Most-expensive product recalls

Reputations suffer -- and so do bottom lines -- when a manufacturer has to go back and fix a problem after a product has been released.

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Feb 20, 2013 2:31PM
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Oil, company's , Fuel should not cost over $1.50 per gal. of Gas Max.  And if you dont believe this read this !!!     Facts that you might not Know and Should !!!
Feb 19, 2013 8:56AM
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How about all the investments in the future that Obama has already made like The (un)affordable  care act, the Total Recall of Solindra and some Battery companies that never produced any batteries, The recall of the Chevy Volt for battery fires? and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi
Feb 20, 2013 4:14PM
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I don't post but when I read some thing that gets to me I do and this might not be the right place but if the gov wants to cut the budget why don't they start at the social security and welfare offices I see people getting money the gov says we don't have that can't even speak ENGLISH, couldn't tell you who the first president was George Washington, who's on the 1 dollar bill George Washington, who's 5 dollar bill and so on. I'am born and raised AMERICAN and proud of it, this handing money out left and right needs to stop we need some how to stop all the imigration just because they know they can come here and get it free with out working, I know there are the people that do come here and want to work and make it happen well good for them, even the Americans who are riding the money train should have their tickets pulled. Don't like it but Land of the Free Home of the Brave and the money Suckers. And we shouldn't have to change the American way like prayers in schools, using in GOD We Trust, MERRY Christmas and the way it's been since 1776 if it upsets you go back, Americans go to other countries if you don't like it they either put you in jail and forget you or kill you. 
Feb 20, 2013 2:44PM
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All these toxic/contaminated products should have been shipped to and sold in China.  Let them experience what we have to deal with from their exports. 

Shipping the toxic Barbie dolls to China would be ironic since they originated in that country.

Feb 20, 2013 3:29PM
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I was an independent tire Firestone dealer in the 70-80's and it was nightmare. A lot of new Vettes came in with all 4 tires shredded and had taken the fenders off...they were pissed to the max...

But these recalls pale in comparison to what this government is doing to us by printing 85B a month in funny money to prop up the market.  The sequester cuts are a joke, they mean nothing but they are trying to scare us into believing it will hurt...but if we don't make REAL spending cuts we will sink! Cuts in the projected spending is not real people it is voodoo accounting.

Feb 19, 2013 10:03AM
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KOZ, the democrats aren't worried about the cost of all the money blown on  those  liberal green companies that went belly up. They pay so little in taxes they could care less. The top 25% of tax payers pay 88% of the total taxes , yet these morons think they are the ones carrying the load. You cant fix stupid by taxing the responsible and successful but the dems are only concerned about buying more votes with handouts. Grow dependency, grow the democrat base.
Feb 20, 2013 4:38PM
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Good!  That's what they get for buying Chinese-made products and not buying AMERICAN-made products!
Feb 20, 2013 4:57PM
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being a republicans don't work, democrats ...don't work. Lawyers and doctors run this country and their affiliation is only to money....period. Our economy is in the crapper, our infrastructures are falling apart, kids are coming out of school dumber than they are going in. Parents don't teach responsibility, nobody seems to have "honor or pride" in their country,  the "me" , "Y" and 'i" generations are killing businesses because they don't wanna work and when they do, they don't know how, their parents are the idiots running this country so what do yo expect, the value of our dollar keeps going down down down.... there are so many things wrong now with our society and our way of life as a country that blaming it on democrat or republican is plain stupid. Neither has worked ! both screw its people over!  for this country to stop going down the rabbit  it is so far down will take DRAMATIC events.

 Short of us becoming "the Empire of the united states of america" where one person who truly cares about his/her people is in charge and that person does everything for the greater good of the majority, taking away power from the lawyers & giving it back to the people , bending and breaking laws and making new ones, to ensure the safety, prosperity and future of its citizens ...at all costs....that is really the only thing that would work right now at the point we are at.  Otherwise, we are just gonna keep falling...and its only gonna get worse...donkey or elephant...makes no difference. 
Feb 20, 2013 3:48PM
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Am I the only one super freaked out by the beef that was recalled was "unfit for human consumption" was mainly used in schools??? Yuck! I am not a vegetarian or anything, but we need to take a long hard look at where our meat comes from. We also need explanations on exactly why it was "unfit" when our children were eating it...
Feb 20, 2013 3:48PM
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people keep saying that cigarett companies should be sued for making cigarettes and selling them. Why, people who smoke them do so of their own free will nobody made them smoke and if they did make them smoke they should be ashamed of them selfs, my dad died of colon cancer you would think he would have died of lung cancer, now I'm no doctor so I don't know how it  works accept to cause bad health and cancer so they say, but I know he didn't smoke those ciggs with his back side so how did he get colon cancer as for all the other drugs you see on t.v. you would be a fool to take them since what they cure causes 10 other problems the same with cigarettes you have a choice to use or not use them.
Feb 20, 2013 4:17PM
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before any one has a smart remark I wasn't in the welfare office getting any thing I was helping and old neighbor with it during my lunch break
Feb 19, 2013 12:02PM
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The number one product recall should be cigarettes. Their product kills tens of thousands every year and they are not held liable for the effeects of their product. Instead this garbage called Obama care wants to charge smokers a 50% upcharge for their "affordable " health care. Instead this increased cost should be payed by the tobacco companies. If you were to market any other product that even killed a tiny fraction of what cigarettes do and you would be held liable in every way.........I guess unless you have lobbiest pumping millions upon millions of dollars to the polititions pockets.
Feb 20, 2013 5:25PM
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Check out our former beloved all American beloved GM and China on Hutu.  Old commercial: See the USA in a Chevolet: Now it's See the USA in a China made Caddie. Obama again..!  Another one we taxpayers bailed out given to China.
Feb 26, 2013 3:19PM
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Sometimes going with the lowest bidder doesn't work.
Feb 20, 2013 6:45PM
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i worked for firestone tire and rubber co. back before bridgestone bought them out in the mid 80's. we would have an occasional vette with the fender and fibreglass door skin torn off from 500 blowouts. i had a 74 buick lesabre come into the shop one day and the 500 had exploded in the trunk...brand new never used spare .my friend almost died from a firestone wilderness blowout in the mid 90'si would never buy a firestone product....EVER!
Feb 26, 2013 4:54PM
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It's always about American products. As said by many here, what about all the absolute junk we get from China with no brand name, and no way to contact the makers. Ralph Nader spent his life persecuting American manufacturers which cost millions of U.S. workers their jobs. He completely missed the boat with consumer protection against imports, but he sure socked it to American business. Too bad so many of us are paying for his personal war.
Feb 20, 2013 5:32PM
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Ford still   has tire  issues  on  their   Vans.   Hancock  tires  have a very bad reputation  for  tread separation  too.
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about Firestone:   took 2011 car in for new tires, after much to do, the mechanics gave me a list of Other things needed that would amount to $2100.00   and that is not including tires.   they brought up brakes, allignment, strutts, this and that.  so my fellow friend....if your car needs tires, find an alternative to Firestone.
Feb 23, 2013 12:13AM
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WHAT ABOUT TOILET PAPER IS THE PRICE STILL THE SAME.
Feb 26, 2013 5:27PM
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Never buy a tire with a stone in it.
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