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Chrissie Cole

Tony Hawk Boy Pajamas Recalled

Mad Dog Concepts, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of 25,000 Tony Hawk Boy Pajama Sets because they fail to meet federal…

Tara Helms

Urgent Drug Recall — Digitek

People are receiving phone calls and pharmacy letters notifying them that their heart drug may be unsafe.
Actavis Totowa LLC, a United States manufacturing division of the international…

Tedford Taylor

Ford papers show millions of vehicles at risk of fire

Many fire investigators hired by insurance companies and many other automobile engineers agree that a $20.57 switch, installed in millions of Ford vehicles from 1992 to 2003, is causing some Ford vehicles to ignite. An Iowa family has filed a lawsuit over the defect alleging that the defective switch caused their F-150 pickup to ignite, destroying their house and killing a 74-year-old-woman. …

Tedford Taylor

Engine and Parts manufacturers pay $53M in Products case

A Volusia, Florida jury awarded two men, a flight instructor and former student pilot, $53M against two manufacturers. The jury determined the manufacturers were liable for the airplane crash which caused serious injury to both men. The plaintiffs argued, and the jury agreed, that the manufacturer of the carberator, and the engine maker of the Cessna 150, knew about defects which caused the…

Courtney Mills

Wal-Mart Confirms, Dog Treats Contain "Small Amounts of Melamine"

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman confirmed today that the two Chinese brands of dog treats pulled from shelves last month contain trace amounts of melamine, a chemical found in fertilizer.Wal-Mart had quietly removed from shelves on July 26, 2007, Chicken Jerky of Shanghai Bestro Trading, and Chicken Jerky Strips of Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co., after customers had complained that their pets were…

Courtney Mills

Mattel Recalls Spotlight Inattention to Defective Products

Mattel’s late notice of a recall to consumers of some 9 million toys in the U.S. indicates how lax oversight on goods entering into this country has become. The recall of these toys is just the latest in a series of problems experienced with Chinese-made goods in the United States: some because of lead paint contamination on toy trains, others because of DEG contamination in toothpaste, and…

Jenny Albano

Veggie Booty Snack Recalled

A popular snack food called Veggie Booty is being recalled due to concerns about a rare form of salmonella contamination. The FDA warned consumers not to eat the snack, manufactured by Robert’s American Gourmet. All other Booty snacks, such as Pirate’s Booty, Cocoa Booty, and Fruity Booty, are not included in the recall.This warning is based on 52 illness reports in 17 different states, dating…

Chrissie Cole

Menu Foods Facing $60M Lawsuit over Pet Food Recall

Pet owners in Canada have filed a second class action lawsuit, against Toronto-area pet food company, Menu Foods, alleging their products made their dogs and cats sick and in some cases killed them. A $60M class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Toronto against Menu Foods. Last week the company issued a pet food recall of 91 different dog and cat foods sold across the United States and…