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Product Recalls

Volkswagen and the Price of Reputation Risk

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

While the noxious smog is still spreading over Volkswagen's alleged emission-rigging, questions emerge about how and if the world's largest automaker by volume can regain its footing. Mr. Matthias Mueller, VW's newly appointed CEO, has an unenviable task before him.

VW in the 'Fiasco Vortex'

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Eric Dezenhall

You can't "win" a town square stoning, but you can survive one. Nor can we evaluate how well a company is doing in mid-crisis in the same way that it is hard to judge how a patient is doing mid-surgery.

The Age of Viral Recalls Is Just Beginning

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Eric Dezenhall

We seem to be in the midst of an epidemic of product recalls, especially the recall of Takata airbags, which may be the biggest consumer product recall in history. But is it an epidemic? Are we really living in a minefield of killer products?

Ace Bayou Recalls 2.2 Million Beanbag Chairs After Two Deaths

Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:07am EDT (Reuters) - Ace Bayou Corp is recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the suffocation deaths of tw...

Guns as Dangerous and Privileged Products

Tom Harvey | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Tom Harvey

There are many special laws that give firearms special privileges compared to anything else in our society. One of the worst is the exemption from ordinary safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Appliance Recalls: Understanding Their Importance

Steve Ash | Posted 10.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Steve Ash

My experience working in the appliance industry has taught me that when appliances and other products are recalled, homeowners need to take quick action and deal with it as soon as possible.

Abercrombie T-Shirt Had Taylor Swift Fans Up In Arms

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

Apparently Abercrombie & Fitch is more concerned about offending Taylor Swift fans than it is about angering overweight people. Buzzfeed reported...

Major Soda-Maker Recalled Due To Exploding Plastic Bottles

Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

Set down the soda-maker and back away slowly. Thursday, iSi North America, makers of the Twist 'n Sparkle Carbonation system announced a total reca...

Kotex Recalls Tampons Possibly Infected With Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living

Users of Kotex tampons, beware: Kimberly-Clark is recalling around 1,400 cartons of them, claiming the plastic tubing could contain a bacteria capable...

Chanel Recalls Flammable Shirts & Scarves (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.03.2011 | Style

All you Chanel shoppers out there (and we know there are oh-so-many of you), listen up: your clothes are in serious danger. We can't remembered the l...

Macy's In Trouble For Selling Illegal Kids Clothing

Posted 09.12.2011 | Style

Text by the Associated Press WASHINGTON - Macy's department store chain will pay $750,000 for failing to report it had sold children's outwear with ...

GE Coffee Maker Recalled Due To Fire Hazard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

*Scroll down to see photos and model numbers for the GE coffee maker recall.* From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON — Nearly 1 million General El...

'Rudolph' Bracelets RECALL: Christmas-Themed Children's Jewelry Recalled

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new 'Rudolph' bracelets recall has been announced, affecting Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer bracelets sold to children. Product Reviews notes that ...

China-Made Lead Toys Lawsuit Settled

The Wall Street Journal | John Kell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mattel Inc. and its Fisher-Price unit agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit related to a 2007 recall of millions of toys made in China that were fou...

Keeping Our Children Safe this Holiday Season

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

Fortunately, this year, you can holiday shop for your child or grandchild with more confidence than ever before. That's because there are new rules on your side and the side of America's children.

Despite Wave Of Recalls, Bush Product Safety Chief Opposes Strengthening Agency

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's top official for consumer product safety has asked Congress in recent days to reject legislation intended to strengthen the agency, which...