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Defective brain probes recalled

Monteris Medical is recalling NeuroBlate System and Laser Delivery Probes – small, carbon dioxide (CO2)-cooled catheters that allow for minimally invasive entry into a patient’s brain – because in some cases the probes can interact with the MRI system used to visualize the position of the catheter and cause unexpected heating. This issue could cause unanticipated heating of surrounding brain tissue, or damage the tip of the probe, and allow the CO2 cooling gas inside the probe to leak into the brain. The brain probes are part of the NeuroBlate system, which is used during surgical procedures to remove (ablate), ... Read More

PDX Aromatics expands recall of tainted kratom supplements

PDX Aromatics is expanding the scope of its recall of certain kratom white vein powder and capsules and red vein powder products because the herbal supplements may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The products are part of an investigation by federal and local authorities into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to various brands of kratom from multiple distributors. To date, at least 87 people in 35 states were sickened after ingesting kratom. Twenty-seven of those who fell ... Read More

Amazon Recalls Portable Power Banks For Fire, Burn Risk

Anyone who owns an AmazonBasics portable power bank should check their model to see if it is included in a safety recall of chargers powered by lithium-ion batteries. Amazon and federal regulators say the Chinese-made devices pose a risk of overheating, fire, and burn injuries. Amazon sold the potentially defective portable power banks through its website and in Amazon pop-up stores from Dec. 14 through July 2017. The recall includes six different AmazonBasics power banks made by Guoguang Electric Company Limited of China and sold by Amazon for between $9 and $40. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said ... Read More

Bayer recalls mislabeled packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus

Bayer is recalling some of its Alka-Seltzer Plus medicines because the ingredients on the front sticker of the boxes may not match the actual product in the carton, which poses an allergy or anaphylactic reaction risk, a medication contraindication risk, and the potential for serious health consequences. To date, however, no injuries related to this issue have been reported. Affected Alka-Seltzer Plus products were sold in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores), Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and drug after Feb. 9, 2018. They can be identified by ... Read More

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Cars For Potential Steering Wheel Detachment

Ford Motor Co. announced a major safety recall involving about 1.4 million cars in North America over concerns that the steering wheel could come off the steering column, causing drivers to lose control. The Ford recall affects certain model-year 2014 through 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars. Most of the recalled cars – about 1.3 million – are in the U.S. Another 62,000 vehicles in Canada and 14,000 in Mexico are included in the recall. Ford announced the recall after company officials found that the cars have “potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could result in a steering wheel ... Read More

Hyundai Sonatas Recalled For Potential Airbag, Seatbelt Failure

Hyundai will recall about 155,000 midsize Sonata sedans in the U.S. over concerns that airbags in the vehicles may not deploy and seat belts may not function properly in a crash. The Hyundai recall covers 154,753 model-year Sonata cars manufactured between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2010, at the South Korean automaker’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama. The airbag problem stems from a short circuit in the airbag control unit, an electronic component that assists with airbag deployment. A short circuit in the control unit could leave motorists without front and side airbag protection in a crash, the National Highway ... Read More

Evamist HRT recalled due to packaging defect

Perrigo is notifying pharmacists that it is recalling one batch of the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) Evamist Transdermal Spray because there may be cracks in the neck of the vial near the crimp that may cause the product to evaporate or leak out, and thus not properly dispense. This defect may cause consumers to miss the therapeutic benefit of the product in relieving of their menopausal symptoms. Perrigo notified the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the recall, and asked pharmacists and distributors with affected products to return them to the company. In accordance with FDA guidelines, Perrigo must verify notifications ... Read More

Sagent recalls injectable anti-inflammatory drug

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced a nationwide recall of 10 lots of the injectable anti-inflammatory drug methylprednisolone sodium succinate manufactured by Gland Pharma Ltd., and distributed by Sagent Pharmaceuticals because testing has revealed a high amount of specification impurity. This could decrease the effectiveness of the drug in patients. The impurity has not yet been identified and, to date, no reports of adverse events have been reported. Methylprednisolone sodium succinate for injection is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid that is used for several conditions including allergic states, dermatologic diseases, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, hematologic disorders, neoplastic diseases, nervous system, ophthalmic diseases, renal diseases, ... Read More

Hospira recalls opioid injection

Hospira Inc., is recalling three lots of injectable opioid hydromorphone at the hospital/institution level because glass vials from these lots may be empty or cracked, in which case the sterility of the drug compromised. Use or exposure to hydromorphone from cracked glass vials may cause adverse events including cuts to health care professionals, and bloodstream infections, which may potentially lead to bacteremia or sepsis, to patients. Patients with compromised immune systems are at greater for infections. The recall affects three lots of hydromorphone HCl injection, USP CII 10 mg/mL, 1 mL in 2 mL single dose vials with the lot ... Read More

Diet pill recalled, contains dangerous hidden drug

Bella All Natural is recalling its Bella diet pills after the drug sibutramine was found hidden in the dietary supplement. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 because of serious health risks. The drug substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some individuals and may put users at risk for cardiovascular events including heart attack, arrhythmia, and stroke. To date, Bella All Natural has not received any adverse event reports related to this issue. The recall affects Bella diet capsules with the lot number MFD:10.15.2017 and expiration date “10.12.2019.” The product is ... Read More