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Toyota recalls gas-electric hybrids for engine stall problem

  Costco requiring customers to wear face masks starting Monday; also limiting the amount of meat at purchase

Fiat Chrysler recalls pickups, SUVs to fix windshield wipers

Nissan recalls over 250K vehicles to replace Takata air bags

UPDATE: Bisbee Breakfast Club closes all locations

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

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  Help for bills coming; home buyers, owners see opportunities to save

  Stores designate early shopping time for seniors, at-risk shoppers

Toyota adds 1.2M vehicles to US fuel pump recall

  Coronavirus concerns mean lower prices at gas pump

Kia recalls over 193K vehicles; fuel leaks can cause fires

Home Depot recalls dresser for tip-over, entrapment hazards

  No sour grapes: Southern AZ vineyard not worried about cheaper Cali wines

As word continues to spread about the quality of what southern Arizona is producing, people will keep buying what’s bottled.

  Residents, motorists get ready for Ruthrauff Road construction

Residents are getting ready for traffic changes as roadwork projects begin

  Customs and Border Protection inspects flowers during busy holiday weekend

Agents inspected flowers and plants for diseases and pests that could be harmful to U.S. agriculture.

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of an increased risk of cancer.

Ford recalls over 240K vehicles to fix suspension problem

FDA recalls MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps following malfunction death

  Crown jewel of Tucson Gem and Mineral Show kicks off Thursday

Honda recalls minivans to fix wiring that could be fire risk

Popular infant carrier sold at Target and Amazon recalled

Audi recalls 107K US vehicles for new Takata air bag problem

  Tucson man designs gun safety tool

Base connected to wi-fi alerts gun owners when firearm removed, whether they are home or not

Super Bowl ads: Tom Brady, Baby Nut, Frito-Lay and more dial up fun

Some of the commercials pushed the boundaries of bizarre humor, sent celebrities and products into space and featured bank robbers so absorbed in short videos that they let the police close in.

Toyota adds 361K older vehicles to Takata air bag inflator recall

The vehicles date to 1997 and have older inflators that are different from Takata products that use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill air bags in a crash. Those are the devices that led to numerous deaths.

Honda recalls 2.4M old vehicles to replace air bag inflators

The recall covers certain Honda and Acura vehicles from the 1996 to 2003 model years.

Nissan adds nearly 308K vehicles to Takata recall saga

It’s the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators.

Toyota recalls nearly 700K vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps

Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru recalls over 250k cars that could lose power while driving

Many newer Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester, and Impreza vehicles are included in the recall

  Christmas shoppers still dashing to cash register

Americans are expected to spend more than ever before on Christmas gifts this year, according to a recent report by Gallup, with more than half of shoppers buying presents the final week before Christmas.

El Monterey frozen sausage breakfast burrito products recalled

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away

CDC, FDA warn consumers about certain salad kits after E. coli outbreak

Consumers are advised to throw away any of the included kits

White Castle frozen burgers recalled due to listeria

White Castle recalled several varieties of it frozen burgers due to listeria concerns.

Sushi, salad, cole slaw recalled amid contamination concerns

Trader Joe’s announced on Monday some of its sushi products may have been contaminated with listeria.

Fiat Chrysler recall: Ram van fans can overheat, cause fires

The recall covers certain Ram ProMaster vans with air conditioning from 2015 through 2018.

GM recalls 640K pickups; seat belts can cause carpet fires

GM says it uses a small explosion to move a piston that tightens the belts before a crash.

Cat food recalled over salmonella risk

The Utah-based company Go Raw is recalling its Quest brand 2-pound frozen bags of beef cat food.

Nestle announces cookie dough recall

Nestle has announced a voluntary recall on ready-to-bake cookie dough because the product could contain rubber pieces.

Frozen fruit recalled due to possible Hepatitis A contamination

Frozen fruit is being voluntarily recalled because the mixes could be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

GM recalling 600,000 trucks and SUVs for braking system issue

Activation of the braking software is triggered by the failure of a wheel-speed sensor, leading to unintended braking on the opposite wheel.

6 apple varieties recalled for possible listeria contamination

North Bay Produce issued a voluntary recall of Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonamac, Jonathan, McIntosh and Red Delicious apples sold after Oct. 16 in 2-pound or 3-pound bags and 600-pound bins.

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

  Ticket holders confused over lantern festival rescheduling

Ticket holders are confused after they say no one told them a lantern festival had been rescheduled. Some traveled hundreds of miles to see it.

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of 6,444 pounds of Great Value brand ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products.

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder for asbestos contamination

The asbestos was found in a single bottle purchased from an online retailer, a press release from the company said.

IKEA recalls infant bibs because of choking hazard

MATVRA bibs were sold online and in stores nationwide

King Arthur Flour issues recall because of potential E. coli

Covers certain lots of unbleached all-purpose flour

Tip Top Poultry recalls ready-to-eat chicken products due to listeria risk, USDA says

Tip Top Poultry is recalling its ready-to-eat chicken products because of possible listeria contamination.

Nissan recalls 1.3M vehicles to fix backup camera display

The company says in government documents posted Tuesday that owners can adjust the camera displays so the image isn't visible. The displays will keep that setting the next time the vehicles are shifted into reverse.

Gold Medal flour recalled for E. coli contamination concern

The company announced Monday it was voluntarily recalling 5-pound bags of its Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour.

FDA recalls multiple blood pressure medications for potential cancer risk

A total of five medications are on the list.

GM expands recall for possible steering problems

Suspension weld can break and cause steering problems

Ford recalls some vehicles due to sharp seat frame edge

The automaker said Friday that there's been 31 reports of hand injuries.

GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues

The company says it has 113 reports of crashes and 13 injuries related to the problem.

Recalled hamburger buns might contain white plastic pieces

Before you start grilling, you might want to check whether your hamburger buns are safe to eat.

Ford recalls 550K vehicles for seat strength problem

Ford says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries.

Toyota recalls air bags installed to replace previously recalled Takata air bags

Toyota says the front passenger air bags in the cars were installed in prior recalls to replace dangerous Takata air bags.

PediaSmart vanilla drink mix recalled due to undeclared milk allergen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public to a recall involving a complete nutrition vanilla drink mix due to an undeclared milk allergen.

Natural dog treats from Brutus & Barnaby recalled for possible salmonella risk

Some natural pig ear treats are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

RECALL: Whirlpool, KitchenAid & JennAir glass cooktops can turn themselves on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brand glass cooktops with touch controls are included in the recall.

5.7M kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

The recalled water bottles have a black spout base and a black spout cover. They were sold from April 2018 through June 2019.

  Campus businesses are stocked and staffed for beginning of UA semester

With tens of thousands of students moving back in for the start of another school year, businesses surrounding the University of Arizona are ready for the rush

Volkswagen recalls 679K cars to fix potential rollaway problem

VW says silicate can build up on a shift lever switch, allowing the key to be removed if the lever isn't in park. That could let the cars roll off unexpectedly.

Toyota recalls SUVs due to faulty back-up cameras

The carmaker says certain 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrids have back-up cameras that can malfunction.

Tip Top Poultry recalls chicken products due to listeria risk, USDA says

The Food Safety Inspection Service said the product was shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutions across the country.

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

  SPAM is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Really.

Yes, Pumpkin Spice SPAM is real.

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to a possible salmonella risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Tucson airport announces nonstop service to Indianapolis

The seasonal service will last from November to May.

  Credit card skimmers found at Tucson gas station

At least one Tucson convenience store found credit card skimmers on its gas pumps.

Recall: Trampoline’s legs can break, cause injuries

The federal agency says the manufacturer has received 97 reports of the legs breaking off.

Entenmann’s Little Bites cookies recalled due to plastic pieces

Bimbo Bakeries has issued a recall of the mini-chocolate chip cookies from Entenmann's Little Bites due to possible visible blue plastic pieces in the packet.

  How to navigate the Equifax data breach settlement offer

Consumers affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach can get their names on the list to get free credit monitoring and/or monetary compensation.

Taco seasoning sold at H-E-B, Walmart recalled due to possible Salmonella

Williams Foods LLC is recalling taco seasoning mix sold at H-E-B and Walmart that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Allergan recalls type of breast implant linked to rare cancer

The FDA's call for a recall follows bans by regulators in France, Australia and Canada.

4th Avenue businesses experiencing summer surge instead of slump

Keeping foot traffic along the historic street busy this summer as they prepare for another school year. Tobey says Tucson is drawing more out-of-towners, and tourists, even in the summer, than ever before.

  South Tucson’s sales tax increase felt most by businesses, residents

The increase comes when South Tucson is facing budget deficits, and the revenue collected will go towards paying firefighters and maintaining public services.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

  Downtown Businesses offer deals, specials for the slow summer season

Those deals can be important because summers are usually pretty tough on even the best of businesses.

Recall Alert: 180,000 smoke detectors recalled due to not detecting smoke

The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation