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  • Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks; seat belts can cause fires

    09/07/2018 12:40:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 6, 2018 | Tom Krisher
    Ford said Thursday that it has 23 reports of smoke or fire in U.S. and Canadian trucks, but it's not aware of any injuries. NHTSA began investigating in early August after getting five fire reports, including three reports that trucks were destroyed. According to Ford, seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they tighten before a crash. That can ignite gases inside a support pillar between the front and rear seats, causing insulation and carpet to catch fire... The Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab trucks were built between March 12, 2014 and Aug. 23, 2018, according to documents posted...
  • FDA issues worldwide recall of common blood pressure medication

    A large medication recall has expanded again - now to a global scale. Valsartan, a prescription medication commonly used to treat blood pressure issues and heart failure, is now under a worldwide recall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the drug contains a cancer causing chemical called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This chemical is toxic to the liver and other organs. "The presence of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured," the FDA said. snip...
  • Valsartan recall: 4 things patients should know

    07/19/2018 8:15:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:10 AM ET, Thu July 19, 2018 | By Jacqueline Howard
    Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk. That impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is classified as a probable human carcinogen, based on results from lab tests. The medicines included in the voluntary recall are valsartan from Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide from Solco and Teva. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the...
  • FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk

    07/18/2018 9:09:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jen Christensen
    The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide...
  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Sickens 73, Including 5 in California

    06/15/2018 11:19:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | , June 15, 2018
    Just before the agency announced the outbreak, the Kellogg Co. announced a recall of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, according to a statement. Twenty-four of the sick patients have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC. New York has reported the highest number of cases — seven — while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. The other states involved in the outbreak have reported between one and four related illnesses. Health officials have identified Kellogg’s Honey...
  • 207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

    04/14/2018 10:42:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Faith Karimi
    A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in ...
  • Ford recalling 1.4M cars for loose steering wheel bolts

    03/14/2018 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | MAR 14 2018 | staff
    Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years. Ford says steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. The company says it knows of two crashes and one injury caused by the problem.
  • Panera Bread Recalls All Cream Cheese Products Over Listeria Fear

    01/29/2018 7:28:25 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 29, 2018 | David Meyer
    The bakery-café chain panera Bread has issued a nationwide recall of its cream-cheese products, after samples showed evidence of the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium. Listeria infections kill hundreds of people each year and are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and their unborn children (hence the recommendation that pregnant women should avoid soft cheeses). Panera (PNRA, +0.00%) was keen to point out that the bacterium was only found in samples of one variety of its cream cheese, made on one particular day—samples from the production days before and after seemed to be fine. However, better safe than sorry, so Panera is recalling...
  • False allegations of sexual harassment

    11/10/2017 9:28:24 AM PST · by janee · 14 replies
    Academic Matters ^ | Oct - Nov 2011 | Catherine Burr
    Since sexual harassment can be in the eye of the beholder, the only evidence that meets civil standards of proof, argues a university complaints investigator, can fairly decide what happened. https://academicmatters.ca/2011/10/false-allegations-of-sexual-harassment-misunderstandings-and-realities/
  • 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers RECALLED.

    11/03/2017 3:39:51 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 28 replies
    Kidde ^ | 11/1/2017 | Kidde
    Click on link to see the pertinent info.
  • MANN PACKING RECALLS MINIMALLY PROCESSED VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (Trunc)

    10/23/2017 12:54:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    Full Title: MANN PACKING RECALLS MINIMALLY PROCESSED VEGETABLE PRODUCTS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK SALINAS, Calif. – October 19, 2017 – Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of our products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products. The recalled product...
  • California Dems Suing College Republicans in Latest Temper Tantrum

    07/08/2017 4:59:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Despite Jerry Brown using "goon squads" to intimidate voters, and angry Democratic Party leaders verbally assaulting signature gatherers, organizers of the effort to recall California state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Orange County) gathered 85,000 signatures in support of a recall election. Sensing Newman's vulnerability, legislators changed the recall rules ex post facto (which will assuredly be legally challenged by recall supporters), and now Democrats are stepping up their attacks on people who organize dissent in the state. College students. Or, more specifically, three College Republicans who volunteered as signature gatherers. That's right. The California Democratic Party is suing them, accusing...
  • California Dems panic over their tax hike, sue 3 college Republicans for successful recall petition

    07/08/2017 8:19:34 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 08, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats control both houses of the California State Legislature with 2/3 majorities, allowing them to pass any bills they wish, with no possibility of obstruction from the powerless GOP. As Democrats will when they feel empowered, they recently passed a major hike in gasoline taxes that will take over $5 billion a year more from the pockets of motorists. With the GOP powerless, what could possibly go wrong? ===== [snip] Caught by surprise, the California Dems reacted stupidly. ====== [snip] But trying to quash a recall election following a tax increase, and dragging three kids into court looks really bad...
  • Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs recalled due to metal found inside packages

    05/21/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 2 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | 5/21/17 | Staff
    Cincinnati-based John Morrell and Co. is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products under the “Nathan’s” and “Curtis Beef Master” brands that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The beef franks were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017. 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017. The products...
  • Republicans Join Democrats Criticizing Donald Trump’s Decision to Fire James Comey

    05/10/2017 11:14:15 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 May 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Congressional Republicans were shaken by the news that FBI Director James Comey was fired, as many of them sided with their Democratic colleagues in questioning the decision. “While the President has the legal authority to remove the Director of the FBI, I am disappointed in the President’s decision to remove James Comey from office,” Sen. John McCain said in a statement, repeating his call for an special congressional committee to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr said he was “troubled by the timing and reasoning” of Trump’s decision, defending Comey on Twitter...
  • Frozen hash brown recall due to possible 'extraneous golf ball materials'

    04/23/2017 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/23/17 | Ray Sanchez
    **SNIP** McCain Foods USA's recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials" that "may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product." "Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth," says the notice of the voluntary recall. There have been no reported injuries, according to the company.
  • FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

    04/01/2017 6:16:15 AM PDT · by Delta 21 · 21 replies
    fda.gov ^ | March 31, 2017 | FDA
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recalldisclaimer icon of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty. While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening...
  • A Fight Worth Having

    03/20/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/27/2017 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    One day in late spring in the early days of the George W. Bush administration, FDA inspectors visited the headquarters of Sargento cheese in Plymouth, Wisconsin—a routine visit as part of the federal government's efforts to ensure the safety of the food we eat. The inspectors took samples of cheese to test for bacteria. Sargento conducted tests on cheese from the same lot. A week later, the results from both sets of tests were in—the cheese was bacteria-free. Sargento, having gotten the all-clear from the government, shipped the cheese to stores across the country. Two months later, however, the FDA...
  • WI Lawmaker: Dems Are Stalling, Recount Will Not Be Completed, State Will Be Forfeited– Won´t

    12/01/2016 8:21:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/1/16 | Jim Hoft
    Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) went on with Tucker Carlson tonight to discuss the recount in Wisconsin. Duffy said Democrats and far left Green Party supporters are stalling the recount in Dane County Wisconsin, where Madison is located. The county is holding a hand recount. The recount will not be completed by the deadline on December 20th. Therefore, according to Rep. Duffy, the state will quite possibly be forced to forfeit their electoral votes. This was the plan all along. Democrats knew they couldn’t make up 20,000 votes. But they also knew if they stalled on the recount the state
  • Vicki McKenna Show 11/28 Judge Jim Troupis (WI Recall Expert)

    11/28/2016 9:38:52 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    iHeart Radio ^ | 11-28-16 | Vicki McKenna
    Conservative talk show host Vicki McKenna on WIBA Madison interviews constitutional attorney and retired Judge Jim Troupis, the leading Wisconsin expert on election recoun t law and procedure. He explains why it is impossible for Wisconsin elections to be "hacked" and why the hearing on a hand recount is unnecessary and should take no more than 1/2 hour. Skip to 3:20 to where the recount discussion begins if you're not a Packer fan.