Cannabis Market Urges Cultivators to Plan for Recalls

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CannabisJanuary 26, 2020

Cannabis Market Urges Cultivators to Plan for Recalls

The black market is heavy with products that are contaminated or dangerous to consumers. The cannabis market is urging cultivators to be prepared for a product recall knowing that the federal government is unable to aid in efforts since cannabis is still a federally illegal substance. 

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AutomotiveJanuary 19, 2020

BMW Releases Three Recalls Linked to Ongoing Air Bag Recall

BMW is the latest of 14 automakers issuing a recall due to the, now bankrupt, Takeda air bag inflator recall announced earlier this month. BMW’s recall covers 357,000 vehicles manufactured between 2000 through 2015. Included are various 3-Series, 1 Series, and SUV models. 

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Premium BrandsJanuary 14, 2020

Amazon’s Plan for Counterfeit Products

Amazon has now launched three wide-scale initiatives to remove unwanted counterfeit sellers from their site. After the release of Amazons Project Zero, a program to identify counterfeit products, Amazon continued to attack the counterfeit market by introducing Intellectual Property Accelerator and its Transparency program. Following the release and implementation of these programs, Fox generated a list containing Amazons most counterfeited brands, among the list are various tech, fashion, and automotive giants like Apple and Mercedes. It is urged that consumers practice safe buying habits like price comparison, being mindful of the seller, and reading consumer reviews.

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Premium BrandsJanuary 12, 2020

Counterfeit Makeup Seized in L.A. Worth $300K

Popular brands such as MAC and Kylie Cosmetics lip kits were among the brands of makeup seized in Los Angeles as counterfeits being sold. Makeup is becoming a frequent item found on the black market. Consumers reporting complaints of bumps and rashes after using the products prompted the search resulting in the confiscation.

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PharmaceuticalsJanuary 2, 2020

Infant Ibuprofen Recall

Infant Ibuprofen has recently been recalled by Tris Pharma for reportedly containing a higher concentration of medication than labeled. Tris claims affected pills contain about 10% more concentrated ibuprofen. While the possibility of illness or death is remote the company did not wish to take any chances and advised consumers to either return or discard the product.

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AutomotiveDecember 21, 2019

Major Automakers Determining Recalls From Potentially Deadly Air Bags

An unknown number of vehicles are at the center of an investigation involving four major automakers that have a potentially deadly type of air bag inflator installed. Inflators made by the now-bankrupt Takata company were most likely installed in car models from 1995 to 2000.

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Food & BeverageDecember 17, 2019

Ashton Potter Named Top 25 Technology Solutions

CIO Applications named Ashton Potter one of its 2019 Top 25 Technology Solutions Providers in Food and Beverage, indicating the power of our ProLincĀ® product security and traceability solution.

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Premium BrandsDecember 2, 2019

Discount Retail Chains Selling Recalled Products

Major discount retailers Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods were found to be selling products subject to recalls taking place between 2014 and 2019. In total, nineteen different recalled products were still being sold within these stores. Three products that are specifically under fire include a sleeper that was linked to infant deaths, a speaker that is known to explode, and a scarf that did not meet federal flammability standards. The three retailers own more than 4,000 stores in 9 countries, and it remains unknown if these companies will face fines or sanctions.

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Premium BrandsNovember 25, 2019

Holiday Shopping Prime Target for Counterfeit Goods

As the busiest time of year for shopping begins, federal agencies warn of increase in counterfeit goods. Everything from toys to jewelry and even beauty products have made the list. The Customs and Boarder Patrol have already made 1.4 billion seizures nationwide. Be familiar with best practices in shopping and identifying fake goods this holiday season.

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Food & BeverageNovember 19, 2019

Kraft Heinz Company Issues Voluntary Recall

Select varieties of cottage cheese manufactured by the popular Kraft Heinz company is being recalled due to potential foreign matter introduced during production. Approximately 9,500 cases of the Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese have been recalled after six consumer complaints. 

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