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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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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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FDA Has New Health Advice for Women with Breast Implants

New information today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of special interest to women with breast implants, and the family who love them. The FDA announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. ACLC is not a form …

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