Hundreds of women who received faulty breast implants gathered Wednesday in a makeshift courthouse in the south of France for the fraud trial of five executives accused of using cheap industrial silicone to fill tens of thousands of implants that were sold around the world.
The Manda Packing Company recall announced this past week now includes 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog headcheese, corned beef, and pastrami. The agriculture department said Friday the products were recalled because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brookstone, Marbles the Brain Store, ThinkGeek and Hallmark retailers are recalling "Buckyballs" and "Buckycubes" after the CPSC received 54 reports of children and teens ingesting the product, with all but one of those requiring medical intervention.
Abbott Laboratories is recalling its FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters after finding that they display and store incorrect test results for dangerously high blood sugar levels. The company says the meters will display and store readings for blood glucose levels of 1,024 milligrams per deciliter or higher at much lower levels.
The company said it is taking some production lots of its DuraGen and Dural Graft Matrix products off the market because of possible "deviations from approved manufacturing processes." The products were made at a facility in Añasco, Puerto Rico, between December 2010 and May 2011 and between November 2012 and March 2013.
The recall for air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp. affects other automakers including non-Japanese manufacturers, and may be as many as 3 million vehicles, Takata spokeswoman Akiko Watanabe said Thursday. She declined to give details.
The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority said Wednesday around 370 different companies around Europe and 130 more in the Netherlands are affected by the recall because they bought meat from two Dutch trading companies. The authority says that because the exact source of the meat cannot be traced, "its safety cannot be guaranteed."
Chrysler says in documents filed with the government that a heat shield can drop and rub against the drive shaft, causing it to wear and break. If the shaft breaks, the SUVs will lose power and the side air bags may inflate. Chrysler says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries from the problem.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on Friday announced the settlement of a lawsuit against the carmaker that claimed deceptive business practices and sought $2,500 per violation under the state's Unfair Business Practices Act.
The Buffalo, N.Y., company last week announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products because of possible E. coli contamination. It has now expanded the recall to include everything made at the Georgia plant. The nationwide recall does not affect products made at Rich's other facilities.
Honda Motor Co. told the transport ministry Thursday it is recalling 145,573 of its Vamos, Vamos Hobio and Z passenger cars due to an engine parts defect which could cause fire. Subject to the recall are vehicles of those three models produced between October 1998 and August 2010.
The company says the recalled products tested negative for pathogens. But Bravo! says it's issuing the recall out of an "abundance of caution" because the foods were made the same day or on an adjacent day as a product that tested positive. The company says the contaminated food is "100 percent contained."
Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake light switches. The brake light recall covers the Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson and Veracruz.
General Motors is recalling small number of 2013 Buick Encores sold in the United States because of a steering wheel fastener that may not have been properly installed. GM says the problem could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column while driving.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should immediately unplug the freezer and contact Haier to schedule an appointment for free repair. The company and the agency say they have received 27 reports about incidents related to the freezers.
Subaru is recalling thousands of Legacy and Outback all-wheel-drive vehicles because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid. The recall affects cars from the 2005 through 2009 model years sold in states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received six complaints of suspension failures with three happening at highway speeds, and is probing 393,000 cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The agency says Investigators will figure out if the problem is bad enough to cause a recall.
Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible E. coli contamination. The recall, announced Thursday, also includes the Buffalo, N.Y.-based company's Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites.
Mazda Motor Corp. reported to the transport ministry Tuesday it is recalling 8,902 of its latest model Atenza passenger cars due to an electric system fault that may cause fire. Subject to the recall are Atenzas manufactured between last October and this month.
Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off. The meters are made by J&J's LifeScan unit, which will issue a free replacement meter to all patients.
A Massachusetts pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of some sterile compounding products following an inspection by state and federal officials. Pallimed Solutions, Inc., of Woburn, said Monday the recall was a precautionary measure involving certain items that had been dispensed since the beginning of the year.
Acura says that in places where road salt is heavily used, salt and water can saturate the carpet under the dashboard that covers the vehicle's electrical control unit. Salty water can corrode the metal case that houses the electrical unit. If that corrosion damages the wiring in the unit, the vehicle may stall.
Augusta, Ga.-based Clinical Specialties Compounding Pharmacy issued a recall earlier this week on dozens of lots of the Roche drug Avastin after receiving reports of eye infections in five patients treated with the medication. The infections, called endophthalmitis, occur inside the eyeball and can lead to permanent vision loss, the FDA said in a statement.
The FDA say Georgia-based Clinical Specialties has received five reports of eye infections from physicians who used the drug to treat macular degeneration, a common vision disorder that affects seniors. The compounding pharmacy is recalling 40 lots of Avastin distributed to doctors' offices in Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Indiana since December.
General Motors is recalling nearly 27,000 Buicks and Cadillacs in the U.S. to fix a problem with the automatic transmissions. The recall affects Buick LaCrosse full-size cars and Cadillac SRX crossover SUVs from the 2013 model year. The company says a software problem can cause the transmissions to inadvertently shift into sport mode.