Teddy bears & Honda recall, NYT oops

December 29, 2011

Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears Recalled

Build-A-Bar Workshop Company is recalling nearly 300,000 "Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears."

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says the bears' eyes can loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to small children.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

The bears were sold in the US and Canada from April through December of this year.

LINK: Build-A-Bear Recall

Stop Sale Order on Used Hondas

This may be a first - a stop sale order on used vehicles.

Honda is asking its dealers to temporarily stop selling used cars due to the automaker's recent recall for faulty airbags.

Earlier this month, Honda announced the recall was being expanded, adding about 272,000 vehicles in the U.S. to the already recalled 603,000.

Officials aren't sure which vehicles have the faulty airbags since some were put in as repair not as original equipment, so dealers are being told not sell used Hondas until the vehicles are checked out and any faulty parts are replaced.

The recall now affects nearly a million vehicles - older model Accords, Civics, Odysseys, Pilots and Acuras.

Honda says the airbags may inflate with too much pressure in a crash, sending metal and plastic pieces flying. The problem has caused a dozen injuries and at least one death.

LINK: Airbag Inflator Recall Expansion

Oops over Email Mistake

Oops. That's what folks at the New York Times must be saying right now.

First, nearly 9-million subscribers of the paper got an email saying their home-delivery accounts were canceled.

The Times blamed the erroneous message on spammers.

Then had to admit one of its own employees did, in fact, make a mistake.

The message was supposed to go to only 300 people.

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