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The Takata Airbag Recall

Takata Airbag Recall: The Japanese Airbag Manufacturing company known as Takata will file for bankruptcy after their exploding airbags leave over 100 injured and at least 17 dead around the world. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 24 million US vehicles contain these potentially lethal inflators but less than 8 million have […]

Burn Hazard Baby Monitors

Nearly 30,000 baby monitors sold at Babies R Us, Target and other retailers contain batteries that can overheat, posing a burn hazard to customers. The batteries can swell and expand, causing the battery cover to open, exposing the hot batteries. The Lorex Care ‘N’ Share baby monitor has received almost 500 reports of batteries overheating. […]

IKEA is Recalling Dressers

MALM dressers made by IKEA have been voluntarily recalled due to the number of incidences in which children were hurt (or killed) by the dressers falling over onto them. “IKEA is recalling numerous versions of the product, which amounts to at least 29 million pieces of furniture, according to NBC News. Consumers may return items […]

Recalls Increase as Safety Awareness Does Too

In the past few years, the number of items that have been recalled has increased tremendously. Since 2002, the amount of food recalls has doubled; with about 1 new recall a day (on average). The number of vehicles that have been recalled has increased as well; with 51 million recalls in total just last year […]

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls

The 2015 edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was voluntarily recalled last year due to malfunctions with the parking gear (electronic shifter). This problem has resulted in over 200 crashes and 40 injuries. Most recently the problem with the gear shifter may be tied to the death of the actor Anton Yelchin. “Earlier this year, […]

Is the FDA Too Slow with Recalls?

According to an investigation report on NBC4NY, the FDA still takes months for them to recall certain tainted food items. “Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls […]

General Mills Recalls Flour: Possible E. Coli Contamination

General Mills,is recalling over 10 million pounds of flour due to concerns of E. Coli that has been linked to 20 states. “General Mills says E. coli hasn’t been found in any of its flour products, but it is still carrying out the recall out of “an abundance of caution. While attempting to track the cause […]

Nestle Recalls Numerous Products

Nestle has decided to voluntarily recall a number of its products due to the risk of having small pieces of glass in them. The products that are under this recall are from the DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s lines. Nestle itself has released a statement, “Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited […]

Purdue recalls chicken nuggets

The food company Purdue has recalled over 4500 pounds of chicken nuggets due to the fact that they might have been contaminated by “extraneous plastic materials”. According to ABC7 News, “The recalled nuggets were also sold in six other states. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. They are 8-oz. […]

Dole recalls pre-packaged salads

A number of people around the country have been sickened by the Listeria virus after eating Dole pre-packaged salads. “Whole genome sequencing performed on clinical isolates from all ill persons showed that the bacteria are highly genetically related to each other. All four sickened in that state have been hospitalized. Nationally, the case count by […]

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