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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.


(Call back), verb abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, disannul, dismiss, disqualify, invalidate, nullify, reanimate, reassemble, reconvene, repudiate, rescind, resuscitate, revive, revivify, revocare, revoke, summon back, take back, unsay, void, withdraw


(Remember), verb be reminded of, call up, commemorate, conjure up, dwell upon, evoke, fix in the mind, have memories of, keep in mind, know again, know by heart, look back upon, memorialize, memorize, place, recognize, recollect, recordari, recover knowledge of, reeresh one's memory, relive, reminisce, retain, retrace, review, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back to
See also: abjuration, abrogate, ademption, annul, annulment, cancel, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, depose, disavow, discharge, disinherit, hindsight, nullify, perceive, recant, reclaim, recognition, recognize, recollect, recollection, redeem, remember, remembrance, remove, renege, repeal, repossess, rescind, rescision, retain, retraction, retrospect, revocation, revoke, withdraw

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

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Between September 2010 and October 2015, Best Buy sold about 600 recalled items, including more than 400 Canon cameras, to consumers.
However it seems as though the myth of recalls being a sign of poor quality has been dispensed by customers as most major auto companies have voluntarily recalled vehicles in the past one year alone.
Millions of potentially dangerous recalled electrical products are thought to remain in UK homes due to a worryingly low recall success rate, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has warned today.
Recall documentation should occur at every stage of the recall lifecycle and include the exact date of the initial notification, the date and time specific locations were notified, the amount of recalled product received and processed, the date and method of disposal - and everything in between
Notably, memory comparisons of daily versus weekly cohorts, among first graders and among third graders, revealed no significant differences with respect to the amount of phrases recalled from any given story, breakfast event, and/or party event.
3) Canada has recalled the toys, while the United Kingdom and France have banned them.
Of this year's models, more than 50,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled for faulty fuel inlet check valves.
Repeated follow-ups-or "sweeps"--to customers to verify that they have retrieved recalled product from the stream of commerce should be planned.
Each participant received four scores: minimum recall, the fewest number of words recalled across trials; maximum recall, the most words recalled across trials; minimum strategy use, the fewest strategies used across trials; and maximum strategy use, the most strategies used across trials.
Next follows a review of the few elections in which state officials, including legislators and judges, have been recalled and a discussion of the advisability of recalling judges.
But the inspection and recall system is geared around an industry that doesn't want to lose money on recalled product, not around consumers' best interests.
CPSC, as revealed in Table One, has consistently recalled millions of product units annually.