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Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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 […]

Spotting a Foodborne Illness
Friday, November 4th, 2016

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 […]

47 Million Pounds of Meat and Chicken Products Recalled In Oregon, Nationwide
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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 […]

Honda Recalls 2012 Civics
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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 […]

Safety Check for Older Vehicles
Friday, July 6th, 2012

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 […]

Playing “Rental Car Roulette”
Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Did you know rental car companies can rent you a recalled vehicle – and not even tell you?

Norovirus Outbreak in Washington Traced to Oysters from Korea
Monday, November 7th, 2011

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 […]

Recall Roundup For October 7-14
Friday, October 14th, 2011

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 […]

California Firm Announces Large Beef Recall Due to E. Coli Contamination
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

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 […]

Contact Lenses Quietly Recalled Leaves Dozens with Eye Injuries
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Blurry vision, torn corneas and corneal abrasions are just a few of the serious health problems linked to continued use of recalled contact lenses. Food and Drug Administration officials are threatening to issue a public warning about recalled contact lenses manufactured by CooperVision Inc. and sold nationwide at retailers including Costco, Wal-Mart and LensCrafters. Avaira Toric […]