All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Recall’

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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Toyota Settlement Pays $1.2 Billion to the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to the U.S. to settle a criminal wire fraud charge. It is the largest financial penalty of this kind imposed by the U.S. on a vehicle manufacturer. The settlement surrounds the well-publicized recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles over manufacturing errors that could …

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GM Recalls Affect 3.1 Million Vehicles

On Monday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra released a video message for GM employees announcing the recall of 1.5 million vehicles due to faulty engineering. In her message, Barra stated that “Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible things happened.” Those terrible things include at least 12 deaths and more than 30 injuries of those who …

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Chevy Cobalt Recall Comes 10 Years After Finding Defect

Recently General Motors (GM) recalled over 700,000 vehicles, including the Chevy Cobalt 2005 – 2007 models, as well as the 2007 Pontiac G5 cars, because of an ignition switch defect that was linked to six deaths. Since then GM has raised the death toll connected to the ignition switch problem to 13, as well as the amount of cars being …

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Hot Pockets Recalled For Containing Diseased Animals

When you’re looking for that “crispy, crunchy, tender, flaky crust”, you know you’ve found it with a quality product like Hot Pockets… or did you? If you’ve consumed your weight (and who wouldn’t?) in Hot Pockets’ “Philly Steak and Cheese” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” then there’s some bad news for you: the U.S. Department of Agriculture found …

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Jerky Recall: Utah Company Products Contain Unspecified Allergen

Well, it appears that 2014 is starting off pretty rough for beef. Just when this meat recall epidemic could not get any worst, another company has asked distributors to take their products off of store shelves. This time, however, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is targeting misbranded beef jerky snack products. Utah’s Prime …

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Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Recalled Over Food Poisoning Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Mars Foodservices today issued a recall of all Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice. The recall pertains to both five- and 25-pound bags of such rice. Other types of Uncle Ben rice, including Ready to Heat, boxed, or cup rice are not part of the recall. The recall was issued following illnesses reported in …

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Hubbard Life, Joy Combo Pet Food Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pro-Pet today announced a large recall for certain brands of Pro-Pet dog and cad food. A field test of the food found possible salmonella contamination on a Pro-Pet production line. Though no pet illnesses have been reported as a result of the contamination, the recall covers all pet food manufactured on that …

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Small Number of Pringles Chip Cans Recalled

Cylindrical cans of Pringles are a mainstay of American grocery store snack food aisles, but some Pringles chips will soon be pulled from store shelves before customers can even get a chance to pop them. Kellogg’s today announced a recall on certain 5.86-ounce cans of Pringles chips. The recall pertains to “Original”-flavored Pringles chips that may have been exposed to …

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Tesla Stock Rockets Despite Hazardous Adapter Recall

The fourth quarter was a definite success for Tesla Motors Inc. The electric car maker indicated yesterday that its Model S sedan deliveries surpassed original predictions by 20 percent. As Tesla delivered about 6,900 sedans during the quarter, shares shot up by almost 16 percent. “We look forward to 2014 with anticipation,” said Jerome Guillen (vice president of global sales …

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Japan’s Tainted Food – Over 350 People Sickened

Frozen foods in Japan have sickened 350 people and counting due to food poisoning. The frozen food products are said to be tainted with a pesticide according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The company Maruhu Nichiro Holdings, after learning of the illnesses, began recalling 6.4 million frozen products in late December – after discovering that they were in fact, tainted …

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Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China

Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat at some of its stores in China. Donkey meat may not appeal to some Western palates, but in China they eat donkey. Tests revealed that donkey meat which was sold to Chinese consumers contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart’s China CEO, Greg Foran said, “We are deeply sorry for this whole affair. It is a deep …

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Escape Recall: The Seventh Since July 2012

It may be time to escape if you’re an Escape owner. And you may want to do it with another car. Ford is recalling the Escape again for the seventh time since July 2012. This time the SUV is being recalled to fix oil and fuel leaks that could lead to the engine catching fire. (They may need Katniss to …

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Dodge Ram Recall: 1.2 Million Trucks Being Recalled

Chrysler recently released a statement saying they will be recalling approximately 1.2 million Dodge Ram trucks after accidents were reported due to the loss of steering. In the statement, Chrysler said they were “aware of six accidents and two injuries involving model-year 2008-2012 2500 and 3500 trucks and one additional accident with no injuries involving the remaining models.” The problem …

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Salads, Wraps Due to E. Coli Outbreak

Heads up–if you have recently purchased a pre-made salad or sandwich wrap from Trader Joe’s, you may want to think twice before eating it. Due to an E. coli outbreak, Trader Joe’s and other stores have recalled certain pre-made items that may contain contaminated chicken or ham. Approximately 90 tons of food has been recalled and 26 people in three …

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Kraft Recalls String Cheese That May Spoil Early

Kraft Foods Group Incorporated has issued a voluntary recall on some of its string cheese products that may spoil before the expiration date marked on the package. According to a press release on the company’s website, approximately 735,000 cases of the affected product were shipped to customers across the US. The recall applies only to the company’s Kraft and Polly-O …

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Jerky Treats Recall Leaves 600 Pets Dead

Dogs and their owners have been in for a shock for about a year, now, on account of a terrifying string of deaths, illnesses, and injuries relating to the recall of three major brand’s jerky treats for dogs. Though the treats suspected of causing the harm to pets span across multiple brands, they hold one thing in common; all were …

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Pope Francis Auctioning Off Harley for Charity

Pope Francis is auctioning off his personal Harley-Davidson in support of organizations that support the homeless. Earlier this year, Francis was presented with the bike, after blessing hundreds of Harleys and their owners in St. Peter’s Square. Proceeds from the auction will go to a Roman hostel and soup kitchen. Pope Francis is known for his affinity towards a more …

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Harley-Davidson Recall, “Do Not Ride” Notice Issued

Harley-Davidson has issued a voluntary recall for the 2014 Touring motorcycles. Owners have been issued a Do Not Ride notice while the dealers have received a Do Not Deliver notice. The recalled vehicles include models built between May 3, 2013, and October 14, 2013, and are listed as the following: 25,185 Touring motorcycles (FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE, and …

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