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CPSC Issues Another LayZ Board Hoverboard Warning, Multiple Recalls

A second house fire caused by a LayZ Board hoverboard has triggered another warning from federal authorities urging consumers to stop using that brand of self-balancing mobile device immediately. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its latest warning about LayZ Board hoverboards Tuesday, Nov. 14, along with seven safety recalls for other hoverboards, all of which contain rechargeable lithium batteries that pose the threat of overheating, exploding, and starting fires. The CPSC issued its first warning about fire and explosion risks posed by LayZ Board hoverboards on May 1, after one of the hoverboards started a fire in ... Read More

Zen Magnets ordered to recall all its small, powerful magnet toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ordered Zen Magnets LLC to recall all its high-powered magnet sets because they pose a hazard to children – who can easily swallow them accidentally or intentionally and cause catastrophic injuries and death. Once swallowed, the small, loose, separable magnets can become attracted to each other in the digestive system, pressing against digestive tissue and requiring surgical removal. If not removed in approximately eight hours, serious injuries and death can result, the CPSC said in a statement. “Surgery to remove multiple magnets from the gastrointestinal tracts of children has been required, and tragically, ... Read More

Numbing creams recalled due to quality concerns

Ridge Properties, doing business as Pain Relief Naturally, is recalling several bedsore cream, hemorrhoid ointment, and tattoo numbing balm products after federal inspectors found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations that put the quality and safety of the products into question. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of the company’s Salem, Oregon, facility and reported that manufacturing practices were not in adequate control to rule out the possibility that products were not of decreased quality and consistency. Ridge Properties has received reports of sub-potency with its Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel. ... Read More

Fresenius Kabi recalls sedative due to labeling mixup

Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling one lot of the injectable sedative Midazolam because the syringes contain the anti-nausea drug ondansetron. This labeling mix-up may cause a variety of adverse events, the company warns, though no injuries related to this issue have been reported to date. Midazolam is used to sedate, treat anxiety, and for the induction of general anesthesia. The recalled lot is packaged in a 2 mL profiled single-use glass syringe and packaged in a blister with 24 blisters per carton. The affected lot is marked with the NDC 76045-001-20, the product code 766120, and the lot number 6400048. ... Read More

40M Kidde brand fire extinguishers recalled

More than 40 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled because they might not work during an emergency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The recall was initiated after the company received about 400 reports of extinguishers malfunctioning resulting in 16 injuries and one death. In 2014, a death occurred involving a car fire following a crash when emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. There have also been about 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries including smoke ... Read More

Allergen recalls two glaucoma meds

Allergan is recalling two glaucoma medications because laboratory testing found that the products did not meet the regulatory specifications for individual and total impurities. The recall involves seven lots of Combigan (brimoidine tartrate and timolol maleate) and one lot of Lumigan (bimatoprost). Both drugs are ophthalmic solutions used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Specifically, the recall includes the Combigan 0.2%/0.5%, 5 mL solution with: NDC# 0023-9211-05; Lot# 94715; Expiration date: 1/19 NDC# 0023-9211-05; Lot# 94757; Expiration date: 2/19 NDC# 0023-9211-05; Lot# 94715A; Expiration date: 1/19 NDC# 0023-9211-05; Lot# 95297; Expiration date: 3/19 The 2.5 mL solution with: NDC# 0023-9211-03; ... Read More

Dishwasher recall expanded due to fire hazard

BSH Home Appliances has expanded a previous recall of dishwashers including Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air and Thermador brands for a potential fire hazard. The power cord can overheat and catch fire. The original recall was issued in October 2015, and included 149,000 dishwashers sold between 2008-2013. The new recall encompasses a total of 408,000 dishwashers, which includes those previously recalled and 61,000 dishwashers sold in Canada. The original dishwasher recall includes Kenmore Elite brand dishwashers. The current recall encompasses the following brands and models: Brand Model number beginning with Serial number range *indicates models that were included in the previous recall ... Read More

Mary’s Harvest Fresh poultry products may be contaminated

Poultry products produced by Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods Inc., may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness in some individuals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in a public health alert. A recall was not issued because it is believed that all products are no longer in commerce and are past their “Best by” dates. The affected product includes 8..75-ounce containers of “Kale & Broccoli Slaw Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast (Rib Meat)” with item #20346 and a “Use By” dates of 10/12/17 through 10/16/17. They were produced ... Read More

Battery Performance Alert available for faulty heart devices

St. Jude Medical announced an update to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) October 2016 recall notice to inform about the availability of the Battery Performance Alert (BPA), a new battery performance management tool that detects and notifies physicians of abnormal battery performance that may lead to premature battery depletion in the company’s Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. St. Jude Medical’s Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) are devices that provide pacing for slow heart rhythms, and electrical shock or pacing to stop dangerously fast heart rhythms. Both ICDs and CRT-Ds are implanted under the skin in the ... Read More

Human blood product withdrawn over safety concerns

Octapharma USA Inc., is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of two lots of the intravenous immune Globulin (IVIG) Octagan after consulting with public health authorities at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to these recalled products. Octagan is a human blood product consisting of antibodies that are used to treat immunodeficiency disorders, B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and inflammatory demyelinating disorders. The recall affects octagam 10% Globulin Intravenous (human) [10% Liquid Preparation] that is labeled with the lot numbers K724B8541 and K725A8541, and expiration dates June 14, 2019, ... Read More