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Disneyland Closes Three Rides to Review Safety

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Three rides at Disneyland, including Space Mountain, were temporarily closed over the weekend, the AJC reports. The company voluntarily closed the rides to review its employee safety protocols after receiving citations from state regulators.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued the citations on Friday. The decision to shut down Space… Read More

Nissan Recalls 5 Models Due to Faulty Sensor

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Nissan has recalled five of its 2013 models in the U.S. due to a faulty sensor that can permanently turn off the front-seat passenger air bag, the AJC reports.

The recall includes the following models:

Altima midsized car –Nissan’s top selling model, with 49,000 sold this year Leaf electric car Pathfinder SUV Sentra… Read More

The FDA Says Toss These Salads

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Don’t eat your salad after the expiration date. A recent FDA recall of bagged salads made by Dole Fresh Vegetables, which included brands sold at Kroger and Walmart, listed a use-by-date of June 19th. The recall is due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes food-borne illness. Symptoms of infection may include… Read More

BMW Recalls 235,000 Cars Worldwide

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

BMW announced a massive recall of 89,000 Mini and Mini Cooper cars in U.S. and more than 235,000 worldwide. The recall is due to a faulty electric water pump that could be a fire risk.

The models affected by the recall include: 2007-11 Mini Cooper S; 2008-11 Mini Cooper Clubman; 2009-11… Read More

Product Recall, Potential Risk of Fatal Infections

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Due to a potential contamination, Vita Food Products is recalling 8,088 packages of its Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon.

Although the company has yet to receive complaints or recorded illnesses, the smoked salmon product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause fatal infections to people with weakened immune… Read More

Over One Million Ford Pickup Trucks Recalled

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Ford Motor Co. recently announced they are conducting a recall of 1.1 million pickup trucks.  The recall is due to unstable straps that are supposed to secure gas tanks.  The defective straps have led to eight fires.  Sadly, one individual experienced first and second degree burns as a result of the faulty part on a… Read More

Walmart Pulls Toxic Kids’ Jewelry from its Shelves: Have You Been Exposed?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The Associated Press reported on May 19, 2010, that Walmart has pulled its Miley Cyrus line of children’s jewelry and accessories.

Walmart Faces the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The decision to pull the popular jewelry line featuring celebrity Miley Cyrus came following reports from the Associated Press that… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Children’s Medicine Following FDA Report

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is recalling certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ products distributed in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait.

The recall follows a finding by the U.S. Food and Drug… Read More

Consumer Product Safety Commission Makes a Recall on Cribs

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames.

According to the CPSC, the crib has a product defect that can cause the mattress to collapse and entrap, suffocate or strangle children in the crib.  The recall includes both fixed-side and drop-side… Read More