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CPSC may ban toxic flame retardants in household products

October 23, 2015

CPSC may ban toxic flame retardants in household products The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking to ban chemically related flame retardants from children’s products, furniture, mattresses and household electronics. Although the agency’s job is usually to enforce recalls of defective products, the chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to start forcing toxic…

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Dole recalls spinach bags for salmonella

October 20, 2015

Dole recalls spinach bags for salmonella Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling its bagged spinach due to salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Although that spinach smoothie may sound appealing, check your spinach bag’s number code before tossing it in the blender. Codes A27409B and A27409A are affected by the recall. The affected…

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Portable Bed Handles Recalled After Deaths

October 19, 2015

Portable Bed Handles Recalled After Deaths Portable bed handles are being recalled due to risk of entrapment, strangulation and death by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Bed Handles Inc. along with the CPSC are re-announcing a voluntary recall of nearly 113,000 adult portable bed handles. The previous recall was issued May 2014. “If…

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Kraft Expands Recall on Individual Wrapped Cheese

October 7, 2015

Kraft Expands Recall on Individual Wrapped Cheese Kraft is expanding a recall for individually wrapped American cheese slices due to the possibility that the plastic film may remain on the cheese causing a choking hazard. If the plastic film sticks to the cheese slice then it could potentially cause a choking hazard to individuals. Kraft…

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Cucumbers Recalled for Salmonella Outbreak

September 22, 2015

Cucumbers Recalled for Salmonella Outbreak Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling cucumbers labeled under the “limited edition” brand due to a salmonella outbreak. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 285 cases of salmonella that can be traced back to cucumbers in 27 different states. One of the reports includes a…

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FDA enforces heart safety warnings on pain relievers

September 4, 2015

FDA enforces heart safety warnings on pain relievers The Food and Drug Administration are enforcing warning labels on popular pain relievers to inform consumers of new information found on the associated risks of heart attack and stroke. The FDA is making the change after reviewing some outside studies and recommendations. The changes apply to all…

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1.7 Million lbs. of Frozen Chicken Recalled for Salmonella Scare

August 19, 2015

1.7 Million lbs. of Frozen Chicken Recalled for Salmonella Scare Barber Foods is recalling 1,707,494 pounds of chicken for fear that it may be contaminated with salmonella. It may be a good time to switch to red meat or fish. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and Barber Foods shared that…

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Kroger recalls 4 different seasonings and cilantro

August 14, 2015

Kroger recalls 4 different seasonings and cilantro Kroger has announced two different recalls for cilantro and four different Kroger seasonings. A positive test for salmonella in South Carolina resulted in Kroger recalling four of its seasonings. Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds were all recalled from…

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Doctors and Consumer Reports advise against laundry pods

August 7, 2015

Doctors and Consumer Reports advise against laundry pods Consumer Reports is advising parents with children under the age of six, to stop buying laundry detergent pods. Laundry pods have been a growing concern for many years. Although they are easy to use, they are extremely poisonous. Often, children mistake them for candy and try to…

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Xarelto Lawsuits Continue with Wrongful Death Case

July 21, 2015

Xarelto Lawsuits Continue with Wrongful Death Case Xarelto has been named in another lawsuit due to the death of an elderly man in Missouri who was prescribed the medication in December 2012. Xarelto has been a controversial blood thinning drug for quite some time. Many lawsuits have alleged the manufacturers of the drug have concealed…

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