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Warn friends, family about artificial hip recall

An estimated 93 million people worldwide have artificial hips manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, and an alarming number of them may not know that their hip implant has been recalled due to defects that have left patients with intense pain and disability. Because of this, consumers who have heard of the recall are being urged to tell their friends and family members. Pain and mobility issues are common immediately after hip replacement surgery, but when the pain lingers or returns months or years after surgery, it could be a sign that something with the hip implant has gone seriously wrong. The ... Read More

Parents warned about dangerous toys this holiday season

With the 2010 holiday gift buying season in full swing, consumer groups are reminding parents to select gifts for their young children carefully as hazardous and potentially deadly toys continue to show up on the store shelves, posing risks of choking and strangulation, and toxic chemical and metal poisoning. According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), more than 83,000 industrial chemicals are used regularly in manufacturing consumer goods, most of which little is known. Nearly half of these chemicals have never even been studied for their effects on human health. “As their minds and bodies grow and develop, children ... Read More