The Worst Product Recalls Of All Time (PHOTOS, POLL)
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It's the problem that keeps CEOs and engineers up at night: a massive global product recall.
With more than 9 million cars covered under its latest recall, Toyota's management is certainly under the microscope. (In fact, Toyota is facing both criminal and Congressional probes into its safety problems.) But, in the history of dubious, lawsuit-and-injury-inducing product recalls, they've certainly got company.
For one, Ford has issued a recall of 14 million vehicles over cruise control problems. In 1982, an enormous Tylenol recall forced 31 million bottles off the shelves and killed seven people. Other lowlights in the history of manufacturer malfeasance include E. coli-tainted spinach, a number of toxic or otherwise dangerous children's toys -- including the Easy-Bake Oven, which caused severe burns and in one case resulted in a partial amputation -- and even one case of worm-infested chocolates.
Check out this list of some of the more disturbing product recalls ever: