The Consumer Product Safety Commission along Toro Co,, of Bloomington, Minnesota has issued a recall announcement concerning all units of the Toro Z Master Riding Mowers.
The 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers could experience a fire because the idler pulley in these devices could rub against the mower’s fuel tank unexpectedly, which could pose a fire risk.
Up to six incidents have been reported. They were linked to the recalled products. According to the federal agencies, injuries were not reported. Consumers with the affected products should contact authorized dealers to have the product fully repaired for free in order to prevent any type of incidents. According to the firm, over 3,700 units of these mowers are affected. A recall associated with these products was already issued in November of 2012 but a second recall announcement was issued to expand the previous recall.
Consumers should never ignore a recall announcement especially if it’s linked to a product that you own and use regularly. Stay safe and keep your loved ones safe by clicking here to read this recall announcement and learn more about what you can do to have this issue promptly eradicated.
Several news agencies have reported that parents should keep in mind that if they follow certain tips, they ensure their children are safe while riding along with their parents in a vehicle.
Leaving your child unattended inside of a car or playing near a car can lead to potential risks since children can be highly susceptible to being injured if they are left in a car without any supervision for a long time.
Parents and caregivers must make it a habit to always check the vehicle before they leave. If you see children left alone inside of vehicles, contact the authorities at once. A sleeping baby may be overlooked, that’s why parents must make it a habit to leave a stuffed animal in the front passenger seat while there’s a sleeping baby in the back. This can help them to keep themselves from leaving the child in the car.
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Pierce has issued a recall for several fire trucks over a potential risk associated with inner door handles.
The models 2007 through 2010 Velocity and Impel fire trucks were equipped with components that could cause doors to be open unexpectedly, which could increase the risk of injuries since a person may fall out of the moving truck.
Dealers will have all inner door handles replaced for free, reports show. If you have been affected by this recall, follow this link for the full article
Scooters sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled over a potential issue that could cause the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally.
The company decided to issue this recall after the firm received nine reports of incidents linked to the unintentional acceleration of the scooters, including incidents that unfortunately resulted in minor injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that these devices should not be used any longer.
If you have this scooter in your possession, contact the place of purchase and have the device returned for a full refund or store credit.
For more on this recall, follow this link.
According to several news agencies, the Sir Fancis Drake High School will be holding a distracted driving awareness week throughout this week in order to make teens aware of the risks associated with distracted driving.
The reports show that students have produced a video that illustrated risks associated with distracted driving in order to warn teens about how dangerous this behavior can turn out to be.
Speakers will also participate in the event during the assemblies that will be held during this week. Students will get the chance to learn more about how to avoid distractions and drive safely.
To learn more details on this story and how to drive safely, click here for the full article.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that Navistar has decided to issue a recall for multiple vehicles over a potential crash risk.
IC Bus, International brand Durastar and Workstar, Holiday Rambler brand model Ambassador and Endeavor and Monaco brand models Knight and Diplomat were equipped with injection pressure regulator harness wires that could eventually break while the vehicle is in use, which could cause the engine to shit down unexpectedly.
Affected consumers are being asked to contact the manufacturer to have the issue promptly eradicated at once.
For the full recall statement, click here.
The Federal Aviation Administration has reported it has requested American airlines to ground all fleets of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets for an extensive investigation and action plan in order to identify the issue associated with these aircrafts that led to a series of incidents in the recent past including a fire in the belly of the Dreamliner while the aircraft was on the tarmac at Logan International Airport in Boston.
The review of the Dreamliner is subject to an extensive investigation by the FAA that has reported the aircraft is safe, however, problems that have led to small fires and computer errors should be addressed before major accidents are reported.
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Annie's Inc. has issued a recall for several units of frozen pizzas over a possible health risk.
The company reported that metal mesh has been found in the flour used in the production of these pizzas due to a failure in a third-party flour facility.
The company stated that all variations of Annie's Homegrown Frozen Pizza are affected by this recall announcement. Consumers with the recalled products are being advised to stop consuming the product and return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions can be addressed to the company or the Food and Drug Administration.
For more details on this recall, click here to read the full recall announcement.
The California Highway Patrol has reported that four people were seriously injured as a result of an accident that involved two vehicles.
The crash, which occurred Monday afternoon, was reported around 3 p.m. and according to official reports, the road was closed after the accident. Four people sustained serious injuries. The California Highway Patrol reported that one of the victims had to be rushed to the hospital by helicopter.
A SigAlert was issued after the accident that happened on Skyline Boulevard at Alpine Road.
To learn more about this accident, click here for the full article.
According to recent reports, critics have been worried about the impact the new amendment to the California’s 2009 texting while driving ban will have on the safety of Californian drivers.
Media outlets have been reporting that the National Safety Council hopes to push lawmakers to repeal the rule that allows drivers to text while behind the wheel with a hands-free device, which they say could also pose a distraction risk to drivers.
The reports indicate that this amendment was approved in order to allow drivers to make use of technology without compromising their safety and the safety of others. However, some believe that the distraction is not holding a phone while behind the wheel only but also the risk associated with dictating a message and being focused on that instead of focusing on the road ahead.
To learn more about this law and how some critics are fighting to repeal it, click here to read the full article.
A fatal accident that happened off Interstate 80 sparked debates over the dangers associated with driving unsafely in icy conditions.
According to the official accident reports, a driver was killed after his Dodge Ram rolled down an embankment after skidding off the road. The crash that happened at 8 in the morning on Monday is one of the four accidents that happened on the same day and in the same area.
Authorities urge drivers to beware of the risk associated with driving in icy conditions. If it’s cold and it has rained or snowed, the roads may become slick, which could result in crashes if drivers do not slow down.
For more on this accident and the ongoing investigation, click here to read the full article.
Multiple pounds of the frozen “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Bismati Rice” items over a possible link to a Listeria contamination that could have been caused by the presence of chicken imported from a Canadian meat company.
According to the company’s statement, the Food Safety and Inspection Service is worried that these products may have been contaminated with the bacteria and to prevent an illness outbreak, this recall announcement was issued right away. Up to this moment, no illnesses linked to these products have been reported.
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Certain drugs manufacturer by the Indian drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. are being recalled over a possible risk associated with the presence of glass particles in particular batches of these items.
The generic version of Lipitor, the world’s best selling drug, is being recalled. Recalled items include the drug’s 90 and 500-count bottles with 10, 20 and 40-milligram dosage strength. The company is now investigating the issue that may have caused certain batches to present foreign glass particles recently.
To prevent any health issues or adverse reactions, the company is asking consumers to check with their pharmacy if the drug they have in their possession is part of this recall.
For the full recall article, click here.
Several news reports indicated that the San Bernardino Police department cited over 100 people during a distracted driving crackdown in the region.
The crackdown was carried out Saturday and according to the official release, 36 people were cited for using their cell phones while behind the wheel while two others were cited for texting and operating a motor vehicle. Other motorists were cited for driving on a suspended license and different traffic violations.
The crackdown was carried out as part as a campaign to curb the distracted driving in the region.
For more on this crackdown and how important it is to be aware of the risks associated with distracted driving, click here to read the full article.
According to a series of news agencies, children’s pajamas are being recalled over a possible burn hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall statement concerning 1,130 units of certain pajamas manufactured by J.P. Boden & Co. over the fact the manufacturer failed to meet federal standards stipulated by the U.S. government. Since these products fail to meet flammability standards, the sleepwear is being recalled.
If you have purchased children’s pajamas from Bodenusa.com between July 21, 2012 and September 17, 2012, you are being encouraged to contact the company for a full refund.
For the full recall announcement, follow this link right away.
Local authorities reported that an auto accident that happened near Lincoln has resulted in a fatality.
The reports and multiple news agencies show that the accident happened on Sierra College Boulevard. The crash ended up forcing the authorities to close the road. Investigators are looking into the occurrence to determine the causes behind this accident.
The crash happened near Woodside, California Highway Patrol officers reported.
News agencies are following the investigation and should have more details regarding this occurrence available soon.
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Auto safety is an issue that has been addressed by many, however, the number of auto accidents still continue to go up, reports show.
According to a recent article, the National Safety Council has issued recent auto accident statistics. Safety advocates urge authorities to work on making roads safe and coming up with solutions that will result in a drop in the number of auto accidents.
Reports show that in the first eight months of 2012, car accidents have increased by 7% in comparison to the same period in 2011.
Authorities urge drivers to focus on the road ahead, turn off the phone and avoid distractions while behind the wheel.
For more on this safety issue, click here to read more.
A single-vehicle accident that happened in Vacaville claimed the life of a woman in her 60s, a series of reports show.
Local authorities reported that the vehicle the woman was driving drifted off the eastbound lanes of the I-80 where it crashed into an embankment west of Davis Street. The vehicle ended up crashing into a tree, which scattered debris across the road.
The impact of the accident resulted in the caving of the driver’s side of the vehicle. The woman was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
For more on this accident, click here to read the entire article.
Three vehicles were involved in an accident that happened on Highway 299, multiple news agencies have reported.
According to the reports, the accident was reported as a head-on collision. Three people were injured as a result but only one person was rushed to the hospital after the accident. The California Highway Patrol has reported that at this moment, the causes behind this accident are not available.
Two out of the three vehicles involved were pickup trucks, news agencies reported.
One of the vehicles sustained great damage, reports show.
For more on this three-vehicle crash, click here for the full article.
One person was seriously injured as a result of a head-on collision that happened Monday.
According to certain articles, a Ford sedan was traveling eastbound on the westbound lanes of Highway 1 when it collided head-on against an oncoming pickup truck pulling farm equipment.
The collision resulted in serious injuries, the authorities have reported.
Media outlets were not able to report on whether the occupants of the pickup truck were injured as a result of the accident or not.
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