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Kia announces recall of Borrego SUV

Kia has now announced the recall of over 20,000 SUVs after it was discovered that the brake pedal mounts may break off.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the latest recall was posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and involved 21,912 vehicles that were made between May 2008 and January 2009.

The brake pedal mount is not sturdy enough and if involved in an accident, it may break off and cause the vehicle to roll. If this did occur, the parking brake would need to be pulled in order for the car to stop. This manufacturing defect may cause a second impact. Kia dealers have told consumers to schedule an appointment in order to have the issue corrected.


Statewide pool drain check to occur after national recall

A national safety recall has lead to state safety officials in Illinois to issue an inspection on pool drainage systems.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of nearly one million drainage grates after they were marked incorrectly.

The items may be a drowning hazard after it was found that the vacuum effect may be too strong and trap swimmers at the bottom of the pool, especially small children. These drains were designed to promote drain safety, but were done improperly. Illinois safety officials will now send out notices for pool operators to check their pool grates to make sure that they are not dangerous.

If you or a loved one has been injured after using a defective consumer good, contact the Danville manufacturing defect lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343.