Recall Round-Up: March 2, 2018
Recall Round-Up: March 2, 2018
Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up.
This week we have three big auto recall announcements, two for Toyota and one for Hyundai, in addition to product recalls for the InstantPot, and Graco highchairs.
March 4-10 the CPSC celebrates Consumer Product Protection Week so we’ll be featuring safety articles all week long!
Toyota 2018 Tundra or Sequoia
In the first of 2 recalls for Toyota this week, 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoias were recalled due to a defect with the electronic stability control. A safety feature designed to help prevent auto accidents, electronic stability control (ESV) detects when the vehicle is skidding in a direction opposite to the steering wheel and attempts to correct it. Toyota said noise from the power supply circuit could interfere with the sensors ability to perform correctly. Toyota will notify owners by mail who are affected by this recall with instructions on how to repair.
Toyota 2017 Tundra
The second Toyota recall affects approximately 8,800 2017 Toyota Tundras. Those models with a split seat in the back of the cab are at risk for coming loose in a crash. Toyota said the bolts in the floor bracket may not have been tightened properly during assembly. Toyota will notify owners by mail who are affected by this recall with instructions on how to repair.
Hyundai 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport
Hyundai announced earlier this week they are recalling nearly 43,000 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models. Hyundai reports that the vehicles pose an injury risk because the steering wheel can break away from the steering column in the event of a crash. Hyundai will notify the affected owners by mail beginning in March.
Double Insight Multicooker/InstantPot
Double Insight is recalling 104,000 Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers this week. The manufacturer received over 100 reports of the InstantPot overheating, resulting in minor property damage. This specific model was sold exclusively at Walmart stores and online from August 2017-January 2018. Consumers should stop using immediately and return to Walmart to receive a free replacement.
A popular manufacturer of baby products announced a recall of nearly 36,000 highchairs this week. The Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 highchair cinverts from a traditional highchair to 5 other modes including a booster seat and toddler chair. Graco received 38 reports of the rear leg pivoting out of position which can cause the highchair to lose its stability and fall over, increasing the risk of injury. 5 children have reportedly were injured as a result of the defect. These highchairs were sold exclusively at Walmart from October 2016-December 2017. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using and contact Graco for a complimentary repair kit.
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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