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Shannon Weidemann

Spinach Tainted with Salmonella

A large spinach recall is underway for 34 tons of bagged spinach that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can cause food poisoning if ingested. It is unknown how the spinach was contaminated. The distributor of the spinach is Metz Fresh of California. The current recall involves a batch of spinach that was packed on Aug. 22 and distributed late last week to retail and…

Shannon Weidemann

Toys R Us Baby Bibs Contain Lead

Baby bibs sold at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores across the country contain lead and may be potentially harmful to children. The defective bibs have not been recalled and the company says they are in compliance with safety standards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission tested the bibs. But their own recent tests of baby bibs on the market in the United States found that the lead, when…

Courtney Mills

Big Dig Epoxy Company Targeted in Lawsuit

Powers Fasteners Inc., the company that provided Boston’s “Big Dig” tunnel project with defective epoxy for ceiling tiles, was indicted Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in the death of a motorist. The motorist was killed when several of the massive ceiling panels lining the Big Dig tunnel came crashing down on her car from above.The president of Powers Fasteners, Jeffrey Powers, claimed that Powers…

Shannon Weidemann

Mattel Recalls Almost One Million Toys Due to Lead

A large recall has been issued by Mattel for almost one millions toys that have lead based paint on them. The toys were manufactured in China. Mattel was able to stop about 60 percent of the recalled toys from reaching consumers. The recall, the second biggest this year involving toys, covers 83 products made from April 19 to July 6. Many of them feature Sesame Street and Nickelodeon…