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BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide for battery cable problem that could lead to fire

BMW has announced a recall of about 1.3 million cars worldwide for a problem with a battery cable cover in the trunk, which may have been improperly installed. The recall affects 5-series and 6-series BMWs in the United States, which includes about 367,000 vehicles. BMW says the faulty cable cover may chafe the battery cable, which could lead to electrical problems and possibly result in fire. ... Read More

Gerber recalls batch of infant formula

Baby products giant Gerber is recalling a batch of its Gerber Good Start Infant Formula because the product may have a foul odor which may be associated with spitting up and gastrointestinal discomfort in infants who have consumed it. The recall applies to batch GXP1684 with an expiration date of March 5, 2013. ... Read More

More birth control pills recalled due to packaging error

More birth control pills are being recalled due to packaging error that may leave women without adequate contraception and at risk for unintended pregnancy. The latest batch of pills are made by Glenmark Generics Inc. USA and involve seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg. The recall comes five months after Qualitest Pharmaceuticals announced a massive recall of 1.4 million lots of birth control pills for a similar packaging error. ... Read More

McNeil recalls half-million bottles of infants Tylenol Oral Suspension

Approximately 574,000 bottles of infants Tylenol Oral Suspension, 1 Oz. Grape have been recalled due to complaints from consumers who reported difficulty using the Infants’ Tylenol SimpleMeasure dosing system. The system includes a dosing syringe, which the parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe. ... Read More

Non-sterile eye, nose sprays promoted as cough, cold relief recalled

Eye and nasal sprays made by Dallas, Texas-based Wholistic Herbs Inc., are being recalled because the solutions may not be sterile and could lead to infections. The recall includes all quantities of Wholistic Herbs “Koff & Kold” spray with herbal extract and “Kold Sore” spray with liquid sea mineral in 1 fl. oz. sprays distributed from March 2009 through February 2012. “Koff & Kold” is intended to be sprayed into the nose and throat for treatment of colds, flu, cough, stuffy nose, and sinus infection. “Kold Sore” spray is intended to be sprayed into the eyes for the treatment of ... Read More