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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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What Exactly is a Hernia Mesh and Why Have Some Been Recalled?

what is a hernia mesh - hernia mesh recallLike so many other medical terms, hernia is a word that gets used frequently without the specifics of the term’s definition being widely known. This, in turn, makes it difficult to understand and explain one of the methods used to repair a hernia; the hernia mesh surgical implant, and some of the problems that have been associated with it.

To best understand the hernia mesh, we first need to ...

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Valsartan Recall Extends to Sixth Drug

teva latest to recall valsartan drugs over contamination concernsThe recall of valsartan batches contaminated with a chemical classified as a probable human carcinogen has extended to a sixth drug. As a result, Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled a variety of valsartan-based medications manufactured by Mylan India.

The recall includes amlodipine-valsartan and amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets. Like the other valsartan medications pulled off of shelves in recent recalls, the contamination appears to come from a compound known ...

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