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Numerous recalled drop-side cribs remain in use despite safety ban

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In 2010 the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned drop-side cribs due to entrapment and suffocation hazards. In the past few years, millions of cribs have been pulled off the market to prevent catastrophe. However, many recalled cribs stay in the marketplace through various means, purchased used at garage sales or in online shops, or handed down among family members unaware of the recalls and the danger. Another problem arises when the manufacturer of a once-popular line of these type of cribs goes out of business, halting the line of communication with consumers. LaJobi was responsible for producing a large amount of ... Read More

Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser products recalled after mislabeling mix-up

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A label mix-up involving more than 83,000 Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser products has instigated a massive recall by CR Brands and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the company’s recall notice, the cleaner and degreaser products contain ammonia, although the labels clearly state “does not contain ammonia.” If the ammonia-containing product is mixed with bleach or other domestic chemicals, dangerous or irritating fumes may be produced. The recalled Mean Green® Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green® Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser products were sold in a white spray bottle and a white or green plastic jug. ... Read More

Rader Farms Smoothie Blends recalled due to discovery of Listeria monocytogenes within key ingredient

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Several varieties of Rader Farms Smoothie Blends are now under recall by Inventure Foods, Inc. of Arizona. According to the announcement on the FDA’s website, organisms known as Listeria monocytogenes are believed to have contaminated the spinach and/or kale ingredients in the recalled smoothie blends; however, the organisms were not discovered in the blends themselves. Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for sickening individuals with weakened immune systems, such as young children and elderly people. The listeria infection, which may be fatal, carries symptoms including high fever, nausea, stiffness, severe headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Pregnant women could potentially suffer miscarriages or stillbirths ... Read More

DD Brand Candles recalled by CoScentrix; third recall in relation to flammable candle wax

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Several varieties of DD brand candles recalled by CoScentrix and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have been reported to ignite the surface of the candle’s wax, posing a fire hazard to both the consumer and consumer’s property. According to CPSC, nearly 168,000 CoScentrix candles are included in the recall. The candles were sold exclusively by Hobby Lobby. The four types of DD branded single-wick candles included in this recall are as follows:  13-ounce coffee tins and 13-ounce jars with a holiday theme, decorative jars in 10- and 20-ounce sizes and mason jars in 5- and 12- ounce sizes. All ... Read More

Nearly 52,000 SKLZ Recoil 360 All-Position Resistance Trainers recalled after reports of serious injury

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Resistance trainers recalled by Pro Performance, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), are linked to injury reports. The recall involves the SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers. More than 50,000 of the potentially dangerous SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers are included in the recall. The hazard related to the resistance trainers comes from a weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt, which may break unexpectedly during use. If this breakage were to occur, the trainer’s flexible cord would suddenly retract and hit the exercise partner holding the other end. The SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance ... Read More

Honda fails to report deaths, injuries resulting in $70 million penalties

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Federal auto safety regulators have hit Honda with two penalties totaling $70 million for failing to report 1,729 deaths and injuries connected to exploding Takata airbags installed in its vehicles and for failing to comply with U.S. laws requiring it report all warranty claims, which can help regulators hone in on larger safety problems and trends. The two $35-million fines are the maximum allowable penalties under current U.S. law and largest amount in fines the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ever levied against an auto manufacturer. Honda also agreed to a consent order requiring the company to take ... Read More

GM starts New Year with new ignition switch recall

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General Motors (GM) said on New Year’s Day that it is recalling more than 92,000 full-size trucks and SUVS for a potentially deadly ignition lock system flaw that could allow the ignition to stick in the “start” position and suddenly snap back into the “accessory” position. The latest recall affects 92,221 trucks and SUVs in North America, including 83, 572 vehicles in the United States. GM said that the ignition lock actuators in the vehicles may be too wide, making the ignition key difficult to turn in hot conditions. If stuck in the “start” position, the ignition could suddenly release back ... Read More

Endotracheal tubes recalled due to dangerous defect

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Certain KimVent Microcuff Endotracheal tubes are being recalled because the cuff inflation line may detach from the tube during use, which can cause serious health risks including delayed patient treatment, breathing difficulties and death. To date, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received 19 reports of device malfunction. The issue can occur if the tube of the KimVent Microcuff is pulled, tugged or excess tube/patient movement occurs during procedures in which the device is in use. If the inflation line detaches, the cuff will gradually deflate, which may lead to an air lead between the cuff and the tracheal wall ... Read More

Bean Bag Chairs recalled due to entrapment and suffocation risks

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Nearly 125,000 bean bag chairs are now under recall by Comfort Research, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall asserts that children are at risk of suffocation and entrapment since the bean bag’s zipper can be opened, thus allowing children to crawl inside and potentially choke on the chair’s foam beads. The polystyrene-filled bean bag chairs recalled measure about 88 to 98 inches in diameter and feature a single zipper on a vinyl cover. The colors and patterns affected by the recall announcement are as follows:  black, hot pink, lime, purple, royal blue, ruby red, and baseball, basketball, football ... Read More

Hospira issues recall on sub-potent batches of cancer, MS drug

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Hospira, Inc., is initiating a worldwide recall of 10 lots of MitoXANTRONE (both human and veterinary) because the medication was found to be sub-potent with elevated impurity levels, which could lead to decreased effectiveness, additional dosing and the potential for cumulative impurity toxicity requiring medical intervention. MitoXANTRONE is used to treat certain types of cancer, mostly metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is also used to treat children suffering from first relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, in combination with prednisone as a second-line treatment for metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer, and to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), in ... Read More