June 2011 product recalls roundup: iPad 2, & Porsche 911

By Posted 28 Jun 2011, 22:42

June 2011 has been a busy month for product recalls, which you will be able to see in this roundup. A couple that we can think of is the iPad 2 and the Porsche 911. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are so many more products and vehicles that were recalled during this month – it’s like it is a way of life for us now.

We have to admit that we hate doing these roundup articles on this subject, as more often than not they cause a serious amount of stress for those who are affected by the recalls. Back on June 12th Apple announced an iPad 2 recall, but not the kind of numbers that we normally associate with a recall of a popular device.

The recall was for the Verizon 3G version and was just a simple issue, which we expect has been solved by now. Next up we have the recall of 1,702 Porsche 911 models, these include the GT2 RS, GT3, GT3 RS, Turbo and also the Turbo S. There was a fear that a wheel could become loose due to a faulty center-locking hub. According to InsideLine the dealer will replace these hubs for free.

The most recent recall was for the Mazda 3 and the MazdaSpeed 3, which was due to a windshield wiper problem. 494,500 models were affected around the world, with 103,300 of them being in the US. The recall should begin on July 15, so more than enough time to contact your dealer to see if your car is affected.

Sticking with an auto recall is the one that affected 11 Chrysler models. There were 11,351 in all, which was because of a fault with the steering wheel. It seems that the recall was announced before any reports of an accident. Again, the recall will actually begin next month.

Just yesterday Target expanded the recall of the Circo Child Booster Seats. 375,000 were recalled on June 15, 2011, this is on top of the 43,000 that were recalled back in August 2009. The reason for the recall was due to the fact that the buckle could unlock itself, which could then lead to a child falling out. This is a very serious recall, one that would have worried many parents in the U.S. More details can be found on the CPSC website.

These are just a handful of the recalls that took place in June 2011, here are a few more for you here.