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Highly Resistant Salmonella Strain Hospitalized Dozens

Dozens have been hospitalized from a recent Salmonella outbreak in the south west US. Unlike other recent salmonella strains, this strain has shown to be extremely resistant to antibiotics. So far health investigators do not know where this strain originated, but other recent salmonella outbreaks have come from food products packaged in unsterilized containers or poor conditions at the…

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Christman Ornament Recall

Reeves International Inc., of Pequannock, N.J. announced a voluntary recall of the 2006 Snow Princess Stirrup Ornaments, 2007 Holiday Stirrup Ornaments, 2007 Photo Frame Horse Shoe Ornaments. The ornaments’ paint contains high levels of lead. Young children may put the ornaments in their mouth or the lead-based paint may chip and be ingested accidentally. The 2006 Snow Princess Stirrup Ornament…

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Children's Wooden Storage Rack Recalled After Child's Death

Jetmax International Ltd., of Irving, Texas is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 children’s storage racks with canvas totes because the storage rack is unstable and can tip over, trap and possibly suffocate young children.So far there has been one report of a death. An 8-month-old boy was asphyxiated pulling on the storage rack which fell on top of him. The top rail hit infant’s neck preventing…

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Chinese Admit Toxin Was Used on Aqua Dots

Aqua Dots have sickened several children in the United States – The coating on the beads causes the beads to stick to each other when water is added contains a chemical that can turn toxic when ingested. Children who swallow the beads can become comatose, develop respiratory depression, or have seizures. The Chinese government admitted over the weekend that Aqua Dots where indeed made with a…

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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Kitchen Toys Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen Toys. Parents should immediately take the toy away from children and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair kit.The choking hazard comes from pieces of the faucet or the clock hands can detach, and young children may swallow them.There have been 48 reports of small parts separating from the toys, including two…

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One Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled After Nearly 30 Reports of Injuries

Approximately one million baby seats sold at Target , Wal-Mart and other large retailers have been recalled due to the risk of children falling out of the seats. The CPCS received 28 reports of injuries due to children falling out of the baby seats, three of whom suffered skull fracturesThe recall includes Bumbo baby seats that were sold between August 2003 through October 2007. The baby seat…

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Burn Hazard From Toshiba DVD Players Prompts Recall of nearly 150,000 Units

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Toshiba AC Adapters Sold with Portable DVD PlayersUnits: About 142,000Distributor: Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC, of Wayne, N.J….

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Fluorescent Ceiling Light Fixtures Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recalled by Lithonia Lighting Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Lithonia Lighting Nickel End Wrap Fluorescent Ceiling Light FixturesUnits: About 50,000Distributor: Lithonia Lighting,…

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E-Coli Contaminated Meat Spurs the Largest Recall in Over a Decade

The over 21 million pounds of Topps frozen ground beef recall has caused greater than normal concern that E. coli-tainted meat is a major threat. In the late 1990s the meat-processing industry initated regulations to prevent dangerous bacteria from making its way to grocery store shelves after E. coli bacteria had become a major threat. The Topps Meat Company frozen ground beef recall was the…

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Simplicity Cribs Recalled Due To Failures Resulting in Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a voluntary recall with Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa., of about 1 million cribs. The drop-side can detach from the crib, which can create a dangerous gap and lead to the entrapment and suffocation of infants. CPSC is aware of two deaths in Simplicity manufactured cribs with older style hardware, including a 9-month-old…