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BMW Recalls 15,523 Motorcycles

BMW has recalled 15,532 motorcycles from its K 1200 and R 1200 series due to a flaw in the routing of the brake lines. The defect can be "exacerbated during riding," causing the brake line to split and leak fluid and potentially causing [...]
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Toyota Recalls 17,000 Lexus Hybrids

Toyota is in the news again for a recall. This time it has issued a recall of 17,000 Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedans, and has halted further production on the model after government testing found that the vehicles could leak fuel after a rear-end [...]
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Johnson & Johnson Recalls More Medicine

In addition to the recent Congressional investigations of some of its pediatric medicines, Johnson & Johnson recently issued recalls for four lots of certain Benadryl allergy tablets and one lost of Extra Strength Tylenol gel pills. The [...]
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CPSC Recalls 2 Million Drop-Side Cribs

On Thursday, June 23, the CPSC recalled 2 million drop-side cribs made by multiple manufacturers. The moveable sides of such cribs provide hazards that could result in a child being strangled or suffocated to death should the child become trapped [...]
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German Manufacturers BMW and Volkswagen Join the Car Recall Parade

Japanese (Toyota) and U.S. (Ford, GM, and Chrysler) manufacturers are not the only car makers to have recall issues recently. Joining the club are BMW and Volkswagen (VW), albeit to a lesser extent because the volume of vehicles is far less [...]
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Johnson & Johnson Uses Secret Buyers In Attempt To Avoid Recall

In addition to reviewing the sloppy processes of Johnson & Johnson’s drug-making company – McNeil – the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will also look into a “phantom recall” of Motrin discovered [...]
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Another Auto Recall: GM Recalls 1.5 Million Over Windshield Washers

A windshield washer heating system designed to help larger vehicles remove snow and ice from the windshield has been recalled by General Motors. The company has received reports that the heating device can catch on fire. The recall involves [...]
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Research Reveals Need for Expanded Role of FDA in Food Safety

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council did a study that caused the agencies to strongly believe that the FDA’s current role in enforcing food safety standards is inadequate and needs to be expanded. A committee of [...]
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Chrysler Issues Recall of 600,000 Vehicles, Including Dodge and Jeep

Chrysler Group LLC has issued a recall for nearly 600,000 vehicles because of a bevy of potential hazards that may result from normal use. Included are 284,831 Chrysler Town and Country minivans and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans made in 2008 [...]
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Has Your Children's Tylenol Been Recalled? How Do You Safely Dispose of It?

An expert recently explained on CNN.com that although the risk of a serious side effect from the recalled Children’s Tylenol is very low, the product should no longer be used. To determine whether your Tylenol has been recalled, visit [...]