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Firerstone Tire Recall Issued

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 08T024

Synopsis:
Bridgestone Firestone (BFNT) is recalling 184 Firestone brand FS400 tires, size 315/80R22.5 Load Range L, commercial truck tires manufactured between June 15 and June 28, 2008. These tires were not branded with the maximum speed limit rating required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles." If these tires are used at speeds above their 55mph maximum speed limit, there is a possibility that a tread/belt detachment may occur, leading to a loss of vehicle control. This creates a risk of a crash, serious injury, or death. BFNT will notify owners of the safety campaign. Firestone dealers will replace the tires of the line and sizes covered by this campaign with new tires; and mount the replacement tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or about September 19, 2008. Owners may contact BFNT toll-free at 1-800-847-3272.
For more information for this particular recall, please go to 08T024.


Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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Homelite Chain Saw Recall Announced

Picture of Recalled Homelite Chain Saw indicating the front hand guard/chain brake and the data label with model number and date manufactured
Homelite Consumer Products Announce Recall to Repair Chain Saws Due to Chain Brake Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Homelite Chain Saws

Units: About 370,000

Importer: Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

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Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile

December 16, 2008
Alert #09-713

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Model Year 2009 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat and Crossfire Snowmobiles

Units: About 10,000

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Deere & Company Recalls Gator XUV Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

Picture of Recalled John Deere Gator XUV 620i Utility Vehicle

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20207
September 16, 2008
Alert #08-606

Deere & Company Recalls Gator XUV Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: John Deere Gator XUV 620i Utility Vehicles

Units: About 2,500

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Consumer Advisory: Unrepaired Vehicles Could Pose Serious Hazard

CONSUMER ADVISORY: Five Million Unrepaired Fords, Lincolns and Mercurys Could Pose Serious Fire Hazard to Vehicles and Dwellings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging owners of certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, and passenger cars to take their vehicles to a local dealership for a corrective repair.

The vehicles contain a defective cruise control switch that could lead to a fire at any time, even while the vehicle is turned-off, parked and unattended. Repair parts are immediately available.

NHTSA remains concerned that many owners have yet to respond to multiple safety defect recall notifications from Ford. Of the 12 million vehicles involved in the recall, nearly five million have not yet been brought to Ford for repair.

  1. 1993–2004 Ford F150
  2. 1993–1999 Ford F250 (gasoline engine)
  3. 1993–1996 Ford Bronco
  4. 1994–1996 Ford Econoline
  5. 1997–2002 Ford Expedition
  6. 1998–2002 Lincoln Navigator
  7. 1998–2002 Ford Ranger
  8. 1992–1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car
  9. 1993–1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
  10. 1993–1995 Ford Taurus SHO with automatic transmission
  11. 1994–Mercury Capri
  12. 1998–2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer
  13. 2001–2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Explorer Sport Trac
  14. 1992–1993 and 1997–2003 Ford E-150-350 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  15. 2002 Ford E-550 gasoline engine vehicles
  16. 1996–2003 Ford E-450 gasoline or natural gas vehicles
  17. 1994–2002 Ford F-250 through F-550 super Duty trucks (gasoline engine)
  18. 2000–2002 Ford Excursion (gasoline engine)
  19. 2003 F250 – F550 Super Duty, Ford Excursion
  20. 1995–2002 Ford F53 Motor home chassis
  21. 2002–2003 Lincoln Blackwood

Consumers with questions should contact their local Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealer, or call 888-222-2751. Additional information is available at: www.ford.com

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