Motor Vehicles, Fruit Recalled

Several consumer products have been recalled in recent weeks due to contamination, defective parts, or other safety hazards. Visit the national recalls website for more information about recent recalls and what to do if you have purchased a recalled product.

Automobile Recalls

A number of motor vehicles sold in the U.S. have been recalled as a part of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s Office of Defects investigations. The following automakers are affected:

  • Buick (2011-2012): seat height adjuster bolt may fall out
  • Cadillac (2010-2012): seat height adjuster bolt may fall outEldorado (2013): pressure relief device may vent CNG
  • Chevrolet (2013-2014): windshield wipers may become inoperative; rear shock absorber separation
    • (2010-2012): seat height adjuster bolt may fall out
    • (2014): lower control arm bolts not fastened properlyVolvo (2011-2015): active braking may be disabled
  • Ford (2009-2013): PTO pressure switch oil leak may result in fire
  • Freightliner (2015): possible vulnerabilities in the front axle beam
  • Gillig (2007-2014): hose may leak oil and result in fire
  • GMC (2010-2012): seat height adjuster bolt may fall out
  • Harley-Davidson (2014): ignition switch may turn off
  • Hyundai (2011): brake lines leaking brake fluid
    • (2001-2006): front coil spring corrosion
    • (2007-2012): oil leak from front cylinder valve cover
    • (2011-2014): transmission shift cable detachment/rollaway risk
  • Mitsubishi (2007, 2009): transmission fluid may leak into transfer case
  • Monroe (2009-2014): PTO pressure switch oil may leak, resulting in fire
  • Setra (2011-2014): light control unit short circuit/fire
  • Spartan (2013-2014): fuel fitting chafing may result in fuel leak
  • Suzuki (2004-2006): daytime running light module can overheat
  • Terex (2009-2013): PTO pressure switch oil may leak, resulting in fire
  • Vespa (2013): fuel line may leak

Visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration website for more detailed information about the cause and remedy for each vehicle recall.

Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Recalled

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif., has recalled fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to risk of contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected fruit was packed between June 1 and July 12, 2014. As a precaution, Wawona Packing Company has expanded the initial recall to cover all products packed in the facility between June 1 and July 17, 2014. The company’s scientists have yet to identify the source of the Listeria monocytogenes in the facility.

The peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots were marketed as Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet 2 Eat Organic, Mrs. Smittcamp’s, and other private labels. They were shipped directly to wholesalers and retailers who resell or further distribute the products, so it is unclear where exactly the contaminated fruit was sold.

Consumers who have purchased the affected fruit are asked to not consume them and discard them immediately. Consumers can also return to the store where the fruit was purchased and request a refund.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and even fatal infections for young children, frail or elderly adults, or others with compromised immune systems. Healthy individuals can experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, stiffness, nausea, severe headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

For more information, contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912 or visit the company website.