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Pinnacle hip implant executive pressed to show safety tests on device

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Attorneys for a woman who was poisoned by an allegedly defective hip implant grilled an executive at Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit over what studies the company performed on its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement system in an attempt to show jurors that the company was negligent in proofing the device’s safety before they were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Plaintiff Kathy Herlihy-Paoli’s lawsuit is the first of more than 6,000 lawsuits claiming DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implants caused injuries from premature failures and corrosion of the metal parts causing a type of blood poisoning known ... Read More

Country Clipper lawn mowers recalled due to fire hazard

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Shivvers Manufacturing Inc., of Corydon, Iowa, has announced a recall of about 1,911 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers sold in the U.S. and in Canada. The hazard associated with these lawn mowers involves ignition module failure, causing overheating and melting, resulting in a fire hazard. The mowers in question were sold by Country Clipper lawn mower dealers nationwide from October 2011 to May 2014 for between $5,300 and $9,500. The recalled lawn mowers are model year 2012, 2013, and 2014 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers, equipped with 27-horsepower Kohler Command CV740 or Kohler Courage SV740 twin cylinder engines. The Command ... Read More

Gas fireplaces, inserts and gas logs recalled due to risk of gas leak and fire hazard

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Twenty thousand Hearth & Home Technologies®, Heat-N-Glo®, Heatilator®, Outdoor Lifestyles® and Quadra Fire® natural or propane gas indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets have been recalled, effective immediately, due to a hazardous gas valve leak in the products, creating a fire hazard. The recalled products were sold in fireplace stores around the country from May 2014 through July 2014 for between $1,200 and $8,000. The company is instructing customers to stop using the gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets, turn off the gas to the unites and contact the fireplace store where the unit was purchased to ... Read More

Bad Boy Buggies recalls off-road vehicles due to improper braking ability posing potential crash hazard

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Bad Boy Buggies of Augusta, Ga., has announced an immediate recall of three models of off-road vehicles. Manufacturers have recently determined that the parking brake and brake lines in the vehicles are compromised and can reduce the driver’s braking ability, which poses a crash hazard. The vehicles in question were sold nationwide from August 2012 through May 2014 for between $9,600 and $14,400. About 4,460 of these gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled recreational vehicles were sold during this time. The recalled off-road vehicles have bench seats for the driver and passenger, a cargo bed in the rear of the two-person model, and a rear-facing ... Read More

Johnson and Johnson gears up for second round of metal hip lawsuits


A year after Johnson & Johnson set aside $2.5 billion to resolve about 8,000 claims alleging that its ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement system was defective and caused injuries, the company faces a new round of lawsuits over another hip implant for poisoning patients. The lawsuits center on the Pinnacle hip implant. Like the recalled ARS device, the Pinnacle was made by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics and was fashioned with all-metal parts. What was discovered to be an issue with the ASR artificial hip was found to be a problem with the Pinnacle as well. The metal in the ... Read More

FDA recalls potassium chloride injection due to labeling error


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