Recall Chronicles: 40 Facts About Recalled Products You Should Know 2

26Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall

Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall

In 2012, Banana Boat recalled their spray-on sunscreen after 5 people caught on fire. Investigation found that the product took longer to dry and remained flammable until it was completely dry.

27. In 2017, the FDA recalled around half a million pacemakers due to the possibility of them being hacked to alter the patient's heartbeat or drain their battery.

28. The Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun was recalled because using its safety level would sometimes discharge the firearm.

29. The band Dream Theater's live album "Live Scenes from New York," released on September 11, 2001, originally had cover art featuring the World Trade Center in flames. It was quickly recalled, and the album art was redone.

30. In 2011, a drug company named Reckitt Benckiser recalled all remaining stock of its ‘Nurofen Plus’ drug because a codeine addict had been stealing pills from the box and replacing them with his anti-psychotic medication.

31Northern Bank £10 Recall

Northern Bank £10 Recall

Following the 2004, £26.5 million Northern bank robbery in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Bank recalled £300 million worth of banknotes of £10 or more and reissued them with a different design.

32. In 2005, Costco sent out a recall notice for punching bags that were filled with used men's and women's underwear instead of sand. Everyone that purchased the bag got a replacement and a shipping label to return the bag.

33. In 1982, when 7 people died after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol, CEO James E. Burke ordered a universal recall, costing $100 million. All in all 31 million bottles of Tylenol were recalled and they re-launched the product 2 months later in tamper-proof packaging.

34. Shares in Lululemon Athletic Inc. fell more than 3% in 2013 after the yoga clothing maker said it was recalling some of its black pants because they were too see-through.

35. Ford has had 6 out of 18 of the biggest safety automotive recalls of all time.

36Kaavya Viswanathan’s Book Recall

Kaavya Viswanathan’s Book Recall

Kaavya Viswanathan was a freshman at Harvard when she landed a $500,000 two-book contract and a movie deal. Her book (How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got A Life) was released with good reviews but was soon revealed she plagiarized sections. Kaavya said her "photographic memory" was the problem. The book was recalled and both deals were canceled.

37. In 2009, the largest food recall in the US took place after hundreds of people got salmonella from peanut butter made in Peanut Corporation of America’s dirty facility. The recall involved at least 361 companies and 3,913 different products manufactured using PCA ingredients.

38. In 2008, a Mad Cow Disease beef recall was impelled by a whistleblower who took illegal, undercover footage of the sick cows.

39. In 2010, Toyota recalled more than 9 million cars, and paid nearly $3 billion in settlements and fines, due to unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles.

40. A recalled obesity drug, fenfluramine, had a remarkable effect on a boy with autism. Before taking fenfluramine, Joshua's I.Q. was so low it could not be measured. After, he was able to read and do mathematics at a 4th-grade level.