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HP recalls millions of power cords in US and Canada

HP recalls millions of power cords in US and Canada

During a year rife with recalls (mostly of the automotive sort), HP has been forced to recall more than six million laptop power cords following multiple reports of them overheating and more. The recall is for both the United States and Canada, and covers cords sold from September 2010 up through the summer of 2012.

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VIN Lookup makes it easier to search for recalled cars

VIN Lookup makes it easier to search for recalled cars

With millions of vehicles, motorcycles included, recalled in the US alone every year, owners sometimes have a hard time trying to keep updated. In order to give owners the weapon of knowledge, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has introduced a new search tool on their SaferCar.gov website that makes checking such kind of information easier.

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Vizio recalls E-series TVs over faulty stands

Vizio recalls E-series TVs over faulty stands

Vizio has recalled its E-Series televisions, both the 39-inch and 42-inch versions, over a faulty stand construction that could let the devices topple over. According to the United State's Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 245,000 units are affected by the issue.

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Ford recalls 100k cars over axle issue and more

Ford recalls 100k cars over axle issue and more

Ford has recalled 100,610 of its vehicles spread across six different recalls, all of which were revealed yesterday. No accidents are known to have resulted from the issues, fortunately. Most of the recalled vehicles span model years 2012 through 2014.

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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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