Hyundai has issued a product recall on certain models of cars because of issues related to the safety of their brakes. Illinois drivers will note that despite the recall, the automaker faces fines of more than $17 million from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) because they delayed the recall for an extended amount of time. Because of the product recall, over 70 percent of the affected Hyundai Genesis vehicles have been repaired.
One often thinks that it is a simple process to go to the grocery store, select items to purchase, bring these items home and then prepare dinner for the family. The typical Illinois family may usually make sure that the surfaces on which the food is prepared are clean and that foods are kept at the proper temperature to avoid contamination. It is generally assumed that the product purchased at the grocery store is free from contamination. This assumption is not always true, though; in fact, Foster Farms has recently announced a product recall for some of its chicken due to a salmonella outbreak.
An Illinois woman has filed a product liability claim against a dog food company after she contracted salmonella from supposedly tainted dog food. Diamond Pet Foods, a national company, is possibly facing claims from other individuals with similar stories. Many of the salmonella-related product liability claims come from incidents in 2012, which is the same year that the company issued a recall on some of its pet food products.
Food-borne illnesses have become a concern for many Illinois families. There are a number of cleaning products on the market that can be used to ensure that kitchen surfaces do not contaminate food products. Additionally, most frozen items have specific instructions regarding the safest way to defrost them. The average consumer depends upon food companies, distributors and stores to provide him or her with a food product that is safe to eat. If a problem is discovered, it is expected that the company will quickly react by issuing a product recall.
To most Illinois residents, the car is a marvelous invention. One gets in the car, turns a key, moves a gear shift and drives down the road. Car owners expect that, as the car ages, it will begin to experience problems and will require some maintenance. These same car owners also expect the car manufacturer to stand behind their product and to notify them if a defect is discovered that could affect the vehicle. A problem with an ignition switch on GM vehicles has recently come to light, and GM has now fired 15 employees over issues it has discovered in handling this product recall.
Michelin North America has ordered a U.S. tire recall due to faulty treads. The company, which is recalling 1.2 million tires, has said that a tread and belt endurance problem was discovered after warranty claims were submitted on the vehicles. So far, there have been no reported injuries.