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FDA: Recalls

The TJX Companies, Inc. Recalls "Ecoato" Sweet Paprika Powder Due to Possible Health Risk
The TJX Companies, Inc. today announced it is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Upon learning of the potential risk from the Food and Drug Administration, the Company took rapid action to alert its stores to remove the product from store shelves immediately and has put in place additional measures to prevent sales of the product. Go To Site

Carmel Food Group Announces a Voluntary Recall of One Code Date of Mislabeled Butternut Squash Ravioli Due to Undeclared Allergens
Hayward, CA. Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product, because of mixed product in the packages with SELL BY APR 09 2015 (ONLY). This mislabeling incident has resulted in product which may contain undeclared allergens, milk, egg, and soy. Go To Site

GOMACRO RECALLS "Almond Butter + Carob" and “Sunflower Butter + Chocolate” MacroBars Because of Possible Health Risk Carob Powder Supplier May Have Exposed Ingredient to Salmonella
GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling MARCOBARS brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646, because they have the potential 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

CDC: Flu Updates

CDC: Travel Notices

Alert - Ebola in Guinea
According to the Ministry of Health of Guinea, cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Conakry, Guékédou, Kissidougou, Macenta, Dabola, and Djingaraye prefectures. There are confirmed cases in Liberia. Suspected cases in border areas of Sierra Leone are being investigated. CDC recommends that travelers to these areas avoid contact with blood and body fluids of infected people to protect themselves.  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

Alert - Ebola in Sierra Leone
As of May 27, 2014, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health reported 7 confirmed cases of and several deaths from Ebola in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone. CDC recommends that travelers to Sierra Leone avoid contact with blood and body fluids of infected people to protect themselves. 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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