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Subaru Recalls over 5,000 Vehicles over Steering Concerns

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 8:29 pm    

Subaru has announced that they will recall 5,379 vehicles from their 2013 Outback and Legacy lines because of concerns over a defect with the vehicles’ steering.steering wheel Specifically, the company is concerned that in some vehicles, two components in the steering ¬†shaft do not meet, resulting in drivers’ losing the ability to steer their vehicles.

This defect was actually discovered in June of last year in an Indiana assembly plant. The company stopped selling the vehicles while they attempted to identify and address the defect, but earlier this year, they received a complaint from a Subaru owner that he was unable to steer his vehicle. The company is currently informing dealerships about the potential defect and the subsequent recall, and expects that dealerships will begin to notify owners within 30 days.

Subaru is the most recent auto manufacturers to issue a recall of their vehicles in recent weeks. Recently, Chrysler recalled nearly 500,000 Jeep models over concerns of a transmission defect. Sources within Subaru have said that they are not aware of any injuries resulting from this defect, and this voluntary recall is likely intended to help prevent any future injuries from occurring and avoid subsequent legal liability. You can read more about the Subaru recall by clicking here.

Annie’s Issues Voluntary Recall of Frozen Pizza

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 5:33 pm    

PizzaAccording to a story in the Oakland Tribune, Annie’s Homegrown, a natural and organic foods company based out of Berkeley, CA, issued a voluntary recall of their frozen Rising Crust Pizza after a faulty screen at their production plant resulted in metal shards finding their way into flour and pizza dough.

Although there are no reports of injuries or consultations with personal injury lawyers because of the incident, Annie’s decided to recall frozen Rising Crust Pizzas with a “best buy” date between January 9th and September 14th of this year. Additionally, there have been no reports of consumers finding any metal in store-bought pizzas.