Recall Round-Up: October 12, 2018

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Recall Round-Up: October 12, 2018

We scour the internet to bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up.

This week we cover major auto recalls from Nissan, Toyota and Ford and a solar power outdoor light sold by Home Depot and Lowe’s.

  • Toyota Prius

    Toyota recently announced a recall of 192k 2016-2018 Prius models. According to the manufacturer, they is a possibility of a short circuit to the vehicle’s Power Control Unit which poses a potential fire hazard. Owners will be notified this month by USPS if their vehicle is included in the recall so they can bring it to an authorized dealership for repair. You can also visit NHTSA at to see if your vehicle is affected.

  • Nissan Juke, Sentra, Versa and others

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Nissan received reports of engines shutting off unexpectedly in several of their 2017 and 2018 model vehicles. The key would accidentally move from the ‘on’ position to the ‘accessory’ position while driving, increasing the risk of a crash  or serious injury for the drivers now operating under a loss of power without power breaks, power steering and airbag notifications. Not wanting to follow in the footsteps of GM, Nissan issued a recall of 166,000 of their 2017-2018 Juke, Frontier, Sentra, Versa and others. Owners will be notified by USPS but should visit Nissan online and enter their VIN for verification.

  • Ford F-150

    Ford will recall 1.6 million 2015-20218 F-150 pick-up trucks this year due to a seat belt defect. In the event of a crash, the front seat belt may release sparks that can catch materials in the pick-up truck on fire. Dealers plan to remove materials and replace with heat resistant tape. In August, NHTSA began an in-depth investigation after receiving  23 reports of fire in pickup trucks following a crash. No injuries have been reported as of yet. Ford will notify owners, or they can call 1-866-436-7332 and reference recall 18S27.

  • Cooper Lighting Solar Powered Light Fixture

    Cooper Lighting recalled over 350k light fixtures in North America due to a potential fire hazard. The All-Pro and Defiant solar-powered light fixtures can overheat and melt the housing on the device. These lights were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s September 2015 thru July 2018 for up to $100. Consumers should immediately stop using the lighting fixture and contact the manufacturer’s customer service for a replacement battery pack at -1866-461-7819.


If you’ve been injured as a result of a recalled product, please contact us today. We also encourage anyone to visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites to file formal complaints about potential safety hazards.

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