5 million Kias and Hyundais still need this urgent fix

John Matarese  |  August 7, 2023

Certain Hyundai and Kia models are at increased risk of being stolen, and millions of owners are still driving around without the free fix.

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New report lists the most and least recalled vehicles

John Matarese  |  June 6, 2023

Some vehicles have much lower recall rates than others. If you're in the market for a new or used car, here's what to consider.

A/V carts recalled after three children killed

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 17, 2023

The carts were sold as early as the 1980s, and are typically loaded with heavy items such as box televisions, making them prone to tip over.

More than 59,000 child car seats recalled for anchor failure

Tricia Goss  |  March 10, 2023

Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling specific Safety 1st car seats that have lower seat anchors that could fail, letting the base detatch.

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10 class-action settlements that could get you free money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 21, 2023

People make mistakes — and so do companies. But since the errors companies may make can affect many of their customers, they can be very costly. Civil class-action lawsuits are filed all the time to allow customers to recoup losses…

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Chrysler recalls 63,000 Jeeps for sudden engine shutdown

Tricia Goss  |  December 9, 2022

Chrysler, the parent company of Jeep, is recalling nearly 63,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles that could suddenly quit on drivers. The vehicle engines may experience a loss of communication that can cause the engine to shut down. If the loss of…

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Kia, Hyundai recall more than 280,000 SUVs due to fire risk

WFTS  |  August 24, 2022

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Hyundai and Kia recalled more than 281,000 of their vehicles due to a fire risk. The NHTSA said the recall involves more than 245,000 Hyundai Palisade vehicle models from 2020-2022 and over 36,000…

Oatly oat milk barista edition recalled

Oatly oat milk, Premier Protein shakes among dozens of drinks recalled over bacteria concern

Marie Rossiter  |  August 2, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new round of recalls and this time you’ll need to check your cabinets before you indulge in your favorite oat milk, protein shake or other nondairy milk-based drink. In a July…

Natierra freeze-dried blueberries recalled for potential lead contamination

Bridget Sharkey  |  July 21, 2022

Have you purchased freeze-dried blueberries recently? If so, you should check the label. The Food and Drug Administration has just warned consumers that freeze-dried blueberries sold under the brand name Natierra may be contaminated with lead. Natierra, which belongs to…

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Jif peanut butter recall expands to include candy and snacks

Marie Rossiter  |  June 8, 2022

The Jif peanut butter recall issued in late May prompted by an investigation into a salmonella outbreak has widened to include various products made with the affected product. On May 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary…

Mercedes vehicles recalled for faulty brakes

Mercedes recalling almost 1 million vehicles for faulty brakes

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 6, 2022

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 1 million vehicles worldwide due to concerns over reduced brake performance or brake failure. The recall includes 292,287 vehicles sold in the U.S. (and around 700,000 elsewhere around the world) from model years 2006-2012. The National…

Refrigerators recalled for ice-maker hazard

Electrolux and Frigidaire refrigerators recalled due to ice-maker choking hazard

Tricia Goss  |  June 6, 2022

Owners of Electrolux and Frigidaire refrigerators are urged to check the model and serial numbers of their appliances. Electrolux, which also owns Frigidaire, has announced a voluntary recall of ice makers in specific models. Why Are Ice Makers Being Recalled?…

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Jif peanut butter products recalled over salmonella concerns

WFTS  |  May 24, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections that is possibly linked to Jif peanut butter products. The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for its creamy, crunchy,…

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Fitbit recalling 1 million smartwatches due to burn hazard

WXYZ News  |  March 2, 2022

Fitbit is recalling about 1 million Ionic Smartwatches due to a burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on March 2. According to the CPSC, there are four different models that are recalled. The watches were sold in…

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Abbott expands baby formula recall following child’s death

Scripps Local Media  |  March 2, 2022

Abbott Nutrition has expanded its baby formula recall after reports of an infant’s death. The Food and Drug Administration announced in an update on Feb. 28 that the recall had been expanded to include one lot of Similac PM 60/40. On…

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Family Dollar closes 404 stores and issues recalls following rat infestation

Kathleen St. John  |  February 22, 2022

Discount retailer Family Dollar is temporarily closing more than 400 of its stores after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report described a company warehouse littered with rodents and their feces. The report, released Friday, detailed a grisly scene: More…

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Two deaths linked to packaged salads recalled for listeria

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 4, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating a listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads that has lead to the deaths of two people. The outbreak is tied to Dole packaged salads that were sold in November and December…

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Bagged salad sold in 37 states is being recalled due to Listeria risk

Tricia Goss  |  January 12, 2022

If you buy bagged salad, it’s a good time to dig through the crisper and check for some Dole products that have been recalled. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall for several specific salads processed at its…

Raw ground beef

More than 28,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for E. coli contamination

Marie Rossiter  |  January 10, 2022

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Dried apricots recalled over allergy threat

Marie Rossiter  |  December 14, 2021

If you have dried fruits on hand in your kitchen, you’ll want to take notice of a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall over a potential health hazard in certain shipments of apricots. According to the FDA announcement, Bokhary…

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GE recalls almost 145,000 ranges due to tip-over hazard

Tricia Goss  |  December 10, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.In conjunction…

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Dozens of precooked ham, pepperoni products recalled over listeria concern

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 8, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Alexander &…

Dole bagged salads recalled

Dole has recalled bagged salad sold at Walmart, Kroger and other grocers

Tricia Goss  |  November 3, 2021

Check the bagged salad in your fridge. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has voluntarily issued a recall of some bags of garden salad due to a potential health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled garden salads were sold in grocery stores,…

Recalled Better Homes and Gardens room spray

Walmart recalls Better Homes & Gardens aromatherapy room spray

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 26, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones is being recalled following two deaths that may be linked to the product. Walmart, which carries the Better Homes and…

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Onions recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Brittany Anas  |  October 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is instructing consumers to throw away any unlabeled red, white and yellow onions due to a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to the vegetable. So far, 652 people from 37 states have reported being…

Boppy newborn loungers recalled

Millions of Boppy Loungers recalled after being linked to infant deaths

Tricia Goss  |  September 24, 2021

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and in conjunction with Health Canada, The Boppy Company has issued a voluntary safety recall of the Newborn Lounger to address a risk of infant suffocation. There have been eight…

You’ll soon be able to turn in your gently used Ikea furniture for store credit

Tricia Goss  |  September 2, 2021

Ikea has committed to becoming a circular business by 2030. A circular business model modifies the way products and materials flow through the economy, reducing the effects on the environment from production and creation to eventual disposal. To Ikea, this…

Recalled Hostess hot dog buns and hamburger buns

Hostess recalling hot dog and hamburger buns over risk of salmonella, listeria

Marie Rossiter  |  August 19, 2021

If you’ve recently purchased hot dog or hamburger buns for an upcoming barbecue, then you’re going to want to check your pantry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the recall of Hostess hot dog and hamburger buns due…

Frozen breaded, stuffed chicken recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2021

Take a minute to check your freezer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Food Safety Alert, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a recall due to a…

Fresh baby carrots

Popular baby carrot brands recalled for salmonella contamination

Marie Rossiter  |  July 28, 2021

If you and your family keep carrots in your refrigerator to enjoy as a quick, healthy snack, then you need to know about a new food recall. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an announcement on July 21 about…

Ikea recalling bowls, plates and mugs

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2021

If you’ve purchased any bowls, plates or mugs from Ikea within the last two years, they may be involved in a recall. Ikea is voluntarily recalling Heroisk and Talrika bowls, plates and mugs made from PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide)…

Peloton recall: What you need to know about the treadmills that have caused injuries and 1 death

Marie Rossiter  |  May 6, 2021

At-home fitness company Peloton recalled two of its exercise equipment products on May 5, reversing an earlier decision to ignore safety concerns from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Back on April 17, the CPSC issued an “urgent warning” press…

Toro recalls snowblower due to amputation risk

Tricia Goss  |  February 22, 2021

If you have recently had several inches of snow, wait before you head to the garage to start your snowblower. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the Toro brand has voluntarily recalled one of its snowblower models…

Hot Pockets recalled after consumers found glass in product

Marie Rossiter  |  January 20, 2021

If you and your family are fans of Hot Pockets, you’re going to want to know about a Class 1 recall of the frozen sandwiches. Hot Pockets’ manufacturer Nestlé and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…

Target is recalling almost half a million kids’ swimsuits and rompers for potential choking hazards

Marie Rossiter  |  January 7, 2021

If you purchased children’s clothing at Target within the past year or so, then you need to know about two recalls recently announced by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. And if you do own any of the recalled…

Home Depot recalling more than 190,000 ceiling fans after reports of blades flying off

Marie Rossiter  |  December 29, 2020

If you bought a ceiling fan at Home Depot as part of a home improvement project this year, you need to know about a product recall announced on Dec. 23. The distributor of Hampton Bay ceiling fans is recalling more…

FDA says Whole Foods failed to properly label allergens

Tricia Goss  |  December 28, 2020

If you or a family member is one of the estimated 32 million Americans who have a food allergy, you know the importance of checking the ingredients of products before you purchase them. But what if those labels were inaccurate…

GM is recalling 7M vehicles worldwide for air bag problems

Marie Rossiter  |  November 30, 2020

General Motors is recalling 7 million pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide following an order from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA order comes as the agency recently concluded at least 17 people in the U.S. have died…

Crock-Pot is recalling almost a million multi-cookers

Tricia Goss  |  November 30, 2020

If you are using your multi-cooker during the holidays, you might want to stop and check the make and model number. Crock-Pot has issued a voluntary recall of its 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker due to a potential safety hazard. Crock-Pot…

Sliced fruit sold at Walmart recalled for listeria risk

Tricia Goss  |  October 7, 2020

On Oct. 1, the food manufacturer Country Fresh voluntarily recalled its watermelon sold at two retailers. Two days later, the company expanded the recall to include more products beyond just the watermelon. If you recently purchased pre-cut fruit, take a…

Super soakers sold at Target are being recalled

Tricia Goss  |  September 8, 2020

If you loaded up on outdoor toys and games to keep your family entertained while spending this summer at home, you may want to check your toy chest. Hasbro is recalling some of its popular water guns, and the reason…

Peaches recalled at Aldi and Target stores

Kate Streit  |  August 21, 2020

Due to a multistate salmonella outbreak potentially linked to fresh peaches from Wawoma Packing Co. sold at Aldi and Target, a recall of affected items is underway. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Wawoma-brand peaches were identified as…

FDA recalled frozen cooked shrimp sold at Costco and other retailers

Tricia Goss  |  August 17, 2020

Don’t throw that shrimp on the barbie just yet! The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of frozen cooked shrimp due to a potential health risk. On Aug. 11, Kader Exports announced a voluntary recall of frozen shrimp…

FDA just issued a recall of potatoes, lemons, limes and oranges

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2020

It’s time to take a quick look in your refrigerator and pantry once more. The FDA has announced a recall for several types of citrus fruits as well as potatoes sold in several states and at multiple retail stores. Freshouse…

Massive onion recall affects all 50 states

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2020

A variety of onions across the United States are currently under recall due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and they’ve been sold in every state. Following a joint investigation by the FDA, the Centers…

USDA recalled 38,000 pounds of ground beef

Marie Rossiter  |  August 4, 2020

If you have ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, you are going to want to check to see if it’s part of a new recall. The United States Department of Agriculture announced a Class I recall of 38,406 pounds…

Honda Odysseys are being recalled after reports of fires

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 13, 2020

If you drive a recent model Honda Odyssey, you may need to take it in for a repair. Nearly 250,000 of those minivans from the 2018-2020 model years are being recalled after it was found that a wire can short…

More than 165K inclined sleepers are being recalled from Graco, Evenflo and other brands

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 31, 2020

If you’ve purchased an inclined sleeper for your baby anytime between 2013 and just this month, listen up. More than 165,000 inclined sleepers are being recalled from multiple brands, including Graco, Evenflo, Summer Infant and Delta Enterprise. The recalls are…

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