October 18th, 2010
10:32 PM ET

Company: Shards of glass in frozen peas came from 1 lot

Five consumers who found shards of glass in their bags of frozen vegetables set off what has become a national recall that the products' supplier is tracing to a single lot of peas.

The packages were supplied by the Pictsweet Co. of Bells, Tennessee, and sold in Kroger grocery stores in the Southeast and Wal-Mart stores east of the Rocky Mountains. All carry the Kroger or Wal-Mart's Great Value brand, said Anne Tyrrell, spokeswoman for Pictsweet..

Tyrrell said the company became aware that glass was inside some packages of frozen vegetables after getting complaints from five consumers. All involved peas originating in a single lot, and the company issued a voluntary recall for any product containing peas from that location.

There were no indications that anyone consumed or was injured by the glass in the packages, Pictsweet said in a statement. The company said the federal Food and Drug Administration has been notified, and it is conducting a "top-to-bottom review" to look into the incident.

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October 10th, 2010
01:58 AM ET

Mercedes recalls 85,000 cars over steering problem

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 vehicles from certain 2010 and 2011 models due to potential steering problems.

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September 30th, 2010
07:56 AM ET

Fisher Price recalls millions of toys

Toy manufacturer Fisher Price announced Thursday that it has recalled about 10 millions toys because they were dangerous to children.

The toy maker said it has recalled about 2.8 million of several types of baby play areas with inflatable balls because of problems with choking. It also recalled 125,000 of the toys in Canada.

The company found that a valve from the inflatable ball can come off and become a choking hazard.

Fisher Price said it knew of 46 reports where the valve came off in the U.S. and eight incidents in Canada.

"These include 14 reports of the valve found in a child's mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. No injuries have been reported," the company said.

More than 7 million tricycles were also being recalled over a protruding part that had cut children, the company said.

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September 22nd, 2010
09:07 PM ET

5 million cans of Similac infant formula being recalled by company

Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday that it has issued a recall of approximately 5 million cans of certain Similac-brand powdered infant formula due to the possibility of the presence a beetle.

Abbott spokeswoman Melissa Brotz said that the presence of a small common beetle was detected in the product produced at a manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan.

The company has since stopped production and shipment of the affected formula, and contacted the Food and Drug Administration to initiate the recall.

The recall includes certain Similac powder product lines that come in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce, and 12.9-ounce cans. Abbott liquid formula is not a part of the recall.

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September 22nd, 2010
12:51 PM ET

Company in egg recall had been warned

A company under fire after a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1,600 people has had "warning after warning" about conditions at its farms for decades, the chairman of a congressional committee probing the outbreak said Wednesday.

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September 5th, 2010
07:10 PM ET

Pet product company recalls nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats

A leading pet product company has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats due to salmonella concerns, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The move by Hartz Mountain Corp. came after random sample testing by the FDA indicated the presence of salmonella organisms in one or more 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs.

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August 26th, 2010
03:51 PM ET

Investigators: Hen feed one likely source of salmonella

Feed given to hens - used at both Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms - is one likely source of contamination that led to a nationwide salmonella outbreak, federal officials said Thursday.

The feed and some feed ingredients are believed to have been contaminated and are the source of the salmonella, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said in a conference call.

It's possible the contamination happened at a feed mill that produces the feed or it could have present before feed materials arrived at the mill, officials said.

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August 26th, 2010
01:36 PM ET

Toyota announced voluntary safety recall for Corollas

Toyota has announced a "Voluntary Safety Recall" on Certain Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix Models, CNNMoney.com has confirmed.

The company says the recall is to address some “Engine Control Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured.”

The voluntary recall is for the approximately 1.13 million 2005-2008 model Corolla and Corolla Matrix models sold in North America.

No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in this recall, the company says.

There are three unconfirmed accidents alleged to be related to this condition, one of which reported a minor injury, the company says in its press release.

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August 26th, 2010
09:02 AM ET

On the Radar: Anti-Muslim stabbing, egg recall, Katrina

Anti-Muslim stabbing - A New York cab driver who was stabbed, allegedly after a passenger learned he was Muslim, will address the media Thursday afternoon at a news conference on the steps of City Hall. Shortly before the event, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to meet with the driver, Ahmed Sharif, according to the mayor's schedule. At the news conference, Sharif will call for an end to anti-Muslim rhetoric that has followed the plan to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from 9/11 ground zero.

Egg recall - Fresh eggs being produced by farms at the heart of a massive recall are making their way to consumers via facilities that pasteurize the eggs, process them and rid them of any possible salmonella. A half-billion eggs were recalled by Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms during the salmonella scare.

Fresh eggs produced at those farms since the recall are being sold to "breaking plants" that break the eggshells, pasteurize the eggs and turn them into liquid or other form used in a variety of products, officials said.

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June 18th, 2010
12:26 AM ET

15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs recalled

Campbell Soup Co. is recalling nearly15 million pounds of canned "SpaghettiOs with Meatballs" because of possible under-processing, the U.S. agriculture department said.

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April 18th, 2010
09:06 PM ET

WinCo supermarkets issue beef recall

WinCo Foods, a supermarket chain with locations throughout the western United States, has issued a recall on ground beef purchased from its stores over 13 days in late March and early April.

The recall, announced Saturday, comes after two samples of ground beef from WinCo's Modesto, California, store tested positive for E. coli 0157:H7, a bacteria strain in the E. coli family that can cause severe food poisoning.

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