recall to

recall to (someone or something)

1. To cause someone to remember or think about something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "recall" and "to." The tune on the radio recalls to me my time spent in Paris as an undergraduate. One scene in particular recalled an event to me that I hadn't thought about in nearly 20 years.
2. To summon, request, or call someone back to some place or thing. A noun or pronoun is used between "recall" and "to." The specialist recalled me to her office in Chicago for a follow-up evaluation. The president has recalled our ambassadors back to the United States, effective immediately.
3. To jolt or restore someone back to some clear, focused, or purposeful state of mind. A noun or pronoun is used between "recall" and "to." Her impassioned letter recalled me to a sense of purpose I hadn't felt in years. Use these smelling salts to recall her to consciousness.
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recall something to someone

to bring something to the mind of someone. Your comments recall another event to me—something that happened years ago. What you just said recalled an old saying to me.
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Within 15 days after verification, the commission must issue a notice of recall to the relevant speaker.IEBC is then required within 90 days by law to conduct a recall election, which shall be decided by a simple majority.
"We self-reported the need for this recall to the U.S.
* Once the plan is in place, companies should conduct an initial mock recall to evaluate how their teams and procedures would function in practice.
With both groups working together, program participants learn how to execute a recall to protect public health, comply with all government requirements, and minimize the impact on their business--all from top food safety and legal and crisis communications professionals.
Only 19, 335 signatures are needed for the recall to proceed.
Lawmakers have pressured the government to expand the recall to all 50 states as reports of deaths and injuries emerged.
Furthermore, the recall information is integrated into every phase of the process, enabling the data retrieved during the recall to be factored into the design, production, and execution of the change.
Most Progressives considered it critical to extend the recall to judges, since abuses of judicial power helped maintain the success of the Southern Pacific machine.
High-profile recalls, like last summer's Bridgestone/Firestone tire recall, have brought product recall to the top of consumers' minds, opening eyes to the risks of common products, said Bernhard Steves, vice president of Insurance Brokers Service, which offers a product-recall insurance policy called Total Recall Plus.
GE said Spitzer is "just plain wrong" in his assertions, that he has been "irresponsible with the facts of this important safety recall", and that he is "using the recall to grandstand for personal political advantage."
A company needs to communicate the nature of the safety risk and the procedures to be followed in implementing the recall to its distributors, dealers, service centers, and final consumers.
The discussion ranges widely from initiative, referendum, and recall to open meeting laws and other features.
Juran declared that "for a recall to be effective it is essential that the procedures for the recall be in place before there is any need for the recall ...
has expanded the recall to now include three additional states because the frozen berries may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Recent research by Deloitte states, "it was found that the average cost of a recall to participating food and consumer product companies is $10 million, in addition to brand damage and lost sales." Further, the study found that recalls impact stock price immediately, noting that "the stock price of the affected company underperforms the sector index by an average of 2.3%." Poor recall execution compounds the stock impact "up to 22% within two weeks after the recall announcement," the research concludes.