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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

Additional Products Containing Sabra Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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A nationwide recall of hummus products made by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC over concerns of potential Listeria contamination was expanded Tuesday to include “Taylor Farms Veggie and Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Trays.” Both products contain two-ounce cups of classic hummus made by Sabra. Both of these products are made by Taylor Farms Tennessee Inc., Taylor Farms Texas Inc., and Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. The Taylor Farms companies have not received any reports of illnesses linked to the recalled products, but voluntarily recalled them to minimize the potential risk of Listeria exposure. Sabra announced a recall ... Read More

Sabra Announces Hummus Recall After Listeria Found In Manufacturing Plant

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Sabra Dipping Co. LLC said it is recalling most of its hummus products that were made before Nov. 8, 2016, over concerns that some of the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause serious illness and sometimes death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the company is voluntarily recalling the hummus products “out of an abundance of caution” after routine testing found evidence of Listeria contamination in one of its manufacturing facilities. The company said that no listeria was found on the finished products that were tested. Sabra lists about five ... Read More

Listeria Concerns Prompt Weight Watchers Cookie Dough Sundae Recall

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Fears of Listeria contamination linked to chocolate chip cookie dough produced by Aspen Hills Inc. continued to widen Monday with an announcement that Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts are being recalled over health concerns. Aspen Hills produces the chocolate chip cookie dough that a multitude of companies incorporates into their products. Weight Watchers said the Garner, Iowa-based manufacturer identified the potential for Listeria contamination in the Weight Watchers products after product test results came back positive for the bacteria. “We immediately began an investigation and are voluntarily taking this action as a precautionary measure,” ... Read More

Family Settles Suit With Takata, Honda Over Texas Teen’s Airbag Death

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The family of a Texas teenager who died in March from injuries she suffered when a defective Takata airbag exploded in her Honda Civic has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Japanese airbag maker, Honda, and a local car dealership. Huma Hanif, 17, of Fort Bend, Texas, died on the afternoon of March 31 after she rear-ended the car in front of her at the intersection of FM 762 and Gonyo Lane in Richmond, Texas. What should have been a minor fender-bender turned deadly when the mild impact caused the Takata airbag in her 2002 Civic to explode, blasting metal shrapnel that punctured her throat ... Read More

Texas Woman Sues Takata Over Serious Airbag Injuries

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A Texas woman who was severely injured by a Takata airbag that exploded in her 2002 Honda Civic during a low-speed crash has filed a personal injury lawsuit against American Honda Motor Co. and the U.S. subsidiary of Takata Corporation. Serena Martinez, 42, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Houston Oct. 31, alleging that Takata has known for more than 20 years that the ammonium nitrate it uses as a propellant to inflate the airbags is dangerously unstable. She claims Takata continued to use it because it is much cheaper than safer alternatives. Ammonium nitrate is a highly ... Read More

Imported frozen Strawberries Recalled Amid Hepatitis A Outbreak

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An Egyptian food exporter is recalling certain lots of frozen strawberries in response to an outbreak of Hepatitis A virus. U.S. health officials traced the outbreak to frozen Egyptian strawberries used in smoothies served at some Tropical Smoothie Café establishments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP), based in Ramadan, Egypt, is recalling the frozen strawberries it sent to the U.S. since Jan. 1, 2016, out of an abundance of caution. The recall came a few days after the FDA said ICAPP’s frozen strawberries would not be admitted into ... Read More

Recall of Defective Volvo Tractor-Trailers Achieves Rare 100 Percent Repair Rate

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) said Monday that the last of the nearly 16,000 heavy Volvo Trucks voluntarily recalled earlier this year for a serious steering defect have been identified and repaired – a rare 100 percent auto safety recall completion in a short period of time. On Feb. 17, 2016, Volvo Trucks North America announced the recall of certain model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM heavy trucks due to a steering shaft defect that could have caused truck drivers to experience a sudden and complete loss of steering. According to the USDOT, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ... Read More