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FDA: Recalls

CloverSnare™ 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare Recall
On July 10, 2014, Cook Medical initiated a recall of 696 of its CloverSnare™ 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare devices. The device was recalled because of a potential for the loop to separate from the shaft, resulting in loss of device function, potential for embolization of snare fragments and the potential need for intervention to retrieve the separated snare. Go To Site

nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail Lots Of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, Maranatha® Almond Butters And Peanut Butters And Specific Private Label Nut Butters Because Of Possible Health Risk
nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Go To Site

Voluntary Recall Notice of McCormick Ground Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Risk
McCormick & Company, Incorporated is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products. Go To Site

CDC: Flu Updates

CDC: Travel Notices

Watch - Chikungunya in American Samoa
For the first time, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in American Samoa. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to American Samoa protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Go To Site

Watch - Measles in the Philippines
According to the World Health Organization, about 40,000 cases of measles (31,508 suspected cases and 9,149 confirmed cases) and 70 measles deaths were reported in the Philippines from January 1 through June 20, 2014. CDC recommends that travelers to the Philippines protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles. Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally. Go To Site

Watch - Measles in Vietnam
According to the World Health Organization, about 10,850 suspected measles cases were reported in Vietnam as of August 4, 2014. CDC recommends that travelers to Vietnam protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine). Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally.  Go To Site

CPSC: Child-Related Products

Lea Industries Recalls Bunk Beds with Bookcases Due to Risk of Entrapment (Recall Alert)
The Lea Covington or Hannah Collection bunk beds with bookcases can be assembled incorrectly, resulting in a gap larger than allowed by industry safety standards. This poses an entrapment hazard to young children.  Go To Site

phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard
The adaptors connecting the car seat to the stroller can crack and break and the infant can fall.  Go To Site

Hamilton Beach Recalls Baby Food Makers Due to Small Parts Hazard
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:00:00 Go To Site

CPSC: Household Products

Lea Industries Recalls Bunk Beds with Bookcases Due to Risk of Entrapment (Recall Alert)
The Lea Covington or Hannah Collection bunk beds with bookcases can be assembled incorrectly, resulting in a gap larger than allowed by industry safety standards. This poses an entrapment hazard to young children.  Go To Site

Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
Sunbeam has received more than 130 reports of model HCH1823M ceramic heaters either unexpectedly overheating or stop working. There has been one report of smoke inhalation and 10 reports of minor property damage.  Go To Site

Lithonia Lighting Recalls Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard
The circuit board on the Quantum® series ELM and ELM2 incandescent two-light fixtures can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. Go To Site



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