A product recall is bad news for consumers and for manufacturers. Some of the most notorious ones have involved medicines, such as Tylenol and Vioxx. But the makers of cars, coffeemakers and computers sometimes have to offer mea culpas, too. How total is your recall on these factory flaws?
Question 1 of 20
Before he ever ran for president multiple times, Ralph Nader was busy writing this book, published in 1965, which inspired product safety recalls.
Question 2 of 20
In 1972, this manufacturer was forced to recall 3.7 million cars because of faulty windshield wipers.
Question 3 of 20
An airbag deploying in a non-crash situation is never a good thing. Which car maker was forced to recall close to 1 million cars in 1998 for just such a problem?
Question 4 of 20
Which U.S. government agency investigated the "unintended acceleration" that affected Toyota vehicles in 2009 and 2010?
Question 5 of 20
When U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials conducted an independent study of the same problem in Toyota vehicles, they came to a surprising conclusion. To what did they attribute the problem?
Question 6 of 20
How many vehicles did Toyota recall in 2009 and 2010 to fix faulty gas pedals that might get stuck?
Question 7 of 20
In 2006, Segway Inc., recalled all of the scooters it had manufactured since 2002. What problem did some scooters have that led to the recall?
Question 8 of 20
The Segway recall involved something known as a "speed limiter." What was it?
Question 9 of 20
This combination of vehicle and tire resulted in 200 deaths in the 1990s.
Question 10 of 20
During the 2001 Ford recall of its SUVs, what was the problem with the tires installed at the factory?
Question 11 of 20
What other tire maker produced tires for light trucks that led to injuries and deaths?
Question 12 of 20
In 1978, Ford recalled 1.4 million units of this vehicle model, which tended to erupt in flames during a rear-end collision.
Question 13 of 20
How did Ford execs arguably make their 1978 recall problems worse?
Question 14 of 20
Recalls of the Audi 5000 in 1987 to fix runaway acceleration problems led to what safety feature now common on all vehicles?
Question 15 of 20
Why did Braun recall its models E200T and E260T espresso/cappuccino makers in 1992 and then again in 1996?
Question 16 of 20
In 2006, an alarming number of laptops seemed to succumb to spontaneous combustion. Which Sony product was responsible?
Question 17 of 20
How many Nokia cell phone batteries were recalled in 2007 when the company discovered the batteries could overheat and cause injury?
Question 18 of 20
In 2006, this company fell under scrutiny for issuing a "silent recall" of rechargeable batteries powering its laptops.
Question 19 of 20
Honda was forced to recall 200,000 model-year 2004-2005 FourTrax all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for fear that users could die or be seriously injured. What was the problem?
Question 20 of 20