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FDA: Recalls

Baxter Initiates U.S. Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Potassium Chloride Injection Due to Shipping Carton Mislabeling
Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling one lot of Potassium Chloride Injection 10mEq per 100mL, product code 2B0826 to the hospital/pharmacy/nurse level. The recall is being initiated due to a labeling error on the shipping cartons in a single lot, which was identified by three customers. Go To Site

Gel Spice Company, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Fresh Finds Brand Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz (100 g), Due To Possible Salmonella Risk
Gel Spice Company, Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, is issuing a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz, plastic jars, because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Go To Site

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. voluntarily recalls Roma Tomatoes due to potential Salmonella contamination
Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA has been notified that specific lots of “Expo Fresh” Roma tomatoes supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific may be contaminated with Salmonella as a result of routine testing. No illnesses have been reported. Go To Site

CDC: Flu Updates

CDC: Travel Notices

Watch - Chikungunya in South America
In December 2013, French Guiana reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in South America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to the South America protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Go To Site

Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The purpose of this alert is to notify travelers that a small number of Ebola cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and to inform travelers of actions they can take to reduce their risk of getting the disease. Go To Site

Alert - Ebola in Nigeria
The purpose of this alert is to notify travelers that a small number of Ebola cases have been reported in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and to inform them of actions they can take to reduce their risks of getting the disease. CDC recommends that travelers to Nigeria protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola. Although cases have been reported only in Lagos and Port Harcourt, all travelers to Nigeria should be alert for reports of possible further spread within the country. 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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