recalls

Hyundai and Kia fined $210 million over vehicle recalls due to engine trouble

Hyundai and Kia fined $210 million over vehicle recalls due to engine trouble

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced consent orders this week with Hyundai and Kia related to recalls of vehicles equipped with the Theta II engines. The automakers were hit with combined penalties amounting to $210 million. The NHTSA found that Hyundai and Kia conducted untimely recalls of over 1.6 million vehicles that used the Theta II engines.

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Fresh basil recalled in several states over risk of parasitic infection

Fresh basil recalled in several states over risk of parasitic infection

Around 15,000 units of fresh basil have been recalled in several states over the risk of Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause illness in people who contract it. The recall is described as voluntary and made 'out of an abundance of caution' after the Florida Department of Agriculture tested one package and identified the possible contamination.

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Electric crockpots sold at big box stores recalled over exploding lids

Electric crockpots sold at big box stores recalled over exploding lids

Electric crockpots sold at select big box stores like Walmart have been recalled after dozens of reports concerning exploding lids. While the crockpots can still be used as a slow cooker, according to the recall notice published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers should avoid using the pressurized cooking modes because the lid may suddenly 'detach.'

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FDA says romaine hearts recalled in 15 states over E. coli risk

FDA says romaine hearts recalled in 15 states over E. coli risk

Romaine hearts, the tall and crunchy center mass of romaine lettuce that is often sold in packages, is the subject of a new recall in 15 states. The recall is for a familiar reason: the risk of E. coli contamination, which can lead to severe illness in some people, though this recall is for a non-outbreak strain. As with other recent romaine recalls, there's some good news to go along with the advisory.

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FDA says salad mix recalled over bacteria, but there’s good news

FDA says salad mix recalled over bacteria, but there’s good news

Some cases of mixed salad have been recalled by Fresh Express because of potential contamination with E. coli bacteria. No illnesses were reported in association with the recalled products, which were distributed mostly in the western and southwestern United States. Most consumers likely have nothing to worry about, however.

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FDA says more dog food recalled in several states over salmonella risk

FDA says more dog food recalled in several states over salmonella risk

The US Food and Drug Administration has highlighted yet another dog food recall, this one over the risk of salmonella contamination. As with humans who handle the food, dogs that eat food contaminated with salmonella at risk of becoming ill, plus they can then spread the infection to humans by, for example, licking their hands or face.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV recall warns of fire risk for electric cars

Chevrolet Bolt EV recall warns of fire risk for electric cars

Chevrolet is recalling more than 68,000 electric cars, after discovering that some versions of the Bolt EV could potentially catch on fire. The recall covers select 2017-2019 model year Bolt EV all-electric hatchbacks, the high voltage batteries of which could post a fire risk - a situation which has already prompted an NHTSA investigation in the US.

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FDA says more romaine lettuce recalled over risk of E. coli

FDA says more romaine lettuce recalled over risk of E. coli

A new romaine lettuce recall has been issued, this one over potential contamination with E. coli. The recall covers romaine lettuce sold as single head products and was voluntarily made 'out of an abundance of caution,' according to Tanimura & Antle, Inc., the company behind the recall. The lettuce was sold in 20 states around the US.

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Yeti recalls popular magnetic ‘Stronghold’ travel mugs over burn risk

Yeti recalls popular magnetic ‘Stronghold’ travel mugs over burn risk

If you own a Yeti travel mug, you'll want to pay attention to a new recall posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Yeti, a company known for its outdoor gear and vacuum-insulated drinkware, has recalled 15,000 of its Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold lids due to a potential issue that may cause burns.

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Diabetes drug metformin recalled yet again: Why that matters

Diabetes drug metformin recalled yet again: Why that matters

Additional diabetes medication has been recalled over the potential presence of an impurity that exceeds the acceptable daily limit. The recall comes from Nostrum Laboratories and follows a growing number of similar recalls from the past few months. Earlier this year, the FDA had published an editorial warning that some lots of metformin extended-release medication contained concerning levels of n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

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Milk recall issued by FDA – Eggnog, Lemonade too

Milk recall issued by FDA – Eggnog, Lemonade too

A recall was published by the FDA today for a wide variety of products bottled by Homestead Creamery. The company worked with the FDA to voluntarily recall glass bottles for products distributed in late October, 2020. There are no known health risks associated with the issue, but you might very well have a nasty tasting (and smelling) bottle of drink in your refrigerator right now.

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CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked deli meats sold in multiple states with a serious foodborne illness that has claimed at least one life. A total of 10 cases have been reported under this outbreak, according to the agency, all of which required hospitalization. At this point in time, experts have linked the foodborne illness specifically with Italian-style meats like salami.

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