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Tesla’s new ‘yoke’ steering wheel prompts NHTSA safety questions

Tesla’s new ‘yoke’ steering wheel prompts NHTSA safety questions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), part of the US Department of Transportation, plans to speak with Tesla about the 'yoke'-style steering wheel featured in its newly updated and recently unveiled Model S sedan. In the two days since the redesign was introduced, critics have argued that the steering wheel design is unsafe.

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Wahl recalls a bunch of heat massagers over sparks and fire risk

Wahl recalls a bunch of heat massagers over sparks and fire risk

If you have a heated massager from Wahl, you should check its model number to see if it has been recently recalled over the risk of overheating and starting a fire. The company has voluntarily recalled all of its Model 4212 Deluxe Heat Therapy Massagers due to this potential risk, warning that customers who have purchased them should stop using them immediately.

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Study warns resins in some clear tooth aligners may leach toxins

Study warns resins in some clear tooth aligners may leach toxins

Two 3D-printable resins used in some dental applications have been found to leach toxins that may harm reproductive health, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The discovery, which is described as 'unexpected,' was made when researchers were validating various commercial resins for 3D printing materials that would have been used to culture reproductive cells.

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FDA says deadly recalled pet food may have been exported to many countries

FDA says deadly recalled pet food may have been exported to many countries

The deadly recalled pet food that has potentially claimed more than 110 dogs' lives may have been exported to a large number of other countries, the FDA notes in its latest update on the matter. The recall was first announced late last year, expanding weeks later to include other brands and packages of dog and cat food.

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iPhone 12, MagSafe could interfere with pacemakers

iPhone 12, MagSafe could interfere with pacemakers

Although it was quite late to jump on the wireless charging bandwagon, Apple's implementation did eventually introduce an element that, truth be told, should have become standard in almost all wireless charging systems today. Just like many of its small but significant conveniences, Apple used magnets to bring a bit of stability when wirelessly charging the iPhone 12. Impressive as it may be, the iPhone 12 and its matching MagSafe accessories had one side effect that may have gone unnoticed until recently.

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Ohio company recalls 4,200lbs of pork sausage over blue rubber issue

Ohio company recalls 4,200lbs of pork sausage over blue rubber issue

An Ohio company called Bob Evans Farms has recalled 4,200lbs of pork sausage products over potential contamination with blue rubber, according to the USDA. The recall applies specifically to raw ground pork sausage sold in 'chubs,' which refers to the large 1-pound rolls that are wrapped in plastic and crimped on each end.

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Butternut squash noodles, blends and more recalled over risky bacteria

Butternut squash noodles, blends and more recalled over risky bacteria

Lancaster Foods has announced a recall of multiple butternut squash products, including noodles and chunks, over the potential presence of the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes. This foodborne illness can be particularly risky to young kids, as well elderly and frail people, and anyone suffering from a weakened immune system.

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Check your freezer: Hot Pockets recalled over bits of glass and plastic

Check your freezer: Hot Pockets recalled over bits of glass and plastic

If you recently purchased some pepperoni Hot Pockets, now is the time to double-check whether they're safe to eat. According to a new recall from the US Department of Agriculture, Nestle has recalled more than 762,000 pounds of this product over potential contamination with bits of hard plastic and glass.

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Apple temporarily closes more US stores over COVID-19 situation

Apple temporarily closes more US stores over COVID-19 situation

After their regular shopping hours ended on Friday, Apple temporarily closed more than 20 of its retail stores in multiple US states over spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases. The details recently appeared on Apple's website, where the company also provides a tool to let customers see the current status of their local retail store.

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Bird can now tell when you skid its scooters, and you may get banned

Bird can now tell when you skid its scooters, and you may get banned

Scooter rental company Bird has announced a new update to its platform called Skid Detection, and it is designed to help keep you safe -- and catch you when you operate the electric scooters recklessly, assuming that's the case. The company says that it uses its sensor processing and vehicle diagnostics tech to determine when one of its e-scooters has skid across the pavement and whether one particular rider has performed 'an uncharacteristic amount' of them.

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Facebook bans events near DC and state capitols over inauguration concerns

Facebook bans events near DC and state capitols over inauguration concerns

In light of safety concerns surrounding the upcoming US presidential inauguration, Facebook has decided to ban events on its platform that would take place near the US Capitol building and White House. As well, the platform has also banned new events that would take place near state capitols until after Inauguration Day.

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Windows 10 bug corrupts with simple command

Windows 10 bug corrupts with simple command

There's a Windows 10 bug out there in the wild today that can corrupt your computer with the greatest of ease. With a issue has to do with directing Windows 10 to open a file - or extracting a ZIP file, or opening an HTML file - and the list goes on. At the moment, this vulnerability remains live and in-effect for the masses. Microsoft is aware of the issue and is apparently working on a fix right this minute.

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