TORRANCE, Calif., August 1, 2012 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4 and 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h vehicles sold in the U.S. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved.
Approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4 Approximately 18,000 Lexus HS 250h
Toyota has determined that if the nuts on the rear suspension arm are not tightened following the proper procedure and torque specification during a rear wheel alignment service, excessive play may occur at the threaded portion of the arm, followed by rust formation. If this were to occur, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.
Toyota is currently developing a remedy. Once the remedy is available, a notification letter will be sent by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer to have the remedy performed at no charge.
Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center (1 800-331-4331) or www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).
Today Save Mart Supermarkets announced they are removing Lean Finely Trimmed Beef from all of its ground meat products in Save Mart, Lucky, S-Mart Foods, FoodMaxx, and Maxx Value Foods stores.
The supermarket chain states it wants to be responsive to increasing consumer concerns, and have offered alternative selections of ground beef from producers such as Organic Prairie, Harris Ranch, and Laura's which contain no lean finely trimmed beef.
Though lean finely trimmed beef is known to be safe and endorsed by the USDA, the chain is dropping the product until all of their ground beef can be produced without it. Meat specialists are available to answer questions and concerns on quality preparation, and proper selection.