GM Has Officially Recalled More Vehicles In 2014 Than It Has Sold In The Last 7 Years

GM Has Officially Recalled More Vehicles In 2014 Than It Has Sold In The Last 7 Years

Pretty soon there won’t be any General Motors vehicles left on the roadways that haven’t been part of a 2014 recall. On Monday, the company announced the recall of 7.6 million vehicles in the United States – 8.4 million worldwide– most of them for the same inadvertent ignition key rotation that has been linked to at least three fatalities. [More]

June Recall Roundup – Space Heater May Overheat Your Space

June Recall Roundup – Space Heater May Overheat Your Space

In June’s recall roundup, we have the usual suspects: flammable kids’ pajamas, poorly wired lamps, self-firing crossbows, and collapsing ottomans. [More]

May Recall Roundup – Watch Out For The Jerky Blaster

May Recall Roundup – Watch Out For The Jerky Blaster

“What on earth is a jerky blaster?” you may be asking. It’s a product sold by outdoor outfitter Cabela’s that lets you make your own jerky sticks at home, and it functions sort of like a caulk gun for meat. It’s been recalled because its charger might overheat, and so have a lot of other things. [More]

April Recall Roundup – Look Out For Unexpected Crossbows

April Recall Roundup – Look Out For Unexpected Crossbows

In this month’s Recall Roundup, a lawnmower keeps going even after its operator has dismounted, computer batteries overheat, fireplaces explode, and a self-destructing goldfish bowl is no place for fish. (Actually, a goldfish bowl is no place for a goldfish: take the $20 you get back and put it toward an aquarium.) [More]

800,000 Baby Video Monitors Recalled Because Batteries Aren’t Suppose To Burn You

800,000 Baby Video Monitors Recalled Because Batteries Aren’t Suppose To Burn You

Keeping an eye on your baby while they sleep or play quietly in their room should be a painless task. But for some owners of a recently recalled video monitor the everyday task has left them injured, and in some cases with property damage. [More]

Sony Tells Users Of New Vaio Laptop To Stop Using It Unless They Like Being Burned

Sony Tells Users Of New Vaio Laptop To Stop Using It Unless They Like Being Burned

Nothing can interrupt your productivity quite like having your computer catching fire. If you own one of the new Sony Vaio laptops that’s an actual possibility. [More]

BMW Recalls 156,000 Vehicles, Because No One Likes When Their Car Won’t Start

BMW Recalls 156,000 Vehicles, Because No One Likes When Their Car Won’t Start

If we had a penny for every vehicle recalled so far this week, we’d buy all of our loyal readers an ice cream cone. Okay, maybe not, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been an overabundance of recalls lately. And we can add one more company to that list: BMW. [More]

February Recall Roundup: Stop That Baby Walker!

February Recall Roundup: Stop That Baby Walker!

In this month’s Recall Roundup, recalls are here to protect babies’ fingers, adults’ wrists, and anyone who uses a toilet. [More]

December Recall Roundup: Tablets Of Fire

December Recall Roundup: Tablets Of Fire

In this month’s Recall Roundup, wheels break, fire bowls turn into fiery explosions, and chargers and refrigerators alike might overheat and catch fire. It’s a dangerous world: that’s why we bring you these recall listings.

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September Recall Roundup: The Training Wheels Are Off

September Recall Roundup: The Training Wheels Are Off

In this month’s Recall Roundup, board books attack children, toy spiders grow in human stomachs, and motorcycle training wheels fall off mid-ride. [More]

July/August Recall Roundup: Lead Paint And Drop-Side Cribs Return

July/August Recall Roundup: Lead Paint And Drop-Side Cribs Return

An electric smoker that smokes your house, delicious-looking non-edible polymer balls, a terrifying ladybug chair, and some lamps that are beautiful but not fireproof: all of these items are part of this month’s recall roundup. [More]

June Recall Roundup: Not Even Buff Baby Can Save Us Now

June Recall Roundup: Not Even Buff Baby Can Save Us Now

In this month’s recall roundup, we bring you a chicken dance that will hurt your ears, buff babies, toppling bath seats, and machetes so sharp that they slice through their own sheaths. [More]

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What Should Sprint Customer With No Service Do? Ask For An Airave Femtocell

A femtocell sounds like it should be the name of the battery that powers a Fembot, but it is not. To grossly oversimplify, it’s a type of tiny cell phone tower that harnesses your broadband Internet connection and serves only your house. Our readers tell us that it might be reader Jay’s last hope to be able to talk on the phone in his own home. [More]

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May Recall Roundup: Don’t Eat The Bunny Forks

In this month’s recall roundup, we bring you self-amputating dolly hands, attack lamps, flaming dehyrators, and bats that can score a home run all on their own. [More]

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Great, My Acer Laptop Battery Exploded

Did you think that the laptop battery explosion epidemic was over? No, it’s not just in the Boeing Dreamliner. Bill’s Acer laptop battery exploded not long ago: of course, he bought it in 2011 and the computer is now out of warranty. Acer is happy to take the computer back, but only to look at it for a “safety evaluation” and maybe to not send it back to Bill. He doesn’t think that this is fair. He sent the relevant exploded parts back to Acer, but doesn’t want to send back his hard drive or the rest of the computer. He wants replacement parts so he can get it working again. [More]

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Comcast Charges Me $40 For The Pleasure Of Letting It Fix Its Own Screw-Up

It’s bad enough that a Comcast tech futzed with the exterior connection to Consumerist reader Grant’s cable line, resulting in weak and dropped connections. But the folks at Kabletown never seem satisfied to stop at bad enough. [More]

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March Recall Roundup: This Garlic Slicer Prefers Human Fingers

In this month’s Recall Roundup for consumer goods, crossbows fire at will, snorkeling masks buckle under pressure, and garlic slicers are out to slice your fingers instead. [More]

Self-starters can be a problem.

Subaru Recalling 47,000 Vehicles Because Cars Shouldn’t Start On Their Own

The super handy thing about having a remote starter for your car is pretty self-explanatory — you can start your vehicle from inside the house to warm it up on a cold day, or from wherever you are nearby instead of climbing in and turning it on. But that doesn’t mean cars should just start up on their own without you doing a thing, which is why Subaru is recalling about 47,000 vehicles. [More]