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The ASR hip replacement from DePuy Orthopedics was recalled after it made many patients sick. (Credit: CBS)

Popular Hip Replacement Made Patients Sick

They trusted that the hip replacement device approved by the Food and Drug Administration was safe and would help them. Instead it made the already painful condition for some patients worse.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

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Salmonella Scare Prompts Recall Of Grape Tomatoes

A St. Louis-based produce company has recalled grape tomatoes that might be contaminated with salmonella.



Smucker Recalls Peanut Butter Sold In Illinois, Indiana

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling thousands of 16-ounce jars of its Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination.



Cantaloupes Recalled For Bacterial Infection Threat

Some cantaloupes that were shipped from Colorado to Illinois and at least 16 other states are being recalled.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

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More Ground Turkey Recalled Because Of Salmonella

Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has urged the federal government to ban garden firepots like these, comparing the fuel gel that they burn to napalm. (Credit: CBS)

9 Companies Issue Recalls Of Fuel Gel For Firepots

Nine companies have issued voluntary recalls of about 2 million containers of fuel gel used in popular home and garden decorations known as firepots — a product Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has compared to “legalized napalm.”

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

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36M Lbs. Of Turkey Recalled In Salmonella Outbreak

Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department says it is one of the largest meat recalls ever.


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Purina Dry Cat Food Product Recalled Over Salmonella

Illinois is one of a dozen states where a dry cat food product made by Nestlé Purina is under recall, after some bags of the food were contaminated with salmonella.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

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61,000 Bottles Of Tylenol Recalled Due To Musty Smell

Johnson and Johnson has recalled 61,000 bottles of extra-strength Tylenol caplets form 2009 because of a musty smell.

WBBM Newsradio–06/30/2011

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Blackhawks Recall Kruger From Sweden

The Chicago Blackhawks have officially recalled forward Marcus Kruger from Djurgardens of the Swedish Elitserien (Elite League), the team announced on Wednesday.



Unilever Recalls Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter

Unilever has announced a limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.


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500,000 Bassinets Recalled, Could Collapse

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of 500,000 bassinets.


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Chicago Company Expands Recall Of Beef Patties

A Chicago company has expanded a recall to include an additional 580 pounds of beef patties because of possible E. coli contamination.


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Paramedics Told To Use Recalled Glucose Testing Strips

Chicago Fire Department paramedics who have been told to keep using glucose testing strips recalled by the manufacturer won’t be getting replacements until the end of the week – at the earliest.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

Glucose Test Strips Recall

If you’re diabetic and check your blood sugar to stay healthy, you better check the kind of strips you’re using.


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Kroger Recalls Cat And Dog Foods

A recall has pet owners in Illinois and 18 states checking their pantry shelves.


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Company Recalls 72K Cans Of Chicken Salad Products

A west suburban company is recalling approximately 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Sunday.


Lowe’s Blinds Recall

Lowe’s is recalling about 11 million blinds and Roman shades out of concern that children could strangle on the cords.


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Some Jays Chips Recalled For Allergy Concerns

Krunchers Inc. has recalled 18 cases of Jays Original Potato Chips because the seasoning includes a milk allergen not listed on the labeling.


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BMW Owner Files Suit After Recall

A BMW owner filed a class-action lawsuit just days after the company announced a voluntary recall of more than 130,000 of its vehicles.