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US Journal Report : Amazon sell over 4,000 banned or unsafe products

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon sales thousands of banned or unsafe products. These Products were banned or declared unsafe by Federal Agencies.

According to Journal Investigation, these products are 4,000 in number, out of which 2,000 are only toys and medications. About 157 products including sleeping mats declared unsafe by the Food and Drug Administration as it may suffocate Infants. But Amazon still sold those banned or Unsafe products.

Not only this, there were approximately 116 products labeled as “FDA approved” but were not. These labeled products include 98 eyelash growth serum, 43 painkillers without proper FDA warnings, and 52 supplements.

There are more examples of the people who bought Amazon’s unsafe or banned products. Like in 2014, a person purchased a motorcycle cycle helmet and was struck and killed by a truck. Last month the Department of Transportation declared it non -compliant.

Until last month the Helmet was on the site for sale. Similarly, in a case, a customer gets blinded in one eye by an allegedly faulty dog leash. After this case, a 3rd circuit court of appeal ruled that Amazon could be held liable for the sale of defective products.

In a case reported by the associated press, a hoverboard purchased from Amazon caused a fire. The fire forced two children jumping from a second-story window and caused death.

“Safety is a Top Priority for Amazon”

Despite selling banned or unsafe products, Amazon spokeswoman told to the publication that “Safety is a top priority at Amazon.” She added, “Whenever any concern arises, we move to protect customers and work directly with brands, sellers, and government agencies.”

The spokeswoman also said to the journal that Amazon scans millions of items every minute through their automated tool. This tool blocks suspicious listing products on the site and screen potential sellers. Like, in 2018 the automated tool blocked 3 billion items.

Catherina has joined the team as an intern, and she has been working hard to learn things quickly. Now, she handles the Technology and Business columns of the website along with Vicky. She writes the latest US Technology and Business news regularly on the website with accuracy. Since she is the youngest member of the team, she never hesitates to ask for help from other senior team members. That is the reason, she has been learning things quickly, and now she is becoming proficient. Apart from her work, she loves to read books and watch Business and Tech news. She is a fun-loving woman with a graceful personality.

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McDonald’s to work with Beyond Burger for new trials

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McDonald’s to work with Beyond Burger for new trials

McDonalds is all set to expand the trials for plant-based burgers in Canada with Beyond Burgers from January 14. According to the food giant, the expansion will lead to trials for the plant-based burgers in 52 restaurants more than earlier in Ontario.

The announcement further stated that the trial for Beyond Burger’s plant-based products will be for three months.

The news has come after Impossible Foods denied taking up the deal stating the sheer numbers of the order as the reason.

Pat Brown, the CEO of the company in his recent interview, said that the company can’t take up the deal due to its quantity of production. Furthermore, Brown stated that they need to scale their production higher rather than looking for clients.

Besides, Impossible Foods stated that they wished to increase production to better cater to the needs. Brown further stated that the company will henceforth increase its capacity twice the earlier capacity.

Brown expressed the firm’s interest to have McDonald’s as their customer for the project as well.

Till the time the company will scale up the production to twice, the clients should not be bothered.

The US has about 14,000 outlets of McDonald’s whereas the Impossible Foods cater to around 15,000 burger outlets all around. Amongst the clients of the Impossible Foods are outlets in Macau, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the US. Furthermore, speculations are that the US McDonalds will soon be introducing these plant-based burgers in its outlets.

By estimations of the Swiss bank, UBS, the outlets saw about 20 to 30 plant-based burgers sold per day. The estimation was done in the first twelve weeks of the trail and saw about 100 of the burgers sold in busy places.

Furthermore, the bank stated that McDonald’s will be able to sell nearly 250 million of the burgers with outlets all over the US.

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General Motors recalls about 814,000 vehicles over manufacturing errors

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General Motors recalls about 814,000 vehicles over manufacturing errors

Due to issues with the brake system as well as battery, General Motors has recalled about 814,000 vehicles on Friday. The recall has been initiated for pick-up trucks with software issues as well as the trucks with issues in the battery. Moreover, according to reports, the list of recalled vehicles includes few pick-up trucks having both the issues.

The 2019 models of GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Cadillac CT6 have a software error. The error could cause the antilock brake system along with the electronic stability control to disable. Further, there are no warning signals to notify that the brake system is not functioning. Therefore, the stability control and the antilock brake system could be completely off without any indication before or after the disabling. 

The motor company discovered the issue last month with the help of the Electronic Control Unit, the device which regulates a car’s antilock brake system. However, according to the statement of the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software will be updated from 27th January at the dealerships.

Furthermore, over 35,000 Sierra 1500 and Silverado trucks are involved in the recall for the issues related to the battery. The cable that connects the alternator to the main battery may have extra glue on the positive terminal.

Moreover, this could lead to a fluctuating electrical connection that could further cause warning signals on the service battery panel. The connection may, therefore, lead to the build-up of heat and unthreading or detachment of the bolt that attaches the terminal. Besides, this could even lead to the initiation of fire due to the melting of parts.

The inspections around the excessive glue and fixing will begin late in January 2020.

These defects have led to many injuries and accidents. However, as the dates of the recalls associated with both the issues are overlapping, speculations are that many trucks might have both the errors.

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Best Buy Black Friday Sales 2019: Get Best Nintendo Game Deals, accessories, chargers 

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Here is good news for game lovers! Best Buy huge Black Friday 2019 sale starts with tons of savings for game lovers. It will have a long list of Nintendo Switch games and accessories and best Nintendo Switch Console deals. 

The Nintendo Switch bundle is seen in other Black Friday 2019 ads too even in 2018 ads as well. Nintendo is not a cheap console but Best Buy is a chance to get a perfect deal.

Best Buy 2019 will presents Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 and a free screen protector for $299. With this, the sale will have various chargers, cases, docks, and other Nintendo Switch accessories on sale.

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Here are the other deals of Best Buy 2019 Sale:

In Nintendo Switch accessories, you can get the Nintendo Controllers for $14.99. A $20 savings is not bad on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers. Nintendo Poke Ball  Plus is available at $19.99 with $30 savings. Similarly, be ready to get Insignia Power Pack at $12.50 with $12.49 savings. 

Nintendo Switch Games with $20 saving. Isn’t it a good deal? You will get Nintendo Switch Games for $39.99. It includes all the best games like The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, etc. The sale will make available the other Nintendo Switch Games for $24.99 with $15 saving. It includes games like Just Dance 2020, Crash Team Racing.

Nintendo games like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, LEGO DC Super-Villain will be available for $19.99. It includes LEGO Harry Potter Collection, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. 

Other Nintendo Switch Video Games provides deals like Spyro Reignited Trilogy at $24.99 with $15 savings, Starlink: Battle for Atlas at $9.99 with $50 savings. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster. All these games are available at $24.99 with $25 savings.

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