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370,000 Volkswagens Recalled Over Takata Airbags

Volkswagen recalls beetles and Passats over takata airbag explosionsIt’s been quite some time since we last posted about the Takata airbag recall that has rocked the auto industry for years on end. What initially started with a small post about a recall of 3 million Honda vehicles in 2014 evolved over the next five years into a series that tracked one of the largest scandals in industrial history. By 2018, over 100 million vehicles ...

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Zantac, Ranitidine, NDMA, and You: What You Need to Know

Zantac ranitidine NDMA recall information2020 has not been kind to Sanofi’s flagship heartburn medication Zantac. When reports first surfaced of contamination of the medication with a known carcinogen, attention immediately turned to the labs that made ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac. It wasn’t until researchers discovered that Zantac could be producing the carcinogen itself that calls began for a recall of the drug. The mechanism that could lead to such an occurrence, however, has not ...

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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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