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Catheters recalled due to risk of serious injury, death

A catheter used for various treatments at medical facilities has been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of a Class 1 recall. A class 1 recall is the most serious type of action issued by the FDA and involves situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. ... Read More

Tylenol Arthritis Caplets recalled due to consumer reports of odor, illness

All product lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP are being recalled after reports from consumers of an unusual moldy, musty or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall follows a similar recall in November 2009 of only five lots of the product due to similar consumer reports. ... Read More

OTC Vicks products recalled by CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 700,000 packages of Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps because the packaging is not child-resistant and lacks the statement "This Package for Households Without Young Children," as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The medicine in the Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu medicine contains acetaminophen and could cause serious health problems or death to a child if several of the capsules are swallowed. ... Read More

CPSC, NHTSA recall defective car seat carriers

Nearly half a million infant car seat / child carriers manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. have been recalled following reports that the handle on the units loosened and detached, causing some infants to suffer fall-related injuries. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.gov), and the manufacturer announced the recall on Friday. ... Read More

CDC recalls thousands of H1N1 vaccines

The Centers for disease Control (CDC) has recalled 800,000 pre-filled injectable H1N1 vaccines designated for children between 6 months and 35 months old because the agent in the vaccine that produces the immune response to the virus is not as potent as was desired, according to WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Ala. ... Read More

CPSC announces recall of millions of window blinds and shades

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) are announcing today a voluntary recall to repair all Roman shades and roll-up blinds to prevent the risk of strangulation to young children. This recall involves millions of Roman and roll-up blinds. About five million Roman shades and about three million roll-up blinds are sold each year. ... Read More

Alka-Seltzer cold meds recalled due to mislabeling

A popular over-the-counter cold medication is being recalled by the manufacturer because the labeling on some of its foil blister packaging were printed with the label reversed, listing the "daytime" pills as "nighttime pills," and vise versa. Bayer Consumer Care and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the recall on certain packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels, and is notifying consumers in the event they may not be aware of the warnings that antihistamine in the "nighttime" product could cause drowsiness. ... Read More

Goodman Company air conditioner, heat pump units recalled due to fire hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Goodman Company, LP, of Houston, Texas, has reannounced a voluntary recall of the company's Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTACs) Units. This recall was previously announced in August 2008, but has been reissued after Goodman has received 11 reports of smoke or fire associated with the PTAC. The PTAC's power cord can overheat, causing a burn or fire hazard. ... Read More