Air Bag Recall Expands as More Lawsuits Appear

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Takata Corp makes airbags used by several auto manufacturers, nine total including Toyota, Honda,  and Chrysler. News of more lawsuits followed Toyota's recall of nearly a quarter-million vehicles and U.S. safety regulators advise drivers to have their airbags replaced as soon as possible. Read the article by Reuter's Ben Klayman posted Tue Oct 21, 2014.   … [Read more...]

Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall

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Cleveland Clinic's cardiologist, Dr. Harry Lever, noticed repeat occurrences patients reporting chest pain when switched off of brand name Toprol and onto generic equivalents of this beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Once returned to Toprol brand version of the drug, the chest pains disappear. Dr. Lever reported this to the FDA but had no proving evidence aside from his observations. Sadly, his observations had a base as we now see two large Indian manufacturers, Wockhardt and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, announcing recalls of more than 100,000 bottles because their products were … [Read more...]

Questions Arise Regarding Handling of Defective Hip Replacement

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Over a year ago, Johnson & Johnson announced a new head of their orthopedics division claiming a fresh start after recalls of their hip replacement. New information surfaces about the new head of orthopedics, Andrew Ekdahl, who is tied to the development and promotion of the failed implant in ways that raise questions about Johnson & Johnson's choice for the position. The following article is take from the New York Times, reported by Barry Meier on January 30, 2013. During Trial, New Details Emerge About Hip Maker When Johnson & Johnson announced the appointment in 2011 of an … [Read more...]

Extensive Salmonilla Recalls Spur Plant Shut Down

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One producer of peanut butter who supplies many food stores is linked to several salmonilla outbreaks and resultant recalls. FDA orders plant production to be suspended. People from 20 states have been affected by salmonilla linked to food product from this single source. This is the first instance of the FDA using its newly granted power to shut down a facility as granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Read this article posted by Schuyler Velasco, Staff writer for  The Christian Science Monitor, November 27, 2012. FDA shuts down peanut butter factory after salmonella recalls The FDA … [Read more...]

Foam Baby Seat Recall and Urgent Notification to Stop Usage

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Recent report from Reuters states the recall of four million baby seats and manufacturer urges users to stop using the seats until a repair kit can be installed. Here is the report: Bumbo recalls 4M baby seats after injuries from falls Bumbo International Trust is voluntarily recalling about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats after scores of injuries, including skull fractures, the South African company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Wednesday. Since a 2007 recall, at least 50 incidents have been reported in which babies fell while the molded-foam seat was on a raised … [Read more...]

Faulty Air Bags Cited in Chrysler SUV Recall

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Chrysler has filed a report with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stating that a wrong control module linked to the operation of side current airbags is installed in certain SUVs. Here's the report: Chrysler Recalls New Dodge Durangos for Faulty Airbags By Jonathan Welsh Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain new Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicles to fix a possible problem with their airbag systems. In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the car maker said some vehicles it built from April 11 … [Read more...]

Honda Recalls Weed Trimmers Due to Laceration Hazard

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Unsafe products can cause serious injuries at the most unexpected times. Household names we all come to know and trust are no exception to oversites due to engineering, manufacturing or material shortcomings that require diligent testing and monitoring. Honda  has acted to recall certain gas powered weed and lawn trimmers within a designated manufacturing span denoted by listed serial numbers.  Awareness of such measures is one paramount to the safety of all consumers. Springer Lyle feels the information in this article should be made known so consumers who rely on Honda's reputation can … [Read more...]

Honda Worldwide Recall of Sedans, Minivans, SUVs

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By Deepa Seetharaman and Bernie Woodall of Reuters. Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to recall nearly 2 1/2 million vehicles: small SUVs, cars and minivans worldwide. This includes the popular Accord sedan. Problems relate to software issues that could damage the automatic transmission. The recall includes 1.5 million vehicles in the United States, about 760,000 in China and 135,142 in Canada, the automaker said on Friday. This week, Consumer Reports said it was not recommending the 2012 Honda Civic. This led some industry analysts to ask if that was a symptom of larger problems at the … [Read more...]

Voluntary Recall Of Slimming Capsules

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from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website**: Intercharm Inc. Issues A Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Slim Forte Slimming Capsules Lot 20100604 And Lot 20100928, Slim Forte Slimming Coffee Lot 20100903, And Meizitang Botanical Slimming Softgel Exp. 12.23.2011 Weight Loss Capsules Found To Contain Sibutramine Contact: Intercharm Inc. 323-876-7441 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 25, 2011 - Intercharm Inc., is recalling Slimforte Slimming Capsules, Slimforte Slimming Coffee, and Botanical Slimming Soft Gel to the consumer/user level. FDA laboratory analyses found the products to contain … [Read more...]

Chrysler Recalls Three Models of Ram trucks

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News Source: The Kansas City Star - July 13, 2011 Chrysler Motor Corporation announces a recall nearly 250,000 Ram pickups because of a faulty part in the steering system which can cause loss of control. This recall affects Chrysler’s top-selling vehicle and covers about 243,000 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups ranging from year models 2008 through 2011. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a part near the left front wheel can fracture and risk potential crash of the vehicle. … [Read more...]