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General Motors recalls millions

General Motors are recalling four million vehicles across the globe, after it was reported that a software was linked to a death. Again, this related to airbags, and GM have said that this recall is necessary to correct the software issue in a number of their models. What's happening, is that in rare cases, a…

Don't take your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a plane

Here's a thing - people getting a flight have been told that they should not turn on, or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones while in the air, or even have them in checked baggage. This is according to US aviation officials, and follows the news that Samsung have suspended Note 7 sales after…

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McDonald's recall Step-It

McDonald's recall Step-It

McDonald's have issued a product recall on millions of Step-It fitness trackers, which were given away with Happy Meal. There's reports of skin irritation and burns from over 70 people, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). "The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children," the CPSC said on their website.…

Tesco to remove some John West tuna

Tesco have said that they're going to be removing some John West tuna products over sustainability concerns. John West have failed to meet Tesco's sustainability standards, after the supermarket said that they'd only stock tuna that was caught via the pole and line method. "We wanted to take our commitments on quality sustainable tuna further,…

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Asda recall Rocky Road Bites

Asda recall Rocky Road Bites

Asda have recalled, over allergy concerns. If you're a fan of their Baker's Selection 20 Mini Rocky Road Bites, and have a pack with a best before date of August 4th, you can return them to your nearest store for a full refund. So what's the craic? Well, some of the packs have been incorrectly…

Where are we at with Vauxhall's Zafira recall?

We've spoken about the recall surrounding the Vauxhall Zafira B models, after they started to set on fire. Vauxhall have been reasonably quiet on the whole thing, and there's a second round of recalls which are set to start in early August. Peter Hope, Vauxhall's customer experience director, told a committee of MPs: "Our focus…

Takata engineers cheated airbag test data

The airbag scandal that concerned Takata resulted in the biggest car recall in history. Honda have done an audit into the whole thing, and the news gets worse - turns out Takata Corp. engineers routinely manipulated results of their airbag inflator tests. It has been reported that Takata engineers removed some test results, according to…

Pasta recall, thanks to rubber

Sainsbury's and Tesco are recalling some tinned foods, because they might contain rubber. And obviously, you don't want to be chewing your meal when it is full of rubber. Unless you're a very peculiar human. This includes beef ravioli products from both supermarkets, as well as Sainsbury's macaroni cheese, according to the Food Standards Agency…

VW to pay $10.2bn over emissions

Volkswagen are going to spend around $10.2 billion to sort out the emissions cheat scandal, in the US alone. Most of this money is going to go toward compensating 482,000 owners of cars with 2-litre diesel engines, which were fitted with cheat software which would turn on emissions controls while undergoing government tests. It was…

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IKEA recall Patshull gates

IKEA recall Patshull gates

IKEA is recalling a line of safety gates, after there were reports that children had fallen down stairs because the gates had opened unexpectedly. The Swedish company said that the locking mechanism on the Patrull gates was unreliable. If you have one, you're advised to stop using them "immediately". You can return them to IKEA…

Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear. As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next. Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore…

Asda recall Horrible Histories fancy dress outfit

Asda is recalling the Horrible Histories Gladiator Fancy Dress Costume. It has been found that a small number of products contained a higher level of a chemical than it is supposed to, going beyond a limit set by the Toy Safety Directive. Asda confirmed the product recall is a precautionary measure. The retail chain also…

Vauxhall recall more Zafiras due to fires

Remember when Vauxhall recalled a load of Zafiras because they were catching fire? Well, there's going to be another one, after a Facebook group put pressure on the car-manufacturer. There's allegations of a cover-up from Vauxhall, and MPs may be hitting them with a £50 million bill over the whole thing. Vauxhall recalled all 234,938…

Product Recall: Lidl product notice for allergy sufferers

Product recall time, and we're looking at bargain supermarket Lidl, who haven't listed some allergens on the packaging on three of their products. Obviously, if you suffer from any of these allergies (which can be fatal), and you have bought any of these products, don't eat them and return them to a Lidl store for…

Airbag recall reaches 69 MILLION

We've written about the Takata airbag recall a lot, and the story just won't go away. Remarkably, Takata are recalling another 35-40 million airbag inflators, which takes the total recall to 69 million! This mainly affects the car industry in the US, but we've heard that before right? It is thought that this mess is…