NHTSA Investigates Steering Problems in Older Toyota Sequoia SUVs

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the steering and braking problems in older models of Toyota Sequoia SUVs after receiving 135 complaints from consumers. According to the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) of the NHTSA, the consumers claimed in their complaints that there had been incidents of unexpected steering pull while driving due to inappropriate Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) brake interventions in Toyota Sequoia vehicles (model year 2001 and 2002). The steering and braking problems in Toyota Sequoia vehicles were linked to two crashes that resulted…

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General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Flour over E. Coli Concerns

General Mills Flour Recalls

General Mills (NYSE:GE) recalled around ten million pounds of flour following reports from consumers that they got sick after using the baking product over the past five months. The company said its flour sold under the brand names Gold Medal, Wondra, and Signature Kitchens are included in the recall. According to General Mills, there are 38 incidents of illness across 20 states related to E. coli 0121 between December 21 2015 and May 3, 2016. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that approximately 50% of the 38…

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Gerber Recalls Two Batches of Organic Baby Food over Packaging Defect

Gerber Products Company voluntarily recalls specific batches of organic food pouch products after discovering a packaging defect that may cause spoilage during transport and handling. The company said the affected products included two batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches—Pears, Carrots & Peas and two batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Food Pouches—Carrots, Apple & Mangoes. The recalled products have the following UPCs best by dates/batch codes: GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches –Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch UPC 15000074319 12JUL2016  51945335XX 13JUL2016  51955335XX GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches- Carrots, Apples…

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E-cigarettes Use Prohibited on Commercial Flights

e-cigarettes use not allowed on planes

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes on commercial flights—both on domestic and foreign airlines flying to, from and within the United States. According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, “This final rule is important because it protects airline passengers from unwanted exposure to electronic cigarette aerosol that occurs when electronic cigarettes are used onboard airplanes.” Eliminating any confusion over use of e-cigarettes on commercial flights Smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco products in commercial flights has long been prohibited by the Transportation Department.…

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FDA Philippines Warns Against Six Unregistered Drugs

FDA Philippines

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of the Philippines is warning the public and all healthcare professionals regarding the presence of six unregistered drugs in the market. According to the FDA, these unregistered drugs include Norfloxacin Capsules, Baineting Eye Drops, Santen Daigaku Eye Drugs, Advanced Relief Eye Drops, Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules and Hawthorn Fat-Reducing Tablets. The FDA Advisory No. 2016-012-A indicated that the above unregistered drugs may be harmful to the health of the consuming public. Anyone caught selling or dispensing unregistered drugs will be penalized The importation and sale…

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iPhone Owners Frustrated; Error 53 Glitch Made their Devices Useless

A growing number of iPhone owners are frustrated with the “error 53” glitch, which was triggered when they updated their devices to the latest version of iOS 9. Thousands of iPhone 6 owners claimed that their devices became useless after updating their devices to the latest version of the operating system, which detected that their devices were repaired by a technician or service center not authorized by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). iPhone users are complaining that their iPhones were working fine even if their devices were fixed by a non-Apple technician.…

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Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts Recalled due to Risk of Salmonella Contamination

IZZLE MACS Macadamia Nuts Recall

The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Mahina Mele Farms is recalling all of its the macadamia nuts in the market. The company made the decision after an FDA testing found the one sample from the company’s LOT 30 of macadamia nuts were positive for Salmonella. Salmonella is the name of a group of bacteria and it the common cause of food poisoning in the United States. The bacteria could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella often…

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Microsoft Recalls 2.3M Power Cords for Surface Pro Due to Fire Hazards

Microsoft Surface Pro AC Power Cord Recall

  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) recalled around 2.3 million (including 190,000 in Canada) AC power cords for its Surface Pro computers due to fire and shock hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall involves Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers sold before March 15, 2015.  The devices were sold at Microsoft stores, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), and other stores from February 2012 to March 15, 2015. The Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices have a black case with the…

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