Recall Round-Up: June 23, 2021
Recall Round-Up: June 23, 2021
This edition of the recall round-up features product recalls from Klein Tools, General Motors, Cove Appliance, Ram Trucks, and Camelbak.
- Klein Tools Klein Tools has issued a recall for its non-contact voltage tester model NCVT-1 with a date stamp ending in H7. Klein Tools reported an issue with the on/off button. The button may remain depressed after the user has taken their finger off it, causing the tester to malfunction. This malfunction adds the possibility that the tester may not properly warn the user of the presence of like voltage, posing a shock hazard to the user. About 1.69 million units (in addition 67,800 units in Canada) are subject to this recall, and will be replaced with properly functioning non-contact voltage testers. Consumers can contact Klein Tools at 1-800-5287-3099 from 7am to 6pm Monday-Friday, or by e-mail at email@example.com. More information about the recall can be found on www.kleintools.com.
- General Motors General Motors has issued a recall covering 135,000 Chevrolet Trailblazers and Buick Encore GX SUVs due to a faulty car jack that can break. GM is aware of 21 instances where the jack has failed in the field, along with two failures during durability testing for the vehicles. The recall covers 79,404 2021-2022 Trailblazers, and 55,996 2020-2022 Encore GXs. GM submitted to NHTSA that the emergency jack, if not positioned properly according to the instructions in the owner’s manual, can fracture and fail to support the vehicle. GM is expected to notify affected owners by July 26. Dealers will replace the plastic jack with a more robust metal jack. Affected owners can contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. The reference number for thee recall is A212335470.
- Cove Appliance Cove Appliance has issued a recall for its 24-inch built in dishwashers. About 42,000 units are subject to the recall that states the heating element in the dishwasher can fail to shut off properly, resulting in a fire hazard. The model numbers affected are DW2450 and DW2450WS with serial numbers between 20000100 and 20044445, this information can be found inside the dishwasher. Customers are advised to immediately stop usage of the product and contact Cove Appliance either at 1-888-651-9376 from 8:30am to 5pm CT Monday-Friday, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the recall can be found at www.coveappliance.com.
- Ram Trucks Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall on 32,000 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500, model years 2019-2020, chassis cab trucks equipped with the Cummins 6.7L engine. The issue is with the engine calibration software, that fails to warn the driver that the oil levels are low. This can cause serious engine damage as well as creating a fire hazard within the engine. Fiat Chrysler has received 56 warranty claims around the issue and will mail recall notices on July 30, 2021. Dealers will fix the issue with a software update to properly calibrate the oil level readings. Customers can contact customer support at 1-800-853-1403 and use the recall reference number: Y21 for more information.
- Camelbak Camelbak has issued a recall on its Podium and Peak Fitness water bottles due to a choking hazard with the bottle caps. The recall covers about 46,000 units sold in the U.S. as well as 13,000 units sold in Canada with date codes H19039, H19039, and H19175 which can be found on the underside of the cap. The recall was issued after 14 reports of the silicone valve loosening and detaching within the cap. Affected customers can call Camelbak at 1-800-767-8725 from 8:30am to 5pm PT Monday-Friday or online at www.camelbak.com/recall for more information.
If you have 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 or the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration websites to file formal complaints about potential safety hazards.