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Chrissie Cole

Sports Balls Recalled By Sportime Due To Excessive Lead

Sportime, in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of foam balls because the surface paints on the balls contain excessive levels of lead.
To date, there have been no reports…

Glenn Phillips

Cordis Balloon Catheters Recalled

The Cordis unit was recalled Friday after the Food and Drug Administration determined the product could lead to a heart attack, surgery or death.The Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall, affects Cordis’ Dura Star RX PTCA and Fire Star RX balloon catheters. The products were manufactured in Mexico from February 2007 to December 2007 and distributed worldwide from March 26, 2007,…

Glenn Phillips

Aqua Dots Recalled With Signs Of GHB

Millions of Chinese-made toys for children have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful date rape drug when ingested. Two children in the U.S. and three in Australia were hospitalized after swallowing the Aqua Dots beads. With only seven weeks until Christmas, the recall is yet another blow to toy…

Glenn Phillips

Bumbo Baby Seats Recall

Some 1 million foam baby seats sold by Target Corp, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and other large retailers are being recalled because of reports of young children falling out of the seats. The safety agency said it received 28 reports of young children falling out of the seats, including three who suffered skull fractures because the seats had been placed atop tables. Consumers should contact Bumbo to…

Glenn Phillips

Faulty Heat Defibrillators Lead to Multipul Shocks

More than 250,000 whose hearts have an implanted defibrillator, a device that will shock the heart back to its normal rhythm if there’s cardiac arrest. But doctors say about a year ago the devices began to malfunction.”Several months ago we had a patient come to us who experienced multiple shocks,” a Dr. Zho said.Those shocks should happen only when a patient’s heart rhythm is off. Instead, they…

Glenn Phillips

Toy Recall

Toys and children’s necklaces made in China were recalled September 27th. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that more than 601,000 toys and children’s jewelry contain high levels of lead in their surface paint, and the necklaces and jewelry sets contain excessive lead in some of their metal parts. Under current regulations, children’s products found to have more than 0.06 percent lead…

Glenn Phillips

Microwave Popcorn May Lead to Lung Damage

This chemical has been linked to lung damage in workers inhaling its fumes in food manufacturing plants. Its been approved by Food and Drug Administration but, hundreds of workers have sued flavoring makers in recent years for lung damage. Popcorn lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, results from exposure to Diacetyl, the chemical used in butter flavoring in microwave popcorn and other food…

Courtney Mills

Kroger Recalls Potato Salad in E. Coli Scare

The Ohio Department of Agriculture in conjunction with Kroger Co announced a recall on August 31 of Kroger Brand Mustard or Southern-Style potato salad with a “Best if used By” Date of September 5th. A sample of the potato salads tested positive for E. coli.No illnesses have been reported as yet as a result of the E. coli contamination, but consumers are advised to discard any Kroger Mustard or…

Glenn Phillips

Zelnorm an IBS Drug Taken Off U.S. Market

On March 30, 2007, Novartis has announced that it has agreed with an FDA request to suspend the marketing of Zelnorm which is a popular drug prescribed for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.A recent analysis of clinical trial data identified a small imbalance that was statistically significant in the number of cardiovascular ischemic events in patients taking Zelnorm. These events included heart attack,…

Glenn Phillips

Toothpaste Tainted in China

Sold in discount stores, Federal Health Officials had found out last month that tainted Chinese toothpaste entered the United States and that it is most likely to be found in these type of stores. In fact, the toothpaste has been distributed much more widely. Roughly 900,000 tubes containing a poison used in some antifreeze products have turned up in hospitals for the mentally ill, prisons,…