The Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling nearly 50,000 "zombie vehicles" with remote starters because they run the risk of starting themselves.
(Side note: I've always been worried about my car discovering free will and now I'm more than a little concerned this is a harbinger of the Robot Apocalypse.)
The recall applies to 47,419 Legacy, Outback and Impreza models produced from 2010 to 2013, as well as Crosstrek vehicles from 2013.
How do these vehicles start themselves? Subaru insists they have not become sentient. Instead, the manufacturer says that if the key fob is dropped, it can...
About 20,000 Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits have been recalled due to fire and burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Why the product is being recalled: The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued recalls for two types of children's dressers following the deaths of three toddlers possibly resulting from the furniture tipping over onto them.
The concern in both cases is that children will open the dresser drawers to scale the furniture, causing it to become unbalanced and fall over, possibly trapping the child.
All the recalled dressers had previously met safety standards. However, the industry accepted voluntary standards in 2009 that require tip-over restraints that attach to the interior wall, framing or other support be...
In one of the largest recalls to date, Toyota has announced recalls of one million vehicles - including models of the popular Corolla and Lexus sedans - over faulty airbags and windshield wipers.
Approximately 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix cars in the U.S. and thousands of similar vehicles in Japan, Mexico and Canada that were manufactured between December 2001 and May 2004 are being recalled for air bags that can improperly inflate. 141,000 vehicles in Canada are also part of the recall.
There have been two reported accidents and 18 injuries linked to the problem, Toyota spokesman...
About 75,600 Perfect Resistance Bands have been recalled by Implus Footcare due to injury hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The bands can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity. So far 12 incidents were reported, 11 to the firm and one to CPSC, including injuries to the back, hand and eye.
Description: The Perfect Bands are rubber tubes connected through a hole and secured by grommets to cloth sewn into loops. The bands can be used alone or in conjunction with...
Check your kitchen! Around 1.7 million Royal Prestige Thermal Wall pots and pans have been recalled by Hy Cite Enterprises due to burn and fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.
So far, the company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping or deforming, including one report of consumers getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking....
About 560,000 pairs of children's two-piece pajama sets have been recalled by Target for failing to meet federal flammability standards, which poses a burn hazard.
Why the product is being recalled: The cotton or cotton/fleece pajamas sets fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, because they do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements.
Description: The recall involves Target Circo and Xhilaration children's cotton or cotton/fleece two-piece pajama sets. They were sold in infant and toddler sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T, and in girls and boys sizes XS, S...
About 46,300 Bugaboo Cameleon and Donkey Model Strollers in the U.S. and 4,440 in Canada have been recalled due to fall and choking hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Why the product is being recalled: A button on the stroller's carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children. So far, Bugaboo has received 58 reports of carry handles detaching.
Description: This recall involves the carry handles on Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey model strollers with detachable...