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Coca-Cola Plant In Northern Ireland Closed After Human Waste Found In Some Cans

When people talk about the ingredients in Coca-Cola that are cause for concern, they’re usually talking about things like high fructose corn syrup and caffeine — not human waste.  [More]

Peter Merholz

18 Injured After Mall Escalator Reverses Direction, Speeds Up

Escalator chain reactions can happen when one person stumbles and falls, or when people use a non-working escalator as a staircase and it suddenly starts moving again. In Hong Kong over the weekend, a 150-foot mall escalator abruptly reversed direction and flung screaming shoppers to the ground, injuring 18 of them. [More]

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Infiniti Recalls 60K Sedans Over Self-Driving Steering Malfunction

The race to put autonomous vehicle technology in vehicles hit a roadblock for Nissan this week as the carmaker announced the recall of 60,000 vehicles under the Infiniti brand because the adaptive steering system may not work as intended.  [More]

Mercedes Recalls More Than 126,000 Vehicles Because Airbags Should Deploy In A Crash

Mercedes Recalls More Than 126,000 Vehicles Because Airbags Should Deploy In A Crash

Typically airbags deploy in the event of a crash and stay in their place when the vehicle is operating normally. But that’s apparently not the way it works for some Mercedes-Benz vehicles now being recalled.  [More]

Microsoft Took Red Ring Out Of Redesigned Xbox To Prevent Red Ring Of Death

Microsoft Took Red Ring Out Of Redesigned Xbox To Prevent Red Ring Of Death

There were two ways for Microsoft to scuttle the whole Red Ring of Death thing that plagued previous iterations of its Xbox 360: Either fix the problems that cause the consoles to malfunction at a legendary rate or just take the whole red ring out altogether. Microsoft went with plan B.

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https://consumerist.com/2007/11/12/recalled-carefree-warm-mist-humidifiers/

Recalled: CareFree warm mist humidifiers by Hunter Fan Co., due to water leaks that could start a fire. [Los Angeles Times]