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Taco Bell Recalls 2.3 Million Pounds of Beef Due to Metal Contamination

By Brian Chase on October 15, 2019 - No comments

Taco Bell Recalls 2.3 Million Pounds of Beef Due to Metal Contamination

Taco Bell Recalls 2.3 Million Pounds of Beef Due to Metal Contamination

Taco Bell has recalled about 2.3 million pounds of beef because a customer found metal shavings in a menu item. According to a Fox News report, the recall affects restaurants in 21 states through the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast United States. Taco Bell administrators said they acted as soon as they received the first consumer complaint to remove the product from affected restaurants and informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the steps taken to protect consumers. The voluntary recall was issued Oct. 11. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

Los Angeles Looks to Ban All E-Cigarettes

Los Angeles officials are considering banning all e-cigarettes and vaping devices in the city, one of the most extreme measures yet to crack down on a nationwide outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping. According to a Los Angeles Times news report, amid reports that more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with severe lung problems, politicians nationwide have been pushing restrictions on vaping devices and e-cigarettes, which have skyrocketed in popularity among young people, especially teenagers and young adults, in recent years. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

New California Distracted Driving Law Will Penalize Drivers Texting or Holding a Phone

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

New California Distracted Driving Law Will Penalize Drivers Texting or Holding a Phone

New California Distracted Driving Law Will Penalize Drivers Texting or Holding a Phone

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 47 into law last week, which will penalize drivers caught texting or using a handheld cell phone by adding a point to their driving record under certain circumstances. According to a CBS13 news report, starting July 1, 2021, a point will be issued for any distracted driving conviction that occurs within 36 months of a prior conviction for the same offense. A previous version of the bill would have added a point after the first conviction. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving

Players with CTE Doubled Risk of Brain Damage with Every 5.3 Years Playing Football

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

Players with CTE Doubled Risk of Brain Damage with Every 5.3 Years Playing Football

Players with CTE Doubled Risk of Brain Damage with Every 5.3 Years Playing Football

A new study shows that former professional football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions, doubled their risk of developing the worst forms of the disease for every 5.3 years they played. According to a report in The New York Times, scientists have known that more years playing tackle football is associated with thinking and memory deficits later in life. This study builds on that research. But, for the first time, it calculated the number of years played with levels of measurable damage to the brain. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

Subaru Forester SUVs Recalled for Risk of Airbag Deactivation

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

Subaru Forester SUVs Recalled for Risk of Airbag Deactivation

Subaru Forester SUVs Recalled for Risk of Airbag Deactivation

Subaru is recalling certain 2015-2018 Forester SUVs because an electrical connection under the front seat cushion may come loose and deactivate the front airbag even if the seat is occupied. According to Consumer Reports, this recall only affects Foresters with heated seats. According to the automaker, over time, the connection in the electrical harness for the occupant detection system (ODS) sensor mat may become loose. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

BMW Vehicles Recalled for Faulty Backup Cameras

By Brian Chase on October 11, 2019 - No comments

BMW Vehicles Recalled for Faulty Backup Cameras

BMW Vehicles Recalled for Faulty Backup Cameras

If you own a 2018 or newer BMW model, there is a chance that a recall for the backup camera could affect you. According to a CNET news report, this recall covers 257,481 vehicles including the 2018-2019 5-Series range, 2019-2020 X3, X5, Series and 7 Series. The campaign also covers the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Phantom and Toyota Supra. The problem with these vehicles is that the backup camera and its display settings, which drivers can select, no longer show the view behind the car. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

By Brian Chase on October 11, 2019 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

Harbor Freight Recalls 1.1 Million Pocketknives for Laceration Hazard

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 1.1 million Gordon Folding Knives because they pose a safety risk. According to a USA Today news report, the knives’ locking mechanism could fail to engage on extension of the blade and this could pose a laceration hazard. The recall comes after seven reports of pocketknives failing to lock, which resulted in six reports of laceration injuries, including four that required medical attention. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Pastor Suffers Injuries After SoCal Edison Crane Collapses on Home

By Brian Chase on October 11, 2019 - No comments

Pastor Suffers Injuries After SoCal Edison Crane Collapses on Home

Pastor Suffers Injuries After SoCal Edison Crane Collapses on Home

Pastor Carl Kromming of Long Beach suffered head injuries and broken ribs after a Southern California Edison fell over in a residential area of Long Beach the morning of Oct. 7. According to a CBS news report, officers responded to assist the fire department in the 300 block of 61st Street regarding reports of a fallen crane. Kromming was the only resident who suffered injuries. He was in his backyard underneath his carport when the crane collapsed. He told CBS he was putting gas in his generator because he has a son with cerebral palsy who requires medical equipment. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $8 Billion to Man Who Said Antipsychotic Drug Caused Him to Grow Breasts

By Brian Chase on October 10, 2019 - No comments

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $8 Billion to Man Who Said Antipsychotic Drug Caused Him to Grow Breasts

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $8 Billion to Man Who Said Antipsychotic Drug Caused Him to Grow Breasts

A Philadelphia jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical, to pay $8billion in punitive damages in a case where a man who developed breast tissue said the drug company failed to warn that an antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth in boys. According to a USA Today news report, the drug Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. But, Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits that claim the drug is linked to abnormal breast growth in males known as gynecomastia and that the company did not warn consumers adequately about those risks. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

J.M. Smucker Recalls All-Purpose Flour for E. coli Contamination

By Brian Chase on October 10, 2019 - No comments

J.M. Smucker Recalls All-Purpose Flour for E. coli Contamination

J.M. Smucker Recalls All-Purpose Flour for E. coli Contamination

J.M. Smucker Company has recalled its Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour for potential E. coli contamination. According to news reports, the affected flour includes five-pound bags of Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour. The recalled flour was distributed and sold in the United States, nationwide, at a variety of retailers. This recall comes after two other recalls involving tainted flour – one from General Mills for its five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and the other from King Arthur Flour for its five- and 25-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning


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