Ford recalls 313,000 Crown Victorias and Mercury Grand Marquis after the headlights fail. The headlight problem, caused by cracked solder joints in the lighting control module, has been known to cause 11 crashes. The recall includes vehicles from the 2003-2005 model years.
Amazon UK sends letters to customers recalling Segways after at least ten incidents of hoverboard-related fires and explosions across nine states due to faulty battery plugs. Owners are urged to take the scooters to certified disposal locations, and will receive a full refund for the purchase.
Tesla recalls 90,000 cars because of a single report of a front seat belt not being properly connected. Tesla was alerted to the seat belt issue by a customer in Europe two weeks ago and has since inspected 3,000 vehicles and its assembly process.
Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a front seat belt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. This vehicle was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries. However, in the event of a crash, a seat belt in this condition would not provide full protection.
Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. unit recalls 1.4M cars to update software in the infotainment system to prevent the possibility that they could be hacked. The recall comes in reaction to a demonstration by Wired magazine in which two hackers were able to take control of a Jeep SUV and control it remotely while a journalist was in the driver’s seat. They cranked up the air conditioning and took over the sound system. The car ended up in a ditch.
Launching a recall is the right step to protect Fiat Chrysler’s customers, and it sets an important precedent for how NHTSA and the industry will respond to cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Twitter removes “#DiscoverMusic campaign” Vine videos that use bright flashing effects that cause epileptic seizures in viewers. Epilepsy Action:
For a huge corporation like Twitter to take that risk was irresponsible.
Blue Bell issues a statement recalling all of its products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To date, there are eight documented cases of illness related to Blue Bell products. Blue Bell has now had several positive tests for Listeria in different places and plants.
Today’s decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell which revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained the bacteria…We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe.
WWE reprints Sting DVD due to an error on the back cover of the disc set. One image on the DVD is of WCW’s impostor Sting and not Steve Borden himself. The mistake will be fixed on future copies of the DVD release.
GM recalls 7.6 million vehicles in the US and a total of 8.4 million vehicles worldwide because of faulty ignition switches. With this most recent announcement, the cost related to recalls increased from 500 million to $1.2 billion this quarter. Attorney Keven Feinberg has been retained by the company to develop a victim compensation plan.
General Motors announces four recalls of nearly 430,000 vehicles in the United States, involving the air bag inflators in Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the 2013-2014 model year. GM’s Chief Executive Mary Barra:
We’re going to continue to look at the data that we get, and we’re going to take the action that we need. If we find an issue, we’re going to deal with it.