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US: Product recalls rise with better detection and fewer suppliers

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New York Times: Frozen peas that could make you sick. A water heater that might explode. Cars with steering wheels that were prone to fail and cause a crash. Those are just a few of the thousands of products that manufacturers have recalled this year — and the deluge shows no sign of slowing. Across almost every product category, the scope and complexity of recalls are on the rise. Annual food recalls have doubled since 2002, according to a study by an insurance company, and the government’s primary products watchdog, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announces at least one recall every day, on average.

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