Safeway, Trader Joe's among brands listed in massive vegetable recall

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Vegetables sold at Safeway and Trader Joe's were among those involved in a massive recall.

Vegetables sold at Safeway and Trader Joe's were among those involved in a massive recall.

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Biggest automotive recall in U.S. history

About 69 million vehicles in the U.S. and about 100 million worldwide have been recalled because of faulty air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp. The driver and passenger-side air bags can inflate with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers. The defect has caused at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide

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About 69 million vehicles in the U.S. and about 100 million worldwide have been recalled because of faulty air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp. The driver

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Hoverboards

More than 500,000 hoverboards were recalled in 2016 after dozens of the two-wheeled toys overheated, burned riders and set property on fire. There were 99 reports of exploding or fiery battery packs with 18 reported injuries at the time of the recall. Swagway led all 10 hoverboard makers ordered to recall their products with 267,000 pulled from the market.

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More than 500,000 hoverboards were recalled in 2016 after dozens of the two-wheeled toys overheated, burned riders and set property on fire. There were 99 reports of exploding or fiery battery packs

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Deadly dressers

Also in 2016, Ikea recalled 29 million chests and dressers that could easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children were killed and three dozen others injured in incidents dating back to 1989. The recall included a number of Ikea models.

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Also in 2016, Ikea recalled 29 million chests and dressers that could easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children were killed and three dozen others injured in incidents dating

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Fiery batteries

Sony Corp. recalled more than 58,000 battery packs made by Panasonic Corp. in 2016 because they had the potential to catch fire. Fujitsu Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. also recalled Panasonic battery packs installed in their computers.

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Sony Corp. recalled more than 58,000 battery packs made by Panasonic Corp. in 2016 because they had the potential to catch fire. Fujitsu Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. also recalled Panasonic battery

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Cutting the cord

Microsoft recalled about 2.44 million AC power cords in 2016 because of a potential fire hazard. Users reported 56 incidents of the cords overheating and emitting flames, and five incidents where the cords gave users an electric shock.

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Microsoft recalled about 2.44 million AC power cords in 2016 because of a potential fire hazard. Users reported 56 incidents of the cords overheating and emitting flames, and five incidents

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2015: Fatal bean bag chairs

Ace Bayou Corp. recalled about 2.2 million bean bag chairs because of entrapment and suffocation risks for the young. The chairs featured zippers that could easily be opened by children who then could crawl inside where the could get trapped and choke on the foam beads or suffocate. Two children did.

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Ace Bayou Corp. recalled about 2.2 million bean bag chairs because of entrapment and suffocation risks for the young. The chairs featured zippers that could easily be opened by

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2014: Scalding cup of joe

Keurig recalled about 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines in 2014 because of reported burns. The Mini Plus Brewing Systems could overheat and spray scorching water during brewing. Keurig received about 200 reports of steaming water escaping from the brewer and 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

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Keurig recalled about 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines in 2014 because of reported burns. The Mini Plus Brewing Systems could overheat and spray scorching water

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2010: High-risk high chair

Graco recalled more than 1 million high chairs in 2010 because they were prone to tipping. There were at least 24 reports of injuries.

2010: High-risk high chair

Graco recalled more than 1 million high chairs in 2010 because they were prone to tipping. There were at least 24 reports of injuries.

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2007: Easy Bake problems

Hasbro recalled a million Easy Bake Ovens in 2007 after reports started rolling in of children being burned.

2007: Easy Bake problems

Hasbro recalled a million Easy Bake Ovens in 2007 after reports started rolling in of children being burned.

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2000: Firestone failure

About 6.5 million Firestone tires were recalled in 2000 because the tires could shred, blow out or fail. Most of the tires were used in Ford SUVs and light pickup trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in 2001 that it received 271 reports of deaths and 800 injuries related to the faulty tires.

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About 6.5 million Firestone tires were recalled in 2000 because the tires could shred, blow out or fail. Most of the tires were used in Ford SUVs and light pickup trucks. The National

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1981: Tylenol

In one of the most notorious recalls of the modern era, Johnson & Johnson recalled more than 20 million bottles of Tylenol capsules about 35 years ago after someone laced the painkillers with cyanide and put them on store shelves in the Chicago area. Seven people were killed. Johnson & Johnson repackaged Tylenol with tamper-resistant packaging, setting a new standard in how a company could emerge from a disaster and improve an industry as a whole.

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In one of the most notorious recalls of the modern era, Johnson & Johnson recalled more than 20 million bottles of Tylenol capsules about 35 years ago after someone laced the painkillers with

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1978: Ford Pinto

Ford recalled more than 1.5 million Pintos in 1978 due to the faulty position of fuel tanks. In some cases, the fuel tank burst into flames after a rear-end collisions. At least 27 people died as a result

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Ford recalled more than 1.5 million Pintos in 1978 due to the faulty position of fuel tanks. In some cases, the fuel tank burst into flames after a rear-end collisions. At least 27 people died

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Now might be the time to check your salad mix.

Vegetable items from Walmart, Safeway/Albertson's, Target and Trader Joe's are now included in the exhaustive recall notice from Mann Packing in Salinas. More than 20 brands have been pulled in the United States and Canada after a sampling of one of the wholesaler's products tested positive for listeria.

The recalled products in question were distributed in the United States and Canada with "best if used by" dates from Oct. 11-20, according to the Food and Drug Administration report. There were no reported illnesses from these products as of Sunday afternoon.

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The bacteria can be serious and sometimes fatal for the elderly, young children, or those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of balance, and confusion.

Pregnant women typically only experience the fatigue and muscle aches, but infections can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, and other problems relating to birth. While most people report symptoms between one to four weeks after contamination, some have reported symptoms as late as 70 days after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The original recall list only included Mann-produced items, but was expanded to brands made in the same facility around the same time. The full list of items is here.

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