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Ethicon Recalls Surgical Stapler

ethicon recalls echelon flex staplersJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon medical device division has recalled a line of surgical staplers over concerns that a part within the jawed hinge of the device may cause staples to be formed improperly. The units are from the Echelon Flex Endopath line and come in a variety of lengths. Echelon Flex staplers are single-use devices and are used for stapling internal tissues, generally during minimally invasive procedures.

Malformed staples in these situations can ...

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Zantac Sees Global Recall After Online Pharmacy Detects Carcinogen

shipments of Zantac recalled over cancer-causing contaminationThings have quickly gone from bad to worse for GlaxoSmithKline and its popular heartburn medication Zantac. And it all began thanks to the care and caution of an online pharmacy; not a government regulator.

The pharmacy, Valisure, tests all the medications it makes available to its customers itself. And it was that testing; not that of the FDA or any other government entity tasked with keeping its citizens safe, that continue reading...

Heart Devices Recalled as 3 Die

faulty heart devices kill 3More than 750 Edwards Lifesciences Corp IntraClude intra-aortic occlusion heart devices have been recalled in what the FDA has deemed a Class I recall. The Class I recall is the agency’s strictest and most dire recall warning and indicates that the continued use of the recalled product could cause serious injury or death.

The IntraClude was designed to serve as the patient’s heart and lungs during a cardiopulmonary bypass ...

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Rock ‘N Play Class-action Lawsuits Have Begun

class action lawsuits filed over rock n play sleeperTwo weeks ago, Fisher-Price, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, initiated a full recall of the popular Rock ‘N Play infant sleeper over concerns that a change in sleeping position for the baby could lead to suffocation. Class-action lawsuits alleging that the corporation knew about the dangers brought on by the sleeper’s design years before that recall have now been filed as a result.

At issue is ...

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Rock ‘N Play Baby Sleeper Moves from Warning to Recall

fisher-price recalls rock n play baby sleepersThings have gone from bad to worse for Fisher-Price as an official recall has been issued for an infant care device called the Rock N’ Play. Designed as an automatic rocker with adjustable vibrations and other mechanisms to help babies sleep, the Rock N’ Play has been implicated in the deaths of over 30 infants since its release in 2009. A warning related to the rocker ...

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Over 40,000 Harley-Davidsons Recalled for Brake Issue; No Word from NHTSA Due to Shutdown

Harley Davidson hit with another recallAs a battle raged in D.C. over the perceived urgency of a border wall with Mexico, an actual crisis unfolded for iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson and tens of thousands of its customers. In the end, it fell to Harley to reach out and notify customers of a critical recall, as the government shutdown made it impossible to update the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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