Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the sleeper was not safe for infants because of the risk of suffocation.

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What to Do If Your Car is Recalled

Recalls are common, but receiving a notice can still be unnerving. Here’s what to expect.

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Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and a Child’s Death

The chief executive of Peloton said the company “made a mistake” by initially resisting a U.S. safety agency’s warning about the devices last month.

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F.D.A. Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Agency leaders say the move is a science-based approach to curbing addiction and will save hundreds of thousands of lives over time.

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Biden Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes

The move has been long sought by public health and civil rights groups, after decades of marketing aimed at Black smokers.

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Menthol Cigarettes Kill Many Black People. A Ban May Finally Be Near.

Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Some Hot Pockets Recalled Over Possible Glass and Plastic

Nestlé Prepared Foods said the product might be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” including glass and hard plastic.

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Pet Food Recall is Expanded After 70 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. expanded a voluntary recall after fatal levels of a toxin produced by mold were found in some of its products, the F.D.A. said.

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Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

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FDA Issues Sportmix Recall After 28 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall after tests showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

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Recall Is Issued for Sportmix Pet Food After 28 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall after tests showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

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Ring Recalls Video Doorbells After Several Catch Fire

The company, a subsidiary of Amazon, had to recall 350,000 doorbells following 23 reports of them catching fire.

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South Korea Tries to Quell Anxiety Over Flu Shots After 13 Unexplained Deaths

Health officials say there is no link between the deaths and the flu vaccines. But the deaths, after two recent vaccine recalls, have raised safety fears among the public at a critical time.

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The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.

In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.

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What to Know About N.Y.’s Plastic Bag Ban

After months of delays and a lawsuit, the statewide ban on the single-use bags is being enforced. Paper bags are now 5 cents.

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Peloton Recalls Pedals on Thousands of Bikes After Reports of Injury

About 27,000 bikes were affected by the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Bagged Salads Recalled After Hundreds Are Sickened in the Midwest

The C.D.C. urged consumers in eight states to avoid four different salad kits produced by Fresh Express.

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Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks.

#food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Blue Bell Pleads Guilty in 2015 Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

The ice cream company pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $19 million in fines and settlements related to the 2015 episode, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns

For the next 60 days, supermarkets in the state can hand out single-use bags without charging. Some are skeptical that suspending the ban will protect anyone’s health.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin, #plastic-bags, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shopping-and-retail, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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