View original topic: Official Recall/Warning thread
EverettB Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:15 pm

Listing of other threads on the site with safety recalls or other similar topics

Brake Cleaner Warning
Harbor Freight jack stand recall
Fire extinguisher recall - Kidde

Please post below if you know of another Samba thread to add here.

TDCTDI Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:48 am

VWFIXER Sat May 14, 2022 12:28 pm

Don’t buy third party electronic devices you can’t fix, I guess is the message here.

EverettB Sat May 14, 2022 12:36 pm

Is it the subject of a recall or is there some manufacturing warning issued (subject of this thread) or are you just complaining that it broke?

VWFIXER Sat May 14, 2022 1:11 pm

EverettB wrote: Is it the subject of a recall or is there some manufacturing warning issued (subject of this thread) or are you just complaining that it broke?

Along with thousands of others they were junk out of the box.

HMVWNAB Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:27 am


Who.Me? Wed Aug 16, 2023 8:30 am

Not sure if this is relevant in every region, but the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety alert bulletin relating to Bendpak XPR two-post lifts.

Apparently some shipped with bolts of incorrect strength. This was identified after a fatal accident.


Extract from the bulletin...

Quote: Evidence from an investigation of a fatal incident revealed concerns with an aspect of the manufacture and supply of the BendPak XPR series two-post lifts.

The bolts should be 8.8 class bolts. If the lift’s arm restraint gear is attached using bolts marked ‘4.8’ or unmarked bolts, then there is an increased risk of a major incident, including a vehicle falling from the lift.

Quote: Action required:
Users of BendPak two-post lifts should:
Check the bolts. If the arm restraint gear has a bolted connection check if any 4.8 class, or unmarked, bolts are in use. The class should be clearly stamped on the bolt head. If there is no marking, then you should assume that it is not the correct class bolt. Check that bolts are tightened. If you have 8.8 class bolts you must ensure that they are tightened to the correct torque of 33 ft/lb (or 45 NM). A previous HSE safety alert covered the need to install a redesigned arm restraint gear. Check that your lift has the newer arm restraint gear type. The newer gear rings sit flush to the pin, have circular rather than slotted or elongated holes, and have the appearance of being machined rather than cast. More information is available from the previous Safety Bulletin.

Contact the lift supplier to get replacement parts. If the lift does not have a minimum class of 8.8 bolts for all arm gear bolted connections (or it does not have the redesigned arm restraint gear) take immediate action to replace them. Do not use the lift until the necessary replacements have been made by a competent person. A manufacturer’s video demonstrating how replacement can be carried out is available.

Thorough examination by a competent person
Thorough examination by a competent person Users must make sure that the lift undergoes thorough examination as required by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

User of two-post vehicle lifts should inspect and maintain them in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. This includes regular checks (at least monthly, according to the manual) on the tightness of all bolted connections to ensure they are correctly torqued. See the manual for further information on required maintenance checks.

The requirement for examination under LOLER mentioned above references the relevant UK law. That requirement may not be the same in every region, but there is probably something equivalent.

TDCTDI Fri Aug 25, 2023 3:13 am

Not exactly VW related, but several deaths & many more loss of eyesight have already occurred.

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