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Hash Browns Recalled Over Chance of ... Golf Balls?

Frozen potatoes 'inadvertently harvested' with 'extraneous golf ball materials'

(Newser) - McCain Foods USA is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have been "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials," reports the AP . The recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product" and... More »

Target Recalls Easter Toys That Could Expand in Kids' Stomachs

CPSC issues pullback of 560K 'Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs'

(Newser) - No injuries have been reported yet, but some parents will have to alter their gift-giving plans after Target pulled back more than half a million Easter toys it says could be hazardous and even life-threatening for kids, NBC News reports. A Consumer Product Safety Commission "Fast Track" recall was... More »

Mercedes Recalls 1M Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

A starter part can overheat, causing fires

(Newser) - Mercedes is recalling about 1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because a starter part can overheat and cause fires, the AP reports. The recall covers certain C-Class, E-Class, and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs, all from 2015 through 2017, including nearly 308,000 in the US. The German... More »

Euthanasia Chemical Found in Dog Food

Evanger's recalls Hunk of Beef Au Jus product

(Newser) - Pet food maker Evanger's is recalling some of its dog food because it may contain a chemical used in the euthanization of animals, as well as in lethal injection. The chemical, pentobarbital , can cause dizziness, nausea, and death, and was detected in a single lot of Evanger's Hunk... More »

Holiday Twinkies Recalled

Hostess issues notice over salmonella scare

(Newser) - Turns out, Twinkies can go bad. Hostess is recalling a holiday-themed version that might still be kicking around kitchen pantries over a salmonella scare, reports Food Safety News . Those who bought Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies with the UPC number 888109111571 should dump them or return them to the store for... More »

Cuisinart Recalls 8M Food Processors Over 20-Year Span

Recall warns of blade damage that could cause tiny metal pieces to fall into food

(Newser) - You may have to temporarily eat your tuna salad in chunks rather than pulverized to a fine pulp if you own one of the 8 million food processors Cuisinart is recalling. Per CBS News , the voluntary pullback involves processors sold for the past 20 years (from 1996 to 2015), and... More »

Slide Recalled After Kids Lose Fingers

Playworld calls back 1.3K 'Lightning Slides'

(Newser) - About 1,300 playground slides are being recalled after two children lost fingers. Distributor Playworld Systems says it's recalling single- and double-width "Lightning Slides" manufactured by Horizon Industries and sold between 2000 and 2016 after it was made aware of 13 incidents in which a crack appeared in... More »

Why AA Flight Attendants Want 'Full Recall' of New Garb

They like the way uniforms look—but they say they're unhealthy

(Newser) - Total recall: American Airlines. USA Today reports on the more than 70,000 workers for the airline who received newly designed uniforms in September, uniforms that by many accounts were pleasing to the eye and well-received. But that was before those pleased eyes began suffering from irritation, and before a... More »

Samsung Apologizes for Note 7 in Full-Page Newspaper Ads

Guess it figured people couldn't read the apology on their exploded phones

(Newser) - Samsung wants Americans—or at least the handful of them that still ready daily newspapers—to know that it's "truly sorry" its new phones keep exploding. Gizmodo reports the company took out full-page ads in the Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal to address the... More »

Washing Machines Vibrating So Hard They're Injuring Folks

Samsung has recalled 3M washing machines

(Newser) - In another black eye for one of the world's leading consumer brands, US authorities announced a recall Friday of nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines following several reports of injuries—including a broken jaw—due to "excessive vibration," the AP reports. The recall comes a month after... More »

Better Toss That Soylent Powder, Too

More illnesses linked to common Soylent ingredient

(Newser) - It's apparently not just Soylent bars making people sick . The company is now warning customers about its signature meal replacement powder, which has been removed from shelves after a "handful" of users reported cases of diarrhea, vomiting, and other stomach issues, just like with its Food Bars . Though... More »

Note 7 Recall Will Cost Samsung More Than $5B

Company aims to expand sales of less fiery phones

(Newser) - Samsung says the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 will cost the company about $3 billion during the current and next quarters, bringing the total cost of the recall to at least $5.3 billion. The Note 7 discontinuation will cost more than $2 billion during the October-December period and... More »

Fight Club Helped Me Decide to Keep My Galaxy Note 7

Mashable's Josh Dickey uses formula from movie to decide to keep Samsung phone

(Newser) - Samsung hasn't only recalled its Galaxy Note 7—it has stopped production entirely on the smartphone after replacement phones ended up catching fire, too. But for Josh Dickey, writing at Mashable , you'll have to wrest his Galaxy Note 7 "from my cold, possibly scorched hands" in a... More »

Samsung: Stop Using 'Improved' Galaxy Note 7

Replacement phones also caught fire

(Newser) - Samsung says it's halting sales of the ill-starred Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models. The company ordered the suspension of sales Tuesday on the recommendation of South Korean safety officials, who say they... More »

For Volkswagen, a New Blow

Beleaguered automaker will recall 110K 2015 Golfs over potential gas leak

(Newser) - The hits keep coming for Volkswagen , which is now recalling 110,000 Golfs and Audi A3s from the 2015 and 2016 model years, reports USA Today . The recall is over a potential gas leak involving the suction pump in the gas tank; fuel has the potential to accumulate in the... More »

2.8M Bottles of Craft Paint Recalled for Possible Bacteria

Sargent Art warns people with weak immune systems could be at risk

(Newser) - No injuries or illnesses have yet been reported, but Sargent Art isn't taking any chances after finding that 13 different types of its craft paint may be contaminated with a harmful bacteria, Consumerist reports. Per a notice on the art supplier's site and one from the Consumer Product... More »

For Blue Bell, a Deja Vu Recall

Two flavors may be contaminated with listeria

(Newser) - Blue Bell is now about as synonymous with listeria as it is with ice cream—and apparently for good reason. Following a listeria outbreak last year and the discovery of the bacteria at one of its facilities in January, the company says it's voluntarily recalling two ice cream flavors... More »

Experts Say Samsung Bungled Recall of Exploding Phones

US issues official recall weeks after Samsung did

(Newser) - Days after Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because they were catching fire , some stores in the US were still selling them, the New York Times reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , the US Consumer Product Safety Commission didn't even issue a statement on the hazardous phones... More »

Samsung Has to Replace 2.5M New Smartphones

The Galaxy Note7 has been recalled worldwide

(Newser) - Disaster for Samsung: The company is recalling its hot (and occasionally explosive) new phone worldwide because of a battery problem that can cause it to catch fire when charging, CNNMoney reports. Sales of the Galaxy Note7 have been halted. Samsung says it's aware of at least 35 cases of... More »

80K Ikea Baby Gates Recalled After Children Injured

Cuts, bruises, and concussions

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 80,000 Ikea baby gates after reports of injured children around the world. Patrull, Patrull Fast, and Patrull Klamma baby gates sold between 1995 and 2016 can come unlocked unexpectedly and cause falls and other injuries, CNN reports. The gates, sold at Ikea... More »

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