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Adult Portable Bed Handles Recalled After 3 Deaths

May 20, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 113,000 adult portable bed handles used to help people get into and out of bed are being recalled following reports of three deaths.                                 

1.8M Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

May 19, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.                 

Kraft Recalling Cottage Cheese Due to Poor Storage

May 19, 2014 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some ingredients used in Kraft Foods Group cottage cheese brands were not stored in accordance with proper temperature standards at a Tulare, California, manufacturing facility.                      

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Amazon Counterfeiting Concerns

May 16, 2014 1:48 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Wall Street Journal report is raising concerns that some products sold by the company are knock-offs. Vinita Nair reports on how counterfeits slip into the system, and why companies feel it hurts their brand.            

GM Recall Total Hits 8.5M

May 15, 2014 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors added two recalls Thursday to its growing list for the year, pushing the total number of vehicles called back for fixes in 2014 to more than 8.5 million in the U.S. alone.                   

Cabela's Recalling Electronic Jerky Blasters

May 15, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cabela's is recalling approximately 600 electronic jerky blasters because of a possible fire hazard.                                            

Acid Leaks Stopped At W.Va. Silica Plant

May 14, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crews are working to clean up leaks of sulfuric acid and caustic soda at a sand plant in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. An estimated 300 gallons of caustic soda leaked from a tank adjacent to the sulfuric acid tank.     

13 Arrests After Italian Factory Makes Bad Mozzarella

May 13, 2014 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in Italy have shut down a mozzarella factory and arrested 13 people after finding that prized local buffalo milk was being cut with cheaper imported cow milk.                          

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The Three Key Catalysts For More Precise Recalls

May 12, 2014 4:47 pm | by Thomas Marchisello, Senior Director of Industry Development, GS1 US | Articles | Comments

Recalls are designed to ensure public health and safety. But they don’t have to cause long-lasting damage to a brand or bottom line if they are orchestrated with surgical precision.                    

Chrysler Recalls 780K Minivans

May 12, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling 780,000 minivans to replace window switches that can short-circuit and overheat if exposed to moisture.                                    

P&G Pulls Detergent Over Neo-Nazi Code

May 9, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Detergent manufacturer Procter & Gamble has prompted anger in Germany after unintentionally placing a neo-Nazi code on promotional packages for Ariel washing powder.                        

Ford Recalls Over 692K Vehicles

May 9, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 692,000 Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids in North America to fix two safety problems.                                   

Father Commends Remington For Recall

May 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana man who sued Remington Arms Co. said the manufacturer should be commended for recalling the model rifle he claims was responsible for the death of his 9-year-old son.                     

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Recalls Challenge GM, Frustrate Customers

May 8, 2014 12:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Experts say eight simultaneous recalls covering 7 million vehicles is too much for any organization to handle quickly, even one as big as GM.                               

New Plea Expected In Salmonella Outbreak Case

May 7, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine people plans to enter a new plea.                                      

GM Recalls Saturns For Gear Shift Problem

May 6, 2014 1:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling about 56,214 Saturn Aura midsize cars in the U.S. because the automatic transmission shifters can fail.                    

GM Recalls 50,000 Cadillac SUVs

May 2, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 luxury SUVs to fix a computer error that can delay acceleration for three or four seconds.                                  

1M Thermostats Recalled Over Fire Risk

April 30, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 1 million thermostats are being recalled because the batteries can leak and cause a fire.                         

BMW Recalls 156K Vehicles

April 29, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can lose power or stall.                        

GM: Securities Regulators Probing Recall

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM also confirmed for the first time that the U.S. Attorney's office in New York and an unidentified state attorney general are also conducting investigations.                            

Does It Matter If We Beat The Recall Record?

April 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Blogs | Comments

Do these massive recalls point to quality problems in our cars and trucks? And is the car parked in your driveway still safe to drive?                                  

Feds Investigating Chevy Impala Brakes

April 23, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.                          

GM Restructuring Engineering After Recall

April 22, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in response to a series of safety recalls.                                 

Documents Detail Delayed GM Saturn Recall

April 21, 2014 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles and point to another example of government safety regulators reacting slowly to a safety problem.                       

Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.                                         

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