Battery recalls are nothing new in the computer world. Over the last few years, millions and millions of batteries used inside notebook computers have been recalled due to fire risk. Late last month Lenovo issued a battery recall for some ThinkPad machines due to the risk of fire.
BMW has initiated a voluntary recall, reports Reuters, covering in excess of 156,000 cars in the United States. The recall is said to be over defective bolts that would potentially damage the engine by either loosening or breaking. The NHTSA has been informed of the issue and recall.
If you feel a sense of Deja vu, then don’t worry too much about it. The company is the same, the car model is the same and the problem is also the same. In 2011, Mazda recalled almost 52,000 Mazda 6 sedans because they were infested with yellow sac spiders. This year the number of cars to be recalled is 42,000 (US only); and this is despite Mazda putting covers on vent lines to keep the spiders at bay.
A few years back there were massive recalls in the notebook industry due to batteries that had issues with catching on fire. Lenovo was among the companies that had to recall batteries. There were more than a few cases floating around the web where notebooks were snapped in pictures on fire or shortly after being put out. It seems the battery issues that force recalls aren't behind us.
Dyson, which just recently introduced its next-gen Air Multiplier, has had some bad luck with its heater version of the model. According to a recent statement by the company, a small unspecified number of its AM04 and AM05 heaters have short-circuited and resulted in a fire, prompting it to issue a recall.
The wearables market is booming, particularly for fitness related devices that can track activities. One of the popular fitness bands out there comes from Fitbit and is called the Fitbit Force. Back in January, we mentioned that the wearable device had received some complaints from wearers that it was causing a rash.
General Motors recently issued a massive 1.6 million vehicle recall over an issue with the ignition switch, which can result in a car shutting off and a potentially fatal incident resulting. In response to the recall and some criticism surrounding it, GM's CEO has personally issued a letter to employees detailing the matter.