Recalls

RECALL: Child Car Seats

Approximately 800,000 infant, convertible, and booster child restraint systems, which were sold both as stand-alone seats, or as part of a travel system (with stroller).  The seats were manufactured by the Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), but are sold under various brand names, including Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi, and Cosco. On the recalled seats, the …

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RECALL: Attention Phenobarbital Users

A very serious recall was announced by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Bottles labeled to contain phenobarbital actually contain hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Phenobarbital is a barbiturate used as a sedative, and also to control convulsions in people with epilepsy. It was discovered that some bottles that were labeled as phenobarbital actually contained the narcotic pain medication commonly known as Vicodin …

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First Major Drug Recall of 2011

For decades, McNeil Consumer Healthcare has given the world some of the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) medications, including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Sudafed, and Zyrtec. But with a long string of recent product recalls, McNeil  is at risk of losing consumer trust. The latest recall affects several highly popular brands. In consultation with the U.S. Food and …

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Abbott Recalls Diabetes Test Strips

Abbott Diabetes Care is recalling about 359 million glucose test strips. The test strips are unable to absorb enough blood for proper monitoring, and this means the strips may give falsely low blood glucose results. If the strips are exposed to warm weather or prolonged storage, they may be more likely to provide a false result. …

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RECALL: 13 Million Packages of Rolaids

Oh, my…it is not a good year for McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The maker of popular Tylenol and Benadryl (which went through recalls earlier this year) is now recalling more than 13 million packages of Rolaids. The reason: The company has received consumer complaints of foreign materials, including metal and wood particles. The affected products are …

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Multiple Recalls by McNeil Consumer Healthcare

The pharmaceutical company McNeil has not had a good year, and November marked multiple recalls by this manufacturing giant. Earlier this month, McNeil recalled one product lot of ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews (cherry flavor). The affected lot number is 0053AG2, which is found on the back of the package. The reason: consumer complaint of an …

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Obesity Drug Meridia Withdrawn from Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Abbott Laboratories has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) because scientific research has shown that the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. According to John Jenkins, MD, director of the Office of New Drugs in the FDA’s Center for …

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