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Halloween-themed flashlights recalled by Meijer due to burn hazards

Halloween-themed flashlight recall

With the Halloween season upon us, spooky toys and decorations are being sold across the nation; however, not every product is manufactured under high standards. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Meijer has announced a recall of more than 8,500 Signature Designs Halloween image projector flashlights. The Halloween-themed flashlights reportedly overheat during use, posing a burn risk to unsuspecting consumers. The recalled projector flashlights have an orange cap that is used to hold special lenses with messages and images and project them onto a wall or other surfaces. The word Halloween and pictures of skulls and jack o’ ... Read More

Baby wipes recalled due to bacterial contamination

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Nutek Disposables, Inc., has announced baby wipes recalled nationwide because some packages may contain bacteria which may cause infections in individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases. The recall affects baby wipes distributed under a variety of brand names. Brand names affected by the baby wipes recall include Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. The wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to Oct. 21, 2014, to Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com. Nutek conducted microbial testing of the wipes after receiving a small number of complaints about the ... Read More

GM vehicles with defective ignition switches being sold through dealerships

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General Motors (GM) chief Mary Barra said Thursday that the automaker is “stepping up” its outreach to owners of vehicles with defective ignition switches that have not yet been repaired, but state and federal laws do not prohibit dealerships from selling used vehicles that have not had the proper recall repairs performed. Throughout the country, buyers of used GM vehicles are finding that their “new” used cars, trucks, and SUVs, purchased after GM announced its sweeping recalls, are still in need of safety repairs, including the especially urgent ignition switch repair. Used car buyer Diane Miller told Cincinnati’s WCPO that ... Read More

Hospira recalls lidocane because vial contaminated with human hair

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Hospira is recalling yet another injectable product due to contamination of visible particles in vials of its products. The latest recall, involving one lot of the anesthetic Lidocane HCl, was issued after a confirmed customer report of human hair embedded in and attached to a pinched area of the stopper. While no reports of adverse events associated with this recall have been reported, if the particulate breaks and pieces are able to pass through the intravenous catheter, injected particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate or microembolic effects. The affected lot of ... Read More

Chicken products recall issued due to possible contamination

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A nationwide recall of nearly 32,000 pounds of breaded gluten-free chicken products has been issued due to possible contamination with staphylococcus enterotoxin, a pathogen that can cause symptoms of food poisonings within 30 minutes. The contamination was found during an inspection by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The recall was issued by the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. The chicken products recall involves 12-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets and 10.5-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breasts with “best before” dates dating to August 9, 2015. The ... Read More

GM’s top lawyer to retire amid ignition switch defect scandal

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General Motors (GM)’s top lawyer Michael Millikin is retiring from the company early next year after a 36-year career with the Detroit automaker. His resignation comes amid a U.S. Justice Department investigation of the company’s handling of its deadly ignition switch defect, which affects 2.6 million vehicles and has been linked to at least 29 deaths and 27 serious injuries. Mr. Millikin and GM’s entire legal team have fallen under harsh criticism after it became known that they played a key role in the company’s inaction while millions of vehicles with defective, potentially deadly ignition switches rolled off GM assembly ... Read More

Toys R Us recalled toy toaster sets that can break, injure children

Recalled toy toaster sets

Toys R Us, the popular American toy retailer, has announced a recall of nearly 30,000 “Just Like Home Toy Toaster Sets.” The recalled toy toaster sets include pieces of plastic toast, which can break off into small pieces and create sharp edges that pose hazards to small children. In addition to the 30,000 sets recalled in the U.S., roughly 6,000 are also under recall in Canada. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall, the plastic toy toaster sets are a teal blue with silver trim around the slice opening on top. The handle on the side and three-dimensional ... Read More

Hospira recalls several LifeCare intravenous solutions

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Hospira Inc. is recalling certain lots of several products in its LifeCare line of flexible intravenous solutions because the containers may leak. This is one of at least eight Hospira recalls involving intravenous products in 2014. Leakage of these product containers exposes the solutions to contamination; compromises sterility; causes drug waste or spillage; and could result in inaccurate or inconsistent solution/medication dosing, and/or a delay in therapy, all of which may require medical intervention. Hazardous topical exposure may also occur if a hazardous drug is added to the flexible container. No reports of adverse events associated with this latest recall ... Read More

Jurors allowed to hear about thousands of pending lawsuits in Pinnacle metal hip trial

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Jurors in a bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics will be able to hear about the 6,500 other cases pending in multidistrict litigation  (MDL) alleging the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant was defectively designed, causing injuries. The decision by a Texas federal judge overrides an earlier order that prevented discussions of similar lawsuits during the trial. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade said that DePuy had paved the way for other cases involving its Pinnacle hip implant to be mentioned because the company had called plaintiff Kathy Herlihy-Paoli’s case an outlier and suggested that her surgeons were also outliers. That, Judge ... Read More

Newer hip implants may not be better than older models

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When Dr. Art Sedrakyan and fellow researchers published the first paper on premature failures of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems in 2011, several medical device manufacturers responded by withdrawing their all-metal hip implants. It turned out the failures were caused when the metal parts rubbed against each other, causing metal bits to inflame neighboring tissue and leech into the bloodstream poisoning the blood. Sedrakyan and his team’s research came on the heels of the Johnson & Johnson’s unit DePuy Orthopaedics worldwide recall in 2010 of its ASR metal-on-metal device. Last year, Johnson & Johnson set aside $2.5 billion to resolve about ... Read More