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Volkswagen recalls 26,400 cars in US over fire hazard

Volkswagen recalls 26,400 cars in US over fire hazard

The latest in the long line of vehicle recalls is Volkswagen, which plans to kick off a recall this week of 26,452 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, Passat, and Jetta 2014 models over a faulty part that could potentially cause a fire.

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Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

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.

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BMW recalls 156,000 cars in US over bad bolts

BMW recalls 156,000 cars in US over bad bolts

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.

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Mazda 6 sedans being recalled due to spider infestation, again

Mazda 6 sedans being recalled due to spider infestation, again

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.

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Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad batteries due to fire risk

Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad batteries due to fire risk

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.

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Porsche to replace 2014 911 GT3 engines due to fire risk

Porsche to replace 2014 911 GT3 engines due to fire risk

Recalls are nothing new in the automotive market. They happen for all sorts of reasons and recently there have been a lot of recalls going on. Honda recalled about 900,000 vans this month due to a fire risk. High-end sports car maker Porsche isn't immune to recalls either.

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Dyson recalling heaters over fire issue

Dyson recalling heaters over fire issue

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.

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Fitbit Force racked up over 10,000 skin irritation complaints

Fitbit Force racked up over 10,000 skin irritation complaints

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.

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GM CEO sends employees letter over recall

GM CEO sends employees letter over  recall

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.

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Toyota recalls nearly 960k Prius, Tacoma, RAV4, and Lexus RX 350 vehicles

Toyota recalls nearly 960k Prius, Tacoma, RAV4, and Lexus RX 350 vehicles

Toyota has announced that it is recalling a huge number of vehicles in a voluntary recall. Toyota says that it has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is issuing a recall of a number of its vehicles sold under the Toyota and Lexus brands.

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Tesla Model S owners to receive new charger connectors due to overheating issues

Tesla Model S owners to receive new charger connectors due to overheating issues

A spat of fires involving Tesla's Model S last year marred the company's otherwise many successes. Though the fires all resulted from incidents of some sort, calls for a safety inquiry were made, and a short while later another fire happened, this one to a garage containing one of the cars. On Friday, it was announced owners will be receiving new charger connectors to protect from overheating.

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS select models recalled over allergic reaction possibility

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS select models recalled over allergic reaction possibility

Canon has issued a minor recall for certain versions of its PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera over improper construction of its rubber viewfinder eye piece. In some models, an oopsie that took place during construction of the rubber covers could result in an allergic reaction to one's skin in the form of irritation and a rash. Those affected can have their camera tested and serviced for free.

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