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Recalls & Advisories: Health & Disability Product Warnings Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Recalls and Advisory Alerts category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Recalls & Advisories: Health & Disability Product Warnings Publications

2018-04-09 : FDA Restricts Sale and Distribution of Essure : U.S. FDA restricts sale and distribution of Essure to protect women and to require that patients receive risk information.

2017-11-14 : FDA Warns About Illegal Use of Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Associated Health Risks : United States FDA issues safety communication about illegal use of injectable silicone for body contouring and associated health risks.

2017-08-14 : FDA Warning: Potential Contamination in Multiple Brands Of Drugs, Dietary Supplements : FDA advising not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands, due to potential contamination.

2017-01-30 : FDA Warning: Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Certain Homeopathic Teething Products : FDA warns homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges consumers not to use these products.

2014-11-10 : Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Deadly Risk for Children : Laundry detergent pods are small, colorful, and may look like candy or juice to a young child.

2014-03-20 : Toxic Hair Straightener Products Under Recall Still Sold in U.S. : Stylists and consumers concerned about toxic chemicals in hair straightening products and still allowing formaldehyde containing products to be sold in U.S..

2014-03-14 : Recipients of Hip Implants Such as DePuy Pinnacle Strongly Encouraged to Receive MRI : US drug watchdog strongly encourages recipients of all-metal hip implants such as DePuy Pinnacle to immediately receive MRI for indications of failure.

2013-10-30 : FDA Phase-out of Chlorofluorocarbon Inhalers : FDA information regarding the phase out of CFC products in inhalers for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

2013-09-20 : Cyclospora Infection: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment : Information regarding cyclospora a newly recognized infectious organism that infects the small intestine.

2013-07-04 : Seniors Targeted by Illegal Medical Alert Phone Scams : Equipment manufacturers offer free products from fraudulent companies claiming to be Medical Guardian and then consumer charged for products that were not needed.

2013-06-26 : Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Injections : CDC investigators describe pathologic findings from reports of fungal infection in patients given contaminated epidural, para-spinal or intra-articular steroid injections.

2013-05-24 : Health Dangers of Small Powerful Magnets : Recall of novelty magnet sets marketed to adults that contain small powerful magnets which can be easily swallowed or inhaled by children.

2013-05-11 : EZ Breathe Atomizer Recall : Health & Life, Co. LTD nationwide recall EZ Breathe Atomizers Model #EZ-100 after becoming aware of an increase in the number of complaints.

2012-11-26 : Mixing Grapefruit and Medication Can Have Serious Adverse Effects : Over 85 drugs can interact with grapefruit with serious side effects and other citrus fruits such as Seville oranges limes and pomelos also contain the active ingredients.

2012-10-26 : Diabetes Devices Can be Damaged by Airport Security Scanners : Motors in insulin delivery pumps or glucose monitoring devices may experience electromagnetic malfunctioning when passed through airport security scanners.

2012-08-14 : Financial Scams that Target Seniors : Many seniors who worked and saved for retirement see their hard earned money vanish because of fraud or financial abuse.

2012-08-11 : Dry Skin Lotions Can Result in Serious Health Risks : National Skin Care lists carcinogenic ingredients to avoid when choosing your skin care products.

2011-07-07 : Mercury Vapor From Broken Fluorescent Light Bulbs : A broken compact fluorescent light bulb releases mercury vapor for weeks to months and amount can exceed safe human exposure levels.

2011-06-23 : Tips to Protect Against Excess Radiation Exposure : Growing concern about the possible effects of excess exposure from different types of radiation.

2011-06-22 : Consumer Product Safety Act Canada : The Act will replace 40 year old legislation with modern laws to protect Canadians from unsafe products.

2011-06-21 : Dangers of Portable Pools : Every five days a child drowns in a portable pool during the summer in the United States.

2011-05-31 : Cosmetic Use Including Hair Dye Can Cause Serious Adverse Effects : Permanent hair dye gives the most serious effects but there are also many reactions to facial and body moisturizers and creams.

2011-03-28 : Preventing Botulism from Honey in Children : Honey is the only food in Canada to which infant botulism has been linked.

2011-03-11 : Infant Formulas Contain Fluoride - Avoid Mixing with Fluoridated Water : All infant formulas already contain fluoride and when mixed with fluoridated water increase the risk of dental fluorosis.

2011-03-04 : Acetaminophen - Updated Warnings and Information : Methods for reducing the risk of severe liver injury associated with acetaminophen use.

2011-01-17 : Bath Salts - For Bathing or the Latest High : Some bath salts like Ocean Burst and Ivory Wave are the latest high for naive teens and young adults as well as established drug abusers.

2010-12-29 : More Than 500 Food and Product Recalls and Advisories in Canada for 2010 : Health and Safety Watch tracked more than 500 advisories and recalls issued for food and products in Canada.

2010-12-06 : DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recall Information : One of the largest manufacturers of medical devices has recalled two of its most popular hip transplant systems.

2010-11-21 : FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Vigor-25 : FDA says Vigor-25 a product marketed as a natural dietary supplement to enhance male sexual performance should not be purchased or used because it contains sildenafil.

2010-11-03 : DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall: 12,000 Patients Will Need Revision Surgery : The DePuy ASR recall affects over 90,000 hip implant patients of which approximately 12000 will have to undergo additional hip replacement surgeries.

2010-10-24 : Hyland's Teething Tablets May Pose Risk to Children : The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that Hylands Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children.

2010-10-14 : Possible Increased Risk of Thigh Bone Fracture With Bisphosphonates : Labeling change adds warning about possible risks of long-term use of osteoporosis drugs.

2010-10-10 : Abbott to Voluntarily Withdraw Meridia® (Sibutramine) in the U.S. : Abbott will voluntarily withdraw Meridia® (sibutramine) from the U.S. market at request of FDA.

2010-10-08 : DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information : DePuy Orthopedics recalled two of its metal-on-metal hip replacement systems the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System.

2010-10-05 : Brazilian Blowout Hair Straightening Product Concerns : CROET responding to concerns raised by Portland-area hair salons about Brazilian Blowout product used for hair straightening.

2010-09-29 : Proposed Ban on Drop-side Cribs : Health Canada Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Ban on Drop-side Cribs.

2010-09-09 : FDA Takes Action to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes : FDA Takes Appropriate Action to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes and Protect Public Health.

2010-09-07 : New Food Recall Every Week - Your Family at Risk : New Food Recall Every Week - National Safety Expert Reveals Why Your Family Is Still at Risk.

2010-08-30 : Grandparent Scam Thwarted by RCMP : In this scam a grandparent receives a phone call from con-artist claiming to be one of his or hers grandchildren.

2010-08-30 : Grocers Follow FDA Advice and Stock Pasteurized Shell Eggs : Consumer demand for safe eggs has driven retail sales of pasteurized shell eggs up by more than 50%.

2010-08-24 : Recalled Eggs Check Numbers on Egg Carton : The number of eggs being recalled in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak is growing.

2010-08-19 : Egg Recall List - Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Symptoms : NuCal Foods is voluntarily recalling list of shell eggs with specific dates produced in Wright County Egg due to potential Salmonella contamination.

2010-08-14 : Trampoline Safety Guidelines : Home garden trampoline rules and guidelines to ensure safe play for children.

2010-08-12 : Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts : Raw or undercooked sprouts should not be eaten by children seniors pregnant women or those with weakened immune systems.

2010-08-01 : FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) : US FDA warning consumers not to take Miracle Mineral Solution an oral liquid solution also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement or MMS.

2010-07-25 : Diabetes Drug Byetta Linked to Kidney Problems by FDA : Byetta a commonly prescribed diabetes drug has been linked to kidney and pancreas problems.

2010-07-22 : Swimming Pool Products can Cause Health Issues : Research links recreational pool disinfectants and products to health problems in swimmers.

2010-07-08 : Malaria Drug Should Not be Used to Treat Leg Cramps - FDA Warning : Serious side effects reported when used to treat or prevent night time leg cramps.

2010-06-22 : National Mortgage Fraud Sweep Takes in Two Birmingham Fraud Rings : Mortgage fraud rings have affected 125 properties in Birmingham Metro Area causing nearly $4 million in losses to banks and lending institutions.

2010-06-02 : Dangers of Heat Stroke to Children in Vehicles : Warning for Parents about the Dangers of Heat Stroke to Children in Vehicles.

2010-05-31 : Memorial Day Weekend Deadly for ATV Riders : CPSC Warns Memorial Day Weekend Among the Deadliest Holidays for ATV Riders.

2010-05-14 : Direct Access Genetic Testing - Consumer Caution : Genetic tests should be provided to the public only through the services of appropriate health care professionals.

2010-05-01 : Children's Cold and Allergy Medicines Recalled : Recall has been issued for more than 40 over-the-counter drugs for children including Tylenol and Motrin.

2010-04-27 : Initiative to Reduce Infusion Pump Risks : FDA launches initiative to reduce infusion pump risks agency calls for improvements in device design.

2010-04-08 : Healthcare Reform Scam Alert : Public should be aware of scams and scammers selling phony health insurance policies.

2010-03-21 : Increased Risk of Muscle Injury with Zocor FDA Warns : Highest approved dose of cholesterol-lowering medication could cause harm to muscles.

2010-02-07 : Lead and Cadmium Hazard in Children's Jewellery Warning : High Lead levels found in childrens jewellery products sold in Canada.

2010-02-04 : FDA Drug and Health Alerts : FDA alerts received from health care professionals and patients through the MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

2009-10-03 : 2 Day Diet Slimming Product Serious Side Effects Warning : Department of Health warns public not to buy 2 Day Diet slimming product which may cause serious side effects.

2009-09-17 : Cardiac Risks Associated with Cesium Chloride : Stable cesium compounds non-radioactive form of cesium salts primarily cesium chloride may pose life-threatening heart problems.

2009-09-17 : Risks of Drinking Raw Milk : Drinking raw unpasteurized milk can contain bacteria that can make you seriously ill.

2009-08-20 : Codeine after Removal of Tonsils Warning : Using codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children..

2009-08-19 : Paraffin Candles Source of Carcinogens and Pollution : Candles made from paraffin wax source of indoor air pollution including known human carcinogens.

2009-08-14 : Asthma Drug Xolair May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Problems : Safety review of potential association between asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) and increased risk of cardiovascular problems.

2009-08-04 : Lead-Based Consumer Paint Remains a Global Public Health Threat : Companies continue to sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels of lead.

2009-07-09 : Nutural Slim Weight Loss Pills Warning : Consumers who have Nutural Slim products are advised to immediately discontinue the use of this product.

2009-07-09 : Avoid Cross Contamination When Using Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags : Use reusable plastic bags and cloth shopping bags safely to prevent cross contamination of food with bacteria.

2009-06-10 : Iron Supplements Warning : Health Canada is advising Canadians to carefully read the labelling of iron supplement products as there is potential for confusion about dosage.

2009-05-06 : Camphor Products May Cause Seizures in Children : Inappropriate use of camphor-containing products may be a common and under appreciated cause of seizures in young children.

2009-05-02 : FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products : Some Hydroxycut products are associated with a number of serious liver injuries Iovate has agreed to recall Hydroxycut products from the market.

2009-04-28 : Recall of Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover : Personal care products conducts nationwide recall of non-acetone nail polish remover because of possible health risk.

2009-04-22 : Recall of Dietary Supplements Found to Contain Sibutramine : Universal ABC Beauty Supply International, Inc. has been informed by FDA that FDA analyses of dietary supplements distributed were found to contain Sibutramine.

2009-04-20 : Prescription Cough and Cold Drug Products Recall : Neilgen Pharma Inc. of Westminster, MD and Advent Pharmaceutical of East Windsor, NJ are recalling all prescription cough and cold drug products sold on or after March 5, 2008.

2009-04-20 : Toxic Chemicals in Scented Laundry Products and Air Fresheners : Study of laundry products and air fresheners found the products emitted dozens of different chemicals regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal laws.

2009-04-19 : Recall Alert Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts containing Pistachios : Virginia Diner Inc Issues Nationwide Precautionary Recall Alert Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts containing Pistachios.

2009-04-17 : Turkey Soup Products Recalled - Undeclared Allergen : Ivars Soup Seafood and Sauce is recalling approximately turkey soup products because they may contain milk an undeclared allergen.

2009-01-13 : Pain Pump and Local Anesthetic Lawsuits : Lawsuits allege use of device delivering local anesthetics in the shoulder joint causes permanent and painful damage.

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