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FDA Warns About Safety of Stolen Advair Inhalers

If you use Advair Diskus inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), check your medicine cabinet. Your inhaler may be unsafe. In 2009, some Advair Diskus inhalers were stolen from a distribution warehouse near Richmond, Virginia.  Now, they are starting to turn up in pharmacies. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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RECALL: McDonald's Shrek Glasses

According to WRAL, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of its 16-ounce promotional glasses because the painted design contains cadmium, a toxin that can cause cancer, bone softening, and kidney problems. The glasses are being sold to advertise the theatrical release of “Shrek Forever After.”  About 12 million glasses have been …

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RECALL: PediaCare Children's Products

The FDA and Blacksmith brands have recalled four PediaCare products because they were manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, in the plant that made the now-recalled children’s liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec.  Recent FDA inspections found serious problems within the plant, and this current recall was issued as a safety precaution. The specific items recalled …

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FDA Releases Update: Recall of Liquid Medicines for Children

Last week, McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued a recall for many of its infant’s and children’s liquid medicines, including Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. Problems in the manufacture of these products mean that some of the medicines may contain a higher-than-labeled concentration of active ingredient, and some may contain inactive ingredients that are not supposed to …

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URGENT RECALL: Infant & Children's Liquid Medications

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall of all of its over-the-counter liquid infant’s and children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. While the company has said that no one has been injured, there is the potential for serious injury. Stop using these products IMMEDIATELY. The company reports that some products may contain “a higher …

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URGENT: Graco Crib Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of 217,000 Graco-brand cribs due to risk of infant suffocation, strangulation, and brain injury. The cribs involved are LaJobi-manufactured Graco wood full-sized, “drop-side” cribs. A full list of model names and numbers can be found on the CPSC website here:  Graco Crib Recall …

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