All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Recalls’

Groupon Recalls Fake, Possibly Holey Condoms

Groupon Australia has admitted that it sold a bunch of counterfeit condoms that may, in fact, be full of holes. The condoms were sold between March 12 and April 10. If you do the math, and it’s not a hard one, you’ll realize there’s a good chance many of these holey condoms have been deployed already. According to the Australian …

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Velveeta Recall Issued Over Lack of Preservative, Probably Won’t Affect Your Party Dip

Months after we all survived the great Velveeta shortage of 2014, some cheese dip aficionados in the Midwest may have a problem finding a box of the pasteurized cheese product at their local Walmarts. Kraft has issued a voluntary recall of 260 cases of the flagship Velveeta product, citing an improper amount of sorbic acid – a preservative. Kraft says …

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Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Google has only owned Nest for just over three months, and its smoke alarms are already being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall covering all Nest Protect smoke alarms sold (there are 440,000 of them). According to the commission, activity near the product during a fire can prevent the alarm from immediately sounding when the …

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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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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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Dyxon Vacuums Issues Recall For Fan Heaters

Dyson, the company best-known for its line of complicated-but-effective vacuum cleaners, this week issued a recall for two different models of its blade-less fan heaters. According to Dyson the company is working with regulatory agencies on a plan to “address an issue” with the products. The issue at hand is that a “small number” of its AM04 and AM05 fan …

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Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids Over Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling nearly 1.9 million Prius cars to fix a software malfunction that in the worst case scenario, could cause the hybrid vehicles to lose power and shut down mid-drive. Around 700,000 of the cars are being recalled in North America, and even more in Japan. “Toyota will update the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software on …

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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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