Recall Round-Up: March 29, 2019

Recall Round-Up

Recall Round-Up: March 29,2019

This week in our recurring series “Recall Round-Up” we provide details on automobile recalls from Porsche and Volkswagen, product recalls from Honda and Betsey Johnson, and food recalls from Henry Avocado and Tyson Chicken.

  • Porsche

    Porsche issued 2 recalls recently for both SUVs and sedans in their fleet. The first recall covers 2017-19 Cayenne SUVs and Panameral sedans. Drivers may not be alerted of brake issues which increases the risk of a crash. Reports show the warning light is not effectively notifying drivers when the brake pads have worn out so dealers will be perform a software update that should correct the problem. The second recall affects  the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman sport cars. NHTSA investigation reported a piece of the luggage compartment bracket can break in a crash and cause a fuel leak, which increases the risk of a fire. Porsche will notify owners April 21, 2019 by US mail if their car is included in the recall.

  • Volkswagen

    VW announced a recall of over 56,000 cars and SUVs this week. NHTSA reported that the automaker used faulty material when manufacturing the rear coil springs which leads to them breaking without warning and causing the driver to lose control. The recall includes 2015-19 Golf hatchbacks, 2017-19 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta sedan and the 2018-19 Tiguan SUV. Volkswagen will begin notifying owners April 19, 2019 by US Mail.

  • Honda Portable Generator

    American Honda recalled about 200,000 portable generators this month due to a faulty fuel valve that can cause a fuel leak. The portable generators affected are the Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and the EB2200i models. The generators were sold at Honda Equipment dealers and Home Depot from February 2018 though February 2019 for $1,100 – $1,300. If you own this model, you should stop using the generator and contact a local Honda Power Equipment service dealer for a repair. Visit Honda Power Equipment online for more details.

  • Betsey Johnson Power Banks

    Daniel M. Friedman & Associates announced a voluntary recall of over 170,000 Betsy Johnson branded rechargeable power banks due to a fire hazard. According to several reports, the units can become overheated which poses a fire risk. One incident lead to house fire causing $150,000 in damage. The power banks come in a variety of colors and shapes including a penguin, panda, Christmas tree and cupcake and were sold at retails stores such as Burlington, Kohl’s and Ross November 2016 through January 2019. Consumers should immediately stop using the devise and contact the manufacturer to arrange for a refund. Visit Betsey Johnson online for more details.

  • Henry Avocado

    Henry Avocado recalled it’s most recent shipment of California-grown avocados due to a possible listeria contamination. The company has attributed the contamination to the new packing facility they started using in January 2019. This facility shipped the fruit to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin and are the only ones included in this recall. If you live in one of those states and recently purchased avocados, look for labels ‘Bravocado’ or ‘Organic’. Henry Avocado has contacted all retailers to remove the fruit from the shelves. Consumers should throw away the produce or return it to the store for a refund.

  • Tyson Frozen Chicken

    Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 70,000 lbs of frozen chicken strips after receiving reports of consumers finding metal in the packages. The recall includes regular and buffalo-style chicken strips in packages with a use by date of November 30, 2019. Consumers are advised to not stop eating the chicken strips and return to place of purchase for a refund.


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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