Below is a list of consumer product and food recalls initiated after reports of serious injury.
Honda has recalled over 300,000 vehicles. Accords and HR-Vs are subject to the recall. The recall was initiated after Honda discovered missing seat belt rivets in its manufacturing process. As a result, there are defects in seat belts preventing them from tightening. In the event of a car accident, passengers may not be restrained properly, and risk additional injury.
All of the recalled vehicles were manufactured in 2022 and 2023. The manufacturer is notifying affected car owners.
BMW Sport Utility Vehicles
German auto manufacturer, BMW, is recalling thousands of X3, X4, and X5 SUVs due to problems with airbags. Takata Corp. of Japan manufactures the airbags.
Unfortunately, the airbags may not deploy as expected. Chemicals that inflate the airbags may deteriorate over time. Additionally, temperature and humidity contribute to the chemical breakdown. Therefore, a majority of the recalled SUVs are in the south. All recalled vehicles were manufactured in 2014.
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has issued several recalls of whole and pre-cut cantaloupes. The recalls were initiated after an outbreak of Salmonella linked to the melons. Over 100 reports of Salmonella were reported to the FDA. Additionally, a few deaths were reported.
The FDA warns that Malachite, Rudy, and 4050 brand cantaloupes should not be consumed. The melons were grown in Mexico. The brands were distributed to numerous facilities where they were processed and distributed under different names. Recalled melons are sold at major retailers including Kroger, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. A list of all FDA recalls associated with cantaloupes may be found here.
Salmonella is a bacterial infection that affects the intestinal tract. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. More sever illnesses include vascular infections and arthritis. The elderly, children, and those with weakened immune symptoms are most at risk for serious injury.
The FDA has announced a recall of stone fruit including peaches, plums, and nectarines. The fruit has been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. All fruit subject to the recall was grown by HMC Farms. It was distributed to Major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Publix. Additionally, HMC Farms sold the recalled fruit to other manufacturers for distribution.
Listeria symptoms include fever, muscle aches, and nausea. Sever symptoms include confusion, dizziness, and convulsions.
If you have been injured by any of the products listed above, contact the FDA and/or the product manufacturer.