Posts made in December, 2016


December 13, 2016, Cuisinart recalled 8 million food processors after 30 + reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries caused by broken blades that wound up in food. Cuisinart’s recall is the largest in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission history of kitchen appliances. It’s notable for its size and scope—it includes models sold as early as July 1996. The blades can crack after years of use. “Consumers need to be aware that...

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Dangerous Toys: Still on Store Shelves Nearly 260,000 kids visit emergency rooms each year for toy-related injuries. 11 children, under 15 years old died while playing with toys in 2015. The most common injuries include poisoning, choking, ingesting magnets or falling from riding toys. While regulators, safety advocates and the parents of injured children have succeeded in ridding store shelves of many unsafe toys, too many still get...

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Food Recall @ “Trader Joes”. Not long after Sabra recalled its hummus for possible listeria contamination, Trader Joe’s does the same. The hummus manufacturer, Bakkavor Foods USA, voluntarily recalled Trader Joe’s Mediterranean and White Bean & Basil hummus after finding traces of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes on its equipment, according to the FDA. Listerios is a severe infection causing fever, muscle aches, and...

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