Thursday, December 6, 2012
The frozen dinners are thought to have been sold in Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda and Gaithersburg, among other locations along the East Coast.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is assisting Canada's food inspection agency with the recall of nearly 5,000 pounds of possibly tainted chicken sold in frozen chicken and rice dinners at Trader Joe's groceries. The affected products, which were imported from Canada, were pulled from shelves. No actual cases of illness have been reported. The recalled product: 12.5 oz boxes of Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice with product code 2012-10-31 and lot code 30512. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the dinners may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that produces flu-like symptoms. Older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are most at …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Costco is recalling two models of Champion portable generators.
Costco is recalling two models of Champion portable generators that were sold between December 2011 and July 2012. Approximately 8,600 units are being recalled. There have been 11 reports of fuel leaking from the generators, including eight reports of the generators catching fire and two reports of property damage, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Both models have a black frame with black and yellow control panels, a bar handle and two wheels. The generators can be returned to Costco for a full refund. For more information, see the recall notice on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Chief Treschuk: The move affects 24 Ford Crown Victorias. All appear to be OK.
Rockville police followed the lead of Montgomery County police last week and pulled the department’s 24 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers from service after two county police cruisers experienced steering problems, Rockville City Police Chief Terrance N. Treschuk said. “As soon as we heard from the county about the issue, we immediately recalled them all, and had the city mechanics check on the steering components,” Treschuk said in an email. “So far all of them that have been checked did not have any issues. We appreciated the county contacting us immediately about what they found. This allowed us to act quickly to ensure the safety of our officers.” All but one of the cruisers had been checked by Friday evening, Treschuk said. Patch was first…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Steering failure on two Crown Victorias prompts Montgomery County police's most massive maintenance operation.
Nearly a third of Montgomery County’s police cruisers are being pulled off the road in an unprecedented inspect-and-repair operation that has caught the attention of national safety inspectors. Starting Tuesday morning, all 324 of the county’s Crown Victorias are being inspected at the department’s maintenance shop in Seven Locks after the steering failed on two of the Ford vehicles. Cruiser recalls are not uncommon, said Lt. Darren Francke, but they typically involve non-safety issues that are handled via the dealership. Never in Francke’s 16 years on the force has the department had to launch its own 24-7 operation to inspect and repair so many cars. “This is uncharted territory. The total loss of steering was such a critical issue that …