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Walmart, Target, and HEB Hit with Nationwide Vegetable Recall

Walmart, HEB, and Target have all been named in a nationwide vegetable recall issued in response to possible Listeria contamination.

About the Massive Vegetable Recall

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall Thursday, citing an instance of Listeria contamination in sampling products from Mann Packing of Salina, California. The company had distributed product to Trader Joe’s, Target, Walmart, HEB, and several other grocery and food service chains.

Consumers who have purchased recalled products are urged not to consume them and should either throw them out or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Listeria can cause serious and fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and people with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriage and stillbirth. Symptoms of listeria include fever, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, muscle aches and convulsions, and symptoms typically appear within one to four weeks after exposure.

Products Included in the Vegetable Recall

The following products are included in the vegetable recall:

Country Distributed ToBrandProduct DescriptionUPC CodeBest If Used By Date
CanadaComplimentsCauliettes Chop, 14oz bags‘06882013254710/14/2017
10/16/2017
Vegetable Platter, 24oz trays‘05574253490010/16/2017
MannMann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 12 oz bags‘71651901307210/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bags‘71651903685910/14/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz bags‘71651901303410/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Brussels Sprouts, 12 oz bags‘71651901035410/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 12 oz bags‘71651901306510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 2 lb bags‘71651902018610/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 12 oz bags‘71651901304110/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 2 lb bags‘71651902015510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Fiesta Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray‘71651902049010/15/2017
Mann’s Kale Beet Blend, 8 oz Bags‘71651900027010/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowl Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz Tray‘71651903689710/15/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowl Monterey Risotto, 8.75 oz Tray‘71651903679810/14/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Delight, 7.15 oz trays‘71651903693410/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Butternut Kale Risotto, 8.75 oz tray‘71651903691010/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz trays‘71651903690310/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz Tray‘71651903681110/13/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz trays‘71651903682810/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz trays‘71651903686610/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Power Blend, 10 oz bags‘71651901311910/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Rainbow Salad, 12 oz bags‘71651901308910/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 2.5 lb tray‘71651901407910/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 54 oz tray‘71651901405510/15/2017
Mann’s Culinary CutsMann’s Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower, 14 oz bags‘71651906901710/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bags‘71651903685910/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Family FavoritesMann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 10 oz bags‘71651901403110/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking FavoritesMann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz tray‘71651902058210/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray, 16.5 oz tray‘71651902060510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Western FamilySpicy Southwester Kale Kit, 22.8 OZ bags‘06263935230110/13/2017
 

Vegetable Medley, 2 LB bags

06263932481010/14/2017
10/16/2017
West Coast Stir Fry Mix, 2 lb bags06263932485810/15/2017
Kale Salad Kit, 24 oz bags06263934593810/14/2017
10/16/2017
Kale Caesar Kit, 14.8 OZ bags‘06263935229510/14/2017
Broccoli Slaw, 12 oz bags06263932484110/17/2017
USAArcher FarmsBroccoli Slaw 12 OZ bags‘08523934314210/16/2017
Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12oz bags‘08523934114810/14/2017
10/15/2017
Broccoli Florets 12oz bags‘08523931914710/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Medley 12oz Bags‘08523933914510/14/2017
10/15/2017
Brussels Sprouts, 12oz bags‘08523930114210/14/2017
Shaved Brussels Sprouts, 9oz bags‘08523919314310/15/2017
Cauliflower Florets, 10oz bags‘08523903014110/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
HEBBroccoli Carrots, 12 OZ bags412209750810/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Cauliflower, 12 OZ bags412209750310/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Florets, 12 OZ bags412209750510/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Slaw, 12 OZ bags412209751210/16/2017
10/17/2017
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad, 10OZ bags412206511210/14/2017
10/15/2017
Veggie Toss Kit Caulibit Mushroom Sauce, 11oz bags412201770610/15/2017
10/16/2017
Caulibits Chopped Cauliflower, 14oz bags412200932710/15/2017
10/16/2017
Cauliflower Florets, 10 OZ bags412203227810/15/2017
10/16/2017
Fiesta Salad, 12 OZ bags412209750110/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Power Slaw, 10 OZ bags412208322310/14/2017
10/17/2017
Stir Fry Medley, 12 OZ bags412209750410/14/2017
10/16/2017
Vegetable Medley, 12 OZ bags412209750610/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Little Salad BarBroccoli Florets, 12 OZ bags‘04149821603010/15/2017
Broccoli Slaw, 12 OZ bags‘04149821604710/16/2017
MannMann’s Brussels Sprouts,  2LB bags‘71651902030810/12/2017
10/14/2017
Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 1 lb bags‘71651901100910/15/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 12 oz bags‘71651901307210/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bags‘71651903685910/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Carrots, 12 oz bags‘71651901305810/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz bags‘71651901303410/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 16 oz bags‘71651901217410/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly, 1 lb bags‘71651901016310/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly, 12 oz bags‘71651901301010/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Brussels Sprouts, 12 oz bags‘71651901035410/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 1 lb bags‘71651901218110/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 12 oz bags‘71651901306510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 2 lb bags‘71651902018610/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 1 lb bags‘71651901215010/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 12 oz bags‘71651901304110/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 2 lb bags‘71651902015510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Fiest Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray‘71651908872810/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Fiesta Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray‘71651902049010/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Kale Beet Blend, 8 oz Bags‘71651900027010/16/2017
‘71651900028710/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowl Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz Tray‘71651903689710/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowl Monterey Risotto, 8.75 oz Tray‘71651903679810/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Brussels, 7.15 oz Tray‘71651903694110/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Delight, 7.15 oz trays‘71651903693410/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Butternut Kale Risotto, 8.75 oz tray‘71651903691010/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz trays‘71651903690310/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz Tray‘71651903681110/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz trays‘71651903682810/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz trays‘71651903686610/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
‘71651903695810/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Power Blend, 10 oz bags‘71651901311910/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Power Blend, 20 oz bags‘71651900041610/17/2017
Mann’s Rainbow Salad, 12 oz bags‘71651901308910/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 2.5 lb tray‘71651901407910/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags‘71651903011310/18/2017
10/20/2017
Mann Culinary CutsMann’s Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower, 14 oz bags‘71651906901710/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bags‘71651903685910/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Family FavoritesMann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 10 oz bags‘71651901403110/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking FavoritesMann’s Snacking Favorites Cheddar Pretzel Veggie Tray, 19.6 oz tray‘71651902044510/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Honey Turkey Cheddar, 20.3 oz Tray‘71651902048310/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz trays‘71651901475810/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz tray‘71651902058210/15/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray, 16.5 oz bags‘71651902057510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Signature FarmsMeat & Cheese Tray, 36 OZ trays‘02113011096410/14/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Cauliflower Florets 4/28 OZ bags‘02113098449710/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Cauliflower Florets 6/12 OZ bags02113098340710/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Slaw 12 OZ bags02113098339110/15/2017
10/17/2017
Broccoli Stir Fry 28 OZ bags‘02113098445910/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Florets 12 OZ bags‘02113098340710/14/2017
10/15/2017
Broccoli Stir Fry, 12 OZ bags02113098332210/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip, 24 OZ. trays‘02113029955310/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip, 24OZ (NS) trays‘02113029955310/14/2017
10/15/2017
Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip, 54 OZ. trays2113029956010/16/2017
Vegetable Medley, 28 OZ bags‘02113098446610/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Vegetable Medley, 12 OZ bags02113098332210/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Veggie & Hummus Tray (NS),  16.5OZ trays‘02113098428210/14/2017
Veggie & Hummus Tray, 16.5 OZ trays‘02113098428210/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Trader Joe’sKohlrabi Salad Blend, 10 OZ Bags‘0058 614610/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
WalmartBroccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 OZ bags‘68113132885210/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Florets, 32 oz bags‘68113112234410/14/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Florets, 12 OZ bags‘68113132884510/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Broccoli Slaw, 16 OZ bags‘68113114820710/14/2017
10/15/2017
Stir Fry Medley, 12 OZ bags‘68113145746010/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Cauliflower Florets, 10 OZ bags‘68113109138110/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Cauliflower 6/16 oz WM‘68113112232010/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Super Blend, 10oz bags‘68113114836810/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Vegetable Medley, 2LB bags‘68113145737810/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Vegetable Medley 9/12 OZ WM‘68113132879110/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
USA (Foodservice)Cross Valley FarmsShaved Brussles Sprouts, 2 lb bags10/14/2017
10/15/2017
Cauliflover Florets, 3 LB bags10/12/2017
10/14/2017
Spiral Cut Kohlrabi, 2 LB bags10/14/2017
10/17/2017
Superfood Slaw, 2 LB bags10/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
MannMann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags10/16/2017

273 Julian Code

10/18/2017

275 Julian Code

10/19/2017

276 Julian Code

Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 6/3 lb bags10/16/2017

273 Julian Code

10/18/2017

275 Julian Code

10/19/2017

276 Julian Code

Broccoli Cole Slaw, 4×3 lb bags10/14/2017

271 Julian Code

10/16/2017

273 Julian Code

Shaved Brussels Sprouts, 5/2 lb bags10/14/2017

271 Julian Code

10/15/2017

272 Julian Code

Cauliflower Florets, 2/3 LB PIZZA CUT, bags10/19/2017

276 Julian Code

Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags‘71651903011310/14/2017

271 Julian Code

10/16/2017

273 Julian Code

10/18/2017

275 Julian Code

10/19/2017

276 Julian Code

Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 3 lb bags‘71651902029210/14/2017

271 Julian Code

10/16/2017

273 Julian Code

Veggie Power Blend 4/2 LB SS10/13/2017

270 Julian Code

10/14/2017

271 Julian Code

10/15/2017

272 Julian Code

10/17/2017

274 Julian Code

Sysco NaturalCauliflower Florets 2/3 LB MIN bags10/19/2017

276 Julian Code

CanadaMannBroccoli Cole Slaw 4×3 lb bags10/14/2017

271 Julian Code

(Foodservice)Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags‘71651903011310/16/2017

273 Julian Code

10/18/2017

275 Julian Code

Veggie Power Blend 4/2 LB SS10/14/2017

271 Julian Code

10/17/2017

274 Julian Code

 

Delta Recalls 28,000 Strollers for Fall Hazard

Delta has issued a recall for more than 28,000 “J is for Jeep” brand jogging strollers after determining the products pose a fall hazard to infants.

About the “J is for Jeep Stroller Recall”

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the strollers’ leg bracket can break creating a fall hazard to infants riding in the stroller. Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the stroller immediately and contact Delta for a free repair.

The firm has received four reports of the stroller leg bracket breaking and one report involving injuries to a child.

The recalled strollers were sold at Walmart, Target, and other stores nationwide between August 2015 and August 2016. The strollers sold for between $130 and $160.

Description of the Recalled Delta Strollers

The recalled strollers were marketed as cross-country all-terrain jogging strollers, and have to large wheels in the back an on smaller wheel on the front. “J is for Jeep” is printed on the side of the stroller sun canopy with a star inside a circle printed on the front bottom of the seat as well as on the side of the stroller.

The model number and the lost number can be found on a label on the left bottom frame support. Models included in the recall are:

  • Model Number: 11988-835
    • Color: Orange inside/Green outside and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15083, CH15084, CH15085, CH15086, CH15087, CH15088, CH15089, CH15095, CH15123, CH15124, CH15125, CH15126, CH15127, CH15128, CH15157, CH15158, CH15173, CH15174, CH15185, CH15186, CH16045, CH16046, CH16047, CH16048, CH16052, CH16053, CH16054, CH16055, CH16056, CH16074, CH16084, CH16085, CH16086, CH16087, CH16088, CH16089, CH16090, CH16091, CH16092, CH16093, CH16094, CH16095, CH16096, CH16097, CH16098, CH16099
  • Model Number: 11988-340
    • Color: Green and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15203, CH15217
  • Model Number: 11988-436
    • Color: Blue and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15143
  • Model Number: 11988-656
    • Color: Pink and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15144
  • Model Number: 11988-838
    • Color: Orange and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15145
  • Model Number: 11988-0261
    • Color: Grey and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH16025
  • Model Number: 11998-0251
    • Color: Grey and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH16026
  • Model Number: 11998-314
    • Color: Green and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15165, CH16006
  • Model Number: 11998-439
    • Color: Blue and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15055, CH15057, CH15058, CH15059, CH15060, CH15061, CH15063, CH15064, CH15065, CH15139, CH15140, CH15150, CH15159
  • Model Number: 11998-678
    • Color: Pink and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15166, CH16007
  • Model Number: 11998-850
    • Color: Orange outside/Grey inside and Black
    • Lot Number(s): CH15211, CH15212, CH15213, CH15214, CH15215, , CH16024, CH16044

Toyota Recalls 300,000 Sienna Vehicles for Rollaway and Crash Hazard

Toyota announced Wednesday that it will recall 300,000 Sienna minivans due to a defect which could cause the vehicles to rollaway and increase the risk of a crash.

About the Sienna Rollaway Recall

According to reports, Toyota has stated that grease inside the shift lever assembly could transfer to other internal components. This could lead to the vehicle rolling away when it should be in park, thereby increasing the risk of accident or injury.

Toyota will repair the affected vehicles at no cost to the owner, and affected customers will be notified by mail by mid-December.

Vehicles Affected by the Toyota Sienna Recall

Toyota has included the following model years in the rollaway recall:

  • 2005 Toyota Sienna
  • 2006 Toyota Sienna
  • 2007 Toyota Sienna
  • 2009 Toyota Sienna
  • 2010 Toyota Sienna

All recalled vehicles were sold in the United States.

Ford to Recall 1.34 Million Trucks for Door Latch Defect

Ford Motor Co. has announced plans to recall roughly 1.34 million Ford trucks to resolve a door latch defect that could result in doors becoming stuck shut or failing to completely latch when closed.

About the Ford Door Latch Recall

Reuters reports that the issue is linked to water linking into the door latch or bent or kinked actuation cables. Either issue can result in the latches becoming inoperable.

Ford has stated that customers would be notified next month; however, the automaker was not able to provide an estimated time of resolution nor did it have a timetable for when the parts needed for repairs, namely a rain shield, would become available.

Ford has now recalled more than 5 million vehicles for various door latch-related issues since 2016, and the latest recall is expected to cost more than $265 million.

Vehicles Affected by the Ford Door Latch Recall

Ford has named the following model year vehicles as part of the recall:

  • 2015-2017 Ford F-150
  • 2017 Ford Super Duty

The recalled vehicles were sold in North America.

Daimler Recalls More than 1 Million Vehicles for Airbag Defect

German automaker Daimler AG, who manufactures Mercedes-Benz vehicles among others, has issued a recall for 1 million vehicles after discovering faulty wiring in vehicle steering columns can cause airbags to deploy inadvertently.

About the Daimler AG Recall

According to Reuters, the recall covers certain Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles. Among the vehicles being recalled are 495,000 vehicles sold in the United States, 400,000 in Britain, and 76,000 in Canada. A few hundred thousand were also sold in Germany; however, the automaker was unable to provide accurate worldwide totals.

Daimler AG reports that an electrostatic discharge coupled with a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding of components in the steering column can cause driver side front airbags to deploy without warning. In order to fix the defect, dealers will add new grounding to the steering components.

A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz in the United States did reveal the existence of instances in which drivers suffered abrasion and bruises from inadvertent airbag deployments.

This issue is considered separate from ongoing Takata airbag inflator recalls also affecting Mercedes-Benz and Daimler AG vehicles.

Vehicles Covered by the Daimler AG Recall

Daimler AG is still working to determine the scope of the recall, but has said that vehicles from the following model years are being included in the recall:

  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
  • 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

What is a Tire Tread Separation?

Tread separation is a serious condition of the tire characterized by a detachment of the tire’s tread from the casing. Some tires are more prone to a tread separation, such as those found on vehicles that travel an extensive amount of miles or through rugged terrain. In a tread separation, the tread peels off the tire, preventing the vehicle from gripping the road properly.

When a tire tread separates while a vehicle is in operation, a full loss of vehicle control usually occurs, significantly increasing the likelihood of a car crash or a rollover accident. Not only is this a danger to the vehicle’s driver but other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists as well.

Signs that your tires are experiencing a tread separation include:

  • Vibration while driving
  • Bump or bulge on tire
  • Sidewall irregularities
  • Uneven wear on tire treads

Causes of tread separation may include:

  • Improper inflation of the tire
  • Driving over potholes or other large objects
  • Inadequate flat repair
  • Excessive wear and tear (exceeding recommended mileage on a tire)
  • Manufacturer’s defect

Who is Liable for your Accident and Injuries?

In the case of a manufacturer’s defect, you may have a product liability claim to make against the company that produced the faulty tire that lead to your accident. Tread separation caused by a defect in the manufacturing process is a rare occurrence but one that can cause a catastrophic auto accident and severe injuries nonetheless. Tread separation accidents oftentimes lead to spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 200 people die each year in the United States due to tire-related crashes.

A tire defect can be the result of a design error, faulty manufacturing process, or an issue with the shipping of the tires to distributors. People injured in a crash caused by a defective tire are entitled to compensation for the losses they incurred, including pain and suffering, medical costs, and lost wages.

If you were involved in an accident that you believe was due to a defective tire, it is important to preserve the tire if at all possible. Our firm retains a host of experts that can help determine if the tire was manufactured properly or if it contained defects causing a tread separation. This evidence can be vital in proving your case and achieving the maximum compensation possible.

Past Tire Recalls in the United States

Here are a few of the largest and deadliest tire recalls in the United States since the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was instated in 1978:

  • Firestone 500 Steel Belted Radial Tires (1978)
    • 14.5 million tires recalled due to tread separation
    • Thousands of accidents, dozens of deaths linked to defective tires
  • Bridgestone Corporation Firestone Tires (2000)
    • 5 million tires recalled
    • 46 deaths linked to recalled tires
  • Goodyear Silent Armor Tires (2012)
    • 41,000 tires recalled
    • 2 reported deaths linked to recalled tires
  • Foreign Tire Sales (2007)
    • 255,000 Chinese-made tires recalled
    • Tires lacked safety feature that prevented tread separation

You may check the NHTSA website for information on recent tire recalls and vehicle recalls.

Injured in Auto Accident Caused by a Tire Defect?

If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured in an accident due to a tread separation or other tire defect, contact Thomas J. Henry. If a tire failure is caused by a manufacturer’s defect, an injured victim has cause to bring a product liability claim against that manufacturer.

These cases can be complex and require extensive resources to prove that a defect caused your accident and subsequent injuries. At Thomas J. Henry, our injury attorneys are experienced in handling these types of cases and have a track record of winning these cases for our injured clients. Your choice matters when it comes to hiring a lawyer to represent you.

Call our law offices today for a free legal consultation. Our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim.

‘Harmful Bacteria’ Results in Recall of Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottle Soap

Dr. Brown’s has issued a recall affecting 23,000 bottles of baby bottle soap after determining the product may contain potentially harmful bacteria.

Details of the Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottle Soap Recall

According to Fortune, customers are urged to immediately cease using Dr. Brown’s natural bottle and dish soap due to the potential presence of “harmful bacteria” that “poses a risk of respiratory and other infections” to infants.

The recall was issued Wednesday and affects bottle soap products manufactured between September 2016 and June 2017. Affected soap was sold at 4 Our Little Ones, Babies R’ Us, Bebeang, Buy Buy Baby, Drugland Pharmacy, Family First Pharmacy, Global Nutrition Trading, Macro and Turquoise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com.

Dr. Brown’s has not received any reports of illness or injury in connection with the bottles. Consumers are urged to boil or sanitize any bottles or dishes washed with the soap.

Description of the Recalled Baby Bottle Soap

  • The recalled Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap was sold separately and with the Dr. Brown’s bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit.
  • Affected bottles come in two sizes:
    • 16-ounce with a pump
    • 4-ounce squeeze bottle
  • A label is located on the front with the text “Dr. Brown’s natural bottle & dish soap” and “100% plant-based ingredients.”

 

Volkswagen Recalls 281,000 Vehicles for Engine Stalls

Volkswagen is recalling roughly 281,000 U.S vehicles after determining the fuel pumps in the vehicles can fail and cause the cars to suddenly stall, leaving motorists at an increased risk of crash.

Details of the Volkswagen Fuel Pump Recall

The Detroit News reports that the recall covers 2009 through 2016 model year CC vehicles and 2006 through 2010 model year Passat sedans and wagons. All of the recalled vehicles are equipped with four-cylinder gasoline engines.

Government documents suggest the fuel pump control computer can lose electrical power, preventing gas from flowing and causing the engine to stop. The defect can also cause the fuel pump to continue running even after the vehicle is shut off.

Owner notification is not expected to begin until October, and replacement parts will not be available until sometime after that.

Dangers of Engine Stalls

If a car stalls while in operation, it can leave the driver of the vehicle without power steering, power brakes, and other essential safety features.

If your car stalls while you are driving, the most important thing for you to focus on is staying come. Try to apply the brakes and pull over to the side of the road. Both steering and braking will require more effort than usual, but try to avoid severe steering adjustments or slamming on the brakes.

Once you are on a safe part of the vehicle, try to restart your car. If you are unable to restart your vehicle, or if you just don’t feel safe operating the vehicle after experiencing the stall, call for a tow.

Johnson & Johnson Talc Product Lawsuits Expand into California

The company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been facing lawsuits over talc-based products that some users claim to lead to cancer, and a lawsuit in California has opened this issue even wider.

Information on Previous Lawsuits

A California resident recently won $417 million in a lawsuit against J&J relating to a product that contained talc and possibly lead to their cancer diagnosis. This was just one of around 48,000 lawsuits that the company is going up against with regards to their products.

All other amounts rewarded to people in lawsuits came to a total of $307, and were rewarded from the same court in St. Louis, Missouri. Many out-of-state cases came to the court after the initial large sums of money were rewarded to various parties.

J&J believes that the court is very “friendly” to plaintiffs seeking money, and they feel that people having been “shopping” for a court that would be likely to give them what they want. The company did, however, seem to directly benefit from a new law that courts could only deal with cases involving injuries that occurred in their own state, which was passed by the Supreme Court in June.

About the California Lawsuit

The lawsuit in California involved a 63-year-old woman that claimed that J&J baby powder, which contains talc, was the cause of her ovarian cancer. There have been several other cases involving women who have filed lawsuits for the same reason

Some of the plaintiffs’ experts used in the cases in St. Louis were also used during the California case.

A product liability defense lawyer, stated that the evidence provided for the jury was “compelling” and made the case harder for the defense.

How Does a Tire Recall Affect My Texas Tire Failure Injury Case?

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident that resulted from a tire failure, the existence of a tire recall could be indicative of a larger design defect or manufacturing defect. When coupled with a thorough examination of your damaged tire by an industry expert, this can help establish a stronger claim to compensation.

What Are Common Causes of Tire Recalls?

When a tire is recalled, it is because the manufacturer has determined that mistakes were made during the tire’s design and/or manufacturing process. Such failures can result in rapid tire wear, tire separation, and tire blowouts.

Among the leading reasons cited by manufacturers when issuing a tire recall are:

  • Poor or defective design
  • Inadequate curing process
  • Inadequate skim stock
  • Improper belt wiping
  • Improper belt placement
  • Lack of nylon overlays
  • Faulty split rim wheel assemblies

What Are Some Early Signs of Tire Damage and Defects?

It is recommended that you check your tires for any wear, damage, or defects at least once every month. Additionally, you should always take a few minutes to check your tires before taking a road trip. Signs that a tire may be damaged or defective include:

  • Uneven tread wear – if one section of the tire is wearing faster than the rest, this can be a sign of improper inflation, tire misalignment, damaged tires, or issues with your vehicles suspension parts.
  • Excessively worn tread – most modern tires have a tread-wear bar running across the tread signally the minimum allowable tread depth (1/16-inch). You may also use a tread gauge which are available at any auto parts store. Extremely rapid wear may be a sign of a tire defect.
  • Bulges in the tire – if you can see a bulge or bump in the sidewall, this is a sign of a weak spot the tire which is prone to blowout.
  • Cracking or cuts in the side wall – Similar to bulges, cracking or deep cuts in the sidewall of a tire means there is a need for replacement.
  • Excessive vibration – If you care begins vibrating at a certain speed (typically between 10 mph and 40 mph) this can be a sign of tire tread separation.
  • Wavy pattern in the tire tread – you tire tread should always remain parallel. A misaligned pattern is a signal that the tread is not properly bonded to the steel belting underneath.

Contact an Experienced Tire Recall Attorney

Thomas J. Henry are leaders in the area of product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division have extensive knowledge and resources in order to represent our clients efficiently and aggressively. We represent a multitude of people who are battling against manufacturers of defective tires and tire parts.

Your choice does matter. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by a defective or recalled tire, call Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.