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Dometic Recall Information

Dometic Recall Information

UPDATE: Dometic Voluntarily Expands Refrigerator Recall

Dometic recently expanded its recall on a population of two-door refrigerators. The original recall included some two-door refrigerators manufactured between April 1997 and May 2003. The recent expansion of this recall now includes the same two-door refrigerators, manufactured between June 2003 and September 2006.

To find out if your refrigerator falls within either of the recalls, enter the model and 8-digit serial number of your Dometic refrigerator below.

Dometic has voluntarily recalled a population of two-door refrigerators manufactured between April 1997 and May 2003. To find out if your refrigerator falls within the recall, enter the model number and 8-digit serial number of your Dometic refrigerator below.

 Click here for more information about the Dometic Refrigerator Recall

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Consumer Advisory: Baby Trend recalls child safety seat bases

Consumer Advisory: Baby Trend recalls child safety seat bases

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is alerting owners of Baby Trend child safety seats about a safety recall. The affected seats are: Magnum (model number 6439), Galaxy (model number 6481), Silverado (model number 6448); and the 6400S bases that were sold separately and manufactured between May 14, 2007, and April 1, 2008.

Baby Trend is recalling the bases of these child safety seats because they could fail to adequately protect children in a collision. Baby Trend will replace the base free of charge.

Owners of the affected seats should contact Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 to obtain a free replacement base. In the meantime, NHTSA is urging consumers not to use the car seat with the base.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA’s toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov. Consumers can be notified of future child seat recalls by registering with NHTSA here.

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Defective Yamaha Rhino Lawsuit Filed

Defective Yamaha Rhino Side by Side ''Had Devastating Impact'' on Life, Californian Charges in Personal Injury Lawsuit

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) August 15, 2008 -- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Scott Smith, age 42, from Twain Harte, California, filed a personal injury lawsuit against Yamaha Motor Corporation in California Superior Court in Orange County. The lawsuit charges that the Yamaha Rhino side-by-side is a dangerously unstable and defective all terrain vehicle "ATV").

On August 20, 2006, Smith was a passenger in a 2006 Yamaha Rhino that tipped over at a low rate of speed. Smith suffered severe injuries to his right leg, and was left permanently impaired.

"The Rhino incident has had a devastating impact on my life," stated Scott Smith. "My right leg was crushed by the Rhino's roll bar. The pain has been unbearable. For over a year I was confined to bed while having to undergo seven surgeries. I will never again be able to hike, ski or participate in other outdoor activities that I enjoyed."

The complaint alleges that the Yamaha Rhino side-by-side contains multiple design flaws rendering it dangerously unstable and unduly prone to tipping and rolling over. These defects include a top-heavy design resulting in a high center of gravity, and a dangerously narrow track width. "The design flaws make the Rhino dangerously susceptible to tipping and rolling, even when being driven at slow speeds," stated Robert J. Nelson, a partner at Lieff Cabraser, which represents Smith.

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Automotix Now Offers Access to Full List of Auto Recalls and Defects

Automotix Now Offers Access to Full List of Auto Recalls and Defects
Members can now easily search for NHTS Recalls and Defects Free of Charge

Mission, KS. August 5, 2008 (PRAvenueNW) -- Automotix, the premier destination for finding used car parts online, announced this week that they have launched a brand new service for their members. Now, anyone can easily find NHTS Recalls and Defects right on the Automotix website.

Members can search for their vehicle make and model and get current information on any recalls or manufacturer defects. The process is simple and provides accurate and up to date information that car owners need to know. Once they have located the correct make, model and year of their vehicle, members get full access to detailed information involving any issues that may need to be addressed.

Once the results load, the member is directed to more information on how to get their vehicle repaired, as well as full disclosure on the impact that the recall or defect may have on their vehicle. Consumers rarely get this level of access to this information, nor have they been able to find it in one, easy to access spot. Automotix is providing the community with this information completely free of charge.

To check for current vehicle recalls and defects, just visit Automotix’s site, or load http://www.automotix.net/autorepair/recalls.html to begin the search.

In addition to that, Automotix recently introduced a resource section dedicated to documenting car problems and customer complaints about specific vehicles, which is based on a huge database of information from the US Transportation Department. The database is searchable, making it easy to just specify a make, model, and year – and take a look at the various customer complaints related to that specific vehicle. The section is available at:  http://www.automotix.net/autorepair/car_problems.html

About the Company: Automotix.net is striving to build one of the largest used auto and parts communities on the web and their unique method of connecting buyers and sellers promises to do just that. Their name, which is short for Automotive Exchange, really says it all. From simple used auto body parts on common cars to the rarest wheel rims for the rarest fine automobiles, you'll find everything you need, all in one place.
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North Carolina strengthens law against riding in the cargo area of pickup trucks

North Carolina recently amended its laws prohibiting children from riding in the cargo area of pickup trucks. The law previously provided that children under the age of 12 were not to be transported in the cargo area. The amendment law now covers children under the age of 16. The law contains several exceptions, including permitting children of all ages to ride in the cargo area if supervised by an adult.

For more information on state laws prohibiting children from riding in the cargo area of pickup trucks, go to http://www.iihs.org/laws/cargoAreas.aspx

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