Product Recalls

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Warning to Owners of Recalled GM Vehicles in Houston

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra has had a rough few days. She's been subject to intense grilling from House and Senate inquiries regarding GM's actions, or lack thereof, leading to the recall of 2.53 million vehicles with ignition switch problems. As USA Today reported, "thirteen deaths and 32 crashes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Where's The Beef? California Company Recalls Nearly 9 Million Pounds of Meat

    Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, California, was forced to recall 8.7 million pounds of beef this past weekend due to improper inspection. And of course, some of the meat in the recall made its way to Texas, because it's not like we have a gazillion of our own cows here or anything. The Unit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Texas Joins In $29 Million Settlement With Toyota Over Sudden Acceleration, AG Announces

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that Texans will be part of a $29 settlement with Toyota over its actions after claims that various models had sudden, unexplained accelerations that endangered drivers. Texas and 27 other states "investigated whether Toyota adequately and promptly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Shanoop and Sandra Kothari: Alcohol Swabs with Bacteria Killed Our Child, Lawsuit Says

    Alcohol swabs trigger federal suit​The parents of a two-year-old Houston boy who died after coming into contact with contaminated antiseptic swabs are suing the manufacturer of the swabs, which have been subject to a recall. In a federal wrongful death suit filed Sunday against the Triad Grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Toyota's Unintended Acceleration Problems Not Caused by Electronics, Feds Say

    ​The problem some Toyota drivers have had with unintended acceleration of their vehicles -- a problem we first wrote about last April -- is not caused by any electronic flaws in the cars, a lengthy federal study has determined. The lengthy federal study could not determine, however, just what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    All I Want For Christmas Is Food Poisoning

    ​Christmas is over, but indulging in its confectionary delights might have left some with quite a foul aftertaste from an unwanted case of food poisoning. Whole Foods and the U.S. FDA have issued a recall for gingerbread houses produced by Rolf's Patisserie and sold at Whole Foods after Novemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    National Recall Includes Whole Foods-Brand Nutmeg

    Ground nutmeg: KILL IT WITH FIRE​Just in time for the Christmas holidays, nutmeg has been recalled. Unlike the seasonally inopportune great canned pumpkin shortage of November 2009, nutmeg will be scarce for at least a little while thanks to a potential salmonella contamination. And trust me o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Los Angeles Times Takes On Toyota's Acceleration Problems

    ​The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy story this weekend about unintended acceleration in Toyotas, something the Houston Press and Hair Balls have written about from time to time, starting with a cover story in April.The Times wrote the story in response to a highly publicized crash this summ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Feds Not So Sure About Toyota's Claims That Floor Mats Are The Problem With Priuses

    ​The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statement yesterday indicating that problems of unintended acceleration in Toyotas might be caused by something more than faulty floor mats. The statement from the federal agency was a response to Toyota's claims, released on Tuesday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    No Peanut Butter At HISD Schools

    HISD is making a bold, courageous move against the scourge of possibly poisoned peanut butter.It's cleaning out all its vending machines of any trace of peanut-butter crackers, confiscating any such potentially deadly crackers from kids' lunches, and even taking away PB&Js from students who boug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    And Just Where Was Tinker Bell In All This?

    This just in: Children all over the Houston Independent School District today had their peanut butter sandwiches taken away from them at lunch time. "By 9:45 we had checked every lunch. Each teacher went through the lunches of every child and we did not allow them to eat the sandwich if they brou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006