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spring/summer 2018 -- E. coli outbreak. CDC, on June 28, noted outbreak appears to be over.
April 2018 - CDC advice - Do not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
Salmonella Infections - Peanut Butter
Info from the CDC. Includes link to 5-page detailed list of all products affected (click on "peanut butters covered by the Sunland recall". Oct. 2012
Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
Publication from the Univ. of Calif. Div. of Agriculture and Natural Resources
CDC – Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
Click on "multistate foodborne outbreaks".
Click on "Recalls and Alerts". Can sign up for automatic alerts.
Post Office Locations - "Expanded Access Study List"
State-by-state list of post offices to be studied by USPS for possible closure (July 2011 news release).
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
New agency (July 2011). Can submit credit card complaints via website.
New Credit Card Rules
Summary of the new credit card regulations, Feb. 2010. Written for the consumer; released by the Federal Reserve.
NHTSA-NASA STUDY OF UNINTENDED ACCELERATION IN TOYOTA VEHICLES
Press release (Feb. 2011), with links to reports from NHTSA and NASA (and to executive summaries from each agency).
Recall Notification - from NHTSA
Consumers can subscribe to receive an email when a vehicle, child restraint, or tires have been recalled by the federal government.
Toyota Recall Crisis
Motor Trend magazine has a chronology of the massive Toyota recall starting in Jan. 2010. For updates, select "follow our continuing coverage at our wide open throttle recall page".
Information on automobile defects and recalls, plus crash test and rollover ratings. Also has a "latest news" feature.
Enter license plate # or VIN to see if your vehicle is included. NHTSA-approved site
Recalls - NHTSA
Enter VIN; database searches past 15 years for recalls.
There are a few exceptions - international vehicles; ultra-luxury vehicles; small manufacturers.
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