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Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Airbag, Seat Rail Problem

April 10, 2014
By: Staff
Toyota announced today that it will be recalling 6.4 million vehicles worldwide for various issues including airbag, seat rail and windshield wiper motor problems. More than 1.8 million of the recalled vehicles are in the United States, according to a news release from

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Alli Weight Loss Pills Recalled After Reports of Product Tampering

April 4, 2014
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Last week, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) voluntarily recalled all alli weight loss products in the United States and Puerto Rico after reports that some packages were tampered with and contained unknown pills. While alli pills are turquoise, have a dark blue band around their center,

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McKesson Anesthesia Care Program Recalled After Patient Data Mix-Up

March 31, 2014
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On February 15, 2014, the FDA issued a class I recall for McKesson Technology’s Anesthesia Care computer program after a report surfaced that the system inadvertently switched two patients’ data. McKesson’s Anesthesia Care program is typically used in an

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Department of Justice Launches Criminal Investigation Into GM Recall

March 19, 2014
By: Staff
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Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into whether General Motors Co. (GM) waited too long to recall more than 2 million Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn models that have defective ignition switches. The criminal probe was spurred by both lawsuit

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GM Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Over Dangerous Ignition Problem

March 6, 2014
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Just two weeks after recalling 600,000 vehicles, General Motors (GM) expanded its recall to cover a total of 1.4 million Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn models sold in the United States. The manufacturer said that some of these models share the same ignition mechanism, which may

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Graco Recalls 3.7 Million Car Seats With Faulty Buckles

February 20, 2014
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Last week, Graco Children’s Products announced a voluntarily recall of more than 3.7 million of its car seats after reports surfaced that the buckles on these seats could remain latched and pose a safety hazard in the event of an emergency. Models affected by this

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Smoke Detectors Recalled for Failure to Alert Occupants of a Fire

February 7, 2014
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Last week, System Sensor issued a voluntary recall of more than 600 reflected beam smoke detectors after reports that the products could fail to sound alarms alerting occupants of a fire. According to the recall, the smoke detectors will not send a signal to the fire alarm

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Tandem Diabetes Care Insulin Cartridges Recalled for Leaks

January 31, 2014
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On January 20, 2014, Tandem Diabetes Care expanded a voluntary recall for several lots of insulin cartridges used with its t:slim Insulin Pump after the manufacturer found that the cartridges may be at risk for leaking. A leak in the insulin cartridge may cause patients to

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FDA Adds Portal for Tobacco Product Problems

January 21, 2014
By: Staff
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The FDA has added a new category on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Safety Reporting Portal where users can report problems with tobacco products. While consumers have previously reported any issues to the FDA’s MedWatch program, the agency said that

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Buckyballs Creator Counter-Sues CPSC, Claims No Personal Responsibility

January 10, 2014
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Buckyballs creator Craig Zucker recently filed a lawsuit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after the agency added his name to a lawsuit that alleges the desk toy is defective and should be recalled. According to Zucker, the CPSC is wrongly attempting to hold

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