Recalls

When Bargains & Garage Sales Can Be Dangerous

Do you brake for yard sales?  Bargain-hunt on Craigslist?  Raid Grandma’s attic for useful items? You may unintentionally bring home danger. According to an article in The New York Times, there are many items that should never be handed down or passed along. And the list is lengthy! Baby cribs, for instance: From 2007 to …

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Tainted Wipes Linked To Brain Damage, Deaths

Before every injections…before every catheter insertion…before anytime the skin needs to be punctured, the first step is to wipe the skin with an alcohol prep pad. Those are the little packets of rubbing alcohol-soaked gauze that are ever-present in hospitals and doctors’ offices. The alcohol pads sterilize the skin so that an injection is as …

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CRITICAL RECALL: Pool Drain Covers

We have previously posted a video in which managing partner David Henson described the new law regarding pool drain covers, designed to prevent injury or entrapment of swimmers. (To see our video, click here:  Swimming Pools Need Safety Drains) Now, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of approximately 1 million in-ground …

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Hip Replacements To Be Evaluated for Safety

Last year, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of their hip replacement systems due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to have to have second surgeries to replace the replacement. (To read our blog about that announcement, click here: DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Raises More Questions) Now, the U.S. Food …

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An Easier Way to Find Product Recall Information

In January, President Barack Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which called for a more user-friendly recall search engine. That new search engine is now online and available to everyone. It allows you to search for recalls of any product regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including: Cosmetics …

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Toyota Recalls a New Batch of 2.17 Million Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. announced today that it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles in the United States to fix issues with accelerator pedals that can become jammed under floor matsor in the vehicle’s carpeting. According to USA Today, the specific models affected are: Lexus GS. About 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Lexus GS 300 …

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RECALL: Upsher-Smith Laboratories Expands Drug Recall

Last week, we told you about a recall of Jantoven Warfarin tablets, manufactured by Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that many other drugs by the same manufacturer are also being recalled as a precautionary measure: Because wrong-strength tablets were put into mislabeled bottles, the company is recalling all …

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