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Tainted dietary supplements recalled

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MusclMasster LLC is recalling all bottles of its dietary supplement Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain ephedra herb, an ingredient that is banned in the U.S. after it was linked to serious side effects including heart attack, stroke and death. Al-Er-G Capsules were distributed from Colorado through MusclMasster’s well center and retail store. Some bottles were also shipped to Wyoming, South Carolina and Washington between 2016 and 2017. The capsules were not sold online. The company says that some of the capsules may have been offered in six-capsule packs from its wellness center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. “But no records were ... Read More

Nearly 320,000 Pounds of Meat, Poultry Recalled

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An Olympia, Washington-based food production operation is recalling nearly 320,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products because they were made with contaminated water. The operation, Correctional Industries, supplies the Washington state Department of Corrections and various senior citizen nutritional programs. Groundwater testing at nearby Fairchild Air Force Base indicated Perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOA) concentrations above Environmental Protection Agency lifetime Health Advisory (HA) levels, a press release issued by the Air Force base explained. The base tested samples from two wells that supply water to Airway Heights, which was the water supply used by Correctional Industries to make ... Read More

Hot Dogs Recalled Before Memorial Day

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The Christian Science Monitor says that those celebrating Memorial Day in the U.S. consume nearly 71 million hot dogs that day or 818 hot dogs per second. Consumers firing up the grill for this year’s holiday to kickoff summer should heed the recall notice for two popular hot dog brands or they may find a bonus ingredient in their summertime favorite. Cincinnati-based John Morrell & Co., the parent corporation for both Nathan’s and Curtis Beef Master brands, has recalled more than 210,000 pounds of beef franks after receiving reports of contamination with bits of metal, Food Safety News reports. The ... Read More

Defective Respironics ventilators recalled

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Respironics California is recalling the V60 Non-Invasive Ventilator because faulty cable pins may cause the device to shut down unexpectedly and stop ventilation therapy to a patient, which may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death. The pins within the internal cable that connects the ventilator’s motor to the control board may become loose over time due to low frequency vibration, Respironics said in a recall notice. Affected devices were distributed to medical facilities between April 4, 2009, and Sept. 15, 2015. A total of 20,690 units were distributed nationwide. A full list serial numbers of the recalled Respironics ventilators ... Read More

Basil seeds contaminated with Salmonella

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L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc., is recalling its L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds in 2.1-ounce packages because laboratory testing found Salmonella in packets of the product. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals who become infected with salmonella often experience symptoms such as fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., ... Read More

Heart device controller recalled after injury, death reports

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Abbott-Thoratec is recalling the Pocket System Controller, a power supply that connects to its implanted HeartMate II LVAS pump through a lead under the skin, after receiving a total of 70 reports of incidents in which its heart device controller had malfunctioned including 19 injuries and 26 deaths. The controller helps power the LVAS system, a mechanical device that circulates blood throughout the body when the heart is too weak to pump blood adequately on its own. The controller is powered by batteries or connected to a main power supply. The HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller is intended for ... Read More

Holiday toys recalled; coin cell batteries pose hazard

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Hobby Lobby, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall for certain holiday themed toys. The coin cell batteries inside the light-up spinning toy may become detached, posing an ingestion and choking hazard to young children. Hobby Lobby has received one report of a 14-month-old child who ingested a battery. The child was x-rayed and the battery passed through. The holiday themed toys feature a plastic handle and dome, and were sold in two designs, one for Easter and the other for Independence Day (July 4). The Easter-themed toys are either blue with a ... Read More

Abbott recalls defective heart catheters

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Medical device manufacturer Abbott is recalling dozens of coronary catheters used during heart procedures because of a defect that could result in patient injury or death. The recall affects the NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter, NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter, and NC Tenku RX PTCA Balloon Catheter. “The recall does not affect patients who have successfully undergone cardiac procedures using these devices,” Abbott said in a press release, adding that it has already implemented corrective actions to ensure the products perform as intended. The recall was initiated because the catheters in affected lots may have difficulty removing the protective ... Read More

Audi, Porsche recalled for potential fuel leaks

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Two Volkswagen Group vehicle-manufacturing companies have issued recalls for potential fuel leaks. Volkswagen Group of America and Porsche Cars North America have identified a potentially faulty fuel filter flange as a potential fire risk, according to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). Approximately 240,500 2013-2017 Audi Q5 and 2013-2017 Audi Q7 vehicles are affected, and an additional 51,500 Porsche 2015-2017 Macan S and Macan Turbo vehicles, and 2017 Macan, Macan Turbo with the Performance Package, and Macan GTS vehicles are affected by the faulty filter flange. Flanges are used to secure and/or strengthen pieces of the fuel pump among ... Read More

Potentially tainted baby wipes recalled

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The Honest Company is recalling certain lots of baby wipes distributed in the U.S. and Canada because they may be contaminated with mold. Wipes included in the recall include the following configurations: 10 count packages, UPC 0817810011276, 0816645024079, 0817810011276 72 count packages, UPC 0817810011863, 7000000011863, 0816645023584, 0816645023591 288 count packages, UPC 0817810014680 576 count packages, UPC 0817810028540 Affected wipes are also included in the Honest Diaper Cakes, Baby Basics Gift Sets and Baby Arrival Gift Sets. The lot numbers can be found on the back of the packages of wipes. No other products from The Honest Company are affected by ... Read More