The automaker, Toyota, has issued a recall that includes 6.5 million vehicles. The recall is worldwide for a defective switch in the vehicle's power windows. According to the company, the switch did not receive enough lubricant grease causing them to short circuit, leading to overheating, and resulting in a potential fire. The recall includes most of their vehicle modes manufacturers between 2007 and 2011. Toyota has previously issued a recall for a similar issue. This latest recall has been linked to at least 11 consumer incidents, one resulting in a burn injury. There are 2 million U.S. vehicles being recalled including Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, Matrix, Sequoia, Rav4, Tundra, Rav4, Scion XD, and Yaris. Owners of the vehicle are encouraged to contact a dealer to receive a repair.
Each year, there are millions of products recalled by manufacturers due to defective and dangerous parts. Product liability laws require a manufacturer to produce a safe item that will not harm a consumer. In the event that a company fails to properly label their products with adequate warnings, or distributes a dangerous product, they could be held responsible for any injuries, illness, or fatalities caused by the defective or dangerous product.
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