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John Stewart

Top Safety Pick Winners Announced

66 winners of 2011 Top Safety Pick award; automakers quickly improve roofs to boost rollover protection

ARLINGTON, VA (Dec 22, 2010) — Sixty-six vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2011, including 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan. Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners also must have available electronic stability control, a crash avoidance feature that significantly reduces crash risk. The ratings help consumers pick vehicles that offer a higher level of protection than federal safety standards require.

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John Stewart

BB Buggies Recalls Classic Bad Boy Buggies Again Due To Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec 23, 2010) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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John Stewart

Camping Stoves and Equipment Recalled by Katadyn North America Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Optimus Nova camping stove

Name of Product: Camping Stoves and Equipment

Units: About 5,300 in the United States and 2,400 in Canada

Importer: Katadyn North America Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Damaged fuel lines and/or O-rings may cause fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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John Stewart

Cub Cadet Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Risk of Loss of Control

Recalled utility vehicle

Units: About 200

Manufacturer: MTD Consumer Group Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The front lower ball joint can detach and cause a loss of steering control. This poses a crash hazard for consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

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John Stewart

Dunlop Trailer Tires Recalled


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Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:Production Dates:
DUNLOP / SP193 / 295/75R22.5JAN 24, 2010 - MAY 29, 2010
Manufacturer: GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANYMfr's Report Date: AUG 30, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T018000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11994
Summary:
GOODYEAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN DUNLOP SP193 COMMERCIAL TRAILER TIRES, SIZE 295/75R22.5, PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 24 THROUGH MAY 29, 2010. THESE TIRES COULD EXPERIENCE AIR LOSS AND IF GONE UNDETECTED, THE TIRE COULD BE DRIVEN WHILE UNDER INFLATED.
Consequence:
DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH UNDER INFLATED TIRES INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
GOODYEAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL VISUALLY INSPECT THE TIRES FOR THE DEFECT. IF THE DEFECT IS PRESENT, GOODYEAR DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. IF THE DEFECT IS NOT PRESENT AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION, THE TIRE IS OK AND WILL NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 30, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GOODYEAR AT 1-800-321-2136.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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