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Yesterday, food replacement startup Soylent halted sales of its Soylent 1.6 powder amidst reports that it was making customers sick. Two weeks prior, the company paused sales of its latest product, the Food Bar, after Gizmodo reported that several customers had experienced nausea, vomiting, "uncontrollable diarrhoea" and severe dehydration after consuming the bars. Some customers were admitted to the emergency room due to their symptoms.

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As part of Samsung's worldwide recall affecting over a million Galaxy Note7 smartphones, every owner of a Note7 in Australia — even if they bought the phone overseas or online — will be contacted proactively to arrange their choice of a replacement phone, a full refund, or an expert repair. No battery fire incidents have been reported in Australia, but the company is taking unprecedented steps to address any potential issue to keep customers happy.

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If you recently purchased the AirWalk Self-Balancing Electric Scooter on Scoopon or Catchoftheday, you need to stop using it. The ACCC has issued a safety recall on the product's battery charger which failed to comply with Australian standards. There is a potential risk of electric shock.

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They say that it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. Technically, the same applies to skull fractures, poisoning and third-degree burns. Throughout history, toy makers have designed some truly brutal products (lawn darts, anyone?). But with modern-day lawsuits, you'd think we would have curbed that problem. Yet, in their fervour to create the next Slinky, Etch A Sketch or Tickle Me Elmo, toy manufacturers continue to put dangerous product designs on the market.

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Dyson's Hot + Cool Air Multiplier fan heaters are being recalled worldwide, for a safety fix after a small number of units short-circuited and caught fire. Apparently up to a million heaters are up for repair; the "potential safety issue" has Dyson offering any customers a free repair including postage to and from Dyson's Australian workshops, and a brand new two year warranty upon the devices' return.