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    Links for recalls recently featured on WHNT News 19

    Here are recent recalls we've featured in newscast on WHNT News 19.

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    Toyota adds 543,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recall

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says it is recalling another 543,000 vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp. Takata is at the center of a massive recall of inflators that can explode in a crash, spewing metal shrapnel inside the vehicles. Toyota said Friday that the recall includes various models of sedans and SUVs made between 2006-2012. Among those recalled are the 2008-2009 Scion xB; 2009 and 2012 Corolla and […]

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    Ford adds 816,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is adding more than 816,000 vehicles in North America to the growing Takata air bag inflator recall. The company says the latest callback covers the 2005-2009 and 2012 Mustang and the 2006-2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ. Also included are the 2007-2009 Ford Ranger and Edge, the 2007-2009 Lincoln MKX, the 2006-2009 Mercury Milan and the 2005 and 2006 Ford GT. All have front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata that […]

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    Honda adds 772,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

    TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The vehicles, announced in a recall late Tuesday by Honda in the U.S., are part of an expanded recall of 1.29 million vehicles, including some recalled earlier. No recalls related to the U.S. one are being announced in other regions yet, Tokyo-based Honda said Wednesday. Takata is at the […]

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    Check that chocolate, salmonella concerns prompt voluntary recall

    The US Food and Drug Administration released the following announcement about possible salmonella contamination in some popular chocolate products: Palmer Candy Company (www.palmercandy.com), a privately-held, fifth-generation manufacturer of chocolate and holiday confections, announced today a limited recall of certain chocolate products after being informed by a supplier that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating that they supply to Palmer Candy Company has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The voluntary recall, in cooperation with the […]

  • COLMA, CA - APRIL 28:  New Ford F-150 pickups are displayed on the sales lot at Serramonte Ford on April 28, 2015 in Colma, California. Ford Motor Co. reported a 6.6 percent drop in first quarter earnings with net income of $924 million, or 23 cents a share, compared to $989 million, or 24 cents, one year ago. A higer than expecte tax rate and factory retooling to accomodate the new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup contributed to the quarterly decline. The F-Series pickups accounts for 90 percent of Ford's global automotive profits.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Ford: F-series is best-selling truck for 40 years

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ford has sold enough F-series trucks to circle the earth more than three times. The F-series, best known for the popular F-150, has been America’s best-selling truck for the 40 consecutive years since its launch, Ford announced Wednesday. Ford says it’s sold more than 26 million since the model line came out in 1977. The F-series has also been the best-selling vehicle of any kind in America for 35 years, the company said. Ford has sold […]

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    9Lives, EverPet, Special Kitty food included in cat food recall

    ORRVILLE, Ohio – The J.M. Smucker Company has announce a voluntary recall of certain lots of canned cat foods. The company says the food may have low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illness related to the issue has been reported, but cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Cats may show a decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight […]

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    Wake low moves through the Tennessee Valley Monday, produces 43 mph wind gust

    A wake low has moved through the Tennessee Valley, and in its wake, winds gusted as high as 43 mph. What @UAHSWIRLL is saying about the #WakeLow: Strong pressure drop in 10 min over @UAHuntsville #HUNWx #ValleyWx #alwx pic.twitter.com/mDTI8kRj8r — Christina Edwards (@ChristinaWHNTwx) January 3, 2017 What is a wake low?  Recall that low pressure systems are areas of rising air, and high pressure systems are areas of sinking air. When large swaths of heavy rain move through a region, the rain […]

  • DES PLAINES, IL - MARCH 16:  (FILE PHOTO) A Honda Odyssey is offered for sale at O'Hare Honda March 16, 2010 in Des Plaines, Illinois. The U.S. division of Honda announced a recall October 25, 2010 of over 470,000 2005-2007 Odysseys and Acura RL's due to issues with the braking systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Honda recalls 633,753 Odyssey minivans for rear seat defect

    DETROIT (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 633,753 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because the second-row seats could move unexpectedly. The recall involves Odysseys from the 2011 to 2016 model years. They were made between Aug. 1, 2010, and Oct. 1, 2015. The vehicles have a second-row seat lever that moves the outer seats forward to access the third row. Honda says the release lever may remain in an unlocked position, which could allow the seats to move unexpectedly. […]

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    Groom is paralyzed in front of bride at bachelor party

    They met while swimming: Meg Alexander recalls paddling over to Brett Greenhill at her new apartment complex’s pool in May 2014 and, in what she describes as “the worst line ever,” complimenting his eyes. He then complimented hers. Less than two years later, the Atlanta couple were engaged. And on Dec. 3, just two months before their planned nuptials, disaster struck while swimming. People reports that while at their joint bachelor/bachelorette party in Naples, Fla., Greenhill dove into the Gulf […]

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    Cuisinart recalls 8 million food processors sold between 1996 and 2015; blade may break

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Cuisinart is recalling 8 million food processors because pieces of the blade can break off and wind up in food. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that Conair, which owns Cuisinart, has fielded 69 reports from people who found pieces of blades in their processed food, including 30 who have cut their mouths or broken their teeth. Conair said in a press release that the S-shaped, riveted blade on the affected models can crack over […]

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    Companies, fearing salmonella, recall powdered milk products

    (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration has announced a series of recalls for powdered milk products that may be contaminated with salmonella. Over the past four days, eight different food manufacturers have pulled a wide variety of products from dozens of different states, including kettle chips and cheddar mac and cheese, milk powder and cheese cups. One Ohio company, Brand Castle LLC, had shipped 16 oz. red boxes of monkey bread mix to nearly 40 states in every corner […]