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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

CPSC, LaJobi remind thrift-store shoppers of 2001 crib recall

Consumers try to be vigilant, keeping an eye on the news for product recalls and important safety information. But while current recalls are top-of-mind, many products for which warnings were issued in the past may still pose a threat when purchased second hand. For this reason, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and crib manufacturer LaJobi, Inc., are reissuing warnings about a 2001 voluntary recall of LaJobi's "Molly" and "Betsy" cribs, which pose a danger of entrapment and strangulation. ... Read More

Antidepressant prescribing information updated to include warning of seizures, death

Psychiatric healthcare professionals are being alerted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Norpramin (desipramine hydrochloride),a medication used to treat depression, should be used with extreme caution with patients who have a family history of sudden death, cardiac dysrhythmias, and cardiac conduction disturbances. The new WARNINGS and OVERDOSAGE sections also include a warning that seizures precede cardiac dysrhythmias and death in some patients. ... Read More

Gas ranges recalled due to carbon monoxide poisoning hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Electrolux Home Products, Inc., of Augusta, Ga., announced a voluntary recall of the Electrolux ICON and Kenmore Pro 30" Gas Ranges, due to a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the CPSC news release, an incorrect part allows more fuel to pass the range's oven than can be burned effeciently, causing incomplete combustion and the release of carbon monoxide. This poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers. The recall affects about 900 units. ... Read More

Stork Craft recalls more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada. ... Read More

Study suggests link between weight-loss drug and life-threatening cardiovascular events

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified cardiology and endocrinology healthcare professionals of an ongoing safety review on a possible link between a popular weight loss medication and an increased risk of life-threatening cardiovascular events. The medication in question is sibutramine hydrochloride, marketed as Meridia and sold by prescription only in the United States. Meridia was approved by the FDA in 1997 for the management of obesity, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss, in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet. ... Read More

Vicks nasal spray recalled in U.S., UK and Germany

Three lots of Vicks Sinex nasal spray is being recalled in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom after analysis found the bacteria B. cepacia in a small amount of the product made at a manufacturing plant at Gross Gerau, Germany. The bacteria could cause serious infections for individuals with compromised immune systems or those with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis. ... Read More

FDA continues crackdown on sterioid alternative dietary supplements

More dietary supplement products designed to increase muscle mass are being recalled after an analysis by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified undeclared substances that it considers to be steroids, including Madol, Turinabol, Superdrol, and/or Androstenedione. The latest recall covers IDS Sports products sold under the brand names Bromodrol, Dual Action Grow Tabs, Grow Tabs, Mass Tabs, and Ripped Tabs TR. ... Read More

Medical device recalled due to risk of blood vessel perforation

A sheath designed to facilitate the entry of an intravascular device through the skin is being recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because the device may be fractured, which may require unplanned open surgery to remove the retained segments or control bleeding. The recall includes all lots of the ViperSheath Sheath Introducer made by Thomas Medical and distributed by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI). ... Read More