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Chantix Recalled over Carcinogen Contamination

pfizer recalls chantixPatients taking Chantix to help them quit smoking may find the drug a bit harder to locate as multiple lots have been recalled for possible contamination with, of all things, a probable human carcinogen.

Nine lots of varenicline (the drug name for Chantix) have been recalled by Pfizer. Most of the affected lots were still in warehouses and awaiting distribution, however, the company has halted further releases of the medication into U.S. ...

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Diabetes Drug Recalled Over NDMA Contamination

metformin recalls continueThe metformin recalls that have plagued the diabetes drug industry for the past year continue as yet another company’s formulation of the drug has tested positive for a human carcinogen.

The debacle started in 2020 when lots of metformin from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharmaceuticals both tested positive for NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine. The compound is believed to have ties to variety of types of cancer and the discovery was enough to trigger recalls of ...

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Another Fisher-Price Baby Rocker Recalled as Four Infants Die

fisher-price baby rockers recalled after infant deathsFisher-Price’s Rock n’ Glide Soother has been recalled after four infants died while using the device, apparently after suffocating in their sleep. Reports indicate that the babies were placed in the product unrestrained, and while they may have started on their backs, all four were found to have eventually rolled over onto their stomachs. The fatalities include a four-month-old, two two-month olds, and an 11-week-old.

The deaths and subsequent ...

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Concerns Continue as Contaminated ‘Real Water’ Remains for Sale

real water may be interfering with contaminated water recallA brand of water that has been linked to an outbreak of non-viral hepatitis remains on shelves for sale, even as federal officials scramble to enact and enforce a recall. And, there is growing cause to believe that the recall effort may actually be getting stalled by Real Water themselves.

The company markets an alkalized water product and sells it in a variety of sizes for ...

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Peloton’s Treadmill Recalled…Finally

peloton recalls treadmill after injuries and death“This doesn’t happen with other treadmills,” said a federal official in an interview with The Washington Post. In the case of at-home fitness company Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill, “this” is multiple reports of children and other users being pulled under the device during its operation. At least one child has died so far, and a significant number of injury reports have also been filed.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission ...

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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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