Hand sanitizer, GM SUVs among top recalls for week of 7/11
Overview of Adam’s Polishes, GM, Generac, Tesla, Nestlé recalls:
- Who: Adam’s Polishes, GM, Generac, Tesla and Nestlé recalled their respective products this week.
- Why: These major recalls revolve around product safety and potential risk of harm.
- Where: The recalls are effective in the United States; the Generac recall is also in effect in Canada.
Several popular companies, retailers and manufacturers announced major product recalls this week that could harm consumers.
Adam’s Polishes recalls hand sanitizer due to undeclared methanol
On November 7, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website issued a recall notice for 20 lots of Adam’s Polishes hand sanitizer. The company initiated the recall after consumer safety watchdogs found one batch contained undeclared methanol.
People who accidentally drink the product are at risk of methanol poisoning, the recall notice states. Substantial methanol poisoning may result in coma, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent central nervous system damage, or death. To date, no injuries, illnesses or other adverse events related to this recall have been reported.
Adam’s Polishes distributed the sanitizer nationwide to online customers between June 2020 and March 2022. He notified his customers via email. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and email [email protected] request a credit note, according to the recall notice.
GM recalls over 330,000 SUVs due to faulty running lights
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall notice on November 3 that applies to 338,735 GM SUVs. The 2021 Yukon, Yukon XL, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles have an issue with their parking lights that may increase the risk of a crash.
The recalled vehicles’ daytime running lights may not turn off when the headlights are on, which may cause glare, reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. No accidents or injuries have been reported so far, according to GM.
Consumers can take their vehicle to a dealership for a software update that fixes the problem, free of charge.
Generac recalls portable generators in the United States and Canada
Generac recalled over 325,000 Generac portable generators after reports that an unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers, resulting in multiple amputations and one crushed finger so far.
The seven types of recalled Generac portable generators can be found at the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) announcement. The two-wheeled gasoline generators that retailed for between $790 and $1,480 were sold in home improvement stores between June 2013 and June 2021.
Seven people had their fingers amputated and one consumer’s finger was crushed by the recalled Generac portable generators. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Generac for a free repair kit, the recall notice states.
40,000 Tesla vehicles recalled due to faulty power steering system
Tesla recalled 40,000 Model S and Model X vehicles from model years 2017 to 2021 after finding out they had a faulty power steering system.
Power steering assistance on vehicles may stop working on rough roads or potholes, according to the recall notice. Reduced or lost power steering assist does not affect steering control, but may require greater steering effort from the driver, especially at low speeds. Audible and visual alerts appeared on the instrument cluster notifying drivers or loss of power.
Tesla has already released an over-the-air software update to recalibrate the power steering system and resolve the issue.
Nestlé recalls edible chocolate chip cookie dough
On November 3, the FDA issued a recall notice for 3 batches of Nestlé Toll House Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Nestlé produced the cookie dough from August 1-3, 2022.
He initiated the recall after consumers contacted him about flexible plastic wrap in chocolate chip cookie dough. No illnesses or injuries have been reported so far in relation to the recall.
Nestlé has distributed the recalled cookie dough products to retailers nationwide, the recall states. The recalled cookie dough lot codes are 22135554RR, 22145554RR and 22155554RR. Consumers should not consume the product and may return it to the place of purchase for a replacement or refund.
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