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Old 11-29-2007, 03:19 AM   #1
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APC Recall *please read*

I came accross this gem whilst i was mindlessly meandering about the int0rwebz at work just now:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 21-03
May 16, 2003
Contact: Tim Hurd, 202-366-9550

American Products Company To Pay $650,000 Civil Penalty For Sale of Lamps Not Meeting Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that American Products Company (APC) has agreed to pay a $650,000 civil penalty as a result of its manufacture, certification, and sale of replacement lamps that did not comply with federal safety standards.

Over the past several years, APC sold various models of noncomplying replacement tail lamps, commonly sold as “clear” tail lamps or “Eurotail” lamps. Some of the non-complying models replaced red lamps and reflectors with clear ones. Others were missing side marker lamps or reflectors.

APC also sold other noncompliant replacement lighting equipment, including clear corner and bumper lenses and high-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits. The nonconforming equipment was sold by a variety of retailers. The lamps and lenses have been the subject of four recalls covering thousands of parts.

The parts and model numbers associated with these safety recalls are listed on NHTSA’s web site, http://www.nhtsa.gov/ under the recall numbers 99E-039, 00E-078, 01E-035 and 03E-014. Part and model numbers are located either on the lamps or on the packaging in which the lamps were sold. Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, (888) 327-4236.

source: http://www.dot.gov/affairs/nhtsa2103.htm




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Old 11-29-2007, 03:52 AM   #2
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uhh wow so what happens next...just wonderin who gets the cash???
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:16 AM   #3
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i'm assuming they'll use it to pay for the refunds(?)
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I'm reading this, and thinking... "Again??"

Then I looked at the date. (2003)
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oh sorry =/ *sigh* i did not sleep last night...mod please remove
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