Tuesday, December 26, 2006

62,400 Chrysler Cars Recalled

Chrysler is recalling 62,400 of its vehicles after discovering that the braking system may not work. The cars included in the recall are the 2007 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber vehicles. Owners of the cars will be informed in February as to whether they need to take their car to a Chrysler dealer for inspection.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Emerson Ceiling Fans Recalled

4,000 ceiling fans are being recalled by Emerson Electric Co. after it was discovered that the blades are not secure. The brackets that hold the fan blades can break, causing the fan to detach and possibly injure people in the vicinity. One report has already been made of a fan hitting a consumer on the head. The recalled fans have a 60-inch diameter and come in seven types of finish.

"BABYBJORN" Feeding Spoons Recalled

33,000 "BABYBJORN" Feeding Spoons have been recalled after reports that the spoons could pose as a choking hazard for children. The recall was issued after the discovery that the soft plastic tip on the spoon can loosen and break off after extended use. No injuries have been reported as yet. Consumers are advised to return the spoons to BabySwede LLC for a full refund.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Makers of Vioxx May Owe Unpaid Taxes

Pharmaceutical company Merck has been sent a notice by the Canadian government for $2 billion Merck owes in unpaid taxes on a portion of profits from popular asthma drug Singulair. Revenue Canada is seeking an amount based on a federal tax rate of 22 per cent, and includes interest and a penalty. There is a risk that the cost will escalate if the Quebec government also demands its share of unpaid taxes, which total $1 billion. Merck Frosst employs 1,600 workers in Canada, including 1,100 in Montreal. This isn't the first time Merck has received notice for unpaid taxes - last December (05) Merck Frosst's parent company received a tax bill from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service totaling $2.3 billion.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Recall Issued for Wal-Mart Mugs

A recall has been issued for 70,000 Wal-Mart Holiday Time Christmas Mug Gift Sets after warnings that the buttons on the characters could pose a choking hazard to young children. The mugs all have a stuffed Christmas-themed character in them, measuring seven inches tall with red and green buttons. Consumers are advised to return the gift set to their nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Faberware Fruit Slicers Recalled

200,000 Farberware Classic Series fruit slicers and corers are being recalled after the discovery that the blade could come apart from the plastic handle, causing cuts to fingers and hands. Manufacturer Lifetime Brands has already received 34 reports of the blade coming loose, and nine reports of the blades causing injury to consumers. Consumers are advised to return the slicers to Lifetime Brands Inc. for a full refund.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Recall Issued For Wal-Mart Christmas Beagles

A recall has been issued for 56,000 Wal-Mart "Holiday Time" stuffed Christmas beagles after warnings that the red pom-poms attached to the toy could pose a choking hazard. The toy, which was sold exclusively in Wal-Mart stores, is a seven inches tall and five inches long brown and white beagle wearing a red scarf and hat, a green wreath, with pom-poms attached to its mouth. Consumers are advised to return the toy to their nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Volkswagen Passat's Recalled

62,000 Passat sedans and wagons in the United States and Canada and 300,000 worldwide are being recalled due to potential problems with wiper motors and braking in cold weather. The 2005 and 2006 models can potentially develop a fuel leak and a power brake vacuum line could fracture at low temperatures on some models. Volkswagen insists there is no danger of total brake failure, and that the faults will take an hour per vehicle to fix