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Consumer Alert: Michelin Recalls 1.2 Million Pickup/SUV Tires

Tire-manufacturer Michelin has announced a major tire recall. Approximately 1.2 million tires manufactured over a two-year period and distributed in the U.S. may have a defect that causes the tire treads to separate, resulting in rapid tire deflation. This tread separation can cause the vehicle to swerve out of control and crash. Unfortunately, these tires…

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With 4 Out of 5 Car Seats Used Incorrectly, Is Your Child Safe?

According to the child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide, four out of every car seats are installed or used incorrectly. The problem is so common you might think these mistakes aren’t critical, but they can be. It is estimated that some 30,000 children are injured and almost 500 are killed in car accidents despite being…

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Iowa agency knows source of cyclospora outbreak but won’t talk

Since mid-June, 372 people have reported becoming sick from the parasite cyclospora, which can cause weeks of severe diarrhea, among other symptoms. The food poisoning outbreak has sickened people in at least 16 states, with the victims concentrated in Iowa and Nebraska. The culprit, according to Iowa state food safety investigators, appears to be prepackaged…

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Are you confident about your child safety seat in a car accident?

Parents go to great lengths to protect their children’s safety, and one step every parent should take is to make sure their kids are tucked away in a child safety seat whenever they’re in the car. The somewhat alarming truth, however, is that four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly or aren’t appropriate…

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Consumer Alert! Urgent! – FDA Announces Tuna Recall

On March 6, 2013, The FDA reported a recall of two major tuna brands – Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea, over concerns the cans were improperly sealed, and may be susceptible to bacterial contamination. While there are no current reports of illnesses associated with these products, both companies are recalling all products as…

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Dangerous Product Leads to Bone Fires During Surgery

Going in for surgery is almost always fraught with anxiety and fear. Few people, though, would ever think that the risks of surgery included the possibility of their bones catching on fire. Sadly, a defective medical product has made this a real possibility. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked Johnson &…

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