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Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Technology
Products that could cause electric shock or fires remain for sale on Wish.com despite being highlighted in a BBC Watchdog investigation.Hair clippers and a hair dryer were among items flagged on Wednesday. They are still available on Wish's site.The US company's failure to remove them was "extremely concerning", the charity Electrical Safety First's chief executive Lesley Rudd said.Wish said sellers on its platform were responsible for their goods' safety.But it has not responded to a question about why it has not removed the listings now the matter has been brought to its attention.Shoppers warned against buying cheap electronics onlineAmazon and eBay 'listing unsafe toys for sale'The dangerous items highlighted in the BBC's Watchdog programme, on Tuesday evening on The One Show, included...
FDA expands recall of Midwestern Pet Foods products due to aflatoxins

FDA expands recall of Midwestern Pet Foods products due to aflatoxins

Business
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration expanded a recall of Sportmix pet foods that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins. On Dec. 30, Midwestern Pet Foods announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of Sportmix pet food products after reports of dogs who died or became ill after consuming them. The FDA on Monday expanded the recall to include all pet foods containing corn that were manufactured in the company's Oklahoma plant with an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022. Advertisement The agency said that as of Monday it was aware of more than 70 pets that have died and more than 80 that have become ill after eating certain Sportmix products, although not all of the cases were confirmed as aflatoxin poisoning. Aflatoxins are produced by the mold Aspergillus ...
Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI

Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI

Business
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Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products

Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products

Technology
Amazon, Google and Wish have removed neo-Nazi and white-supremacist products being sold on their platforms following an investigation by BBC Click. White-supremacist flags, neo-Nazi books and Ku Klux Klan merchandise were all available for sale.Algorithms on Amazon and Wish also recommended other white-supremacist items.All three companies told the BBC that racist products were prohibited on their platforms.Oren Segal from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an anti-hate organisation, said the companies needed to "constantly be on top of what the algorithm is recommending".He said algorithms had to be "taught to be responsible".One of the items found for sale on Amazon was a white-supremacist flag featuring a Celtic Cross.The ADL said the image featured on ...