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

Recalled hamburger buns might contain white plastic pieces

Ford recalls 550K vehicles for seat strength problem

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

PediaSmart vanilla drink mix recalled due to undeclared milk allergen

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

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

5.7M kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

  Campus businesses are stocked and staffed for beginning of UA semester

Volkswagen recalls 679K cars to fix potential rollaway problem

Toyota recalls SUVs due to faulty back-up cameras

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

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

Recall: Trampoline’s legs can break, cause injuries

Entenmann’s Little Bites cookies recalled due to plastic pieces

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

Allergan recalls type of breast implant linked to rare cancer

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.

Ragu recalls some pasta sauces because of the possibility of plastic contamination

Consumers should look for the cap code on the yellow Ragu jar lid as well as the "best use by" dates.

  South Tucson’s sales tax increase felt most by local 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

  Brooke’s Bargains: Tips for Black Friday in July

It’s stores like Walmart, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Best Buy’s response to Amazon - and Brooke’s Bargains has some tips before you shop.

Winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 sold in Tucson

The winning ticket matched four of the five numbers and the Powerball number.

Mazda recalls over 262K vehicles to fix engine stall problem

The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Also included are Mazda3 small cars from 2019.

RECALL ALERT: Infant security blanket could pose choking hazard

A security blanket for infants has been recalled due to a choking hazard, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

  Fair housing council gets 2 HUD grants

Southwest Fair Housing Council awarded $425,000 in two grants.

  Broken AC? Know your rights

Heating and cooling problems can be considered health and safety issues.

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

A plush toy depicting a character from Toy Story 4 is being recalled due to a choking hazard for young children.

Eye drops and other ointments recalled over sterility concerns

The Food and Drug Administration said the products may not be sterile.

Listeria scare leads to recall of vegetables from Green Giant, Trader Joe’s

The recall is for packaged vegetables, not frozen or canned.

Rate increase in effect for Tucson Water customers

The average household can expect to pay about $2.77 more each month.

Certain dog food may be linked to heart disease, FDA says

This week, the FDA released its third report in the investigation, which includes 16 pet food brands linked to more than 500 cases of canine heart disease.

Gillette recalls Venus disposable razors for cutting hazard

The recall involves about 90,000 Venus Simply3 disposable razors sold in the United States and Canada.

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

  Nearly 40,000 fireworks recalled ahead of Fourth of July

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the “overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing explosion and burn hazards to consumers.”

Audi recalls vehicles to fix air bags, loose trim piece

Recall affects 265,000 vehicles in the U.S.

North Carolina company recalls frozen sausage

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions resulting from consuming the sausage.

Nature’s Touch recalls Signature Select Avocado Chunks

The recalled product was distributed to grocery stores in 15 states.

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

A baby formula sold exclusively at Walmart is being recalled nationwide “because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter.”

  Coco’s Bakery working on refrigeration problems

Restaurant on NW side struggles to keep food cold enough.

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops because of risk of fire

Select 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops have batteries that may overheat.

Sprouts recalls frozen spinach products because of Listeria concerns

Consumers should destroy or return the recalled products.

RECALL: Lay’s potato chips pulled from shelves

Consumers with milk allergies could end up having a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction after eating certain bags of Lay’s potato chips.

Nationwide recall issued for Ragú Pasta Sauces due to possible plastic fragment contamination

On Saturday, food company Mizkan America Inc. announced a voluntary recall of Ragú Pasta Sauces distributed nationally via press release.

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

  Ford recalls 1.3M vehicles for suspension, transmission woes

The recall is to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems. The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 through 2017.

  Kid’s Center: Tucson staple closing for good

Specialty toy store opened in October 1989.

Frozen berry recall at Fry’s stores due to possible Hep A contamination

FDA tested a sample of the frozen berries and found it was contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Dunk out with Dunkin’ Donuts on National Donut Day

“This National Donut Day, we encourage Americans to take a moment to ‘Dunk Out,’ recharge and enjoy their favorite donut variety at Dunkin’,” Tony Weisman, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. Chief Marketing Officer, said.

The Salvation Army and Bashas’ family of stores celebrate National Donut Day

The Salvation Army started National Donut Day in 1938 on the first Friday in June.

  Tariff concerns already impacting produce distributors

“We are impacted first, we are impacted the most,” said Jaime Chamberlain, President of Chamberlain Distributing in Nogales. “Right away.”

  The Longhorn in Amado is back open

Iconic restaurant had not been touched since 2012

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment."

Fiat Chrysler recall: vans can stall, lose power steering

The recall covers certain Chrysler Pacifica minivans from the 2017 through 2019 model years. All have systems that stop the engine for traffic lights and restart it when a driver presses the gas pedal.

Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended roll-aways

The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines.

  Disabled, voucher recipients face hurdles finding housing

City of Tucson and Pima County seek input about housing discrimination.

Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

The dresser poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to a wall.

2 million pounds of P.F. Chang’s recalled over misbranding; Tyson expands chicken recall

The USDA listed two recalls over the weekend, one involving PF Changs and one expanding an earlier Tysons recall.

Tyson recall expanded to include nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips

Almost 12 million pound of chicken strips have been recalled because they might be contaminated with pieces of metal, according to the USDA.

GM recalls trucks due to engine block heater cord fires

General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.

Many events planned to celebrate Ina Road reopening

Ina Road Celebration Weekend kicks off with cake-cutting ceremony Saturday at 9 a.m.

Starbucks recalls french press over cutting concerns

Starbucks has received eight reports of the appliance breaking.

  Kohl’s to begin accepting Amazon returns in all stores starting this summer

Beginning in July of 2019, Kohl’s will begin accepting unpackaged returns from Amazon customers at no additional cost.

Target recalling wooden toys due to choking hazard

No injuries have been reported.

Ben & Jerry’s issues partial recall of 2 flavors over undeclared nuts

Ben & Jerry’s has recalled a limited quantity of two flavors because they could contain nuts that aren’t declared in the ingredient lists or allergy information lists on the packages.

Mondelēz Global LLC announces limited voluntary recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy

Consumers who have these products should not eat them.

  Brooke’s Bargains: Store closing sales in southern AZ

Does the flood of store closings mean bargains will come pouring your way? We checked in with a few of those closing in Southern Arizona to see what kind of closeout deals you can expect.

  On the move: Busy season begins for real estate agents

With the school year coming to an end, many families could be looking to make a move.

Acura recalls more than 350,000 SUVs

The recall covers 2014-19 MDX SUVs

Bicycle recalled due to injury hazard

CPSC says the company has received two reports of forks breaking with one injury of minor scratches reported.

Wireless chargers recalled due to burn hazard

There are two reports of burns to consumers’ fingers, CPSC says.

Power banks chargers recalled due to fire hazard

The company says they’re received two reports of the power bank overheating.

50,000 pounds of stuffed sandwiches recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination

The contamination could specifically be semi-transparent plastic, says USDA.