Posts Tagged 'Recall'

Ford recalls about 421,000 vehicles

Ford has announced the recall of about 421,000 Escapes from 2001-4 in the United States over a defect in the cruise control cables that could make the vehicles susceptible to unintended acceleration, the New York Times reports.

The recall was announced after a recent demand by the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit consumer group, that Ford fix the cables, which the center said could be damaged by repairs for an unrelated recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced ...

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Brilliant Blue G recalled over contamination concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug administration sent out a notice to physicians recently that Brilliant Blue G – a food dye that’s also been found to have medical applications — from Franck’s Lab is being recalled because of concerns over possible fungal contamination.

According to the notice, the FDA received reports that patients being treated with Brilliant Blue G have suffered fungal eye infections.

The dye has been used by eye surgeons to help them better differentiate various parts of the eye.

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50,000 U.K. patients need yearly testing from hip implant

About 50,000 hip replacement patients in England and Wales will require annual medical tests to ensure that their metal-on-metal hip implants aren’t causing them potentially crippling complications, British newspaper The Independent reports.

That reflects the number of patients with large hip implants who will need annual blood tests to check their metal ion levels, including about 10,000 people with implants manufactured by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

The risk with the metal-on-metal implants – which use a metal coating for ...

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Birth Control Pills Recalled Over Packaging Error

The federal Food and Drug Administration has announced that a batch of birth control pills has been recalled because of a packaging error that may leave women at risk of unintended pregnancy.

On Feb. 24, Glenmark Generics Inc. USA – the domestic distributor for Glenmark Generics Ltd. India – issued the recall of seven lots of norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets.

According to a release by Glenmark, select blisters on the packaging were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly ...

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Bosch/Tassimo Coffee Makers Recalled for Causing Burns

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that several models of Bosch/Tassimo Coffee Makers are being  recalled because they have caused numerous burns. To date, 140 people have reported that the coffee disks have burst while they were making coffee. Boiling water is is then sprayed in front of the machine. Thirty-seven people suffered second degree burns, and a 10-year-old girl was hospitalized.

If you have any of the models ...

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Crib Recall

10211aYesterday, April 29, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of two crib models: Simplicity Cribs and Graco®-Branded Drop Side Cribs due to serious risks of suffocation and strangulation.

Simplicity Crib Recall

The CPSC has announced a major crib recall of all Simplicity full size cribs with tubular metal mattress support frames.  This crib recall covers both fixed side and drop side cribs.  These Simplicity Cribs have been pulled off ...

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