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Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Vehicles

February 24, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Torrance, CA Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Model Year GS 300 and GS 350 All-Wheel Drive vehicles to modify the shape of the plastic pad embedded in the driver's side floor carpet. In the event that the floor carpet around the accelerator pedal is not properly replaced in the correct position after a service operation, there is a possibility that the plastic pad embedded into the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal. If this occurs, the accelerator pedal may become temporarily stuck in a partially depressed position rather than returning to the idle position.
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New Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Legislation Could Limit Helmet Use

New Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Legislation Could Limit Helmet Use February 24, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Kansas City, MO A new bill related to Kansas City motorcycle accidents could allow those over the age of 21 to not wear a helmet while riding the vehicles, reports KSPR, a local ABC affiliate.
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Resistance Bands Recalled

February 23, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York is recalling about 29,700 resistance stretch tubing units because the handle on the tubing, also called bands, can break or detach while in use, causing the tubing or handle to strike the user and posing an injury hazard.
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Ford Recalls 150,000 F150 Pickups in US and Canada

February 23, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Detroit, MI Ford Motor Company is recalling 150,000 F-150 pickups model years 2005-2006 in the US and Canada.
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Perfect Pullup Recalled by Perfect Fitness

February 18, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Perfect Fitness, of Mill Valley, CA, is recalling about 7,000 Perfect Pullups because the plastic handle on the recalled product can crack posing a fall injury hazard for the user.
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Ikea Recalls 26,000 Cribs in US and Canada

February 18, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC IKEA Home Furnishings is recalling about 20,000 SNIGLAR Cribs in the US and a further 6,000 in Canada because the four bolts provided with some SNIGLAR cribs to secure the mattress support are not long enough. This can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse, creating a risk of entrapment and suffocation to a child in the crib.
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Kristi G, SwimWays Corporation Recall Child Chairs Due To Fall Hazard

February 17, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Kristi G Company of Atlanta, GA, and SwimWays Corp, of Virginia Beach, VA, are recalling about 5,200 Kristi G Go & Grow Chairs because the chair can tip over, posing a fall hazard.
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Honda Recalls 97,000 Fits

February 17, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Torrance, CA Honda will recall 97,201 model year 2009-2010 Fit vehicles in the U.S. to replace the lost motion springs, components within the engine valvetrain. The lost motion springs, which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use, may bend or break over time resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine damage or stalling. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this defect.
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Bus Driver Involved in St. Louis Accident Could Be Fired

Bus Driver Involved in St. Louis Accident Could Be Fired February 17, 2011. By Charles Benson.
St. Louis, MO The driver of a Metro bus involved in a St. Louis accident that killed a 60-year-old woman could be fired, according to a Metro spokeswoman.
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Texas Refinery Explosion Kills Contractor

Texas Refinery Explosion Kills Contractor February 16, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Houston, TX A petroleum plant explosion has killed one contractor and all but destroyed a large part of a natural gas liquid plant. The facility, Enterprise Products, located on Sun Oil Road, about 35 miles east of Houston, was reportedly also used for storage and production of octane-boosting gasoline additives.
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