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October 26, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mattel Inc. recalled an additional 38,000 Go Diego Go! toys as part of a larger recall of 665,000 lead-contaminated products, the government said.
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April 4, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Following an outbreak of E. coli cases in 15 states, Rich Products has expanded its recall to include all food products made at its Waycross, Ga., plant, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Buffalo, N.Y., company recalled almost 200,000 pounds of frozen chicken quesadillas and other frozen meals on March 28 after local health officials linked the outbreak to a package of quesadillas. "Testing conducted by the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center Laboratory, identified the outbreak strain of STEC O121 in an open package of Farm Rich brand frozen quesadillas from an ill person's home," said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The expanded recall includes all products produced at the Waycross plant with "Best by" dates that range from Jan. 1, 2013, to Sept.
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BUSINESS
January 20, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, Robin Fields covers consumer issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7810 and at robin.fields@latimes.com
Burger King's recall of 25 million Pokemon toys last month drew renewed attention to the persistent problem of making the product recall system faster and more effective. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission accused the fast-food giant of acting irresponsibly, refusing to stop distributing the toys immediately after the suffocation death of a 13-month-old girl in Sonora, Calif.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Possible contamination with E. coli has prompted the Rich Products Corp. to voluntarily recall the following products: Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Baltimore-based company initiated the recall when an unspecified number of illnesses were linked to the products. Escherichia coli infection causes mild to severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
NEWS
November 26, 1998 | MARY MC NAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Product recall" and "children"--a word association guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of every parent. Add "millions" and you can make that paralytic fear. So Tuesday's announcement of a recall on almost 10 million playpens wasn't a happy start to the holidays.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Continental General Tire plans to announce a recall today of the 16-inch tire that was standard equipment on the 1998 and 1999 model year Lincoln Navigator. Continental and Ford Motor Co., which makes the Navigator, confirmed that they will brief federal authorities on the tire's warranty and claims data this morning. A source with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a recall is expected to be announced after the meeting.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trucks carrying Coca-Cola Co. products to market today will resume deliveries in Belgium and Luxembourg, ending one chapter in the recent health scare that eventually spread to a handful of other European markets.
NEWS
December 20, 1999 | Associated Press
Three-quarters of a million infant car seats are being recalled because of a potentially fatal flaw, the government said Sunday. When used as infant carriers, the handles of these seats, made by Kolcraft Enterprises, can unexpectedly change position, causing the seat to rotate and the baby to fall to the ground. At least one infant has suffered a skull fracture and two have suffered concussions.
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March 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it has ordered General Motors Corp. to recall more than 600,000 cars for defective pollution control equipment. The models included in the recall order are the 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Delta 88, Ninety-Eight, Toronado and Custom Cruiser; and the 1984 Buick LeSabre, Estate Wagon, Electra and Riviera. The cars are all equipped with the five-liter engine. A total of 635,243 cars are involved in the recall order.
NEWS
June 22, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Home furnishings company Crate & Barrel is recalling about 4,300 children's tables that have six-inch holes in the center, because children's heads can become stuck in the holes, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in Washington, D.C. Crate & Barrel said it has received four reports of children becoming trapped in the table openings, and that two children required emergency help to free them.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2013 | By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times
Each year manufacturers announce more than 1,000 recalls of dangerous products, including toys, cars, medicine and food. But because there's no definitive way to inform consumers, many people remain unaware of these recalls and may continue to use an unsafe product. Here are some steps to take to keep yourself informed: After buying a product, mail in the product registration card or, if it's an option, register online or by phone. Note that although some manufacturers take advantage of the registration process by asking for such things as your income, age or buying habits, you only have to give your contact information and the brand and model number of the product.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2012 | By David Colker
Have you ever been out shopping, looked at a product and wondered if it's the subject of a government safety recall? Me neither. But just in case it comes up, there is now a federally sponsored app for that. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which operates the recalls.gov website that puts out warnings about recalled products, offers the app for free. It's only for mobile devices that use the Android operating system -- no iPhone version yet. Here's how the site describes the app: “Whether you're at your child's day care center of a yard sale, whether you're at a store or at home, you can now type a product's name into your phone and learn immediately whether that product has been recalled because of a safety concern.” It could come in handy if you're out shopping for, say, a fold-out bed and come across the Fold-Out Sleeper Ottoman made by the Perfect Generation World company.
NEWS
January 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Fruta Planta, a supplement that some users might consider "natural" and thus "healthy," is the latest weight-loss product to be recalled by its maker after a Food and Drug Administration warning. Apparently the product known as  Fruta Planta or Reduce Weight Fruta Planta has been linked to several heart attacks and one death. This Orlando Sentinel story says one of the ingredients -- sibutramine, pulled from the market in December --  caused the agency to act. The article states: "Sibutramine is known to increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some patients and may present a serious risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure , arrhythmias or stroke.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2009 | By David Pierson
Plagued by recalls of toxic toys, poison pet food and other products, and facing rising trade barriers for its exports, China is taking a page from the American corporate playbook. It has hired a Madison Avenue ad agency to help burnish its image. In what is believed to be Beijing's first global ad campaign, a television commercial now airing on CNN in the U.S., Asia and Europe portrays satisfied consumers enjoying Chinese-made goods. It also touts the notion that China's manufacturing prowess benefits nations around the globe.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Warning of potential injury and death, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a flurry of recalls of baby-related merchandise, including high chairs with falling seats, cribs that can cause suffocation and toys that pose a choking hazard. About 643,000 Evenflo Envision high chairs and 90,000 Evenflo Majestic high chairs were recalled Thursday because plastic fasteners and metal screws can fall out and allow the seat back to fall backward or detach, said Scott Wolfson, a commission spokesman.
SCIENCE
April 3, 2009 | Mary MacVean
Consumers could be forgiven for feeling a little weary about this week's recall of pistachios that might be contaminated with salmonella. It comes just weeks after thousands of products containing peanuts were voluntarily recalled in a salmonella outbreak that sickened about 700 people, and follows highly publicized food-borne disease outbreaks connected to peppers and spinach.
NEWS
March 19, 1999 | The Washington Post
The Consumer Product Safety Commission today will announce a voluntary recall of 1 million home carbon monoxide detectors because they go off too late or not at all. The CPSC probe was hastened by findings in recent studies that a surprisingly large number of faulty alarms are being sold to consumers. The recall affects two brands made by Kidde Safety Co., the nation's largest manufacturer of carbon monoxide alarms.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Affymetrix Inc., the largest maker of gene chips used in drug research, said it found flaws in one line of products and offered replacements. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company found errors in data taken from mouse genes used to design one type of the company's gene chips, glass wafers with DNA fragments affixed to their surfaces. Replacing the defective chips may cost up to $4 million, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SCIENCE
January 22, 2009 | Mary MacVean
More than 125 products have been recalled in an investigation into a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter used in processed foods and in institutions, with dog biscuits and diet granola bars among the latest on a list that is growing. And growing. "I don't think we can determine how many more" products will be recalled, Stephen Sundlof, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration, said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Salmonella, the bacterium that has sickened more than 1,000 Americans who ate tainted produce since April, has also been found in Thai basil grown in Mexico. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified salmonella during random testing of basil imported by Lucky Green Trading Inc., a family-run company based in Garden Grove, the agency said Friday. The product has been recalled from Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, where it was distributed directly and sold in retail stores.
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