Jan. 16, 2017—BRP recalled its 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS and Defender XT side-by-side off-road vehicles, because the vehicles might roll away unexpectedly even if the instrument cluster shows the gearbox to be in the “park” position, which poses an injury hazard.
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Jan. 16, 2017—Thorley Industries (4moms) recalled model No. 1032 of its 4moms self-installing rear-facing infant car seats that were manufactured from July 1, 2016, through Oct. 31, 2016.
The engine software might cause the transmission to shift into neutral, or cause the engine to shut down, when the vehicle speed is about 2 miles per hour. As a result, this increases the risk of a crash.
Jan. 16, 2017—Volvo recalled 2017 Volvo S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country and XC60 vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 16, 2016, through Oct. 21, 2016.
Jan. 13, 2017—In October 2016, Nintendo announced that its long-anticipated new game system would be called the Nintendo Switch but said little else. Now, we know the rest of the story.
Jan. 11, 2017—Michaels recalled its Lumiere Rock Salt lamps, because the dimmer switch and outlet plug might overheat and ignite, which poses fire and shock hazards.
Jan. 11, 2017—Dunkin’ Donuts recalled its 16-ounce glass tumblers, because they might break or crack, which poses burn and laceration hazards.
Jan. 10, 2017—Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies, because they might be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in people who have a weakened immune system.
Jan. 10, 2017—BMW recalled the following models:
* 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535d, 550i, 550i xDrive and M5 vehicles;
* 2017 BMW 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, i3, i8, M4, M6;
* 2017 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, Hardtop 4 Door, Clubman (all trim levels of each); and
* 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn vehicles.
Jan. 9, 2017—Kia Motors showed off what it calls the highest performance production vehicle in the company’s history at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At the least, the 2018 Stinger looks fast.
Jan. 9, 2017—Confirming rumors, Ford Motor announced that it would bring the Bronco and Ranger back to the U.S. auto market.
Jan. 9, 2017—Volkswagen Group of America recalled its 2009 Audi A3 and Volkswagen Eos, GTI, Jetta SportWagen and Rabbit vehicles, 2009–2010 Jetta A5 Sedans and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles.
Jan. 5, 2017—Typically, to buy a Craftsman product, you have to go to a Sears store. Soon, you’ll be able to buy Craftsman-branded products anywhere.
Jan. 5, 2017—We’ve been aware that credit scores that you might find online aren’t necessarily the same as the ones that lenders use to gauge your creditworthiness when you apply for a loan. Now, two of the three primary credit bureaus are on the hook for saying that they were.
Jan. 5, 2017—Two washers, two dryers, one laundry pair. Huh?
Jan. 5, 2017—Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recalled its Minnie and Mickey Mouse infant hoodies, because the snaps that are on the hoodies might detach, which poses a choking hazard.
Jan. 5, 2017—Mercedes-Benz recalled the following models:
* 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE350, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG 4Matic and GLE63S AMG 4Matic Coupe;
* 2016–2017 GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL550 4Matic, GLE43 AMG Coupe and GLE450 4Matic;
* 2016–2017 GLE350 4Matic and,
* 2017 GLS63 AMG.
Jan. 5, 2017—Toshiba expanded its previous recall of Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs in March 30, 2016, to include battery packs that were sold from June 2011 through November 2016. The battery packs were installed in 41 models of Toshiba Satellite notebooks that include the 39 models of Portege, Satellite and Tecra models that were involved in the March 2016 recall. The affected battery packs can overheat, which poses burn and fire hazards.
Jan. 4, 2017—TVs continue to be the focus of the International Consumer Electronics Show, and thin definitely is in.
Jan. 3, 2017—Jaguar Land Rover recalled 2016–2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles that were manufactured from May 30, 2016, through Aug. 24, 2016, and 2016–2017 Range Rover Evoque vehicles that were manufactured from June 7, 2016, through Aug. 26, 2016.
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