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Discount Retailer Meijer Fined $2M for Selling Recalled Baby Products

October 17, 2014
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Last month, the discount retailer Meijer learned the hard way that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is serious about recalls. On September 17, 2014, the CPSC announced that Meijer agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle charges that the retailer violated

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Mazdas with Melting Dashboards Spur Class Action Suit

October 9, 2014
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Three drivers in Florida have filed a class action lawsuit against Mazda, alleging that some of the company’s vehicles have defective dashboards that can melt under normal weather conditions in hot states. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that Mazda 3 and Mazda 6

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Jury Finds Peanut Company Executives Guilty in Salmonella Trial

October 6, 2014
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On September 19, 2014, three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives were convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges after selling tainted peanut butter that caused nine deaths and hundreds of cases of salmonella poisoning in 2008 and 2009. At the time, the PCA

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Lawmakers Will Probe NHTSA’s GM Recall Response

September 17, 2014
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A United States Senate subcommittee will look deeper into how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) handled General Motors’ catastrophically mismanaged recall of its now-infamous ignition switches. Detailed online by TechTimes.com, the hearing will

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Disney, Marvel Kids Sunglass Recalled Over Lead Paint Concern

September 5, 2014
By: Staff
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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), at least 20 styles of Disney and Marvel brand children’s sunglasses have been recalled because they were made with lead paint, a violation of federal law. The USCPSC added that certain sunglasses sold

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Apple Recalls Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

August 26, 2014
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Tech powerhouse Apple has recalled millions of iPhone 5 batteries after discovering a defect that causes the batteries’ power to drain far too quickly. The company, according to a HNGN report, is offering free replacement cell phones at no additional cost to customers who

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McCormick Oregano Pulled for Salmonella Risk

August 18, 2014
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Last week, the FDA announced that McCormick & Co., one of the more popular makers of household cooking spices, has recalled a batch of its ground oregano because the company said it may be contaminated with salmonella. According to an online report by Daily Finance, the

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New York City Passes Law Against Selling Cars with Unrepaired Defects

August 7, 2014
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A stricter regulation has been passed in New York City to address what the New York Times refers to as a “glaring hole” in the auto industry’s safety standards: used-car dealers and rental companies that sell or rent cars that have not had safety defects and

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Millions of BMWs Added to List of Cars Affected by Defective Takata Air Bag

July 29, 2014
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Adding to more than three million Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans and Mazdas pulled from the market earlier in 2014 for the same reasons, BMW, as a “voluntary precautionary measure,” has recalled 1.6 million of its 2000-2006 model year 3 Series vehicles over concerns that

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Graco Adds 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats to 2014 Recall

July 9, 2014
By: Staff
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After recalling 4.2 million toddler seats earlier in the year, Graco Children’s Products have now pulled 1.9 million infant car seats from the market after a months-long fight with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over claims that “a faulty

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