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More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled for Metal Contamination

By Brian Chase on November 7, 2019 - No comments

More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled for Metal Contamination

More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled for Metal Contamination

More than 2 million pounds of chicken are being recalled because the poultry may be contaminated with metal. According to a USA Today news report, Simmons Prepared Foods, based in Arkansas, is recalling several of its ready-to-cook chicken products including chicken legs, wings and whole chickens. The notice says the chicken was shipped to institutions including restaurants, schools, hospitals and distributors in California, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. The recall doesn’t include chicken sold in stores. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

California DMV Data Breach Exposes Drivers Social Security Numbers

By Brian Chase on November 7, 2019 - No comments

California DMV Data Breach Exposes Drivers Social Security Numbers

California DMV Data Breach Exposes Drivers Social Security Numbers

Long lines are not the only thing you have to fear at the DMV. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, thousands of drivers in California have had their Social Security numbers exposed in a data breach that gave federal agencies unauthorized access. According to the Times, the breach also showed which drivers do not have social security numbers making it especially concerning for undocumented immigrants who were issued driver’s licenses. Apparently, federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, had access to this information. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Class Action

Surgical Staplers Recalled After Death and Serious Injuries

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

Surgical Staplers Recalled After Death and Serious Injuries

Surgical Staplers Recalled After Death and Serious Injuries

Johnson & Johnson is issuing a recall for a surgical stapler after reports that seven patients were seriously injured and one died. According to news reports, the medical device, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, is used to simultaneously cut and staple tissue back together during surgery. However, problems with a part led to staples failing to properly close incisions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. …Read the rest »

Nestle Recalls Cookie Dough That Might Have Rubber Pieces

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

Nestle Recalls Cookie Dough That Might Have Rubber Pieces

Nestle Recalls Cookie Dough That Might Have Rubber Pieces

Nestle, the manufacturer of cereals, coffee, ice cream and other treats, has announced that it is recalling some of its signature ready-to-bake Toll House Cookie Dough products because of the possible presence of food-grade rubber pieces. According to an NPR news report, Nestle USA says that the recall is voluntary and only affects products distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using All Inclined Sleepers After 73 Child Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to stop using all inclined sleepers, even models that have not been recalled, because of the risk of accidental suffocation. According to a report in the Washington Post, the warning from the federal agency comes after months of controversy over these popular infant sleeping devices, which began in April when Fisher-Price recalled millions of its Rock’ n Play infant sleepers. A new study released two weeks ago found that the product’s design is inherently dangerous. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Berries Sold at Aldi and Raley’s Supermarkets Recalled for Hepatitis A Contamination

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

Berries Sold at Aldi and Raley's Supermarkets Recalled for Hepatitis A Contamination

Berries Sold at Aldi and Raley's Supermarkets Recalled for Hepatitis A Contamination

Frozen raspberries sold under the supermarket brands known as Aldi and Raley’s, have been recalled due to possible contamination of the hepatitis A virus. According to Consumer Reports, Aldi has removed the product from its stores in several states including California. Raley’s Fine Foods, which is primarily located in California and Nevada, also pulled their product from all its stores. The recalled berries were produced by Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis, California. So far, no illnesses have been reported. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

638,000 Chevrolet and GM Vehicles Recalled for Unintended Braking Issues

By Brian Chase on November 1, 2019 - No comments

638,000 Chevrolet and GM Vehicles Recalled for Unintended Braking Issues

638,000 Chevrolet and GM Vehicles Recalled for Unintended Braking Issues

About 638,000 2015-2020 Chevy Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, and  2014-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks have been recalled for potential unintended braking problems. According to a report on Cars.com, all of these recalled vehicles are equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and a four-wheel drive. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Crash Tests Show Some Pedestrian Collision Avoidance Systems Do Work

By Brian Chase on November 1, 2019 - No comments

Crash Tests Show Some Pedestrian Collision Avoidance Systems Do Work

Crash Tests Show Some Pedestrian Collision Avoidance Systems Do Work

New crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that automakers are making progress on technology that may decrease the alarming amount of pedestrian accident fatalities that have taken place. According to Consumer Reports, six midsize cars have received top ratings in the latest IIHS pedestrian detection tests. Seven other cars were awarded the second-best score of “advanced.” Only three of the 19 models tested received the lowest score of “no credit.” …Read the rest »

Feds Investigating Tesla Fires Demand Data on Battery Software Changes

By Brian Chase on November 1, 2019 - No comments

Feds Investigating Tesla Fires Demand Data on Battery Software Changes

Feds Investigating Tesla Fires Demand Data on Battery Software Changes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent Tesla a letter demanding detailed information of any complaints the electric vehicle maker has received about vehicle fires connected to the battery management systems in some Model S and X vehicles, as well as information in updates the automaker has made to the battery management system over time. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warnings

By Brian Chase on November 1, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warning

Lawsuit Filed Over Allergan Breast Implants After FDA Recommends Boxed Warning

Two women in Florida have filed a lawsuit against Allergan, the manufacturer of textured breast implants, which were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they have been linked to a rare form of cancer. According to the Miami Herald, the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, is seeking $5 million in damages and class action status. At the heart of the lawsuit are surgical costs associated with removing and replacing the textured breast implants, costs that Allergan is not offering to cover. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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