From faulty espresso makers to e.coli-infested beef, even a
partial list of recalls from the last decade and a half reads
like the who’s who of global manufacturers and food purveyors.
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Braun warns consumers that filters on two models of its
espresso/cappuccino makers can cause glass carafes to break.
People don’t like glass in their java.
Braun recalls 5,000 espresso/cappuccino makers (same
problem, different models).
Burger King recalls 25 million Pokemon balls in kids’
meals. The tykes could choke if they swallowed them.
Due to tread problems, Bridgestone/Firestone recalls 6.5
million tires used on Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicles and
pickup trucks after the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration investigates complaints of injury and death.
Evenflo recalls 3.4 million baby car seats. The handles can
release unexpectedly, causing the seat (and baby) to flip.
Kellogg recalls 730,000 packages of Pop-Tarts because they
contain undeclared egg, which is an allergen that must be
indicated on the label.
Abbott Laboratories recalls 750,000 gonorrhea tests because
they may give false negative results, advising people who have
been tested for the disease in the prior eight months to be
Disney recalls 40,000 “Woody” dolls with buttons
that pose a choking hazard.
Merck withdraws Vioxx, an arthritis pain medication found to
increase risk of heart attack and stroke.
Disney recalls 12,900 pairs of children’s sunglasses.
They contain high levels of lead paint.
205 confirmed illnesses and three deaths from e.coli are
traced to spinach from Natural Selection Foods, according to
The Nunes Co. recalls lettuce contaminated with e.coli that the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link to illnesses
among East Coast Taco Bell customers.
Dell recalls 4 million laptops, and Apple 1.1 million, that are
running fire-prone Sony batteries.
Nokia recalls 46 million cell phone batteries for
manufacturing defects that could cause them to short-circuit,
overheat and dislodge.
United Food Group recalls 5.7 million pounds of ground beef
that could be e.coli contaminated.
Mattel recalls 21 million Chinese-made toys due to lead-paint
and choking hazards.