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Honda Recalling New Civics Due to Fuel Leakage

March 21, 2011  ·  By HM&M


Honda Motor Co. is “recalling new models of the Honda Civic to prevent fuel from leaking from the car's fuel tank.” (Washington AP, 3/17). The recall targets approximately 18,000 2011 Model year.

Honda says the issue surrounds “a plastic case that covers a valve in the fuel pump module could break or crack.” This can potentially lead to a fuel leak in a roll-over crash, which could cause a fire.

As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I encourage all consumers to stay up to date on recalls and to act quickly when their vehicles are affected. This recall is expected to begin in April. Affected consumers should take their vehicles to Honda dealers who will inspect the fuel pump module and replace it if necessary at no cost.

March 21, 2011

Government Public Database for Safety Complaints

The government has created and launched “a public database that allows people to report and search safety complaints on thousands of products.” (J. Kerr, Washington AP, 3/11). A Chicago personal injury lawyer, I commend the government has taken this step to find out about safety issues sooner and disseminate information to consumers. The website,,... Read More

March 21, 2011

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Millions of Box Fans for Fire Risk

This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of millions of box fans, citing “an electrical failure in the fan's motor,” which can pose a fire hazard. (AP, 3/24). The recall affects just under 5 million Lasko Products fans.Although no injuries have been reported to the CPSC, Lasko has been notified of at... Read More

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