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The Deadliest Car Recalls in History

The Deadliest Car Recalls in History

The innovations and advances in technology driving the institutions of the automotive industry over the last century have been truly remarkable. The pursuit of faster and more efficient cars has pushed engineers to test the limits of materials, designs, and physics itself, as outlined by Jardine Motors Group. But with the ability to move faster comes the dangers of serious injury from wrecks.

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Huge Tesla recall hits almost a half-million EVs

Huge Tesla recall hits almost a half-million EVs

In a surprising turn of events, 2021 may not turn out to be a great year for Tesla. Various technical faults in as many as 475,000 vehicles forced Tesla Inc. to recall those cars in the U.S. Having to recall almost half a million cars is bad enough on its own, but as Bloomberg notes, that number is nearly equivalent to Tesla's deliveries last year — and this applies to global deliveries, not just those within the U.S. This means that Tesla was forced to recall almost as many cars as it was able to produce and deliver within this past year.

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Bottles of lidocaine sold for pain relief recalled over super potency

Bottles of lidocaine sold for pain relief recalled over super potency

Teligent Pharma has announced a new recall that impacts its Lidocaine HCl Topical Solution USP 4% anesthetic liquid sold in 50ml glass bottles. The reason, the company explains, is the potential for "super potency," meaning the bottles may contain more lidocaine than listed on the label. This, in turn, puts users at risk of toxicity.

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FDA warns to check broccoli tots for rocks after dental damage reports

FDA warns to check broccoli tots for rocks after dental damage reports

If you've made the switch from tater tots to the arguably healthier broccoli tots alternative (they're basically tater tots, but made from, you know, broccoli), pay attention to a new recall notice published on the FDA's website. According to the advisory, some frozen broccoli tots products have been recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal or rocks.

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Arizona Tea, Kool-Aid, and other popular drinks recalled over glass risk

Arizona Tea, Kool-Aid, and other popular drinks recalled over glass risk

A couple of recalls were announced this week covering food and drink items potentially contaminated with small pieces of metal and glass. One of the recalls comes from Kraft Heinz; it covers many of the company's powdered beverages, including some flavors of Kool-Aid, Tang, and Country Time. The other recall is from H-E-B, a grocery retailer in Texas that is pulling certain soup products from shelves over potential glass contamination.

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Old Spice and Secret sprays are the latest products recalled over benzene

Old Spice and Secret sprays are the latest products recalled over benzene

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced a major recall involving some of its aerosol spray deodorants sold under the Old Spice and Secret brands, including some Old Spice Below Deck products. This is a voluntary recall initiated due to the presence of benzene, a carcinogen that may cause certain cancers in people who are exposed to high levels of the chemical.

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Odor-Eaters spray products recalled over cancer-causing chemical

Odor-Eaters spray products recalled over cancer-causing chemical

Odor-Eaters has recalled dozens of lots of its aerosol spray products over contamination with low levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen linked to blood cancers. The products are designed to spray on feet in order to reduce odor and treat athlete's foot, a fungal condition that can occur in athletes who frequently work up a sweat while wearing shoes.

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Wellness company recalls supplement because the bottles may explode

Wellness company recalls supplement because the bottles may explode

A Montana-based wellness company called Mountain Meadow Herbs has announced a recall involving dozens of bottles of its Candida Flush capsules. The reason, according to the company, is that some of these bottles pressurized while in storage, which could cause the bottles to explode or eject powder when opened, potentially putting consumers at risk.

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Major onion recall expands yet again: Another two brands to check

Major onion recall expands yet again: Another two brands to check

This year's big onion recall has expanded once again, this time with one new recall and an update to an existing recall. The two new advisories come from Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. and Potandon Produce LLC. As with the several other onion recalls and updates published in recent months, the reason for these latest notifications is potential contamination with Salmonella.

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Philips CPAP recall gets FDA update following facility inspection

Philips CPAP recall gets FDA update following facility inspection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an update on the Philips CPAP/BiPAP recall first announced earlier this year. The agency says it recently wrapped up an inspection of the Philips manufacturing facility where these devices were made, noting that it is looking into the silicone-based foam used as part of the device repair program.

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More onions and cupcakes recalled over salmonella and metal pieces

More onions and cupcakes recalled over salmonella and metal pieces

The US FDA recently published a couple of new food recalls, including expansions of previous recalls involving whole onions and cupcakes. As with the original recalls, these expansions are due to possible contamination with Salmonella and small pieces of metal mesh, respectively. Consumers are warned to return or throw away the impacted products.

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Cupcake multi-packs recalled in several states over tiny metal fragments

Cupcake multi-packs recalled in several states over tiny metal fragments

Select multi-pack cupcakes have been recalled across several states due to the potential presence of metal mesh wire fragments. The company elected to recall the cupcakes following an alert it received from a vendor that supplied an ingredient used to produce the cupcakes. Fortunately, the company hasn't received any reports of injuries or other issues related to the recalled batches.

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