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NHTSA: GM must recall 6m pickups and SUVs over Takata airbag danger

NHTSA: GM must recall 6m pickups and SUVs over Takata airbag danger

GM will be forced to recall almost 6 million vehicles to repair potentially dangerous Takata airbags, after losing a years-long battle with the NHTSA to avoid the hugely expensive repairs. The automaker had argued that the recall - which covers some of its most popular SUVs and pickups - was unnecessary, given it had undertaken third-party tests to show that the airbag inflaters were not prone to dangerous or abnormal explosions.

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Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

Advanced driver assistance systems that help drivers stay in lane and keep pace with highway traffic also lead to a big uptick in driver disengagement, a new study by IIHS concludes, as users get complacent about just what the tech can and can't do. It's likely to be another controversial addition to the arguments between safety regulators and automakers, over just how safe so-called Level 2 systems can be.

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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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CDC says there’s a new E. coli outbreak, but the source is a mystery

CDC says there’s a new E. coli outbreak, but the source is a mystery

Days after the FDA highlighted a new romaine lettuce recall involving potential E. coli contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is investigating a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy green -- though, it notes, it doesn't yet know whether the lettuce is to blame. Illnesses linked to this outbreak have been reported in a total of six states and have resulted in multiple hospitalizations.

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Comcast’s new Self Protection plan offers cameras and Xfinity integration

Comcast’s new Self Protection plan offers cameras and Xfinity integration

Comcast is offering its customers a new home security package that offers the hardware and software necessary to protect their homes. The new offering is only available for Xfinity Internet customers who have the xFi Gateway, according to the company, which bills its Self Protection as a high-quality offering for those who aren't interested in professionally installed and monitored alternatives.

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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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FAA just made Biden’s house a no-go zone for drones

FAA just made Biden’s house a no-go zone for drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a new flight advisory revealing that the airspace over presidential candidate and probable winner Joe Biden's hometown has been temporarily restricted to drones. The advisory was issued for 'special security reasons,' but it doesn't apply to aircraft arriving at or departing from the nearby New Castle Airport.

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Facebook removes Stop the Steal group after calls for election violence

Facebook removes Stop the Steal group after calls for election violence

Facebook has deleted a Group called 'Stop the Steal' only a day after it was created due to concerning posts indicating support for violence. The group had amassed more than a quarter-million followers, raking in thousands every minute at one point, according to a new report. Facebook has confirmed that it deleted the Group as part of the 'exceptional measures' it has taken in relation to the election.

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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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iRobot warns one Roomba auto-emptying dock could “present a hazard”

iRobot warns one Roomba auto-emptying dock could “present a hazard”

iRobot's automatically-emptying Roombas are meant to be a time-saver, but at least one model could be a headache the company has warned owners today. The company is contacting those with one model of its robot vacuum cleaners to alert them that the Clean Base docking station could "present a hazard" in certain situations.

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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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