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On Thursday, February 7th, a couple in Polk County filed a class-action lawsuit that targeted Kia Motors. According to the couple, the lawsuit relates to a frightening incident that they experienced back in August of 2018 while they were driving their 2013 Kia Sorento down a road that was not named in the news stories conveying information regarding the lawsuit.
A massive recall recently affected Whole Foods stores throughout eight states, including Florida, after it was discovered that a batch of baby spinach that was used in numerous prepared salads and other food options might contain salmonella. The reports relating to this issue stated that the spinach all came from the same location: Satur Farms.
For the past several years, Johnson & Johnson has been locked in numerous legal battles with consumers who claim that the talcum powder sold by the company has led to numerous cases of ovarian or cervical cancer. While many trials have been decided in favor of the plaintiffs, and while numerous awards – many of them reaching into the millions – have gone to those who became the unwitting victims of Johnson & Johnson’s many – decades long attempt to hide information from consumers, it remains true that the company insists that its products are not the cause of the terminal illnesses.
Kia and Hyundai owners are currently experiencing an alarming situation due to recent reports of vehicles within these families suddenly bursting into flames. According to the Senate Commerce Committee, there have been 563 registered complaints to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration since 2014 regarding cars manufactured by Kia or Hyundai. According to all of these claims, cars from these two companies were bursting into flames without first having been involved in a collision. In many cases, the fires began while the cars were not even in use. It was also noted that out of all of these claims over 10% of them came from individuals living in Florida.
Reports surrounding a recent crash in Osceola County that involved a deputy with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office suggest that the collision resulted from a brake failure from within the patrol car. We reported on this incident last week, shortly after it happened. At the time of that writing, much of the information surrounding the incident remained unclear, but now new developments have emerged that quickly became public knowledge.
Hoverboards, once believed to be the transportation of the future, have taken a long time to come into existence. Even though many of us were ready to do whatever it took after seeing Back to the Future 2 to get our hands on a hoverboard, it has only been recently that this somewhat magical transportation method has come into existence. There are, however, some kinks that need working through, hence the massive recall.
In recent years, it has become increasingly documented that sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental to your health. For this reason, many desk creators have started manufacturing many desks that can be used either while sitting or by standing. Another recent invention is a desk converter that attaches to your desk and acts as a second surface on which you can place your computer. Using a winch or other such device, you can raise or lower your computer at will, effectively transforming any standard “sit” desk into a safer “stand” desk. Unfortunately, one of the makers of these sit/stand converter tools has just issued a recall.
On Thursday, May 26th, the lighting firm known as Currey & Company issued a recall for several models in their popular crystal chandelier line. According to the recall report, the chandeliers, which Currey & Company sells exclusively through Ethan Allen in locations throughout the US and Canada, have a loop made out of either zinc or steel that holds the chandelier to the ceiling.
The popular tractor and utility vehicle manufacturer Kubota has issued a recall concerning several models of their gas-powered utility vehicles. The recall affects the Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 models from the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. These vehicles came in both orange and camouflage design and possess serial numbers that cover 10001 to 22042 if located on the RTV400, and from 25083 to 40991 if located on the RTV500. To locate the serial number of your Kubota, owners should look at the data plate on the rear end of the cab, right before the bed of the vehicle.
The prominent and ubiquitous store Hobby Lobby has issued a recall on one of their products for children. The product is a baby rattle design that has been used in the design of many specific models of rattle. People who have purchased Hobby Lobby rattles such as the Little Wishes Chenille Stuffed rattle, the Pink and Green Fish rattle, or the Blue and Yellow Fish rattle are at risk and are encouraged to return the rattle.