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  • Mary Barra's Veracity on Trial in GM Lawsuits

    03/24/2015 1:49:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    NLPC ^ | March 24, 2015 | Mark Modica
    Depositions for General Motors’ executives, including CEO Mary Barra, will begin in May, according to the Detroit News. The testimonies will be at the center of class-action lawsuits (set for trial in January, 2016) against GM for its ignition switch defect cover-up and are slated to conclude in early October of this year. It will not be the first time Barra has testified under oath about the recall debacle which is now blamed for having caused 74 deaths. Attorneys for plaintiffs now claim they have evidence that GM executives knew about (and covered-up) the defects long before they admitted...
  • General Motors Is Sued by Arizona for $3 Billion Over Recalls

    11/20/2014 9:54:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The attorney general of Arizona said on Wednesday that the state had filed suit against General Motors, claiming that the automaker had defrauded the state’s consumers of an estimated $3 billion. The suit is the first major legal action against G.M. over its record number of recalls this year, most notable among them one for a defective ignition switch in 2.6 million small cars that was delayed for a decade. The complaint was harsh and unsparing in its criticism of G.M., suggesting that the automaker intentionally misled consumers through its advertising, website and public statements, and that some of its...
  • GM stops sales of new pickups, recalls 524K cars

    10/04/2014 7:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN Money ^ | October 3, 2014 | Chris Isidore
    General Motors told dealers to stop selling its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups on Friday. The trucks have only recently started rolling off assembly lines. GM says a wiring problem with the trucks' airbags could keep the airbags from deploying properly when needed. The trucks are so new that only few of them are currently in customers' possession, GM said in a statement. The vast majority are still at the factory and were about to be shipped to dealers. A few more are sitting on dealer lots....
  • GM recalls 717,950 vehicles in U.S., not for ignition switches

    07/23/2014 11:22:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-23-14 | rooters
    General Motors Co (GM.N) on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons. None of the recalls were related to the ignition switch issues that have caused nearly 15 million recalls of GM vehicles worldwide this year. The new set of recalls brings GM's recalls worldwide this year to nearly 30 million. The largest recall is for a potentially loose bolt in power adjustable front seats for several cars from model years 2010 and 2012.
  • Exclusive: GM recalls some cars with problematic switches; judges others safe

    07/17/2014 7:21:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul Lienert
    General Motors Co last month recalled millions of vehicles with three different designs of ignition switches that could accidentally turn off the engine and disable air bags in a crash. But the automaker has concluded that more than 2 million other vehicles having exactly the same switches are safe. The vehicles which have not been recalled include fullsize crossovers such as the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse made from 2007 to the present, which share a switch with recalled late-model Chevrolet Camaros and Cadillac CTSs. Two other switch designs are in other sets of vehicles. GM spokesman Alan Adler said...
  • Exclusive: Prosecutors' case against GM focuses on misleading statements

    07/14/2014 9:36:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 14, 2014 | Emily Flitter & Karen Freifeld
    (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade, before GM's 2009 bankruptcy, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. At the same time, at least a dozen states are investigating the automaker. Two state officials said that effort is likely to focus on whether GM broke consumer protection laws. Both federal and state investigations into the switch, which is linked to at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes, are at early stages, and it is...
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday....
  • Five Takeaways from the GM Safety Debacle

    04/10/2014 9:04:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | April 10, 2014 | Peter Morici
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, was called before Senate and House Committees last week to explain why a faulty ignition switch, responsible for at least 13 crash deaths, was not recalled for several years in vehicles manufactured by GM. Barra, who served as Executive Vice President for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain until January, told members of Congress that she had no knowledge of the switch problem prior to the recent recalls. Members of Congress were left frustrated. Neither Barra nor federal regulators provided good answers as to why the vehicles were not recalled sooner and the...
  • Gun debate heats up Monday over bill to repeal background-check law (Colorado)

    02/01/2014 12:30:05 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    The Gazette ^ | February 1, 2014 at 11:52 am | Megan Schrader
    DENVER - Victor Head, a plumber from Pueblo, will testify at the Capitol Monday that the background-check law for all gun sales has made him and his family criminals. Head will be urging lawmakers, specifically the three Democrats on the Senate State Affairs committee, to repeal the background check law passed in 2013. "I don't think anyone has any real delusions that it will actually pass and get a full repeal," Head said. "What we'd like to do is at least let it out of committee and hear what our representatives and senators feel about it. See if their minds...
  • Dems Keep Hudak Issue Alive with Zenzinger Pick ( Colorado Gun Grabber recalls )

    12/11/2013 7:24:23 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 11, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—If Democrats were trying to put the calamitous Evie Hudak era behind them on Tuesday night, they didn’t quite succeed. A Democratic Party vacancy committee selected Arvada city councilwoman and Hudak associate Rachel Zenzinger to fill the vacancy left by Hudak’s eleventh-hour resignation last month in the face of a recall threat. Zenzinger’s position on hot-button issues like gun control remains to be seen, but in the short run she’s not going to make anyone forget about Hudak. Zenzinger served as Hudak’s campaign manager in the 2012 election and was reportedly Hudak’s choice for the vacancy. While ProgressNow Colorado praised...
  • Herpin, Rivera Sworn in to Replace Recalled Dems as Morse Takes Parting Shot ( CO recalls )

    10/05/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | October 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Six months ago, Bernie Herpin assumed his best political days were behind him. He had lost his reelection bid for Colorado Springs city council and he was approaching his 70th birthday. “I just figured I was done with politics,” said Herpin. It turns out he was wrong. On Thursday, Republicans Herpin and George Rivera were sworn in as the newest members of the Colorado state Senate, replacing the two Democrats ousted in last month’s historic recall elections. ... Pro-Democrat groups outspent the recallers by at least 6 to 1, which resulted in a few tense moments for the GOP campaigns....
  • A Famous Victory in Colorado

    09/11/2013 5:13:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Colorado Springs — Despite the media’s insistence that the Colorado recalls were the first skirmish in a new proxy war between the National Rifle Association and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the simple truth is that Tuesday’s stunning elections were prompted and won by forces on the ground. At the Stargazers Theatre last night, I sat with those forces as a famous victory unfolded. Speaking after Senator Morse conceded, the recall’s founder, Tim Knight, told the crowd that “you must own your freedom in order to protect and pass it on to your children.” He has spent the last few...
  • Colorado Recall Turns Violent: Citizen Journos Attacked

    09/10/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 9, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Citizen journalists and activists with Revealing Politics were attacked as they filmed outside of polling places ahead of Colorado’s contentious recall. The journos can be seen on tape quietly going about their work when one videographer is repeatedly physically attacked by a man. ... The Colorado recall election of Senate President John Morse is one of the most nationally watched political events in the country. With the passage of a poorly-written and difficult to understand bill that now allows for same-day voter registration in effect for the recall elections, it became clear to Revealing Politics that we need to shine...
  • CO Dem: Gun Control Doomed if Recall Succeeds

    09/09/2013 10:12:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Heading into the September 10th recall elections of Colorado state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), it is important for voters to remember Giron's admission that if either she or Morse falls it will be detrimental to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control dreams. Giron's said: "For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they even lose one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that." ... a vote against Giron is a vote to stop Bloomberg's runaway gun control agenda.
  • Gun Control. Why Michael Bloomberg has gone all-in on a Colorado race

    09/03/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 28, 2013 | ALEC MACGILLIS
    Angela Giron, one of two Colorado state senators who is up for a recall election on Sept. 10 as a result of voting for new gun restrictions earlier this year, did not hesitate when I asked her over the weekend what the recall meant for New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the rest of the national gun-control movement. “For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that,” she said. ... Bloomberg’s heavy investment in the race has become an easy...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Colorado Recalls 'Blatant Attack on Our Democratic Principles'

    09/01/2013 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrat National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says the coming recall elections of Colorado state senators John Morse (D) and Angela Giron (D) are "a blatant attack on our Democratic principles." Voters are trying to recall Morse and Giron because of their support of gun control laws that banned rifle and pistol magazines larger than 15 rounds, banned shotgun magazines larger than eight rounds, and mandated a background check on every gun sale in the state, i.e., universal background checks. The laws also contained a new fee that will be added to every gun sale to pay for...
  • Herpin Hits Morse For Not Protecting Children From Predators ( CO Recalls )

    08/30/2013 5:55:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 28, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Democrat Senate President John Morse, who is battling a recall, took another hit Tuesday when Republican Bernie Herpin vowed to take a leadership role in passing legislation to protect children from sexual predators. It was a thinly veiled attack on Morse’s voting record. “As a father of three daughters and the grandfather of six young grandchildren, the safety of our children is an important issue for me,” declared Herpin. The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association hammered Morse earlier this month for claiming he passed laws to protect children from being victimized by sex offenders. Not so, declared CSPPA, referring to...
  • Hickenlooper Swings Into Action For Morse, Giron ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/30/2013 5:02:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Pols ^ | August 29, 2013
    In a nationwide appeal sent moments ago via the Democratic National Committee, Gov. John Hickenlooper throws down hard against the upcoming recall elections of Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron. ... Expanding background checks to cover all gun sales prevents violent criminals from acquiring guns. That means safer communities while also respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Coloradans. These recall elections cost a small fortune and do nothing to improve democracy or representative government. They are intended to intimidate and punish a select number of Democratic legislators for daring to vote their conscience — for daring to...
  • Facing recalls, Morse, Giron challenge TV ad, mailer ( CO Gun Grabber Recalls )

    08/28/2013 6:19:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    With less than two weeks until voters cast ballots in the first two recall elections in Colorado history, both state lawmakers defending their seats are taking legal action– again. On Tuesday, an attorney for Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, filed a cease and desist order with Xfinity asking the cable provider to stop airing an ad by a group supporting their recall ... Also Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on whether voters must vote yes or no on the first question of the two-part recall ballot —...
  • Bloomberg gives $350K to Morse, Giron recall defense ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/27/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote a personal check for $350,000 to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, the issues committee fighting the recalls targeting Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron. ... Billionaire Eli Broad also wrote a $250,000 check to the organization, which raised a total of $708,000 in contributions between April and Aug. 22. With exactly two weeks remaining until the Sept. 10 recall elections that will determine the fate of Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo
  • Hell Hath No Fury: The Revenge of Marilyn Marks ( CO Recalls )

    08/16/2013 8:43:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CBS4 ^ | August 15, 2013 | Dominic Dezzutti
    In almost any endeavor, paying close attention to details will pay dividends. For evidence of this wise advice, one need only see the recent success of Marilyn Marks and how her attention to the details of the Colorado Constitution singlehandedly reset two high profile recall elections and may possibly impact the outcomes. ... a new law passed by the state legislature mandates that all elections use mail-in ballots. Judge McGahey ruled that the constitution rightly takes precedence. ... Marilyn Marks feels that mail-in ballots can lead to various problems, including voter intimidation and fraud. Her criticisms were ignored when the...
  • SWEATING BULLETS: Are Colorado Democrats Worried About Gun Control Recall Campaigns?

    05/01/2013 3:31:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 30, 2013 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    With the frequency of flailing attacks left-wing Colorado Pols has been throwing out lately against the impending recall campaigns of Democratic Senators Hudak and Morse and Representative McLachlan, you might begin to wonder if they doth protest too much. (Note to Michele Bachmann — it’s not “protestest too much“) It makes you wonder if some on the left have polled the issue and are beginning to worry that a low-turnout recall election is more than just a minor annoyance. Should any of the petition drives succeed, a recall election would likely be very low turnout, which would favor the highly...
  • J&J Recalls Almost 2 Million Blood Glucose Meters

    03/26/2013 1:53:11 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    Johnson & Johnson is recalling and replacing nearly 2 million meters used to measure blood glucose levels in diabetics due to a failure to operate properly at extremely high glucose readings, the company's LifeScan unit said on Monday. In the United States, about 90,000 OneTouch Verio IQ meters are affected out of some 1.2 million units of that model being recalled worldwide, the company said. At extremely high glucose readings of 1024 mg/dl and above, the units have failed to provide a warning of dangerously high blood sugar and will shut off, potentially delaying proper treatment, the company said. LifeScan...
  • Toyota recalls 160,000 Tacoma pickups in U.S. and Canada (2001 to 2004 cold-weather states recall)

    11/21/2012 7:34:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> is recalling about 160,000 Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks from the model years 2001 to 2004 in cold-weather U.S. states and in Canada because the spare tire could fall off. The spare tire in these Tacoma models is stored beneath the trucks' bed. When the trucks were made, the metal plate that keeps the spare tire in place was not coated with sufficient amounts of phosphate to retard rust, Toyota said. Two accidents have been reported to Toyota involving vehicles following a Tacoma truck, but they did not result in injuries, a Toyota spokesman said....
  • Son of (WI) State Senator Neal Kedzie Attacked

    10/22/2012 3:12:13 PM PDT · by bigbob · 74 replies
    NBC-15.COM ^ | 10-22-12 | WMTV Madison
    State Senator Neal Kedzie says his son was attacked while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign. Whitewater Police tell NBC15 News this is an active investigation. Here is the statement released by Senator Neal Kedzie: Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately. The individual returned the...
  • Nissan refuses to honor NHTSA safety recall for Nissan Titan

    08/09/2012 2:59:22 PM PDT · by darylmh · 15 replies
    08/09/2012 | Daryl Holtzclaw
    Nissan is refusing to honor and repair my 2004 Nissan Titan, the recall was by the NHTSA, due to a electrical safety violation, Nissan says that the safety recall campaign has ended, and they will not be responsible for my truck or any other 2004 Nissan Titans on the road today, which means that the passenger side airbag will not deploy in case of an accident.
  • Arthur Dogswell Recalls Catswell Brand Vitakitty Chicken (edited for length)

    07/28/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT · by LSAggie · 10 replies
    U.S. Food & Drug Administration ^ | July 27, 2012 | Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 2012 - Arthur Dogswell LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage. No illnesses have been reported to date. The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail...
  • Labor supporters call for Walker’s recall on anniversary of anti-union bill

    03/12/2012 12:26:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-10-12 | Bill Glauber
    ...One year after the Republican-controlled Legislature curtailed collective bargaining for most public-sector workers, thousands of pro-labor demonstrators converged Saturday on the Capitol in a "Reclaim Wisconsin March." They sang songs, listened to speeches and chanted, "This is what democracy looks like," an echo of the demonstrations that clogged the Capitol during the height of last year's protests ... Saturday's crowd wasn't as large as the throngs that showed up a year ago, but on a bright, sunny, springlike afternoon, enthusiasm was high during an event that amounted to a kickoff for an expected season of recall elections. "It's more of...
  • Voter ID uncertainty adds to WI election clerks’ frustration

    03/09/2012 9:13:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-8-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — When politicians, interest groups and judges start bickering over election legalities — from voter ID to recalls — the fallout lands squarely at Doris Dahl’s door. “It’s just mind-boggling, I guess, all the changes and the waste of money we go through with these elections,” said Dahl, the clerk and treasurer for the town of Trempealeau. “You print something and then at the next election, it’s obsolete.” The latest change? A temporary injunction ordered this week by Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan against a new law requiring voters to present a valid photo identification card when...
  • Arpaio is next marked man for recall by ‘posse’ in Arizona

    11/23/2011 7:06:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    The same Arizona group that took down the state’s leading immigration hard-liner is now gunning for its best-known lawman. Fresh off a successful drive to oust Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce this month, leaders of Citizens for a Better Arizona announced this week that they plan to form a “citizens posse” to challenge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his 2012 re-election bid. Sheriff Arpaio, who has carved out a national reputation for his no-nonsense treatment of lawbreakers in his county and for his running battles with the Obama administration and immigration advocates, is serving his fifth four-year term....
  • LIVE THREAD: Voters go to the polls in Wisconsin's two final recalls - with links to live updates

    08/16/2011 9:43:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 325 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/16/11 | Brendan O'Brien - Reuters
    <p>44EAGLE RIVER, Wis (Reuters) - Voters in two Wisconsin State Senate districts head to the polls on Tuesday in the last of nine recall elections triggered by the fight earlier this year over Republican-backed curbs on the union rights of public workers.</p>
  • Analysis: Messy Wisconsin recalls bode ill for 2012 election

    08/10/2011 4:06:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/10/11 | David Bailey - Reuters
    LA CROSSE, Wis (Reuters) - A day after Wisconsin held the largest round of recall elections in U.S. history, analysts parsing the bruising, expensive and inconclusive battles have a gloomy prediction for the rest of the country. Get used to it, the 2012 national election will be nasty. Politics, said Mordecai Lee, a governmental affairs professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is now "a battle of inches, it is a battle that never ends, it is a battle to the death." Wisconsin's recalls, and the fight earlier this year over the union rights of public-sector workers that triggered them, have...
  • Parent Says Daughter’s Class Cut for Lawmaker Recall Effort

    08/02/2011 1:22:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/1/2011 | Jack Spencer
    According to the parent of a daughter attending summer school in the Grand Blanc Community Schools, students were let out of class early last Thursday so that teachers could participate in the campaign to recall Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc. Petition language was approved last Thursday (July 22) for the attempt to recall Scott, Chairman of the Michigan House Education Committee. The recall campaign is trying to collect more than 9,000 names by Aug. 5 in the hope of getting the recall election placed on the November ballot. Gathering that many valid signatures in such a short time frame is...
  • Election officials probe voter 'block parties' (Wisconsin recalls)

    08/02/2011 6:55:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | Larry Sandler, Don Walker and Tom Tolan
    State election authorities are questioning whether a liberal group broke the law by offering both free food and free rides to vote in a hotly contested Senate recall election. Although no formal complaint had reached the state Government Accountability Board by Monday afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said it would not be legal to combine free food and transportation to the polls in the same event - even if, as the organization contends, people could take the food without boarding the buses. Local law enforcement authorities are reportedly looking into the get-out-the-vote "block parties." Five such parties were sponsored...
  • Wisconsin Left Gears Up

    06/25/2011 11:09:18 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 24, 2011 | American Spectator
    Wisconsin Left Gears Up As Politico Game Exposed By Jeffrey Lord on 6.24.11 @ 11:50AMHere they come.The Left is issuing secret marching orders for Wisconsin.And the same Politico "reporter" who "covered" the recent judge race won by a conservative turns out to be the author of Politico's bogus talk radio pay to play stories on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck.First, the leaked marching orders for Wisconsin.Democracy for America's Jim Dean, brother of Howard, says the Left's push to recall six Wisconsin Republican Senators "is almost ready to go and it's the biggest campaign we've ever run."In...
  • A website to track Product Recalls (handy website)

    06/07/2011 4:46:45 PM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 6 replies
    I found this quite by accident. It tracks every kind of U.S. product recall that is out there. There is also a separate section that includes Australia, NZ, UK, Canada, & the EU Pretty handy!
  • Wisconsin - Review of recall petitions going slowly; July 12 election in doubt

    05/27/2011 5:40:55 PM PDT · by Jean S · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5/27/11 | Don Walker and Patrick Marley
    Madison - In an announcement destined to shake up the drive to recall politicians from both parties, the Government Accountability Board said Friday that its members would not be able to consider the recall petitions of three Democrats when they meet on Tuesday. The decision also could delay the tentatively scheduled recall election date of July 12. And it opens the possibility the board will have to go to court next week seeking more time to complete its work. The board said in a statement that petition challenges in the districts of Sens. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills); James Holperin (D-Conover);...
  • The Prof Propagandizes

    05/03/2011 1:22:12 PM PDT · by Jean S · 5 replies
    620WTMJ ^ | 5/3/11 | Charlie Sykes
    Kind of foolish to pull this in the era of smart phones.... but a UW-Oshkosh prof is caught enflagrante using class time to push for the recall of a state senator and Governor Walker. Would have been nice if someone from the MSM was hounddogging this sort of story, but the release comes from the state GOP:  "A recording released by the Republican Party of Wisconsin exposes Professor Stephen Richards using class time to actively campaign for the recall of State Senator Randy Hopper, encouraging his students to sign recall petitions offered by circulators present in his classroom.   "In...
  • Campaigns to recall 16 Wisconsin senators called ‘unprecedented’

    04/11/2011 5:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Acrimony of budget battle not waning 2011 began with the Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl. Then things got really exciting in Wisconsin. Weeks of protests at the state Capitol in Madison over the Republican budget proposal were followed by a contentious campaign to turn out a state Supreme Court justice. Now the state Senate is facing a total recall. Sixteen state senators — eight Republicans and eight Democrats — have been targeted by recall committees stemming from the contentious budget-reform debate in March. That’s half of the 33-member Senate, and it might have been more but for a...
  • What Now Conservatives? Recalls, Trump or For Conservative Party of America? (Vanity)

    04/09/2011 9:37:51 PM PDT · by no dems · 60 replies
    April 9, 2011 | no dems
    Well, when we had the White House, the Senate and the House, we spent money like a crack whore who won the Lottery. Now, the new Republican Congress that we elected in November wimped out and caved-in to Obama and Reed Friday night. They gave Obama political capital the empty-suit could have never gotten on his on. So, what are true Conservatives gonna do now? Are we gonna.... .....start Recalling some of the wimps who caved Friday night including Michelle Bachmann and John Boner, get behind a real man like Donald Trump or are we going to finally organize "The...
  • Comparing the senators being targeted for recall, vs the results of the Prosser/Kloppenburg election

    04/07/2011 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Sopater · 4 replies
    Badger Blogger ^ | Wednesday, 6th April 2011 | Patrick Dorwin
    Republicans being targeted: -Sen. Alberta Darling — The 8th district takes in parts of Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee and Milwaukee counties. While the Milwaukee county portion (the upper East side) is strongly Democratic, Ozaukee went 72%, Washington went 76% and Waukesha went 73% for Prosser. The Democrats are fighting hard for this seat, but I see Darling as safe. -Sen. Robert Cowles — The 2nd District takes in parts of Shawno, Oconto, Outagamie, Waupaca and Brown counties, and all went for Prosser in the 60% range. -Sen. Glenn Grothman — The 20th District takes in southern Sheboygan and most of Washington...
  • Candy maker recalls Nuclear Sludge chew bars (Made in Pakistan)

    01/28/2011 5:50:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/11 | Matthew Perrone - ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government says candy imported from Pakistan called Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge is not safe to eat. Who would have guessed? The Food and Drug Administration announced that the U.S. distributor of Nuclear Sludge chew bars is recalling the candy because of lead contamination. No one has been sickened, but the FDA said elevated lead content could be harmful to small children, infants and pregnant women. The candies were manufactured in Pakistan. Indianapolis-based Candy Dynamics said it would stop selling all Nuclear Sludge candy in the U.S. The candy is wrapped in bright yellow caution-like tape, and...
  • Cadmium, lead found in drinking glasses

    11/22/2010 1:57:00 AM PST · by LucyT · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Physorg Medicine and Health ^ | November 22, 2010 | JUSTIN PRITCHARD , Associated Press
    The decorative enamel on the superhero and Oz sets - made in China and purchased at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank - contained between 16 percent and 30.2 percent lead. The federal limit on children's products is 0.03 percent. The same glasses also contained relatively high levels of the even-more-dangerous cadmium, though there are no federal limits on that toxic metal in design surfaces.
  • Chrysler Workers Caught Drinking on Job (Drunken UAW Scum)

    09/26/2010 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 80 replies
    Fox Business News - You Tube ^ | 9-24-2010 | Stuart Varney
    WJBK's Rob Wolchek on Detroit's reaction to Chrysler workers drinking and smoking pot on their lunch breaks.
  • The Egg Recall List

    08/18/2010 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-18-10 | Kate Phillips
    The Wright County Egg company, based in Iowa, has issued a recall of 228 million eggs because of reports of salmonella-related outbreaks in several Western states. The eggs are sold to contract companies including Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps, according to several news reports.
  • Former inmate recalls daring escape from Auschwitz

    07/20/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/20/10 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot. The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz, wearing a stolen SS uniform with his Jewish sweetheart Cyla Cybulska by his side. His knees buckling with fear, he tried to keep a stern bearing on the long stretch of gravel to the sentry post. The German guard frowned at his forged pass and eyed the two for a period that seemed like an eternity — then uttered the miraculous words: "Ja, danke" —...
  • Defective Chinese Valve Stems Vanity

    04/22/2010 5:20:46 PM PDT · by WestSylvanian · 22 replies · 465+ views
    April 22, 2010 | WestSylvanian
    A warning to any Freepers who may have had rubber valve stems installed in their tires between August 2006 and May 2008 at Sears or elsewhere. They are potentially some of the 6 million that were sold in the U.S. by Dill Air Control products and others. They may crack and fail allowing slow leaks and a crash hazard. This happened to me on April 11.
  • Obama recalls Holocaust, liberation of Nazi camps

    04/11/2010 2:59:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,026+ views
    bretibart ^ | 4/11/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is marking Holocaust Remembrance Day with a statement honoring the memory of "those who endured the horrors" of the Nazi atrocities of World War II. The president says the Holocaust calls on all people to renew their commitment to prevent genocide and "to confront anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms."
  • Did bankrupt runaway driver fake "Unintended Acceleration.?

    03/11/2010 7:16:51 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 17 replies · 782+ views
    jalopnik ^ | Mar 11, 2010 | jalopnik
    We did some public records searches (thanks to the help of Gawker's John Cook) and found Sikes and his wife Patty found themselves, like many in the California real estate business, on the bursting side of the real estate bubble last year. The two declared bankruptcy in June of 2008 and have a combined liability of over $700,000 dollars in debt.
  • Toyota’s Biggest Blunder

    03/09/2010 10:35:27 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 41 replies · 269+ views
    Managing Automation ^ | March 5, 2010 | Chris Chiappinelli
    By | Published: Between you and me, Toyota really messed this one up. The company long known for its meticulous quality and, by extension, its meticulous customer care drove completely off the rails in recent years, churning out ever larger production batches, ever faster, even as quality control declined inversely. That led to the recall of more than 8 million vehicles across a slew of Toyota brands. The company did this — and this is where the customer care part gets really murky — only after the failure of what appears to be a Machiavellian effort to silence its customers’...