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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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