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Authorities investigate toxic metals in lipstick

Millions of Bay Area women apply lipstick not just every day, but some even touch up their color up to 20 times daily. This style-conscious behavior may be harmful however because federal authorities say that lipsticks contain toxic metals. Researchers have known about toxic metals in lipstick for a long time. New research examines whether… read more

Sleeping aids may create unsafe morning drivers, officials say

On an early July morning, the wife of New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo was driving on Interstate 684 when she crashed her car into a tractor-trailer. After swerving into the truck, Mrs. Kennedy kept driving and exited the highway. The New York Times reports that New Castle police officer Joel Thomas found Mrs. Kennedy… read more

Attorneys Urge FDA Officials To Investigate DePuy Hip Implant Failure Scandal

Lawyers representing injured plaintiffs recently wrote a letter to federal officials alleging that DePuy Orthopaedics broke federal law by hiding expert opinions that its metal-on-metal hip implants are defective. Attorneys from the San Francisco law firm of Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger recently sent the letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration calling for… read more

Viking Range LLC recalls refrigerators after doors fall off

A nationwide recall of Viking Range refrigerators was announced after several reports of falling doors. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced the recall and has urged consumers to stop using the refrigerators if there is any indication that the doors are not sealed properly. “Viking has received 39 reports of falling refrigerator doors,… read more

Ford Fined $17.35M for Delaying Recall of Defective Escapes

Federal regulators recently fined Ford Motor Company for failing to promptly recall defective vehicles last year. Ford will pay a $17.35 million fine in connection with the 2012 recall of over 423,000 Escape sport utility vehicles. The Los Angeles Times reports that the recall centered on Ford Escapes and Mazda Tributes which had potentially dangerous… read more

Alameda County teen arrested after deadly hit-and-run accident

An 18-year-old Pleasanton man was arrested recently on suspicion vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving. CBS News San Francisco reports that the teen hit two cyclists on north Foothill Road near Golden Eagle Way around 1 p.m. on June 9. The bicycle accident left a 58-year-old Dublin woman dead and severely injured her husband. Emergency crews… read more

Olive Garden customer sues after getting cyclospora infection from his salad

Hundreds of cyclospora cases have been linked to salads from Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. Officials say that diners were sickened at restaurants across Iowa and Nebraska after consuming salads made with tainted greens produced by Taylor Farms de Mexico. So far, at least 466 people have been sickened by cyclospora and at least… read more

Over 340,000 Toyota pickups recalled due to belt problem

Toyota announced today that it will recall around 342,000 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles. The carmaker says that its Tacoma pickups from the years 2004-2011 have a manufacturing defect which could lead to seat belt failure. USA Today reports that the screws in the Tacoma seat belts can come loose and fail to protect drivers and… read more