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FDA recalls potassium chloride injection due to labeling error

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Baxter International, Inc., is recalling one lot of potassium chloride injection because the drug packaging may contain units of gentamicin sulfate instead. Potassium chloride injection is used to treat potassium deficiency. Gentamicin sulfate is an antibacterial drug. This labeling error could result in a medication error or delay in therapy for patients who require high concentration of potassium chloride, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. The recall involves Lot #P318220, NDC # 0338-079-48 of potassium chloride Injection 10mEq per 100mL, with the product code 2B0826. Shipping cartons labeled for this specific lot number of potassium chloride injection may contain units ... Read More

IKEA recalls children’s swing due to fall hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with IKEA North America Services LLC, announced on Tuesday that more than 2,000 GUNGGUNG child’s swings, sold in IKEA stores nationwide and online have been recalled. The hazard associated with this product involves the swing’s suspension fittings breaking, causing a child to fall from the swing, which can lead to serious injury. The IKEA GUNGGUNG Swing is intended for children between the ages of 3 and 7, and is built for both indoor and outdoor use. The swing is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting, which ... Read More

Hospira recalls heparin vials due to contamination with human hair

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Hospira, Inc., is recalling one lot of its blood thinner Heparin after confirming that a piece of human hair was found floating in a sealed vial. The nationwide user-level recall involves one lot of Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL) in 0.9 percent Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL, NDC 0409-7620-03 Lot 41-046-JT with expiration date of 01NOV 2015. The injection of particulate material, such as human hair, may cause local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low-level allergic response. Capillaries, which may be as small as the size of a red blood cell, approximately seven microns in diameter, ... Read More

Rubber tubes sold at Walmart recalled after causing skin irritation

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This week, 20,500 inflatable rubber tubes sold at Walmart have been recalled due to numerous reports of skin irritation upon contact with the tubes. The tubes, made by Coleman, are black Sevylor brand River Racer inflatable rubber tubes. The recalled rubber tubes measure 36 inches in diameter and are about 15 inches tall, seating one person per tube. The Sevylor logo and River Racer logo can be seen on the outer side, printed in blue. The model number of the recalled tubes (2000014090) can be found on the inner side of the tube below the bottom left corner of the English ... Read More

Tire blowout causes deadly tractor trailer crash in Liberty, Texas

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LIBERTY, Texas – A tire blowout is to blame for a truck driver losing control of his 18-wheeler and crashing early Tuesday morning on Interstate 45 in Huntsville, Texas. Driver Michael Bird, 56, was traveling in the right northbound lane on I-45 near exit 113 when the blowout on the right front tire occurred. Mr. Bird’s truck veered off the highway, colliding with a guardrail and hitting a concrete bridge support column head-on. The impact caused the truck to burst into flames with Mr. Bird still inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash also caused severe structural ... Read More

Publix Recall on Bagels Affects Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina

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Four southern states have been affected by a recent recall of a popular breakfast food sold in Publix Super Markets. Publix has announced a recall of its store-brand jalapeno bagels following a warning from their supplier that these bagels may contain pieces of glass and small stones. Publix-brand jalapeno bagels are typically sold in the store’s self-service bins and the artisan cases in the bakery department. The potentially hazardous bagels were distributed to Publix store locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, meaning that stores in Tennessee and North Carolina are not impacted by the recall. Maria Brous, media ... Read More

Johnson and Johnson knew in 2001 that its metal hips could poison patients

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Johnson & Johnson knew as early as 2001 that its metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip implant could corrode inside the body and cause a type of blood poisoning known as metallosis, a plaintiff’s attorney said in opening statements in the first case involving the device to go to trial. A doctor who consulted with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics on the Pinnacle artificial hip said he told the company of his concerns with the device in February 2001, and that extensive testing of implant patients would be needed to determine whether they had metal ions in their bloodstream. Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli’s ... Read More

More than 200K pairs of children’s sunglasses recalled due to excessive levels of lead

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Due to the excessive amounts of lead found in the surface paint of the sunglasses, the company FGX International has announced a recall of nearly 215,000 pairs of children’s sunglasses. Prolonged exposure to lead in children can cause convulsions, stupor, hyperirritability and even more severe neurological effects that may lead to death. All of the children’s sunglasses come in a variety of 20 different styles featuring Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brands. If you check the left temple arm of the sunglasses, one of the following style numbers should be found: Style# Brand Colors S00014SVS999 Marvel Spider-Man Red, blue S00014SVSBLU Marvel ... Read More

FDA orders recall of mole, wart and skin tag remover

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Dermatend Original and Dermatend Ultra, products used to remove moles, warts and skin tags, are being recalled by the manufacturer, Solace International, because the products are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus have not been shown to be safe and effective. Moles should be removed under the supervision of a dermatologist, the FDA warned, and using these products instead of seeking medical attention could result in delayed diagnosis of conditions such as cancer. Dermatend Original and Dermatend Ultra are sold online and at retail stores. They are packaged in flexible plastic tubes with the product’s ... Read More

Readers warn people with metal hip implants to have their blood checked for metal ions

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“If you have a metal-on-metal (hip) replacement, it is imperative to have the metal ion test as soon as possible,” warned BJackson, in a comment on Missoulian’s Letters to the Editor. “My neighbor’s wife passed away a little over a year ago because of cobalt and chromium poisoning. .. she had the offending metal-on-metal (hip implant) removed and a new hip put in, (but) it was too late for her. They had spent three years telling her that she had ALS, but they were incorrect, and it was the metal-on-metal (hip implant) that killed her.” The comment was posted in ... Read More