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Painkiller recalled due to improper expiration dates on label

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has issued a nationwide recall on a painkiller. Three lots of Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, a nonsteroidial anti-inflammatory drug, were recalled because the medications were printed with the incorrect expiration date. The labeled date is longer than the known stability of the drug. Ketorolac Tromethamine is used short-term in postoperative patients to treat moderately severe acute pain that requires analgesia in patients already using opioid painkillers. The affected lots include 30mg/mL single-dose vials with the NDC numbers 25021-701-01 and 25021-701-02. Affected lot numbers include MP5021, MP5024, and MP5025 and were distributed to hospitals, wholesalers and distributors across the country ... Read More

Hospira recalls infusion pump docking stations due to defect that may cause life threatening delay in therapy

Hospira Inc., is initiating a nationwide recall of the GemStarDocking Station, used in conjunction with the GemStar infusion pump, due to a defect that could lead to a delay in therapy, which could cause serious health consequences including death. Infusion pumps are used to deliver medicine and nutrients to patients in a controlled manner. The recall affects the GemStar Docking Station with the list number 13075. When the device is used in conjunction with a GemStar Phase 3 pump (List 13000, 13100 or 13150) the potential exists for the GemStar Phase 3 pump to fail to power up while connected to ... Read More

Glass particles found in inhaled respiratory treatment

Ben Venue Laboratories has issued a nationwide recall of an inhaled Acetylcysteine solution to treat specific respiratory conditions because of the possibility of glass particles in the solution. Inhaling these particles can cause airway obstruction that can lead to choking, wheezing, difficulty breathing, coughing and possibly hemoptysis, or blood in the mucus. These problems can be life threatening and could also result in recurrent infections due to obstruction of airways and decreased clearance of airway secretions. Acetylcysteine is a drug that is inhaled to clear mucus and material entrapped in mucus in people who have thick mucus that may interfere ... Read More

Electric mobility scooters recalled due to electrical problem

Afikim Electric Vehicles is initiating a worldwide recall of its Breeze C Scooters because of an electrical problem that may cause the vehicles to malfunction. The mobility scooters are often used by disabled or elderly people who have difficulty walking. During product testing the manufacturer became aware of a potential scenario where an internal potentiometer wiper could become disconnected due to extensive wear. If this were to occur, the device could continue to move forward at a slow speed – approximately 2-4 mph – and the only way to stop the vehicle is to turn off the main key switch. No ... Read More

Injectable Reglan, Zofran recalled due to hazardous vial defect

Some injectable medications used to treat severe acid reflux and other gastrointestinal conditions are being recalled because tiny strands of glass were found in some vials. If the glass comes loose and is injected in to patients, it could cause serious and potentially life threatening consequences. The nationwide recall involves one lot of metoclopramide injection and two lots of ondansetron injection. Metocloparmide is known by the brand name Reglan and is used to treat gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and a heartburn condition known as gastroparesis in diabetics. Ondansetron, known by the brand names Zofran and Zuplenz, prevents nausea and vomiting ... Read More

Nationwide recall for Kellogg’s Special K ‘Red Berries’ cereal

Kellogg Company has issued a recall alert for its Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal due to the possible presence of glass fragments in some packages. The recall affects certain lots of three sizes of the cereal packages – 11.2-ounce package, 22.4-ounce twin pack and 37-ounce package. The Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal packages affected by the recall can be identified with the following information: • 11.2 ounce packages, UPC code 3800059923 – Better if Used Before Date of DEC 02 2013 followed by KNC 105 with a time stamp of 00:13-2:30 • 22.4 ounce packages, UPC code 3800078356 ... Read More

Defibrillator recall reinforces need for tougher quality standards

A nationwide recall is underway for a type of automated external defibrillator (AED) manufactured by Cardiac Science. The device, designed to resuscitate patients who are in cardiac arrest, has a defect that may cause it not to deliver adequate defibrillator therapy, which could lead to serious injury or death. This recall is listed as a Class 1, which is the most serious type of recall and involves situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products may cause serious adverse health consequences or death. AEDs by various manufacturers have been plagued by defects over the years, ... Read More

Glucose products recalled by manufacturer

Pointe Scientific, Inc., is recalling all size kits of its Liquid Glucose Hexokinase Reagent catalog number G7517, after the reagents were found to fail linearity at the >200 mg/dL that results in inaccurate glucose values above this range. Distributors and testing laboratories who have received the Pointe Scientific, Inc., Liquid Glucose Hexokinase Reagent (G7517) should destroy the remaining inventory. The affected lots were distributed nationwide to medical device distributors and testing laboratories nationwide. The recall includes the following lot numbers and has the following expiration dates: Lot # 823901 (all batches) Expiration: 2010-02 Lot # 826801 (all batches) Expiration: 2010-03 ... Read More

Baby teethers recalled, contain bacteria

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Luv N’Care of Monroe, La., have announced a nationwide recall of all Nuby Gel Filled, Cottontails and Playschool Teethers for infants because the gel in the products have been found to contain Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans. These bacteria generally do not cause illness but can affect children with weakened immune systems, causing stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea if the teether is punctured and the liquid from the teether is ingested. The products were distributed through retail outlets nationwide and have been found to be marketed on the internet. The products are packaged ... Read More

Powdered dietary supplements recalled for Salmonella contamination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and consumers of a nationwide recall on Vital Pharmaceuticals Stealth Chocolate and Stealth Vanilla powdered dietary supplements because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The products were distributed nationwide to GNC Distribution Centers in Phoenix, Ariz., Anderson, S.C., and Leetsdale, Penn., and to VPX Sports Distribution Center in Weston, Fla. The products were also distributed to centers internationally. Seventeen lots are affected in the ... Read More