Current recall for categories “passenger cars / light commercial vehicles”: risk of injury and serious risk to FIAT

Current recall for categories “passenger cars / light commercial vehicles”: risk of injury and serious risk to FIAT


FIAT is recalling products from its range. You can read here which products are affected and why they are being recalled.

Did you know that in Germany, according to the Product Liability Act, every manufacturer is obliged to warn about the risks arising from their products in order to avoid the so-called “damage to third parties”? This can be done by removing the product from the market or by warning against the (specific) use of the product.
For Scudo A safety warning was issued by FIAT on September 16, 2022. We present a product from France with a more detailed printed risk warning.

FIAT: These models focus

Kinds of products Passenger Cars / Light Commercial Vehicles from the category cars were put on the market by FIAT, with a warning only for models V, e22007/46053320 outScudo* is used. It is also known that the defective products come from the production period from 03/02/2022. The product is described as: “Passenger Car/Light Commercial Vehicle”

Where exactly does the product warning come from?

“Rapid Exchange of Information System” (RAPEX for short) is a European rapid alert system for consumer protection, through which product warnings can be exchanged. The European Commission publishes a weekly report on current RAPEX warnings, which can be viewed online as an overview.

RAPEX posted this for a FIAT product

For Scudo The type of warning is “Danger of injury”, with clauses indicating greater risk depending on the level of warning. RAPEX describes the alert level in more detail. So it says here: “The product does not comply with the regulations on the approval and market surveillance of vehicles and vehicle trailers as well as systems, components and different technical units that are intended for these vehicles.” The manufacturer itself reported: “The front cross member can be strengthened in an inappropriate way. This can affect the stability and direction of the car, increasing the risk of an accident.”

Product recall nationwide: how to act now

Concrete measures are currently being taken in response to the product warning. The products are now being recalled by consumers. But what does that mean for you? The first step is, of course, to stop using the product. The normal procedure will also be dated remember return the affected product to the place of purchase. As a rule, you do not need a receipt for this and you will be paid the purchase price. You can find out about different procedures from the company or the sales department. For other countries, there is currently no information as to whether there was a warning for the article here as well.

Product description at a glance

product example types production time remember the rules Installation bar code
Scudo V, e22007/460533*20 02.03.2022 not specified not specified not specified

For more information on product warnings, see here.

What to do in case of danger?

injuries
Minor injuries are usually harmless and can be treated by ordinary people. It usually heals without any problems within ten days. through the right ones First Aid Measures the wound can be protected from infection and healing can be supported. Serious or deep injuries, on the other hand, must be treated with medical care as soon as possible 112 caution; if the medical emergency is urgent but not life-threatening, the emergency number will help 116117. There you can access medical care on call and the main office will inform you of the call methods in your area.

+++ Editorial note: This text was automatically generated based on current data from RAPEX. If you have any comments or questions, please contact zettel@news.de. +++

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