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Japan-based Takata Corporation isn't eligible for the Consumerist's Worst Company in America designation, as voted on by its readers, but that hasn't stopped the company from making all the wrong moves. Just a few weeks ago, the company stood accused of destroying test records that showed design flaws in its airbags... Read more...
Things aren't looking so good for Takata Corporation, the Japanese maker of automobile air bags serving about 20 percent the market. A recently discovered (and potentially deadly) defect in the design of certain air bags dating back to at least 2008 has already resulted in the recall of millions of vehicles,and now... Read more...
Vizio is voluntarily recalling around 245,000 E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch LED-backlit televisions due to a defect in the stand assembly. If left unfixed, the defective stand could potentially fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, which would not be a happy sight after plunking down a chunk of change... Read more...
While this one's a little off the beaten path of the stories we typically cover, we wanted to give our readers who might own an older Nissan vehicle a heads up about an expanded recall related to complaints about defective air bags. Nissan widened its net of recalled vehicles to include an additional 226,000 automobiles, which brings the total... Read more...
Good news for iPhone 5 users who have been struggling with a finicky sleep/wake button. Apple has acknowledged the issue and set up a special website where you can request a free repair. According to Apple, the issue affects a small percentage of iPhone 5 models in which the sleep/wake mechanism may stop working... Read more...
Shortly after Sony had to recall its very last Viao Fit notebook due to a potential battery issue, Nokia has today issued a product advisory notice of its own. The notice impacts the  European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger, which is used exclusively with the Lumia 2520 tablet. Consumers in Austria... Read more...
Battery issues aren't as common as they once were, but every so often, there's still a model that pops up as being a potential threat to human safety. Slight exaggerations aside, Sony has just announced that some 26,000 of its newest Vaio machines posed a fire risk. The batteries are built by Panasonic, and Sony... Read more...
Lenovo, the world's largest supplier of PCs, has issued a voluntary recall for battery packs that shipped with several versions of its popular ThinkPad laptop line, as well as certain Edge Series notebooks. The reason for the recall is because the affected battery packs could overheat, thereby posing a fire hazard... Read more...
There are reports in several corners of the Web claiming EVGA is recalling, or partially recalling, its GeForce GTX 670 Superclock graphics card, and while it's true the videocard maker discovered a problem with some early run silicon, EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman released a statement clarifying the issue... Read more...
Don't you just hate it when you're trying to update your Facebook status on your all-in-one (AIO) PC when suddenly it burst into flames? You've never had that happen, you say? And you don't know anyone else who has experienced that either? Fair enough, though Lenovo isn't taking any chances and has decided to... Read more...
After discovering that some of the 1TB hard drives used in some iMac systems could fail under certain conditions, Apple has started a replacement program. The replacement program affects 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems that were sold between May 2011 and July 2011. For users who are affected by this recall, Apple... Read more...
Well, at least one thing has been made clear: anyone with faulty Sandy Bridge gear won't be left out to dry. Intel has already set aside a billion dollars or so to complete the needed return/repair processor, and just about every major PC maker on the planet has issued a public statement letting customers know that they are in good hands.... Read more...
Zing! Burn! Ouch! We know, it's too easy, but we just had to. Sony, HP and lots of others have dealt with burn-related recalls in the past, and now it's Toshiba's turn. Today, the company has issued a voluntary recall on their T Series notebook computers due to a "burn hazard." The recall is fairly significant in size... Read more...
Don't you just hate it when you're driving down the highway and then, BAM, your GPS burst into flames, turning your Honda into a rolling fireball? That hasn't actually happened to us -- or anyone, for that matter -- and probably never will, but according to Garmin, some of its Nuvi Personal Navigation Devices contain potentially faulty batteries... Read more...
HP is extending its worldwide recall program for batteries in certain laptops due to a potential to overhead and pose a fire hazard. The original laptop battery recall program was announced on May 14 of last year and updated in October. Now, HP is adding additional battery models to the recall. The batteries that are being recalled are used... Read more...
The Prius is not listed among the models that Toyota recently recalled (and temporarily stopped selling) for sticking accelerator pedals, but according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, it has its own acceleration problem. At the same time, on Wednesday, reports of Prius brake problems on that same model year emerged.Steve Wozniak was speaking... Read more...
Over the past few years, we've seen a number of recalls involving faulty batteries that can overheat and cause a fire. Now there's a new technology called Stoba that could be on the market as soon as the first quarter of next year that could help prevent lithium-ion batteries from catching fire or exploding in devices such as laptops and mobile... Read more...
It seems Sony's Vaio power problems aren't over yet. Almost a year after recalling 100,000 notebook batteries and 13 months after recalling almost a half-million notebooks due to overheating concerns, Sony and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 69,000 Vaio AC adapters. Apparently, insulation inside... Read more...
Acer has issued a voluntary recall for some of its Aspire laptops. The affected models include the AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ, and AS3810TZG. Apparently, some of these laptops are experiencing an overheating of the microphone cable after repeated and extreme pressure is applied to the left palm rest. As a result, the unit case may... Read more...
Well, has it only been since October since the last high-profile recall of laptop batteries? Indeed it has. On Thursday, HP announced a recall of 70,000 laptop batteries due to overheating issues. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's announcement, there are two reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting... Read more...
Acer is recalling its Predator Gaming desktop units, in conjunciton with the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission, because of the potential for them to overheat, melt and catch fire.The models being recalled are ASG7200 and ASG7700 (printed on the bottom right-hand corner of the panel on the right side of the unit), because there are certain... Read more...
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC) has issued a recall notification for 30,000 LG 830 "Spyder" cell phones because of an incident in which the phone was unable to maintain a connection when a motorist attempted a 911 call. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a motorist in a disabled car who was able to... Read more...
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