Defective Product Blog: News and Alerts

McCormick Oregano Pulled for Salmonella Risk

August 18, 2014
By: Staff
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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Doctor’s Best Voluntarily Recalls Red Yeast Rice Dietary Supplement

June 25, 2014
By: Staff
Tags: recall
Doctor’s Best has voluntarily pulled nearly 7,500 bottles of its Red Yeast Rice from the market after the cholesterol-lowering dietary supplement was found to contain an ingredient previously undeclared on the product’s label. According to a press release from the

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Nest Labs Recalls 440,000 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

May 23, 2014
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On Wednesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it is recalling 440,000 “Nest Protect: Smoke + CO Alarms.” According to the Commission, the “Nest Wave” feature, which allows consumers to temporarily stop the alarm by waving

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FDA Says GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips May Deliver False Results

May 16, 2014
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The FDA is warning patients with type I or type II diabetes to stop using GenStrip’s Blood Glucose Test Strips, as these strips may deliver incorrect readings, which could result in patients receiving inappropriate medical treatment. Last month, the FDA sent the

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Vehicle Recall Fines May Be Increased to $300M Under President’s Bill

May 6, 2014
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On Tuesday, the White House proposed the Grow America Act, a bill which would increase the maximum fines for vehicle manufacturers who fail to issue timely recalls from $35 million to $300 million. The bill was introduced by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and it would

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Exxon Faces Class Action Over Allegedly Defective, Damaging Fuel

April 23, 2014
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Last week, consumers filed a putative class action lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp. alleging that the gas station knowingly sold defective batches of fuel to consumers in Louisiana, potentially damaging thousands of vehicles. Exxon has admitted that more than 5 million

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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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