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Recall for Fisher-Price swings

Tennessee parents whose young children have a Fisher-Price cradle swing should be aware that the product has been recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received two reports of the moving seat falling out because of the peg that holds the seat in place becoming disengaged. So far, no injuries have been reported.

Additional 70 to 90 million Takata airbags may be recalled

Tennessee residents may have heard about the recall of 20 million airbags manufactured by Takata, a Japanese company. The airbags have a design defect that causes them to sometimes explode violently, sending projectiles into the bodies of car occupants. The airbags were initially recalled after more than 100 people were injured and 10 were killed.

Hoverboards may harm Tennessee residents

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Feb. 18 that hoverboards that don't meet safety standards could be seized or recalled. The first safety standards for the products were created by UL and released on Feb. 2. One of the main concerns is that hoverboards have a propensity to burst into flames, which creates an unacceptable safety hazard for users.

Salmonella outbreak from Raw Meal products

Those who consume Raw Meal shakes and meal powders from Garden of Life should exercise caution as more items were added to the product recall list on Feb. 12. The supplement mixes seem to be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that may have come from the moringa leaf powder found in the Raw Meal products. People in Tennessee and other states reported contracting Salmonella Virchow.

FDA announces new regulations for pelvic mesh makers

On Jan. 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that manufacturers of pelvic mesh implants must reapply for the agency's approval of their products. The implants, which are used to treat pelvic collapse in women in Tennessee and elsewhere, have reportedly caused thousands of injuries to their users.

Judge allows punitive damages in GM ignition switch cases

A ruling by a federal bankruptcy judge may benefit those Kentucky motorists who were affected by the faulty ignition switches present in countless General Motors vehicles for more than a decade. The judge's ruling now makes it possible for plaintiffs who file a lawsuit against GM involving the faulty ignition switches to demand the company pay punitive damages related to its alleged misconduct in handling the situation.

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