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Recalls and Advisories: Health and Disability Product Warnings Document List

Summary: Our library below features 77 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Recalls, Warnings and Advisories category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Recalls, Warnings and Advisories RSS feed.

Recalls, Warnings and Advisories Publications

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.
Publish Date: 2018/04/09 - Updated: 2019/04/30

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.
Publish Date: 2017/11/14 - Updated: 2017/12/24

FDA Warning: Potential Contamination in Multiple Brands Of Drugs, Dietary Supplements
FDA advises 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.
Publish Date: 2017/08/14 - Updated: 2020/02/07

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.
Publish Date: 2017/01/30 - Updated: 2017/06/25

Laundry Detergent Pods Deadly Risk for Children
Laundry detergent pods are small, colorful, and may look like candy or juice to a young child.
Publish Date: 2014/11/10 - Updated: 2021/10/19

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..
Publish Date: 2014/03/20

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.
Publish Date: 2014/03/14

FDA Phase Out Chlorofluorocarbon Inhalers
FDA information regarding the phase out of CFC products in inhalers for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Publish Date: 2013/10/30 - Updated: 2021/10/10

Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora Infection): Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment
Information regarding cyclospora a newly recognized infectious organism that infects the small intestine.
Publish Date: 2013/09/20 - Updated: 2021/08/29

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.
Publish Date: 2013/07/04

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.
Publish Date: 2013/06/26 - Updated: 2020/01/21

Health Dangers of Small Powerful Magnets
(Announcement / Notification) Recall of novelty magnet sets marketed to adults that contain small powerful magnets which can be easily swallowed or inhaled by children.
Publish Date: 2013/05/24 - Updated: 2023/10/02

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.
Publish Date: 2013/05/11 - Updated: 2013/10/21

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.
Publish Date: 2012/11/26 - Updated: 2021/06/27

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.
Publish Date: 2012/10/26

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.
Publish Date: 2012/08/14 - Updated: 2021/08/09

Dry Skin Lotions Can Result in Serious Health Risks
The National Skin Care Institute warns consumers of the risk toxic products poise where dry skin treatments are used and how such skin care treatments affect overall general health.
Publish Date: 2012/08/11 - Updated: 2021/08/10

Mercury Vapor Danger from Broken Fluorescent Lights
A broken compact fluorescent light bulb releases mercury vapor for weeks to months and amount can exceed safe human exposure levels.
Publish Date: 2011/07/07 - Updated: 2022/02/18

Tips to Protect Against Excess Radiation Exposure
Growing concern about the possible effects of excess exposure from different types of radiation.
Publish Date: 2011/06/23 - Updated: 2017/05/29

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/31 - Updated: 2015/03/31

Preventing Botulism from Honey in Children
Honey is the only food in Canada to which infant botulism has been linked.
Publish Date: 2011/03/28 - Updated: 2015/04/19

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/11

Acetaminophen: FDA Warnings and Usage Information
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced new methods for reducing the risk of severe liver injury associated with acetaminophen use.
Publish Date: 2011/03/04 - Updated: 2022/05/19

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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/17

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.
Publish Date: 2010/12/29

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recall Information
One of the largest manufacturers of medical devices has recalled two of its most popular hip transplant systems.
Publish Date: 2010/12/06 - Updated: 2013/06/12

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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/21

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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/03

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/24

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/10

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/08 - Updated: 2010/11/03

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

Banning Drop-side Cribs
Health Canada launches public consultation on proposed ban on drop-side cribs.
Publish Date: 2010/09/29 - Updated: 2022/09/02

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/07

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.
Publish Date: 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%.
Publish Date: 2010/08/30

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/19 - Updated: 2013/03/24

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

Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts
Raw or undercooked sprouts should not be eaten by children seniors pregnant women or those with weakened immune systems.
Publish Date: 2010/08/12 - Updated: 2018/03/15

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/01

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/08 - Updated: 2010/09/25

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.
Publish Date: 2010/06/22

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

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/05/01

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

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

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

Lead and Cadmium Hazard in Children's Jewellery Warning
High Lead levels found in childrens jewellery products sold in Canada.
Publish Date: 2010/02/07 - Updated: 2017/11/06

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009/10/03

Cardiac Risks Associated with Cesium Chloride
Stable cesium compounds non-radioactive form of cesium salts primarily cesium chloride may pose life-threatening heart problems.
Publish Date: 2009/09/17 - Updated: 2010/06/26

Risks of Drinking Raw Milk
Drinking raw unpasteurized milk can contain bacteria that can make you seriously ill.
Publish Date: 2009/09/17 - Updated: 2010/01/17

Codeine after Removal of Tonsils Warning
Using codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children..
Publish Date: 2009/08/20 - Updated: 2012/04/29

Paraffin Candles Source of Carcinogens and Pollution
Candles made from paraffin wax source of indoor air pollution including known human carcinogens.
Publish Date: 2009/08/19 - Updated: 2017/11/06

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.
Publish Date: 2009/08/14 - Updated: 2010/06/26

Lead-Based Consumer Paint Remains a Global Public Health Threat
Companies continue to sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels of lead.
Publish Date: 2009/08/04 - Updated: 2010/06/30

Nutural Slim Weight Loss Pills Warning
Consumers who have Nutural Slim products are advised to immediately discontinue the use of this product.
Publish Date: 2009/07/09 - Updated: 2011/01/17

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.
Publish Date: 2009/07/09

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.
Publish Date: 2009/06/10 - Updated: 2014/03/23

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.
Publish Date: 2009/05/06

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.
Publish Date: 2009/05/02 - Updated: 2010/10/13

Recall of Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover
Personal care products conducts nationwide recall of non-acetone nail polish remover because of possible health risk.
Publish Date: 2009/04/28 - Updated: 2009/04/29

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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/22 - Updated: 2016/06/13

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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/20 - Updated: 2009/04/21

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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/20

Recall Alert Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts containing Pistachios
Virginia Diner Inc Issues Nationwide Precautionary Recall Alert Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts containing Pistachios.
Publish Date: 2009/04/19 - Updated: 2010/06/27

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.
Publish Date: 2009/04/17 - Updated: 2009/04/21

Pain Pump and Local Anesthetic Lawsuits
Lawsuits allege use of device delivering local anesthetics in the shoulder joint causes permanent and painful damage.
Publish Date: 2009/01/13 - Updated: 2013/07/12

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