Newly released internal GM documents reveal that the company in 2001 considered -- and rejected – an ignition switch design that two prominent safety advocates say could have avoided the problem that led the automaker to recall millions of vehicles this year.
Nissan Motor Co is recalling 1,053,479 vehicles globally, mostly in the United States, to fix software that could deactivate the front passenger airbag.
Giant Food has recalled its Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese products after a recall of meat products used to make the frozen food were produced without required inspections.
Graco is recalling nearly 3.7 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.
More than 2,500 bike brakes are being recalled because they can "fail".
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A recall of broccoli salad kits over possible listeria contamination in salad dressing has been expanded.
Baby Matters LLC is voluntarily recalling its foam rubber Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and their covers, in exchange for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) dropping an administrative complaint that it filed in December 2012.
From 2009 to the present, the Commission staff has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including five infant deaths. CPSC is aware of four infants who died in Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners and a fifth death involved in the Chill model. In the incident reports received by CPSC, there were 92 reports of infants hanging or falling over the side of the products, including some infants who were restrained in the products harness.
In December 2012, four major retailers"Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us"announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Chill models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund for the product.
About 165,000 of the Nap Nanny and Chill products were sold between 2009 and 2012 for about $130. The recalled products were sold at toy and children's retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com.
Baby Matters LLC is no longer in business and is not accepting returns. CPSC urges consumers to immediately dispose of the products to ensure that they are not used again.
- Buy Buy Baby: Toll-free at (877) 328-9222,http://www.buybuybaby.com/productRecalls.asp
United Supermarket is recalling 13 of its products because of a possible food safety issue with steamed chicken.
United Supermarket is recalling 13 of its products because of a possible food safety issue with steamed chicken.
Specialized Bicycle Components, working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for several of its road bicycles and framesets. The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the frame.
The model name "Tarmac SL4," "Crux" or "Secteur" is also located on the frame.
The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc. The model year and style names are on the sales documents.
The recall is because the steering tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard. Two incidents were reported. One involved a fall causing facial injuries and lacerations and requiring stitches.
About 12,000 units were sold at authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013. The cost ranged from $990.00 - $11,000.00.
Pictures of the bicycles and framesets, plus more information on the manufacturer and importer, can be found at www.specialized.com. You'll need to click on the Support page (right top of page) and then on Safety Notices. The recall being discussed here is at the top of the list titled: 2012-2013 Tarmac SL4, CruX, Secreur Disc Forks.
You can also click on the Specialized.com link below
If you or your child owns one of these bikes or framesets stop using it and take it to an authorized dealer for a free inspection, repair or parts replacement.
Baby Matters, the company that makes Nap Nanny recliners, claims the product is safe when used as directed, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the baby recliner is dangerous and is responsible for 5 infant deaths and numerous injuries.
In an unusual move, CPSC has teamed up with four major retailers who say they will recall the product themselves after Baby Matters refused to issue a voluntary recall.
Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us had already agreed earlier this month to stop selling the product. Now they are offering customers a chance to return the Nap Nanny.
CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson praised the companies.
The retailers were great. They were not obligated to carry out this recall, he said. It's estimated that 150,000 of the Nap Nanny have been purchased since the product came on the market in 2009. The recliners sell for around $125.00.
CPSC has been in negotiations with Baby Matters for a mandatory recall but the owner of the company and creator of the Nap Nanny, Leslie Gudel, says the product is safe.
In email, Gudel told ABC News, Baby Matters is disappointed to hear that four retailers have chosen to voluntarily recall the Nap Nanny. As I've said before, the loss of an infant is an unthinkable tragedy, and I am truly heartbroken for the families who have lost a child. But when the Nap Nanny has been used properly, no infant has ever suffered an injury requiring medical attention.
This isn't the first time the product has been recalled. The initial versions of the Nap Nanny were recalled and redesigned in 2010 after the first reported death. The sides were raised, additional warnings added, and an instructional video was added to the company's website.
CPSC says the Nap Nanny recliners have continued to cause infants to suffer injuries and deaths. The government agency believes the product contains design defects, as well as de
Dream On Me Bath Seats are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to the product's failure to meet federal safety standards and one near drowning of a 12-month-old baby girl. Consumers, who own this product, should stop using it immediately.
Name of Product: Dream On Me Bath Seats
Units: About 50,000
Importer: Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, N.J.
Hazard: The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Dream On Me have received five reports involving these bath seats, including a report of a near drowning involving a 12-month-old baby girl. The baby did not require medical treatment.
Description: The recall includes all Dream On Me bath seats. Some of the seats have a Dream On Me label under or on the rear of the bath seats. Model numbers are also printed underneath the bath seats and on the product packaging and include the following product models and colors:
Model Name | Model Number | Color
Baby Bath Seat | 251B, 251O, 251P, 251Y | Green with orange tray, orange with beige tray or yellow with green tray Ultra 2 in 1 Infant Bath Tub and Toddler Bath Seat | 252B, 252P | Solid pink, blue or white body and a blue or pink bottom Niagra Baby Bath Seat | 253B, 253G, 253P, 253Y | White or blue body with a green, pink or orange insert
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bath seats immediately
KidCo Inc. in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is voluntarily recalling 220,000 of its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus travel beds due to possible suffocation and entrapment risks for children.
Officials say infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress and become entrapped between the mattress and fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.
The CPSC says it is aware of one 5-month-old boy who died in December 2011 in New York City after he was found with his face pressed against the side-wall of a PeaPod travel tent bed. The cause of death was not determined.
The CPSC is also aware of six reports of children who have become entrapped or experienced physical distress in the product. Two of the six reports included infants who were found crying underneath the mattress when it had not been inserted into the zippered pocket in the bottom of the tent.
In addition, Health Canada says it received three reports of children rolling over and becoming trapped between the mattress and sides of the PeaPod travel bed.
Travel Beds Recalled
The KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds are small, portable tents marketed for use by infants from birth to over age 3, depending on the model.
The tents have a zippered side for putting in and taking out the child and an inflatable air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket at the floor of the tent. The travel beds fold into a compact round shape and come with a fabric bag for storage and travel.
The following models and corresponding tent colors are included in the recall:
You can find the model number on a small tag on the underside of the
Nesquik, a popular chocolate powder, has been voluntarily recalled by its maker Nestle USA because of possible salmonella risk.
The company said that the recalled Nesquik canisters are the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7-ounce sizes. The products were produced in early October and sold at retailers around the country.
Nestle says it is issuing the recall after its ingredient supplier, Omaya Inc., decided to recall some of the calcium carbonate used in the product due to possible Salmonella contamination. So far there have been no reported illnesses reported.
The affected products have a "Best if sold by" date of October 2014.The recall includes the following products and unit production codes, which are located on the bottom of the canister.
-40.7 ounce powder with UPC 0 28000 68230 9 2282574810 2282574820
-21.8 ounce powder with UPC 0 28000 68090 9 2278574810 2278574820 2279574810 2279574820 2284574820 2284574830 2285574810 2285574820 2287574820 2289574810 2289574820
-10.9 ounce powder with UPC 0 28000 67990 3 2278574810
No other varieties of Nesquik powder are being recalled.
Consumers who have bought the any of the products listed above should not use them and can return them for a refund. You can also contact Nestle Consumer Services if you have any questions at (800) 628-7679.
Salmonella recalls are not uncommon in the food industry. Most recently a salmonella outbreak at the country's largest organic peanut processing plant lead to a major recall of peanut butter and other nut products over the past two months.
The most common symptoms of Salmonella infection are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, which develop within eight to 72 hours of eating or drinking contaminated food. The illness usually lasts for four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. However, salmonellosis can be severe or even life threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with w
Kellogg's is voluntarily recalling nearly 3 million boxes of its bite size Frosted and Unfrosted Mini-Wheats cereal because of the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.
There have been no injuries reported.
We have initiated a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part, the Battle Creek, Michigan -based food company said in a statement released through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.). Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.
Recalled packages include both frosted and unfrosted bite-sized Mini-Wheats varieties range in size from single-serve bowls to 70-ounce cartons (the size available at wholesale clubs like Sams Club or Costco). The boxes have used by dates between April 1, 2013 and Sept. 21, 2013.
This is the second recall in just over two years for Kelloggs. In 2010, Kelloggs recalled four cereal brands Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, and Honey Smacks because of a weird smell and flavor attributed to a packaging snafu. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kellogg's has already spent $100 million this year to fix problems with its supply chain, and the latest recall will set them back another estimated $30 million.
Customers who have questions or would like replacement cereal can contact Kellogg's can call the company's consumer hotline at 800-962-1413, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 6 pm Eastern time. A full list of recalled products from the FDA is below:
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal
UPC 3800031829 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between April 01, 2013
We have a voluntary recall to tell you about involving a popular baby seat that needs repairs.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind., is announcing a voluntary recall of about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation.
A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, N.Y., nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006.
Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers, Venezia and Pliko-P3, manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, in a variety of colors. They were manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.
Only strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder are part of this recall. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall.
The following Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller model numbers that begin with the following numbers are included in this recall. The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3's stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller's footboard.
Pliko-P3 Stroller Model Numbers: IPFR28US3, IPFT28NA63, IPFT28NA64, IPP328MU10, IPP328MU09, IPP328US09, IPP328US10, IPP329US10, IPPA28US32, IPPA28US33,