Nissan owners beware: the automaker issued two different recalls this week. Also on the list of faulty products are: Goodyear tires, Honda hedge trimmers and Glenmark birth control pills. Plus, if you are like malta beverages, make sure you don't drink the ones manufactured by the Florida Brewery.
Check out our recall slideshow for further details on these recalls and others from this past week.
Nissan North America, Inc., issued two recalls this week.
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Tires, Porsches and motorcycles are recalled
In other auto-related recalls, Goodyear Tires recalled nearly 41,000 Wrangler Silent Armor tires, manufactured between March 1, 2009 and May 31, 2009, because these tires (pictured in the above slide) may experience a possible partial tread separation under heavy usage conditions, resulting in a vehicle crash. Goodyear will notify owners and replace the tires free of charge, with the recall beginning on or before March 22, 2012. Owners may contact Goodyear at (800) 592-3267. For replacement tires, check out our tire report.
Luxury automaker Porsche also recalled more than 20,000 vehicles, several 2011-2012 Cayenne models because the headlights may come loose and detach from the fender. Porsche will notify owners and dealers will replace the headlamp locking assembly, free of charge. Owners may contact Porsche at (800) 767-7243. For luxury SUV alternatives, read our report on midsize SUVs.
Finally, Kawasaki recalled more than 20,000 2008-2010 Ninja ZX-10R and 2009-2012 Ninja ZX-6R motorcycles because the regulator may insufficiently charge the battery, and cause the motorcycle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the regulator, free of charge. Owners may contact Kawasaki at (949) 770-0400.
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Beware of sharp knives
Knives are supposed to slice certain objects, but certainly not you. That’s not the case with the 1,800 Greenlee Hawk Bill folding pocket utility knives, model numbers 0652-27 and UT652-27, recalled by Greenlee Textron Inc. The blade locking mechanism can fail, allowing the blade to fold inward toward the handle, posing a laceration hazard. The knives were sold through professional tool distributors nationwide from September 2011 through November 2011. Consumers can return the knives to the distributors for a full refund or contact Greenlee at (800) 435-0786.
Detaching grass trimmers
Just in time for early spring landscaping, you might want to do some spring cleaning first if you have these grass trimmers: American Honda Motor Company recalled 14,000 grass trimmers, with model number HHT35SUKAT, because the shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders. American Honda has received 11 reports of the shaft breaking or cracking, though no injuries.
The recalled products were sold through Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012. Consumers can contact their dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair or contact American Honda at (888) 888-3139.
Mislabeled contraception pills
Here we go again. Add Glenmark Generics Inc., to the list of pharmaceutical manufacturers issuing recalls on birth control pills because of out-of-sequence packaging. Glenmark issued a voluntary nationwide recall of seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg. The recalled pill packages were distributed to wholesalers and retail pharmacies nationwide between September 21, 2011 and December 30, 2011.
Glass in your malta drink
If you prefer to relax with an ice-cold malta beverage, check that it’s not one of several brands produced by the Florida Brewery, which recalled certain lots of Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand non-alcoholic malta beverages packaged in 7-oz bottles. The glass on the exterior of the bottles may break when the twist-off cap is removed, causing cuts to the mouth. The company has received two such injury reports. The beverages were sold in Florida, Texas, Georgia, California and Puerto Rico from December 8, 2011 to February 1, 2012. Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase and will receive either a full refund, product replacement, coupon or product credit. Or they may call The Florida Brewery’s consumer hotline at (866) 872-8860.