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The right or procedure by which a public official may be removed from a position by a vote of the people prior to the end of the term of office.

Recall is the retiring of an elected officer by a vote of the electorate. Some state constitutions prescribe the procedure that must be followed in a recall—for example, requiring the filing of a petition containing the signatures of a specific number of qualified voters.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO RECALL, international law. To deprive a minister of his functions; to supersede him.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Labels of the recalled beverage can be viewed ( here.
"In some of these cases," she adds, "it is more detrimental for a patient to stop the product immediately versus figuring out if he or she has a recalled product and staying on it until talking with a physician about what alternatives are available."
It may give rise to representatives being recalled because their constituents don't like them, disagree with their honest and responsible views, or their party leaders want to exercise patronage.
Nearly 20 automakers have recalled an estimated 37 million U.S.
Nominal groups represent the sum of the information recalled individually by the same number of participants that constitute the collaborative group.
Millions of vehicles have been recalled across the globe due to defective safety airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp.
Policies and procedures should focus on early detection of products that might need to be recalled. To identify these products early, compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, product defects, customer complaints and injuries caused by the product must be monitored on a regular basis.
with Takata inflators have been recalled for problems with either the driver or passenger side air bag, or both.
According to the report, 28 percent of the companies involved in recalls in the second quarter (ended June 30) had two or more products recalled, and 7 percent of the companies involved had five or more recalls.
Washington, Rajab 22, 1435, May 21, 2014, SPA -- General Motors Company (GM) said Tuesday it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to nearly 15.4 million.
Toyota's recall adds to the nearly 11 million vehicles already recalled by automakers in the U.S.