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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 »

Feds: Air Bags in Older Hondas Are Extremely Dangerous

One senator calls the vehicles 'deathtraps'

(Newser) - The US government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous, the AP reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it has data showing... More »

Ikea Recalls 29M Chests, Dressers After 6 Child Deaths

Refunds, store credit being offered for dangerous furniture that can tip

(Newser) - "Please take them out of the room." That was the stark statement Monday by Ikea USA President Lars Petersson to NBC News regarding 29 million of its dressers and chests, now the subject of a massive recall as Petersson admits they "could be a danger." The... More »

Jeep That Killed Star Trek Actor Had Been Recalled

It's not clear whether Anton Yelchin got the notice

(Newser) - The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show. Yelchin, 27, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the rebooted series, died Sunday... More »

Clif Bars Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Possibly tainted sunflower kernels have led to approximately 40 recalls since May

(Newser) - Clif Bar is recalling three of its products over concerns they're contaminated with listeria from tainted sunflower kernels, Fortune reports. People shouldn't eat Mojo Mountain trail mix bars, Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and Nuts & Seeds energy bars with best-by dates between this month and 2017. It'... More »

General Mills Recalls 10M Pounds of Flour Over E. Coli Fears

38 people in 20 states have been sickened

(Newser) - General Mills is voluntarily recalling 10 million pounds of flour after 38 people across 20 states contracted E. coli, Food Safety News reports. The E. coli cases were reported between Dec. 21, 2015 and May 3, 2016. The recall includes Gold Medal, Signature Kitchens, and Gold Medal Wondra flour sold... More »

Massive Recall Covers Food Sold as Long Ago as 2014

It affects consumers across North America

(Newser) - Authorities are warning people to check their freezers—for food bought as far back as 2014. It's one of the largest food recalls in recent memory, affecting well over 400 products from CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Wash., sold under more than 40 different brand names in all 50... More »

Nissan Recalls Nearly 4M Cars With Potentially Deadly Flaw

Airbags may not deploy in a crash

(Newser) - Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities, the AP reports. Nissan North America said 3.2 million cars may have a problem with a sensor that... More »

Trader Joe's Recalls Pistachios Over Salmonella

Other brand names affected, too

(Newser) - A big pistachio recall is underway after 11 people in several states were sickened by salmonella, reports CBS News . Trader Joe's is among those affected, recalling the following products:
  • Trader Joe's Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pistachios (UPC 0007 9990)
  • Trader Joe's Dry Roasted & Salted Pistachios (UPC
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2 Tons of Chicken Nuggets Recalled Over Plastic

Product is 'Applegate Naturals'

(Newser) - If you've got any Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets in the freezer, you might want to take a look. The USDA has recalled about 4,500 pounds because consumers were finding small pieces of plastic along with the nuggets, reports ABC News . The affected product: 8-ounce boxed packages with about... More »

Honda Recalls 45K Cars for Scary Reason

Engines can fail, stall while being driven

(Newser) - Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the US and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Documents filed by Canadian safety regulators say that a circular clip around the pistons... More »

'Happy Manipulating!': Takata Emails Depict Tampering

'New York Times' reveals recently unsealed communications

(Newser) - Nearly 20 million vehicles have been recalled thanks to Takata airbags , which can explode and have been connected to eight US deaths. Now, the New York Times reveals internal emails that show Takata employees were manipulating testing data as far back as 2000—around the time the company introduced a... More »

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