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Mars and Snickers recalled in Italy over plastic fears

Confectioner Mars said Tuesday it was withdrawing its Mars and Snickers chocolate bars and Celebrations sweets from sale in several European countries.

Mars and Snickers recalled in Italy over plastic fears
Mars is recalling its confectionery over plastic fears.Photo: AFP

Mars said it was recalling the items from Britain, Belgium, Italy and Spain, after it had already withdrawn products from sale in Germany and Netherlands.

“Mars Chocolate is carrying out a voluntary recall of chocolate products of Mars, Snickers, Milky Way and Celebrations after plastic was found in a product,” the company said in a statement as it withdrew the chocolate in Germany.

Products with a best before date from June 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017 have been affected, reported The Local Germany.

The recall was made after a piece of plastic was found in Mars products.   

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Ferrari recalls 2,600 cars globally over airbags risk

Italy sports car giant Ferrari has recalled 2,600 cars globally because of a default in airbags supplied by Japanese company Takata, the company said on Monday.

Ferrari recalls 2,600 cars globally over airbags risk
The iconic Italian Ferrari. Photo: Scanpix

“The issue is a possible production defect in a component inside the airbags, which were fitted to around 2,600 cars,” a Ferrari spokesman told AFP.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday that more than 800 of the cars were being recalled in North America.

The vehicles may be equipped with a driver-side airbag “that was improperly assembled” causing the airbag “to deploy in a rotated orientation,” the company reported earlier, saying there was a greater risk of injury.

“This issue is not related to the other recall made by other manufactures for Takata airbags,” the spokesman for the high-end Italian automaker said.

Ferrari's problem with assembling the airbags comes amid a roiling scandal over defective Takata airbags, which have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries around the world.

Ten global automakers, including General Motors, Honda and Germany's BMW, are recalling 34 million cars in the United States alone to replace the inflators — the biggest recall in US history.

 

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