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  • Dog Food Dangers - What's Really In Pet Food

    This year-long investigation uncovered the euthanasia drug, Pentobarbital, in pet food and resulted in the recall of more than 100 million cans of food and an ongoing FDA investigation. This was one of the largest pet food recalls in history. Our story exposed a pattern of poor supply-chain control and government regulations unenforced.
  • Dog Food Dangers - What's Really In Pet Food

    This year-long investigation uncovered the euthanasia drug, Pentobarbital, in pet food and resulted in the recall of more than 100 million cans of food and an ongoing FDA investigation. This was one of the largest pet food recalls in history. Our story exposed a pattern of poor supply-chain control and government regulations unenforced.
  • Vaccine Glass

    Vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur discovered tiny pieces of glass in batches of a vaccine intended for babies. But Sanofi did not issue a recall. Rather, it allowed doctors and nurses throughout the country to continue injecting babies with glass for another year and a half.
  • Hidden Dangers on America's Roads

    “Hidden Dangers on America’s Roads” is a compilation of CBS News investigations revealing lax government regulation and the unwillingness of automakers to address potentially fatal issues in transportation safety. Those issues include vehicle defects, outdated federal automotive safety standards and policies surrounding the medical qualifications, or lack thereof, of commercial interstate drivers. These stories exposed weaknesses that inspired members of Congress to push for an upgrade of federal motor vehicle safety standards, forced the National Highway Traffic Safety administration to launch programs to identify potential changes to standards and led to a recall of more than a million vehicles worldwide.
  • Dangerous Air Bags

    The Department of Transportation is investigating Knoxville, Tenn. based ARC Automotive for potentially manufacturing faulty air bag inflators. The inflators can become clogged over time, investigators believe, causing the driver to be hit with shrapnel in a low-speed crash. WBIR 10News tracked down and interviewed a victim who was nearly killed in such a crash. Her complaint sparked the nationwide recall investigation.
  • A Sticky Mess

    “A Sticky Mess” tells the story of how Blue Bell, a 108-year-old ice cream company in Brenham, Texas, failed to handle a listeria outbreak at its facilities, or to test the ice cream for listeria when it was initially found in the plant in 2013. Blue Bell was forced to issue a full recall of its products in April 2015. By then it was known that 10 people had contracted listeria and three of them had died, but the town of Brenham has continued to maintain that Blue Bell officials didn't do anything wrong. While most of the rest of the media was joining in the chorus about “poor Blue Bell” and the “poor people of Brenham,” we considered it was equally important to look at the people whose health and lives had been jeapordized by the company's continued refusal to address its problems or be forthcoming to the public about its seriously flawed sanitation measures.
  • Dangerous Device

    NBC Nightly News’ “Dangerous Device” reports are the product of a yearlong investigation into surgically implanted medical devices that our research linked to at least 39 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Our investigation, which prompted a U.S. Senate inquiry, uncovered a forgery submitted to the federal government, and revealed that the device’s maker knew early on that its product -- and the model that replaced it -- had potentially fatal flaws. Still, the company decided not to recall these devices from the market. [P1: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/medical-device-to-prevent-blood-clots-associated-with-27-fatalities-518273603659] [P2: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/did-manufacturer-of-medical-device-linked-to-27-deaths-ignore-safety-concerns--519077443933] [P3: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/re-designed-heart-medical-device-linked-to-at-least-a-dozen-deaths-594261059962]
  • The Dennis Hastert Scandal

    When U.S. prosecutors indicted Dennis Hastert last spring for violating obscure financial regulations connected to payments of more than a million dollars to an unnamed individual, this exclusive Brian Ross investigation exposed the true story behind the charges. Recalling a tip from 10 years earlier that came by fax during their reporting of the Mark Foley congressional page scandal, ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and Chief Investigative Producer Rhonda Schwartz located and convinced a key source to finally go public. In an exclusive interview, Jolene Burdge revealed that her now-deceased brother had been molested in his teens by Hastert, his high school wrestling coach and that there were likely other victims. While her brother never received money from Hastert, Burdge’s story helped to explain the mystery of why Hastert had been caught trying to cover up more than a million dollars of payments in hush money. http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/exclusive-woman-hastert-abused-brother-high-school-31581732 http://video-cdn.abcnews.com/160114_ire_broadcast_video_large_hastert.mp4
  • Remington Under Fire: The Reckoning

    A new investigation reveals how America’s oldest gun company has used and allegedly abused the courts to hide an alleged design defect in its most popular product. At least two dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries have been linked to inadvertent firings of Remington’s Model 700 bolt-action rifle. The investigation, which builds on CNBC’s previous reporting on the Remington Arms Company, also reveals how other companies in a wide variety of industries are using similar tactics to hide potentially life saving information from the public. http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/deadly-secrets-companies-using-courts-at-your-peril.html http://www.cnbc.com/remington-under-fire/ http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/want-your-remington-gun-fixed-heres-what-you-need-to-know.html http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/remington-under-fire-the-reckoning.html http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/19/under-oath-inventor-of-controversial-remington-trigger-speaks.html http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/defective-or-not-the-government-cant-recall-your-gun.html
  • ABC News Investigation Uncovers Hundreds of New Vehicles Across the U.S. Sold with Open Safety Recalls

    In this hidden-camera investigation, ABC News went undercover and bought a brand new truck with an open safety recall. ABC News also found that hundreds of vehicles from various automakers were sold illegally with open recalls at more than 100 dealerships across the United States. The story was broadcast on Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline as well as ABC News digital.We are entering both the Nightline and GMA versions of the story. http://abcnewsvod.com.edgesuite.net/abcnews/2016/01/150319_gma_benitez_test_2500.mp4 http://abcnewsvod.com.edgesuite.net/abcnews/2015/03/150320_ntl_car_1252_2500.mp4