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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