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Special dog food recalled, but not for the reason you think

Special dog food recalled, but not for the reason you think

If you purchase special frozen raw pet food or dog food, you should check out a new recall highlighted by the FDA. Bravo Packing is recalling all of its Ground Beef Raw Pet Food and Performance Dog food because of potential contamination with Listeria and Salmonella, which can make pets and humans sick.

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Major tire recall issued by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Major tire recall issued by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Many years ago, a major recall was issued on Firestone tires that were failing and causing accidents that were sometimes fatal. Recalls in the automotive industry aren't uncommon, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has now issued a tire recall the covers more than 430,000 light truck tires in the US. The tires are being recalled due to sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure.

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This head impact collar that cuts athlete brain injuries just got the FDA nod

This head impact collar that cuts athlete brain injuries just got the FDA nod

An innovative collar intended to prevent athletes from suffering brain injury from head impacts has been given authorization by the FCC to go on sale in the US, with hopes that Q-Collar could help the millions of such injuries that happen each year. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to nerve damage, paralysis, and even death, when blunt trauma causes the brain to "slosh" in the skull.

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Thousands of stands with built-in USB ports recalled over shock risk

Thousands of stands with built-in USB ports recalled over shock risk

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has highlighted a recent recall involving side stands (accent tables) that feature built-in charging receptacles, including USB ports. The reason, according to the recall notice, is a wiring problem that may cause users to be shocked when they plug a device into the stand. Owners are warned to stop using the tables and to wait for a replacement.

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Boeing 777 planes in the US, Japan grounded after engine failure

Boeing 777 planes in the US, Japan grounded after engine failure

Boeing's almost cursed 737 MAX is slowly starting to return to service but it seems that the aircraft maker has another headache coming. Fortunately, there were no lives lost before Boeing learned about what could be another faulty component that could have just as deadly consequences if left unchecked. Dozens of Boeing 777 planes have been temporarily put out of service after a flight from Denver had one of its engines failed in a rather dramatic way just after takeoff.

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Many cheese products recalled following CDC’s outbreak warning

Many cheese products recalled following CDC’s outbreak warning

Days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an advisory warning of a Listeria outbreak without a clear source, the FDA has highlighted a new related recall covering a number of Hispanic-style cheese products. The recalled cheese products were sold in several states across the Eastern half of the US.

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Snow blowers recalled over defect that puts users at risk of amputation

Snow blowers recalled over defect that puts users at risk of amputation

A significant part of the US is currently covered in snow, which means many consumers are dusting off their snow blowers or purchasing one for the first time. If you're counted among those people, you should check out the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to make sure you don't have one of the recently recalled units, which potentially have a dangerous defect.

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CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned consumers to avoid Hispanic-style cheeses like queso fresco over a Listeria outbreak that could be dangerous in certain high-risk people. The advisory was first published late last week; there's an active investigation in progress and, at this point in time, no product recalls associated with it.

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This power outage map shows the scale of America’s storm nightmare

This power outage map shows the scale of America’s storm nightmare

Millions of people across the United States are currently without power -- and that's a big problem as temperatures drop to dangerous levels. Though Texas has primarily been hit -- in terms of power outages -- multiple states are currently experiencing problems, and this map makes it easy to keep track of what's happening.

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More fresh basil recalled over intestinal parasite risk

More fresh basil recalled over intestinal parasite risk

A few months after its last recall, Shenandoah Growers Inc has recalled additional fresh basil products over the risk of contamination with the Cyclospora parasite, which can potentially lead to an intestinal infection called Cyclosporiasis. The voluntary recall has been made 'out of an abundance of caution,' the company says, noting that it involves fresh organic basil packed at its Indianapolis facility.

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FDA warns nasal spray recalled over serious fungal infection risk

FDA warns nasal spray recalled over serious fungal infection risk

The FDA recently highlighted a new recall of nasal spray that is potentially contaminated with yeast, putting vulnerable people at risk of a potentially life-threatening fungal infection. The recall covers one lot of Allercleanse Nasal Spray sold under the brand Manukaguard from NDAL MFG INC. Consumers can return the product for a replacement.

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CDC says you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated, but there’s a catch

CDC says you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated, but there’s a catch

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published the latest update to its COVID-19 recommendations, including additional contraindications to the vaccine, additional recommendations for TB testing, and a change to quarantine recommendations now that the mRNA vaccines are rolling out.

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