U.S. Product Recall News
Amazon Recalls Space Heaters That Can Cause Fires
June 12, 2019
Business Insider is reporting Amazon “is recalling about 377,000 AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heaters sold from October 2017 through March 2019.” The company “voluntarily instituted the recall after receiving 30 reports from users in the US and Canada that said that the units can get too hot and malfunction, potentially burning or sparking and causing fires.”
Whole Foods Recalls Pesto Products Due to Undisclosed Nuts
June 7, 2019
CBS News is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has issued an allergy alert for undeclared nuts in two pesto products sold at Whole Foods Market stores in five states.” Whole Foods was recalling the pesto, which was sold in those states.
NHTSA Probes GM's Recall of Vehicles Due to Seat Belt Issue
June 3, 2019
Reuters (5/31) is reporting on NHTSA's investigation into “General Motor Co’s recall in 2014 of 1.4 million vehicles to address a problem with flexible steel cables that connect safety belts to the seat-mounted pre-tensioner.” According to Reuters, “dealers were to inspect for signs of damage and replace pre-tensioners as needed,” but NHTSA “said Friday it has received four reports from owners reporting anchor cable separations with no warning after the recall had been completed.”
Johnsonville Recalls 95,393 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Sausages
June 3, 2019
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that “Johnsonville Sausage is recalling 95,393 pounds of ready-to-eat sausages that may be contaminated with hard green plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.”
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Who issues recalls in the United States?
CPSC –Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. CPSC is charged with protecting the public in the United States from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction, such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals.
NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s NHTSA provides recall information on vehicles and equipment sold in the United States, which has experienced safety-related defects or did not comply with U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standards.
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Other Recall Resources
OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- The OECD tracks the recalls of products manufactured and sold world-wide in most developed nations.