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ED drug in coffee prompts recall

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Bestherbs Coffee LLC is recalling its New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee because the product packs far more than caffeine. A laboratory analysis conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the coffee contains hidden desmethyl carbodenafil, an ingredient structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee also contains undeclared milk. Both undeclared ED drugs and milk in this product pose health risks to some consumers. Desmethyl carbodenafil, like Viagra, may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, like nitroglycerin, and may lower blood ... Read More

Battery Fire Risk Prompts Latest Honda Recall

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A defective battery sensor at risk of catching fire is forcing Honda to recall approximately 2.1 million Honda Accord vehicles worldwide, Reuters reports. The vehicles are from the 2013-2016 model years and include 1.15 million vehicles in the U.S. where 3,972 warranty claims relating to the issue have already been submitted to the auto manufacturer. The sensor on a 12-volt battery may not be sealed adequately, which allows moisture to breach the seal. The trapped moisture may attract other material, such as road salt, over time that causes the sensor to rust and ultimately short circuit. At least five engine ... Read More

Hot dogs recalled for extraneous material, bone

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More of a summertime favorite has been recalled. Approximately 7.2 million pounds of hot dogs were recalled last weekend by Marathon Enterprises, Inc., based in Bronx, New York. The recall was prompted by customer complaints about finding extraneous material – specifically bone fragments – in the product, according to Food Safety News. The Food Safety Inspection Service’s Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), began receiving complaints on July 10. The CCMS has received at least one report of “a minor oral injury from eating one of the bone-bearing products.” Consumers concerned ... Read More

Steroids found in bodybuilding supplements

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Dietary supplement manufacturer Andropharm is recalling all lots of Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules because the supplements contain anabolic steroids, which renders them unapproved drugs and brings into question their safety and efficacy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Consuming these supplements with anabolic steroids may cause elevated blood pressure, aggressive behavior, male infertility, or enlarged breasts and shrinkage of the testes in men. Patient with underlying cardiac, hepatic, or prostate conditions may be at higher risk for adverse reactions than otherwise healthy users. To date, Andropharm has received no reports of injuries related to this recall. Sten ... Read More

Recalled light fixtures sold exclusively at Home Depot

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Many do-it-yourselfers take time during the summer to complete home improvement projects. If a project includes changing lighting fixtures, be sure to check out these two recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for lighting products that were sold exclusively at Home Depot. Both products were sold within the past three or four years and are being recalled due to laceration and burn hazards. Lumicentro Internacional Crystal Chandeliers Lumicentro Internacional S.A., is recalling two of its chandelier models. The Hampton Bay 3-Light Crystal chandeliers were sold in Home Depot stores in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from September ... Read More

ATAR extension cables recalled

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Oscor Inc. has issued a nationwide recall on ATAR Extension Cables used to connect an electrode/lead from a patient or another cable to a diagnostic machine or an external pacemaker because of a defect that can cause the wire to separate and fracture the conductor cable. This can lead to malfunction of the cable and cause an interruption of the pacing system. Oscar has received at lease 66 complaints related to this defect, five of which resulted in patient injuries. No deaths have been reported to date. The ATAR cable is an extension cable with connectors on both sides. It ... Read More

Steroids found in bodybuilding supplements

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Hardcore Formulations is recalling all lots and expiration dates of Ultra-Sten and D-Zine capsules. The dietary supplements, promoted for bodybuilding, are labeled to contain methylstenbolone (Ultra-Sten) and dymethazine (D-Zine), which are considered to be derivatives of anabolic steroids. The presence of these ingredients in Ultra Sten and D-Zine render them unapproved drugs for which the safety and efficacy has not been established, according to federal law. Derivatives of anabolic steroids may cause serious liver injury and other adverse health consequences, including kidney injury, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure, aggressive ... Read More

Clif Builder Bars, Clif Kid Zbars recalled

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Clif Bar & Company is recalling some of its snack bars due to the possibility of the presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, which could pose a health risk to people who are allergic to these products. Affected flavors include the CLIF BUILDER’S Bar Chocolate Mint, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint, and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip. The recalled products include CLIF BUILDER’S 18-count Variety Pack Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mint with Lot Codes from 24MAR16M to 08FEB18M; CLIF Kid Zbar Protein 30-count Variety Pack with Lot Codes from 31MAY16M to 15OCT17M; CLIF BUILDER’S Chocolate Mint ... Read More

Novo Nordisk recalls insulin pens

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Novo Nordisk is recalling insulin cartridge holders used in some NovoPen insulin pen devices distributed in the U.S. because the holders may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals such as cleaning agents. Using a cracked or broken cartridge holder could cause the pen to deliver a smaller dose of insulin that intended, which could lead to high blood sugar and potential health problems. The affected batches were distributed between Aug. 1, 2016, and June 22, and have the following batch numbers: EVG1221, EVG1226, FVG7149, FVG7458, FVG8134, FVG8135. Novo Nordisk has received numerous complaints of damaged cartridge holders and ... Read More

Ford Recalls 402,462 Transits

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Potentially faulty drive shafts forced automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company to recall 402,462 Transits in North America this week at a cost of $142 million. It is the second of two massive quality control recalls for the company in less than a year. A defective coupling could allow the drive shaft to separate, “cutting off motive power, causing the vehicle to move while parked or damaging surrounding parts,” USA Today reports. The recalled vans include model-years 2015 through 2017 and were assembled at Ford’s Kansas City, Missouri, plant from Jan. 17, 2014, to June 15, 2017. The company claims that ... Read More