Growing Concerns in Rising Number of Fakes

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Premium BrandsNovember 11, 2020

Growing Concerns in Rising Number of Fakes

The American Apparel & Footwear Association is expressing concerns over increasing numbers of counterfeit items in the market. E-commerce driven by social media platforms and giant Amazon have paved the way for fake items to enter the market. While measures have been taken by Amazon and government seizures continue to be reported of counterfeit items imported, the AAFA has nominated 13 physical marketplaces and 13 online marketplaces to be added to the Office of US Trade Representative’s Notorious Markets List.

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AutomotiveOctober 30, 2020

Toyota Fuel Pump Recall Tops 5.8 Millions Vehicles Affected

A recall affecting more than 40 vehicle lines in the United States covering the majority of the Toyota and Lexus models has had an additional 1.5 million vehicles added bringing the total to 5.8 million worldwide. Faulty fuel pumps have been identified as the issue causing vehicles to stall and suddenly stop operating.

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Premium BrandsOctober 19, 2020

Peloton Injuries Prompt Recall on 27,000 Bikes

The popular in-home fitness company, Peloton, has issued a voluntary recall on it’s PR70P bike pedals due to pedals unexpectedly breaking and the possibility of injury. The US Consumer Products Safety Commission has received at least 120 consumer reports. Bikes purchased between July 2013 and May 2016 may be affected.

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AutomotiveOctober 1, 2020

Backup Cameras Root of 700,000 Vehicle Ford Recall

Ford is recalling 10 models of vehicles including the top-selling F-Series truck. Poor electrical connection causing distorted images or a black screen for the backup camera has been determined as the cause. The recall is set to begin November 7.

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Food & BeverageSeptember 23, 2020

Traceability of Foods Added to FSMA by FDA

The FDA has proposed a new rule outlining end-to-end traceability for food across the industry. With the increasing complexity of the food supply chain globally, traceability is key in improving food safety.

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Premium BrandsSeptember 8, 2020

Employee Caught in $15 Million-Plus Louis Vuitton Counterfeit Scheme

A Louis Vuitton sales employee has recently been identified in a counterfeiting scheme involving Louis Vuitton bags. Counterfeit bags were produced with sophisticated equipment that gave the bags even higher levels of traceability and anti-counterfeiting looking measures that authentic Louis Vuitton bags don’t actually contain.

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AutomotiveAugust 31, 2020

New SaferCar App Tracks Vehicle Recalls and More

National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has launches a free app that tracks your vehicles recalls so you don’t have to. Available for both iOS and Android, this app can track multiple vehicles in your virtual garage as well as accessories such as car seats or auto-related equipment.

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Food & BeverageAugust 26, 2020

Dog Food Source Latest Salmonella Potential Outbreak

Recent Salmonella outbreaks have recently been issued for onion and peaches and now is crossing into the world of canines. Sunshine Mills, Inc., out of an abundance of caution, is recalling lot codes of 3 pound and 13.5 pound bags.

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AutomotiveAugust 24, 2020

Nearly 500,00 Vehicles of Popular Honda Models Recalled

Faulty software programming for rearview camera images are at the center of a recall by Honda. Increased risk of crash due to delayed or inoperative display for Pilot, Odyssey and Passport models.

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Food & BeverageAugust 11, 2020

Citrus Recalled at Wegmans in Six States

Oranges, bulk lemons, and a variety of items that utilize fresh lemons in store are on the recall list due to potential Listeria contamination. Stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and New York are among those affected by the recall.

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