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Another Recall on Volvo Air Bags

After metal fragments from an exploding air bag killed a driver, Volvo Cars USA is recalling as many as 54,124 additional vehicles due to an air bag defect. This newest recall is on an air bag inflator made by auto parts supplier ZF/TRW, which has its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. (Bloomberg.com). The U.S. National Highway Read More

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Metformin Recall Expanded

Metformin is prescribed by doctors for the management of type 2 diabetes. It is sold under several different brand names: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, and Riomet. (EverydayHealth.com) Marksans Pharma Limited of India has expanded its recall from June 5, 2020 to include 76 additional lots of unexpired Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets in 500 mg and 750 Read More

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FDA Warns Some Hand Sanitizers May Be Toxic

Hand sanitizer demand has skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Health advisors have advised American consumers to wash our hands often with soap and water to limit the spread of COVID-19. If soap and water are not available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends we use a hand sanitizer that contains at least Read More

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Recall of Some Metformin Diabetes Medication

Since 2010, the FDA has been investigating the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Metformin, “after several batches of the diabetes drug sold outside the U.S. were found to contain low levels of the substance.” (Healthline.com) In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled some blood pressure medications due to the drugs containing NDMA. Read More

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FDA Recalls All Ranitidine (Zantac) Products Due to Cancer Risk

On April 1, 2020 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was pulling all ranitidine off the shelves due to a possible link to cancer. This recall includes all prescription and over the counter ranitidine (best known by the brand name Zantac). In September of last year, the FDA put out a warning Read More

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Higher Safety Standards for ATV’s Don’t Seem to Affect Death Rate in SC

All-terrian vehicles (ATV’s) can be a lot of fun, but can also be very dangerous. Injuries and deaths can be caused by: not having proper safety equipment, riding incorrectly, riding in unsafe places or conditions, and letting children ride adult-size ATV’s. Before you ride, make sure you are aware of the hazards, and the rules Read More

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Second Recall on Contigo Kids’ Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

                                   If you have one of these water bottles, please take it away from your child immediately. Contigo (a water bottle company) has issued a second recall on “about 5.7 million of its kids water bottles over fears its spout Read More

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Are You Being Exposed to a Carcinogen Without Realizing It?

In our daily lives, we are coming into contact with thousands of chemicals that we know almost nothing about. Most of these chemicals are harmless in small doses, but others have the potential for adverse health effects. (NTP.gov) In fact, it is estimated that 2000 new chemicals are introduced into the market each year. (YourGreenPal.com) Read More

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Investigation on Additional 12.3 Million Vehicles for Airbag Malfunction

Malfunctioning Takata Airbags have been in the news since 2001, with the first recalls by Isuzu. According to NPR, this has been the largest ever recall on automobiles in United States history.(IbTimes) Defective Takata airbags are responsible for at least 15 deaths and 250 injuries in the US, to date. The first recalls were due Read More

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

On April 12th, Fisher-Price recalled all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after at least 32 babies have died using the product. This voluntary recall covers nearly 5 million of the infant sleepers, which have been sold since 2009. If you have one of the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, please stop using it immediately, and contact Fisher-Price Read More

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