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Recall: Baby's Bliss Gripe Water

MOM Enterprises Inc., and FDA informed consumers and healthcare providers that Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water, apple flavor, with a code of 26952V and expiration date of October 2008 (10/08) is being recalled due to the presence of Cryptosporidium infection. The product is labeled Baby’s Bliss. Pediatrician Recommended Gripe Water. Apple Flavor. An herbal supplement used to ease the gas and stomach…

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Flip Flops Causing Rash and Chemical Burn – Another Product from China Recalled

The latest in a string of recalls of products made in China are popular flip flops sold nationwide at Wal Mart stores.The flip flops are being tested to determine the cause, but the effect is a painful, itchy rash or chemical burn anywhere the flip flops touch the skin. For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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Marie Callender Recalls Frozen Pies Due to Bacterial Contamination

American Pie, LLC has recalled over 1,400 cases of frozen pies (Marie Callender Turtle Pies) that may be contaminated with bacteria that could cause food poisoning. The pies were sold in Kroger, Giant Eagle and Hy-Vee supermarkets in Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The recall…

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Mattel Recalls 9 million toys due to loose magnets and lead poisoning risk

Manufacturer of popular toys like Poly Pockets, Doggy Daycare, and Barbie, is recalling 9 million of its toys in the United States , over 18 million worldwide. Toys including popular characters such as Batman, Barbie, Polly Pockets and a toy from Pixar’s “Cars” movie are being pulled off shelves because of hazards to children.Some of the recalled toys have magnets that can become dislodged and…

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Botulism Risk: Castleberry Chili Sauce Recalled

Hot dog chili sauce has been linked to four cases of botulism poisoning in Texas and Indiana. The chili sauce was produced by the Castleberry’s Food Company in Augusta, Georgia and was sold under the brand names Castleberry’s, Kroger and Austex’s and came in 10 ounce cans.As a result of the Botulism outbreak, Castleberry’s is recalling 10 varieties of its canned products with “best buy” dates of…

Jenny Albano

"Soldier Bear" Toy Sets Recall Expanded Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

The CPSC, in cooperation with Toy Century Industrial Ltd., is expanding a recall on around 13,000 Soldier Bear Brand Toy Sets. When the toys were recalled in May, 2007 only around 3,000 Invincibles Transport Converter Toy Sets were to be taken off shelves.The toys are being recalled because the surface paint on the toys contain high levels of lead, which is dangerous for children if they ingest…

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Gerber Baby Cereal Recalled due to Choking Risk

Gerber baby food manufacturers has voluntarily recalled thousands of boxes of Organic Whole Grain Rice and Organic Whole Grain Oatmeal cereals because they posed a choking hazard to children. Some clumps of cereal, when mixed with water or milk, do not fully mix and can cause a choking hazard. The FDA said that it was aware of Gerber’s actions, and agreed with the recall.Gerber is recalling…

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DentFresh Fluoride Mint Toothpaste Recall

DentFresh USA initiated a nationwide recall of DentFresh Fluoride Mint Toothpaste 9 Oz (255g) made in China. The recall was initiated because the product may contain the poisonous chemical, diethylene glycol (DEG), an ingredient used in antifreeze. Consumers should stop using the product and either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact…

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HoMedics Heating Pads Recall

FDA advises consumers to stop using heating pads manufactured by HoMedics, Inc. because the products may cause burns or fires. Consumers should return the heating pads to the place of purchase immediately. See the FDA “Advice For Patients” page for a list of the product model numbers affected by the recall.On March 19th, 2007 Recall classified by FDA as Class I.The original recall began on…

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Tyson Fresh Meat, Inc. Issues Recall of Over 20 Tons of E. Coli Contaminated Meat

Tyson Fresh Meat, Inc. can be added to the list of food manufacturers who have had to recall E. Coli tainted products. On Friday, the company issued a recall of 40,000 pounds of beef in 12 states. The company decided to take this action after samples tested at its Texas plant revealed E. Coli contamination.The ground beef has a sell-by date of June 13, and was sold in prepackaged trays. The…