Recalls for cars and hairdryers
Thu, May 20, 2010
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By Low Wei Xiang

A POTENTIAL crack in the oil-cooler hose means that up to 83 Subaru Legacy 2.0i and Outback 2.5 MY2010 cars here could be recalled.

Motor Image Enterprises (MIE), the sole distributer for Subaru cars here, said owners will be updated after Subaru's manufacturer, Fuji Heavy Industries, gives official word on the recall. The crack causes transmission fluid to leak but "(it) does not pose any immediate danger", said MIE.

Another recall, this one by Toyota, affects 55 Lexus LS 460 and LS 600 cars in Singapore.

The recall, to be issued in the next two days, involves a delay in the steering software in returning to the neutral position.

Mr Koh Ching Hong, managing director of Borneo Motors, Toyota's distributor, said "there has been no safety issues that we have heard of".

Meanwhile, German firm Braun is recalling 2,000 Braun Satin Pro and Satin Hair Colour hairdryers produced between April 2007 and November 2008.

The hairdryers may short-circuit in a humid environment and burn if plugged in, even if switched off. Consumers
should unplug and stop using these hairdryers, said Braun's representative.

Braun consumers can call this toll-free number for more information: 800-186-0018.


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