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Smoke Detectors: Glitch Is Fixed And Nest Is Buying Dropcam

The Nest Protect smoke detector is back after a two month hiatus – at a reduced price. Previously $130, Nest’s alarm can now be purchased for $99 as the company has eliminated the faulty feature which ultimately led to its recall. Nest’s Protect + CO was taken off the market in April when its salient wave feature (which allowed alarm …

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Toyota Recalls 650,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Today, Toyota announced an expansion to a recall which originally occurred in April 2013. The newly expanded recall affects an additional 650,000 vehicles in Japan, bringing the overall total to 2.27 million vehicles over the past year. The recall deals with faulty front passenger airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Japanese-based company which supplies airbags and other safety features to …

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Nap Nanny Leads To Six Infant Deaths

A sixth child has died while using the recalled infant recliner called the Nap Nanny. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the latest casualty involved an eight-month-old little girl from New Jersey. The infant was secured with a seat belt in the Nap Nanny, however she suffocated when she was found partly hanging between the crib bumper and …

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Hummus Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination

Food manufacturer Lansal has made the decision to voluntary recall over seven tons of hummus due to the fear of listeria contamination. The recall was announced on Thursday and directly impacts Target and Trader Joe’s stores. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products were removed from the stores as a …

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Cottage Cheese Recall Affects Numerous Kraft Brands

Cottage cheese recalls aren’t as common as say beef recalls, but the risk is still great. Serious illness can occur from consuming tainted cottage cheese and Kraft has issued a recall after discovering a bad batch. On Saturday, Kraft announced that it was issuing a voluntary recall of 1.2 million cases of cottage cheese. The affected brands include Knudsen, Breakstone, …

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Ford Recall Announced For Airbag And Latch Issues

A series of Ford recalls now applies to nearly 700,000 of their vehicles as issues with airbags and latches have come to light. Two separate Ford recalls also were announced this past week when it was learned some Escapes harbored a sub-frame problem that could endanger steering control. Also, a second seat back error concerned both the Ford Escape as …

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Mercedes-Benz Recall Affects 284,000 Cars

Mercedes-Benz will recall approximately 284,000 C-class cars in the U.S. and Canada due to a problem with the rear tail lamps. The recall involves nearly 253,000 cars sold in the U.S., specifically the 2008-2011 C300, C300 4Matic, C350, and C63 AMG vehicles that were manufactured between January 26, 2007 and July 13, 2011. The problem with the rear tail lamps, …

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General Motors Being Fined For Unanswered Questions

General Motors is now facing a crisis over its inaction with regards to important safety recalls over the past decade. Last week GM CEO Mary Barra testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee hearing on the company’s ignition switch recall. The recall involves numerous GM models with a defect that could shut the engine off while in operation. At least 13 …

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Spiders Gasoline Huffing Cause Mazda Recall

Move over, Porsche. Mazda’s got a real spider car. For the second time in just a few years, Mazda has had to issue a recall for North American made Mazda6 sedans because of – yep – spiders in the engine. You know, I always knew spiders were demons sent here to destroy us. The idea that some of them thrive …

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Chrysler Recalls SUVs Over Brake Corrosion

Chrysler Group today issued a recall on nearly 900,000 SUVs due to problems with the vehicles’ brake systems. The defect could cause brake pedals to become more firm than normal. The recall specifically affects some models of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles with model years from 2011 to 2014. Chrysler believes that a total of 867,795 SUVs are …

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General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Issue

General Motors this week issued a sweeping recall that affects more than 1.3 million Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac vehicles. The defect causing the recall involves the sudden loss of electric power steering experience by some drivers of older GM models. The recall affects all Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Malibu Maxx models from the years 2004 and 2005. Some 2006, 2008, …

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Alli Weight Loss Products Recalled

GlaxoSmithKline this week recalled all alli-branded weight loss products from store shelves in the U.S. The company believes that production of the diet pills may have been tampered with. “Safety is our first priority and we are asking retailers and pharmacies to remove all alli from their shelves immediately,” said Colin Mackenzie, president of consumer healthcare North America at GlaxoSmithKline. …

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