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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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2014 Acura MDX models recalled over powertrain issue

2014 Acura MDX models recalled over powertrain issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a report announcing a recall of 19,000 2014 Acura MDX SUVs in the United States. The reason deals with the SUVs' powertrain, with Acura saying that a few bolts that keep that propeller shaft in place could loosen. In addition to Acura, both Suzuki and Harley-Davidson are also issuing recalls for their own models.

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HP Chromebook 11 charger appears in Google Play store

HP Chromebook 11 charger appears in Google Play store

The HP Chromebook 11 that was officially announced in October but suddenly pulled from shelves in November has begun slipping back into our field of vision. A replacement charger for its overheating-prone battery charger has appeared in the Google Play store. This could signal an imminent return of the machine as a whole.

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Chrysler recalls 1.2 million Ram trucks over steering problem

Chrysler recalls 1.2 million Ram trucks over steering problem

Chrysler is the latest auto maker to issue a recall of select models, this one concerning a hefty 1.2 million trucks that could suffer from a loss of steering. The models are compromised of mostly 2003 - 2008 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks, with the rest being composed of nearer 2008 through 2012 2500/3500/4500/5500 models and Ram 1500 4x4 Mega Cab 2008 models.

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