Recalls and Warnings

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Switches

Chrysler faces a new class action lawsuit over ignition switch problems in Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, alleging that the automaker hid information about problems that may cause the airbags to fail to deploy in an accident or for the vehicles to suddenly stall. Continued

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Kawasaki Teryx4 Off-Road Vehicle Recall Issued Due to Injury Risk

Kawasaki is recalling about 11,000 off-road vehicles after multiple complaints were received involving debris breaking through the floor boards, posing a serious injury risk for riders. Continued

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Surgeon General Skin Cancer Warning Issued Amid Tanning Concerns

In an attempt to increase awareness about the increasing rates of skin cancer, the Surgeon General issued a new “call to action” this week, warning about the risks associated with use of tanning beds and tanning outside.  Continued

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Toyota Camry Hybrid Recall Urged by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is calling on Toyota to recall nearly 178,000 Camry hybrid vehicles due to power brake problems, indicating that the automaker’s decision to implement “repair campaigns” without officially recalling the vehicles is insufficient.  Continued

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Mt. Healthy Hatcheries Live Chickens

A multistate outbreak of salmonella food poisoning, which has sickened more than 250 people in 32 states, appears to be linked to an Ohio live poultry hatchery.  Continued

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Whole Foods, Wegmans, Costco, Others Impacted by Fruit Recall

A nationwide recall of stone fruits, such as peaches, plums and nectarines, across the nation has prompted retailers such as Costco, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market to issue recalls for in-store fruit-baked products, due to the risk of listeria infection.  Continued

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Banned Pesticide May Have Multigenerational Side Effects: Study

New research highlights the long-lasting effects exposure to certain pesticides may cause, suggesting that off-spring of individuals exposed to a harmful pesticide previously banned may face an increased risk of developing kidney disease, ovarian disease, obesity and other health issues for generations. Continued

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Dream On Me High Chair Recall Issued Due to Strangulation Risk

Roughly 2,800 high chairs are being recalled due to design defects that may allow a child’s body to pass through the opening for their feet, potentially causing them to become entrapped at the neck or fall.  Continued

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Oeuf Sparrow Crib Recall Issued Due to Entrapment Risk

About 14,000 infant cribs are being recalled following reports of problems that suggest the slats and top rails may detaching, posing an entrapment hazard for babies.  Continued

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Subaru Lawsuit Alleges Oil Problems May Cause Sudden Engine Failure

Subaru faces a proposed class action status lawsuit, which alleges that the auto maker knew about a defect that could lead to engine failure in some vehicles, but refused to initiate a recall.  Continued