2010 may be a record year for recalls

December 16, 2010 6:23:08 PM PST
2010 may go down as one of the biggest years ever for product recalls. If you drove a car, ate breakfast or even sneezed, chances are you were affected.

Among the biggest recalls were eight million Toyotas after sudden acceleration was suspected in dozens of crashes. Then salmonella-tainted eggs sickened 1,300 consumers resulting in the recall of 550 million eggs. And just this week, the government said enough is enough when it comes to drop-side cribs. After recalling millions over the past few years the Consumer Product Safety Commission simply banned them altogether.

Since 2001, 32 babies have died when the side rails detached.

Other recalls included: 13 million packages of Rolaids when metal particles were found, 50 different varieties of Johnson and Johnson children's medicine-- recalled for poor quality control at the plant, 11 million Fisher Price tricycles and toys recalled for dangerous parts, and two million Graco strollers were yanked for risk of strangulation.

If that wasn't enough, there has been another huge recall issued. Walmart is recalling 2.2 million space heaters because they can cause a fire. There were 21 reported incidents and four injuries from smoke or flames. The affected models are the: Flow Pro, Air Tech, Aloha Breeze, and Comfort Essentials Heater. If you have one of those, you can return it for a full refund.


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