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Chrissie Cole

Digital Timers Recalled For Shock Hazard

Intermatic Inc., in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling 200,000 Heavy Duty Digital Timers because they may have a faulty ground connection which can…

Jenny Albano

Portable Electric Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Aloha Housewares Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 152,000 Portable Electric Heaters due to a fire hazard.These heaters can overheat and plastic parts can melt posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company so far has received 29 reports of the portable electric heaters melting, smoking, and/or catching fire and 18 reports of general damage. There has also been one report…

Jenny Albano

Napastyle Recalls Romano Pitchers and Tumblers

NapaStyle, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling their Romano Pitchers and Tumblers because they might contain high levels of leachable lead.No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was a result of an FDA test that showed that the items may contain lead introduced by the manufacturing process by our supplier.The recalled products were sold in stores in California and were…

Claude Wyle

Lead is no Halloween Treat

Parents have a lot more to worry about than their children eating too much candy this Halloween. A recent test of popular Halloween products revealed dangerous amounts of lead. Of these products, are “Ugly Teeth,” which are designed to be worn over real teeth. Ugly Teeth contain levels of lead over 100 times the legal limit. This is particularly concerning, because lead can be very dangerous…

Claude Wyle

Medronic Pulls Defibrillator Wires Off Market

After reports of five deaths, Medronic, Inc., has pulled defibrillator wires of the market. These wires connect defibrillators to the heart. Medronic suspended sales of these wires because the wires can fracture. Fractured wires may result in release of an electrical jolt. Sometimes the jolt can cause mild discomfort; other times the jolt can result in serious injury or organ failure. …

Claude Wyle

Infant Cold Medicine Recalled

Major brands of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines were recalled earlier today. There is nothing wrong with the formula, but the makers are concerned that parents may inadvertently cause injury to their children, because the product is not safe for children under two. The Food and Drug Administration cautions parents against using over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, unless…

Claude Wyle

Unwanted Bactria in Salmon Spread Prompts Recall

Consumers of Jensen’s Smoked Salmon and Onion spread may have more than just bad breath. “Listeria monocytogenes,” an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, has worked its way into Jensen’s product line. Listerine may cure bad breath, but it won’t cure Listeria, so throw this product out if it is in your refrigerator.For more information on this subject, please refer…

Claude Wyle

US Product Safety Commission Recalls 635,000 Toys From China

The US Product Safety Commission has recalled 635,000 toys from China. Many of the items are unsafe because they contain excessive levels of lead, which are toxic to children, and can cause serious injuries. Other products are unsafe because of faulty manufacturing or design. Whatever the reason for the recall, roughly 10% of the recalled items were Halloween toys, so the products came off…

Claude Wyle

FDA Warns Proctor & Gamble to Stop Deceitful Marketing

Proctor & Gamble markets Vicks Early Defense Foaming Hand Sanitizer to school children, claiming it is an effective antimicrobial product. The major problem is, the company has never proved the product is safe or effective for this claim. Out of concern for the safety of children and others, the FDA issued a warning to Proctor & Gamble, informing the company to either comply with FDA…

Claude Wyle

Undisclosed Ingredient Prompts Ice Cream Recall

Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores have recalled thousands of pints of Private Selection ice cream. This could be tragedy for some ice cream lovers, but could become a matter of life-and-death for people with egg allergies. This is because the ice cream may contain eggs, which are not listed on the label of the ice cream. Consumers with egg allergies could suffer life-threatening or serious…