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GM and LG decide who’s on the hook for Bolt EV recall costs

GM and LG decide who’s on the hook for Bolt EV recall costs

Throughout much of the past year, GM has been grappling with defective battery packs in its Chevy Bolt EVs. The faulty battery packs, which can cause fires in some cases, have been at the center of two recalls and even a pause in Bolt EV production. Now, GM has announced that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics in regards to covering the cost of these recalls, and it looks like LG is going to be on the hook for much of it.

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Hyundai adds another 471,000 SUVs to its latest recall

Hyundai adds another 471,000 SUVs to its latest recall

Hyundai has announced that it's adding about 471,000 SUVs to a recall that was first issued in September. The recall is for an electrical short in a vehicle computer that could lead to a fire. The risk of fire is significant enough that Hyundai has warned owners of impacted vehicles to park their SUV outside until it can be repaired.

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Hyundai issues recall on three vehicle models for engine trouble

Hyundai issues recall on three vehicle models for engine trouble

It's been a bad few months for Hyundai. Earlier this month, Hyundai and Kia were fined a combined $210 million over vehicle recalls having to do with potential engine fires, among other reasons. This week Hyundai announced that it planned to recall about 130,000 vehicles in the United States due to a risk of engine failure.

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Ring recalls some second-generation Video Doorbells due to fire risk

Ring recalls some second-generation Video Doorbells due to fire risk

Owners of the second-generation ring Video Doorbell should be aware that some versions of the device have been recalled. The recall was issued due to the battery's potential to overheat, leading to fire risk. Ring says in the recall that the doorbell could overheat if the incorrect screws were used for installation.

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FDA warns public to trash this hand sanitizer for fear of methanol

FDA warns public to trash this hand sanitizer for fear of methanol

Wood alcohol may have found its way into a certain set of hand sanitizer bottles released to the public earlier this year. One voluntary recall was announced on behalf of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, for their 1-liter bottles of consumer-level product. The recall was done after a news alert from the Food and Drug Administration for related toxic hand sanitizer manufacturing done by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico.

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Another batch of metformin recalled over cancer-causing impurity

Another batch of metformin recalled over cancer-causing impurity

The FDA has revealed that another lot of metformin, a drug commonly used by type-2 diabetics, have been recalled over the presence of an impurity that is linked to the development of cancer. The recall announcement follows similar recent recalls from multiple companies after the FDA published the results of testing on metformin samples.

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Dell hybrid power adapters recalled for posing shock hazard

Dell hybrid power adapters recalled for posing shock hazard

Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 started catching fire left and right, consumers have become a bit more wary of any news or even rumor that claims a product they own is prone to becoming a safety risk. However, you don't need a poorly designed smartphone to have that unfavorable experience. As Dell's fancy Hybrid Power Adapter has proven, even and especially a power brick can be a shocker, literally. Fortunately, the company has owned up to that and is recalling thousands of affected products.

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More than 11,600 pounds of sausage recalled over metal concerns

More than 11,600 pounds of sausage recalled over metal concerns

The US Department of Agriculture has announced the recall of more than 11,600lbs of pork and chicken sausages over the risk of contamination. According to the agency, it's possible that bits of metal may have made its way into the sausage products, putting consumers at risk. The recalled sausage products were made on November 29, 2018, and should be discarded, the USDA said in a statement.

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Toyota recalls 192,000 Prius cars in the US over fire risk

Toyota recalls 192,000 Prius cars in the US over fire risk

Toyota is recalling approximately 1 million hybrid cars around the world due to fire risk, 192,000 of which are located in the United States. The Prius vehicles recalled in the US include the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years; impacted owners will be able to visit their local dealership for a free inspection and, if necessary, repair.

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Ford recalls 50,000 120-volt convenience charge cords over fire risk

Ford recalls 50,000 120-volt convenience charge cords over fire risk

Ford has announced two recalls, one involving 50,000 120-volt EV/hybrid chargers, the other concerning power supply cable fasteners that may have been improperly secured. The first recall, says Ford, is necessary due to the risk of fire, while the second recall could potentially result in an electrical surge that also presents a fire risk.

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4.8m vehicle Fiat Chrysler recall after cruise control refuses to turn off

4.8m vehicle Fiat Chrysler recall after cruise control refuses to turn off

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is warning owners of 4.8 million vehicles in the US not to use cruise control, after discovering a flaw that could leave drivers unable to deactivate it. A recall is underway for all of the vehicles, which span FCA's Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and Ram lines, and include sedans, SUVs, and pickups.

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Romaine lettuce E. coli update: 121 infections and one death

Romaine lettuce E. coli update: 121 infections and one death

The Centers for Disease Control posted its latest update on the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, revealing that one person has died as a result since the late April update. Infections have been reported in 25 states with, as of May 1, a total of 121 people impacted. Of those, at least 14 have developed kidney failure.

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