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Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare

Shanghai, China | AFP | At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Thirteen county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been dismissed since the case …

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Japan’s Subaru recalls 400,000 cars

Tokyo, Japan | AFP |  Subaru recalled nearly 400,000 vehicles from its domestic market on Thursday due to an inspection scandal — the latest to hit the beleaguered Japanese car industry. The recall concerns nine models, including a sports car that Subaru manufactures for Toyota, but vehicles sold overseas were …

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Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars on airbag fault

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 UK cars owing to a fault that may deploy an airbag by error, the company said on Monday. A statement issued by the carmaker owned by German giant Daimler said the situation was not related to the airbags crisis at Japanese …

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Canada recalls too strong 81% alcohol vodka

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Canadian authorities on Friday recalled hundreds of bottles of Georgia Bay Vodka after inspectors found that the alcohol level was a whopping 81 percent, twice the amount stated on the label. The batch of 654 bottles were produced “before correct dilution to achieve the stated …

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Samsung suspends production of recalled Note 7

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung Electronics has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a report said Monday, a month after a recall prompted by battery explosions and a day after two major overseas distributors halted replacements. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, declined to comment on …

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