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MEDICAL DEVICE ALERA UPGRADED TO A CLASS I RECALL BY FDA

The FDA (Food and Drug Admnistration) has recently upgraded the recall of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 Monitor systems to a Class I recall. This means that there is a probability that using the Alere system will cause serious health consequences … Continue reading

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Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist. Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look … Continue reading

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Oeuf Recalls Sparrow Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard

    On July 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled a particular model of cribs due to the safety hazard it posed to infants. Over 14,000 Oeuf “Sparrow Cribs” were recalled this past Tuesday. Oeuf, a nursery … Continue reading

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Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire … Continue reading

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Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On January 30, 2014, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled about 200,000 (in the United States and Canada Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. These pacifiers reportedly failed to comply with federal safety standards. Specifically, the … Continue reading

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Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

On December 04, 2013,  Manhattan Toy® Quixel™ baby rattles were recalled as the result of finding that the product’s colored arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children. About 8,300 of these children’s … Continue reading

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Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

These soft and colorful water-absorbing polymer balls can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and … Continue reading

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More than 4.8M Units of Potentially Dangerous Imported Products Discovered During Fiscal Year 2012 Government Screenings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ended fiscal year 2012 having stopped a total of about 4.8 million units of products that violated U.S. safety rules or were found to be hazardous during the fiscal year (October 2011 to … Continue reading

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Country Life Recalls Target-Mins Iron Supplement Bottles Due to Lack of Child-Resistant Packaging

This recall involves Country Life Target-Mins 25 mg iron supplements bottles. The bottle is brown with a black top and has a white label with a yellow banner at the top and a green banner at the bottom. The words … Continue reading

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Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire, Laceration Hazards

These metal halide lamps have internal wiring which can arc, causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards. The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. They … Continue reading

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