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2014 Breaks Auto Recall Records Halfway through the Year

By the beginning of July of 2014, the country has already broken records to have more automobile recalls than any other year in history. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists 37.5 million cars recalled so far this year in the most recent preliminary data available on the agency’s website. This tops the previous […]

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BMW Issues 1.6 Million Car Recall of 3-Series Cars

BMW has issued an even wider recall of its most popular cars in the 3-Series. The German automaker plans to recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars that are from model years 2000 to 2006 around the globe, including 574,000 in the United States. BMW has stated that this is only a precaution in response to problems […]

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Documents Prove the GM Did Not Speak Up Over Fatal Crashes

Federal regulators have recently expressed interest in the car crash that killed Gene Erickson, asking why the man’s Saturn Ion veered off the road into a tree along a rural road in Texas. The air bags did not deploy, and when questioned about the vehicle, General Motors did not have an answer. An internal evaluation […]

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Federal Court Brings Charges against Producer of Dietary Supplements

A socialite who called herself the “Diet Queen to the Stars” was fined $60,000 on June 20, 2014 by a United States magistrate judge for misbranding a weight-loss supplement that was previously linked to suspensions of several National Football League players in 2008. Nikki Haskell and her now-obsolete company, Balanced Health Products, Inc., were sentenced […]

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Tattoo Ink and Needles Recalled

As tattoos become increasingly common in the United States, their safety demands thorough attention and review. In addition to an illness as is suspected in one case involving California-based White & Blue Lion, Inc., tattoos performed with defective or dangerous needles or inks can potentially lead to scarring, infection, allergies, MRI complications, and granulomas. While […]

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Summer Food Safety

During the cold winter months, almost everyone looks forward to warmer weather, grilling, and spending quality time with their families over picnic baskets. While there are plenty of opportunities to partake in outdoor fun with friends and relatives, warm weather events such as barbecuing, outdoor concerts, and picnics may also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria […]

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Retailers May Have Received Recalled Chicken

After months of public calls for Foster Farms chicken to be recalled due to the potential for multiple Salmonella outbreaks, the company announced on July 3, 2014 that it was issuing a voluntary recall for an undetermined number of chicken products produced on three specific dates in March 2014. The Food Safety and Inspection Service […]

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The Dangers Behind Energy Drinks

According to a consumer advocacy group, energy drinks have been linked to 17 deaths since October 2012, prompting the group to request that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration add a safety warning on the caffeine-charged beverages to notify consumers of the risk of convulsions, heart attacks, and other adverse reactions to the energy drinks. […]

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The Link between Defective Tires and Vehicle Accidents

Each year, Americans drive three trillion miles throughout the country, but few think about their tires on a regular basis. Instead, car owners inflate their tires with air, change them if they are flat, rotate them at scheduled oil changes, and replace them if Lincoln’s head on a penny is viewable. While tires are one […]

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Misleading Ingredient in Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

Plaintiffs currently filing a class action lawsuit allege that the labeling on Chobani’s Greek yogurt misleads consumers and violates FDA regulations. A similar class action lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court in California in early 2014. The complaint, filed in New York federal court, highlights the various ways that the plaintiffs scrutinize beverage and […]

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