Recall Round-Up: March 23, 2018

Recall Round-Up

Recall Round-Up: March 23, 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 provide you the details on 3 major product recalls and an update on a tragic wrongful death case against Fiat Chrysler.

  • Kidde Smoke Alarms

    Kidde is recalling over 450,000 smoke alarms due a manufacturing error. A yellow cap may have inadvertently been left on during production that could prevent the device from performing properly and detecting smoke. This poses a great risk to consumers in the event of a fire. Kidde will replace the dual -sensor smoke alarm models PI2010 and PI9010 at no cost to the consumer. For more information, visit Kidde online.

  • Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausage

    Johnsonville, LLC received reports of a consumers finding pieces of hard plastic in their sausage product. As a result, they have recalled 109,603 lbs of the pork sausage they believe are contaminated with a possible foreign matter. The packages have a Best Buy date of 4/4/2018 with a batch ID 1001124486 or 1001124487. No injuries have been reported, however purchasers are urged not to consume the product and refunds will be issued at original retail site. For more information, call Johnsonville Customer Service at 1-888-556-2728.

  • Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower

    Briggs & Stratton announced a recall of approximately 18,000 riding lawn mowers under the brand names Snapper, Simplicity, and Massey Ferguson. It was found that the ‘reverse-mow’ function may accidentally become engaged when the mower is being driven in reverse. This is a safety risk for bystandersas injury may occur. The manufacturer is offering a repair at no cost to the customer. Several model and serial numbers are included in the recall. To verify the recall status of your Briggs & Stratton mower, please visit the CPSC website for the complete list.

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee –  Update

    In related news, the parents of actor Anton Yelchin reached a settlement in their wrongful death case against Fiat Chrysler this week. Anton Yelchin was killed in 2016 when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him between his mailbox and security fence. His family received the recall notice on his vehicle 7 days after his death. For more information about the Jeep Cherokee gear shift recall, visit our blog post.


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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