August 25, 2006

"To Have A Recall Is A Hit. Part Of The Brand Value Is QUALITY."

"To have a recall is a hit. Part of the brand value is quality."

Holy smoke: Apple recalls 1.8 million laptop batteries. Fire hazard problem.

Holy smoke: Dell to recall 4.1 million laptop batteries. Fire hazard problem.

Holy smoke: Sony’s peace of crap, batteries.

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Recall, Apple...

Recall, Dell...

They may be Sony’s peace of crap batteries, but Dell and Apple served them!

Consumer Products Safety Commission...
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August 14, 2006

RECALL Lincoln Navigators

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Engine Fire Hazard and Power Steering Concerns Affect Millions of Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. recalled 3.8 million pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles for a cruise control switch suspected of causing engine fires. It is the fifth-largest auto industry recall in U.S. history.
Ford said the recall of 1994-2002 model-year vehicles includes the company's hot-selling F-150 pickup truck, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Bronco. The company said it would start sending recall notices to vehicle owners immediately.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the No. 2 U.S.-based automaker have been investigating complaints of engine fires linked to the switch.

In the Ford case, NHTSA has received more than 550 complaints of engine fires from the cruise control switch. There have been allegations of three deaths in cases cited in news reports or lawsuits in Iowa, Georgia and Arkansas.

Ford said its inquiry found that brake fluid could leak through the cruise control's deactivation switch into the system's electrical components, leading to potential corrosion. The corrosion could lead to a buildup of electrical current that could cause overheating and fire.

Lincoln Navigator Recall Information
NEWS: Cruise control switch short circuit
Production delays hamper Ford recall
Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that replacement parts used in its recall of 3.8 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles would not be available until February because of production delays. In September, the automaker recalled 1994-2002 model-year vehicles amid complaints of engine fires linked to the cruise control switch system. The recall covered the F-150 pickup, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Bronco.

August 04, 2006

Mr. Russell Bliss

Hi There,

I am so very happy to inform you that young Mr. Russell Bliss has been awarded the World Class 3D Modeling Student Version Software package from the SolidWorks Corporation. This is the same exact software that the engineers used to design parts and test them on the robotic rovers now on the surface of the Martian landscape. A real engineering success and it is working to perfection. It is the hope of the SolidWorks Corporation that young Mr. Bliss will learn this software like the real pros out there know it and also that he will study hard in school so he can be a real part of the exciting days to come. I personally want to thank the SolidWorks people for this really terrific presentation to this young man. Your help in educating the youth of our country to learn the same tools that the engineers, designers and other technicians use out there is commendable.
Once again I thank you.
Sincerely, Richard Williams

Linda L. Archambault Principal at Gibson Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Norman Bliss Grandfather living in Texas
Christine Morse SolidWorks Education Marketing Specialist & STEM Grant Director