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Defective ventilators recalled

Leading global medical device company, CareFusion, is recalling its AVEA Ventilator because of a defect that could cause it to stop ventilating, which if left undetected could be deadly for patients. This is the second Class 1 recall of a CareFusion ventilator. The company recalled lots of its EnVe Ventilators for a defect that affected ventilation. A Class 1 recall is the most serious type of recall issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and involves situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The AVEA ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson recalls Motrin coated pain relief caplets

Johnson & Johnson has announced it is recalling batches of its Motrin brand coated pain-reliever caplets from store shelves because testing shows the product "may not dissolve as quickly as intended when nearing their expiration date." The manufacturer was quick to note the product poses no health risk to consumers, but simply may not provide pain relief in a timely manner. ... Read More

Hamilton Beach toasters recalled for fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., is recalling about 14,000 Hamiton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toasters. The manufacturer reports the toaster heating element may become energized when the toaster is plugged in, despite the toast lifter being in an up, or off, position. This could potentially pose a fire hazard. ... Read More

E-Z-GO golf carts, off-road vehicles recalled due to crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga., has announced a voluntary recall of certain models of golf carts, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles. The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. This can result in a crash. ... Read More

Hundreds of thousands of contact lenses recalled

Reports of eye injuries and severe eye pain have led to a Class 1 recall of CooperVision Avaira Toric and Avaira Sphere contact lenses. Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can issue and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. ... Read More

Packages of cooked chicken breast recalled due to listeria scare

About 4,000 pounds of cooked chicken breasts is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. The recall affects 18- to 22-pound boxes of two 9- to 11-pound House of Raeford Farms “boneless oven roast chicken breasts” per box. ... Read More

Ford to recall Fusion, Mercury Milan vehicles for wheel separation risk

Ford Motor Company will recall 128,616 2010 and 2011 model-year Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans over a flaw that could cause the wheels to fall of the vehicles while in motion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Thursday. The sedans affected by the recall come with a 17-inch steel wheel design that may create excessive force on the studs that fasten the wheels to the vehicle, causing them to break over time. ... Read More