Product News and Recalls

FDA Under Fire Over Failure to React to Baby Formula Crisis

parents demand answers over fda baby formula failureThe Food and Drug Administration is once again the target of public ire over its seemingly glacial response to a U.S. consumer crisis. A recent story posted to Politico indicates that parents and their congressional representatives have begun raising serious questions about the amount of time that elapsed between the discovery of the first illness allegedly associated with infant formula contamination and the government’s response to ...

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1 Million Fitbits Recalled After Reports of Burn Injuries

google recalls 1 million Fitbit Ionic devicesGoogle has initiated the recall of a million Fitbit Ionic devices after receiving reports of burns ranging from first- to third-degree from overheating batteries. The Ionic was in production from 2017 to 2020 and sold for approximately $300.

115 reports of overheating battery events have been received in the United States. 78 have been tied to injuries including four claims of second-degree burns and two users reporting having ...

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Parents on Edge as Baby Formula Illnesses Continue

infant deaths and illnesses increase as a result of baby formula contaminationThe number of infants killed by the contamination of a variety of batches of baby formula at a Sturgis, Michigan Abbott Laboratories facility may have risen as another death has recently been reported and regulators question how many illnesses have gone unreported.

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Fort Ord, California Veterans Raise Cancer Fears Over Groundwater Contamination

groundwater leeching stokes cancer fears at former California military baseVeterans from a former California military installation have joined a growing number of United States military servicemembers who may have been routinely exposed to a variety of highly toxic chemicals throughout their tenures at their bases. The primary exposure at the Fort Ord installation, like numerous other bases, appears to have come via the drinking water supply.

According to an Associated Press investigative piece published this month, hundreds ...

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Concerns Grow Over Baby Formula Bacterial Infections

more cases of baby formula contamination reportedBatches of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered baby formula were found to be contaminated with a variety of bacteria. The infected batches originated out of a Sturgis, Michigan manufacturing facility for Abbott Nutrition and may have caused at least one infant death. Reports of bacterial infections in infants that consumed the formula were received in Texas, Ohio, and Minnesota.

“Parents and caregivers of infants who have used these ...

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Woman’s Leg Amputated After Pedicure Infection

woman has leg amputated after pedicure infectionWhen Clara Shellman went to get a pedicure at Tammy’s Nails 2 in Tampa, Florida in 2018, she had no idea she was setting off a chain of events that would eventually culminate in the loss of her leg from the knee down.

Shellman alleged that a cut from a dirty piece of equipment started an infection in her body. That infection was exacerbated by her pre-existing peripheral arterial disease; a condition ...

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