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Hy-Vee Recalls Candy Trays Over Potentially Contaminated Chocolate Products

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The Hy-Vee chain of Midwestern grocery stores is recalling several candy trays it produced under the Hy-Vee brand using chocolate supplied by the Palmer Candy Company, which was recalled earlier in the week due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Hy-Vee recall, announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the company Jan. 12, stems from the use of milk powder produced by Valley Milk Products LLC. The potentially contaminated powdered milk was used by Palmer as an ingredient in a compound chocolate coating for its candy products, which it supplied to grocery, convenience store, and wholesalers nationwide for ... Read More

Honda and Ford add 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to Takata Airbag Recall

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Honda Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co. announced they are recalling more the 1.5 million additional vehicles in the U.S. for repairs to airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata, which can degrade over time and inflate with deadly force. Honda, which has already recalled more than 10.7 million vehicles under the Takata recall, added 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles to the recall list on Tuesday. Ford said that it recalling more than 816,000 vehicles. Honda’s latest round of airbag recalls covers the model year 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2006-2011 Honda Civic, 2000-2012 Honda Fit, 2010 to 2012 Honda Insight, 2005 ... Read More

Potentially Contaminated Powdered Milk Triggers Recall of Hostess Twinkies and Palmer Candy Products

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A milk powder produced by Valley Milk products and used in an ingredient in various holiday confections has triggered two separate food safety recalls involving Hostess Twinkies and Palmer Candy Company chocolates over potential Salmonella contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Hostess Brands LLC is voluntarily recalling its Holdiay White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies because the confectionary coating used on the products contains milk powder made by Valley Milk Products that is potentially contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This Hostess recall applies only to the White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies (UPC 888109111571), which were only sold in multipack boxes ... Read More

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 100,000 Vehicles For Takata Airbag Replacement

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Takata’s airbag recall expanded once again over the weekend with a recall announcement by Fiat Chrysler encompassing more than 100,000 older trucks and SUVs. This latest recall includes mostly passenger-side airbags in certain 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs, 2010 Ram 3500 chassis cabs, and 2005-2009 Ram 2500 pickup trucks. Some of the driver’s-side airbags in these vehicles must also be replaced. Tokyo-based Takata uses ammonium nitrate in its airbag inflators. The chemical creates a small explosion inside the inflator mechanism on impact, causing the airbag to inflate. The ammonium nitrate can degrade over time, however, becoming exceedingly volatile ... Read More

Toshiba Recalls More Laptop Computer Batteries Over Risk Of Fire, Burn Injuries

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Consumers who own certain Toshiba laptop computers powered by Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs are being warned the devices may overheat, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries. On Jan. 4, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert that Toshiba is recalling about 83,000 Satellite laptops with potentially faulty Panasonic battery packs. The recall encompasses 41 models of Toshiba’s Satellite laptop, expanding a March 2016 recall of about 91,000 Panasonic battery packs sold with Toshiba laptops. Toshiba America has received five reports of the battery pack overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported. Toshiba’s recall expansion now ... Read More

WSJ: Takata Nearing $1 Billion Settlement To Settle Criminal Allegations Over Airbag Failures

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Japanese automotive supplier Takata Corp. is reportedly nearing a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government that, if approved, would resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing in its handling of airbags that are prone to explode with deadly force, the Wall Street Journal reported. Citing anonymous sources familiar with the discussion, the Wall Street Journal says that a settlement could come as early as January and range in the high hundreds of millions of dollars to $1 billion. There is also talk of Takata pleading guilty to criminal misconduct as part of the settlement, WSJ’s sources said. The settlement stems from ... Read More

Half a Million North Texas Residents At Risk of Takata Airbag Injuries, Death, Officials Warn

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City and community leaders across northern Texas have formed a movement urging motorists with vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall to get their vehicles fixed without delay. The group of leaders met at Dallas City Hall Monday to kick off Airbag Recall: North Texas, an outreach that aims to raise awareness of the Takata airbag recall across the northern part of the state, where they estimate as many as half a million vehicles may be affected. Japanese supplier Takata and several automakers have recalled about 70 million faulty airbag inflators worldwide, with more than half of those, about 42 ... Read More

Takata airbag Recalls, Donald Trump election Prompt AutoNation To Resume Selling Unrepaired Used Cars

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One of the largest auto dealership groups in the U.S. has rolled back its previous decision to stop selling vehicles with unfixed recalls, a decision it made in the wake of massive Takata airbag recalls. AutoNation, an auto vendor with 371 dealerships across the country, last year vowed to stop selling used vehicles with unrepaired safety recall problems. The company said the policy extended to all customers, whether they were buyers, lessees, or auction lots. But inventories of vehicles with unrepaired recalls have become so bloated under the Takata airbag recall that AutoNation can no longer honor that policy. Takata’s recall, the ... Read More

Salmonella Concerns Prompt Recall of Publix Brand Pancake and Waffle Mixes

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Publix grocery stores are pulling certain store-brand pancake and waffle mixes from their shelves in Alabama and several other states after being notified by a supplier that the milk powder used as an ingredient may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recalled products include 16-ounce boxes of Publix Premium Banana-Flavored Chocolate Chip Pancake & Waffle Mix (4141503503), Publix Premium Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix (4141503703), and Publix Premium Blueberry Flavored Pancake & Waffle Mix (4141503603). The numbers are Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTINs) and are located near the bar code on the product packaging. The Lakeland, Fla.-based grocery chain operates ... Read More

30,000-Plus Floridians At Serious Risk Of Takata Airbag Injury, Officials Warn

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Florida and Honda officials sent out a special warning to motorists last week urging owners of certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles to immediately refrain from driving the cars unless it’s to a Honda dealership to have the Takata airbags replaced. “It is extremely important that Floridians know that certain 2001-2003 model Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators are causing serious injuries or death as a result of an inflator rupture. These need to be replaced ASAP,” said Honda in a news release on Monday. The warning echoes an earlier notice the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ... Read More