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Evergreen cites CO hazard in RVs

Feb. 12, 2016—Evergreen Recreational Vehicles recalled 2013-2015 Amped and Amped Reactor recreational vehicles that were manufactured from June 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2015, because the generator and generator pump might shift during transit. If the generator and generator pump shift during transit, carbon monoxide from the generator might fill the passenger cabin while the generator is running, which increases the risk of occupant injury.


GM cites possible brake issues in 2015-2016 vehicles

Feb. 12, 2016—General Motors recalled 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and Silverado 3500 pickups that were manufactured from Oct. 1, 2013, through Feb. 1, 2016, and 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500 pickups that were manufactured from Oct. 29, 2013, through Feb. 1, 2016.


Chicago Auto Show: Is Ford targeting subcompact, off-road SUVs?

Feb. 11, 2016—Mark LaNeve, who is the vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service at Ford Motor, tells Consumers Digest that the four new SUVs that the automaker will produce in the next 4 years will be designed to supply consumer demand for size and capability that Ford’s Escape, Explorer, Edge and Flex don’t.


Honda recalls over 2 million vehicles because of air-bag malfunction

Feb. 4, 2016—American Honda Motor recalled 2007-2011 Honda CR-V; 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z; 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity and Insight; 2009-2013 Honda Fit; 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV; 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline; 2013-2016 Acura ILX; 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid; 2007-2016 RDX; 2005-2012 Acura RL; 2009-2014 Acura TL; and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles.


New air-bag failures emerge

Feb. 4, 2016—American Honda Motor and FCA U.S. say the possibility of corrosion in air-bag control units might prompt a failure in the deployment of air bags in the event of a crash or an inadvertent deployment of air bags.


Lutron recalls roller window shades

Feb. 3, 2016—Lutron Electronics recalled its Serena and Sivoia QS Triathlon roller shades, because the window shades can become dislodged from their brackets and fall, which poses a hazard to consumers.


Royal Appliance cites shock hazard in AC power cord

Feb. 2, 2016—Royal Appliance recalled certain model UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuum cleaners that were manufactured from February 2014 through September 2015. The prong on the vacuum cleaner’s power cord can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum cleaner is unplugged, which poses a shock hazard to consumers.


Microsoft cites fire and shock hazards in AC power cord

Feb. 2, 2016—Microsoft recalled AC power cords that were sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 tablet computers, because the power cords can overheat, which poses a fire and shock hazard to consumers. The recalled power cords don’t have a 1/8-inch power sleeve on the end that connects to the power supply.