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Undeclared Allergens Push U.S. Food Recalls to Post-Pandemic High

Undeclared Allergens Push U.S. Food Recalls to Post-Pandemic High

Food recalls in the U.S. are on the rise, reaching a new high since the pandemic began and reversing the previous trend of decline, according to reports. In total, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration together recorded 313 food recalls and public health alerts in 2023, compared to 289 and 286 in 2022 and…

Stanley Cup Maker Sued for Failing to Disclose Lead in Tumblers

Stanley Cup Maker Sued for Failing to Disclose Lead in Tumblers

A lawsuit filed Feb. 1 against the makers of the highly sought-after Stanley insulated cup accuses the company of failing to disclose the presence of lead in its popular tumbler. The lawsuit, brought by consumers in California and filed as a potential class-action case, claims Stanley parent company Pacific Market International concealed their use of lead in the tumblers until…

70 Million ‘Liquid Roller’ Candy Products Recalled Over Choking Hazards

70 Million ‘Liquid Roller’ Candy Products Recalled Over Choking Hazards

More than 70 million candy products that contain rolling liquid dispensers were recently recalled due to the risk of choking. The two products separately recalled — 145,800 Cocco Candy Rolling Candy dispensers and 70 million of the Candy Dynamics Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy — contain a roller ball mechanism that dispenses liquid. According to the U.S. Consumer Product…

Baby Monitors, Dehumidifiers Recalled Over Burn Risks from Overheating Batteries

Baby Monitors, Dehumidifiers Recalled Over Burn Risks from Overheating Batteries

Philips Avent recently recalled nearly 13,000 baby monitors after receiving reports of the devices overheating, causing seven minor injuries. The affected Digital Video Baby Monitors, which were manufactured between March 2016 and December 2019 and sold for between $120 and $200, could have an issue with their rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The batteries reportedly could overheat when…

THC-laden Doritos, Oreos, Other Lookalike Snacks Called ‘Reckless and Illegal’

THC-laden Doritos, Oreos, Other Lookalike Snacks Called ‘Reckless and Illegal’

Federal regulators in the U.S. are demanding that several cannabis companies stop making THC-containing products that mimic common children’s snacks like Doritos, Nerds candy, and Oreos. Making cannabis edibles that kids could mistake for normal food items is \"reckless and illegal,\" Samuel Levine, a Federal Trade Commission director, said in a July 5 statement announcing the cease-and-desist letters that were…

Risk of Injuries Forces Recall of 2.2 Million Peloton Bikes

Risk of Injuries Forces Recall of 2.2 Million Peloton Bikes

Peloton is recalling nearly 2.2 million exercise bikes after receiving 35 reports of seat posts unexpectedly breaking during use, the company announced on May 11. The voluntary recall can be remedied with a free updated seat post that users can self-install. Customers are asked to immediately stop using their affected bikes until the update is completed. [lgc_column grid=\"50\" tablet_grid=\"50\" mobile_grid=\"100\"…

U.S. Recalls Reach Record Highs in 2022, Food and Pharma Hit Hardest

U.S. Recalls Reach Record Highs in 2022, Food and Pharma Hit Hardest

A record number of products were recalled in the U.S. in 2022, according to new data from Sedgwick. Of the nearly 1.5 billion units recalled last year across all industries, the food and pharmaceutical sectors were most significantly affected, with both seeing recalls reach 10-year highs. The number of food units recalled in 2022 increased by…

Tesla Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Over Worries Windows Could Cause a Pinch

Tesla Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Over Worries Windows Could Cause a Pinch

A faulty window reversal system on certain Tesla models has led to the recall of more than 1 million vehicles. The problem, discovered by the company during production testing in August, could make the power windows react incorrectly to obstructions and cause an individual\'s fingers to be pinched, the Associated Press reported. Affected vehicles include certain Model 3 and Model…

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

In a growing number of communities around the U.S., new cannabis lounges are offering a social setting where guests can openly use marijuana products. Colorado and New Mexico both saw their first cannabis lounges open in April, Michigan’s first marijuana lounge is set to open this summer, and officials in Nevada are currently discussing how the recently-approved class of businesses…

Kinder Chocolate, Skippy Peanut Butter Among Latest Food Safety Recalls

Kinder Chocolate, Skippy Peanut Butter Among Latest Food Safety Recalls

Two Kinder chocolate products sold in the U.S. are being recalled after salmonella typhimurium was detected at the Belgian facility where they were made. While no salmonella cases have been identified in the U.S., the facility is linked to a salmonella outbreak in Europe that has sickened at least 142 individuals, most of whom are young children. Ferrero’s voluntary recall,…

QVC, Amazon Warehouse Disasters Underscore Risks at Large Facilities

QVC, Amazon Warehouse Disasters Underscore Risks at Large Facilities

A massive fire at a QVC warehouse in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on Dec. 19 destroyed 75% of the 1.5 million-square-foot facility and killed one worker, according to news reports. The five-alarm blaze rendered the site inoperable and has reportedly prompted the company, a major employer in the area, to plan to lay off all of its more than 1,900…

Onion Recall Expanded After 800 Sickened With Salmonella

Onion Recall Expanded After 800 Sickened With Salmonella

A recent recall of fresh onions has now been linked to at least 808 salmonella infections and includes onions from multiple sources, including HelloFresh and EveryPlate meal kits. According to an Oct. 29 update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the salmonella outbreak has caused illness across 37 states and Puerto Rico and hospitalized 157 individuals. It has so…

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