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Last week, Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan after being flooded with lawsuits and recall costs for its faulty airbag inflators. Takata airbags are linked to 180 injuries and 16 deaths. Takata airbags can become over-pressurized, causing them to rupture and propel pieces of metal into the cabin of a car. […]
This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]
Earlier this month, health officials warned that shoppers at a Costco store in Lynwood, Washington had become sick after consuming the rotisserie chicken salad. In this blog we’ll dive into some of the details of foodborne illness and considerations for bringing a case after consuming a contaminated product. It seems like every month there is […]
The recall of meat and vegetable products potentially contaminated with Listeria expanded this past week, with 47 million more pounds of meat and poultry products added to the list. The products were sold in Oregon as well as across the nation. The products, which are “not ready to eat”, were recalled from Costco, Trader Joe’s […]
50,000 new Civics have been recalled because the vehicle’s driveshaft may come apart. The car’s side shaft could potentially fail due to mistakes in assembly. If that happens, the vehicle can no longer shift in to gear. If the car is in motion, the vehicle may stop suddenly since the engine is no longer connected […]
The Great Recession has had a big impact on the way Americans drive – and what cars we drive. The age of the average car on American roads is almost 11 years old, an all-time high. If you are holding on to your car or truck a few years longer than planned, take the time […]
Did you know rental car companies can rent you a recalled vehicle – and not even tell you?
Last Friday, the FDA reported that ASSI-branded frozen oysters from Korea had been linked to a norovirus outbreak in Washington state. The oysters were served in a Washington state restaurant and eaten by three people who became ill and tested positive for norovirus. Norovirus causes gastroenteritis (an inflammation of the stomach and intestines). The most common […]
Here’s a quick round-up of food and product recalls from the last week. Food Recalls: The listeria-tainted cantaloupe death toll is up to 23. It is believed that the cantaloupe is no longer being sold fresh or in prepackaged fruit salads, but it can take up to 2 weeks after consumption before the affects take […]
Yesterday, Commercial Meat Company, a Los Angeles, California firm, announced a recall of approximately 377,775 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled beef products included bulk ground beef, ground beef patties, ground beef taco, and ground beef chili . The products subject to recall were produced between […]