Month: June 2017

Publix Tropical Fruit Medley Mix Recalled for Listeria Risk

Publix is recalling their store-brand "Publix Tropical Medley Mix" due to a risk of Listeria contamination in the dried apricots.

/ June 30, 2017
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Mazda Recalls 228,000 Cars for Parking Brake Problem

Mazda USA is recalling nearly 228,000 vehicles over concerns that the parking brake may not fully release or could fail to hold while engaged, increasing the risk of a crash.

/ June 30, 2017
There are multiple reports of Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners catching on fire or exploding when the batteries overheated.

Fidget Spinners Are Now Catching on Fire

There are multiple reports of Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners catching on fire or exploding when the lithium-ion batteries overheated during charging.

/ June 30, 2017

Vaccine Patch May Be Future of Flu Shots

Data from a Phase I clinical trial has shown promising results for a painless needle-free flu vaccine patch compared to a flu shot injection.

/ June 29, 2017
The Arkansas Plant Board has voted to immediately ban spraying of the weed-killing herbicide dicamba after nearly 250 complaints of crop damage as a result of "dicamba drift" away from nearby fields.

Arkansas Votes to Ban Dicamba Spraying After ‘Drift’ Crop Damage

The Arkansas Plant Board has voted to immediately ban spraying of the weed-killing herbicide dicamba after nearly 250 complaints of crop damage as a result of "dicamba drift" away from the field where it was sprayed — but are the...

/ June 29, 2017
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Organic Nuts Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Hampton Farms has issued a recall for Ava’s brand cashews and almonds over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ June 29, 2017
Baby Teething Tablet Recall

FDA Warns Drug-Maker Over Deadly Belladonna Baby Pills

The FDA has issued a warning letter to a New Jersey-based company that recently recalled homeopathic teething tablets for infants and toddlers with inconsistent levels of the toxic herb belladonna.

/ June 28, 2017
Apartment Building Fire Lawsuit

HotPoint Refrigerator Sparked London Fire That Killed 79

The source of a fire that killed 79 people in a 24-story apartment building in London was a Whirlpool HotPoint refrigerator-freezer, police have confirmed — and an American company has recalled the building's flammable exterior panels that accelerated the inferno.

/ June 28, 2017
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Ford Recalls 400,000 Vehicles for Safety and Compliance Issues

Ford Motor Company has issued one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls for a total of more than 400,000 vehicles in North America.

/ June 28, 2017
Tattoo Removal Risks: FDA Consumer Update

FDA: No Evidence Tattoo Removal Creams Work

Removing a tattoo is not easy. It is very painful and the risks include scarring and infection. There are a few ways to remove a tattoo — but don't waste your money on tattoo removal creams because there is no...

/ June 27, 2017