Regarding your Late News item on CR-V fires: Oil-filter gaskets that stick to the engine block can occur at anytime, not just from factory-installed oil filters.
I must point out that unlike engines in previous models, the engine in the current Honda CR-V (as well as the Honda Element) has the exhaust exiting the rear of the cylinder head. That places the exhaust manifold in a position where it can be sprayed directly with oil.
The location of the oil filter on that model differs from that of the Civic and Accord four-cylinder engines with similar exhaust manifold placement.
With oil changes being relegated to less-experienced technicians and the constant pressure to do the job quickly, what is simply a mess on any other car is potentially hazardous on a CR-V.