.5 million vehicles Thursday due to a possible leakage of brake fluid from the brake master cylinder.  The recall affects Avalon, non-Hybrid Highlander, and Lexus RX, GS, and IS models sold in the U.S. and Japan.

The Japanese automaker claims that if a leakage occurs, the brake warning lamp will light up.  If a driver continues driving the vehicle without refilling the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir, the brake pedal might feel spongy or soft, and braking performance could decline.

Beginning in November, Toyota will notify owners of the affected models by mail.  Vehicle owners can then go to their local dealer to have the brake master cylinder cup replaced with a newer version free of charge.

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Another Product Recall for Johnson & Johnson

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.) -- Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary nationwide recall Monday of one product lot of Tylenol 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles at the retail level. 

McNeil decided the recall was necessary after receiving "a small number of complaints" about a "musty or moldy odor." 

The company said Monday that this odor is uncharacteristic of this product and thought to be produced by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

Johnson & Johnson has recalled other products over the past year for the same or similar reasons.



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Tuesday
Oct052010

Toyota Repair Tally Reaches Five Million 

Photo Courtesy - Toyota(TOYOTA CITY, Japan) -- Instead of selling cars, Toyota has spent much of 2010 fixing them.  The Japanese automaker's reputation was affected following three recalls at the end of 2009 and beginning of this year involving numerous models with either floor mats that slipped under gas pedals or sticky accelerators that made cars speed up on their own.

The U.S. government fined Toyota $16.4 million, the steepest of its kind in history, for deliberately hiding problems that were blamed for dozens of deadly crashes.

Over the past nine months, Toyota has made five million repairs to vehicles in the U.S. alone. The company said Monday that 80 percent of 2.3 million cars diagnosed with a “sticky pedal” have been fixed.

Meanwhile, about six in ten of the 5.4 million vehicles with floor mat problems have been brought to dealerships, while about 150,000 Prius and Lexus models found to have braking problems were repaired.

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