March 9, 2011 by ·

Yet another recall has been initiated involving a Johnson & Johnson product as hundreds of thousands of leaky insulin cartridges are being recalled.

The insulin cartridges are manufactured by their Animas unit and have the potential to lead to serious health problems and death, thus this recall is very serious.

March 7, 2011 by ·

The latest product recall in the United States involves two brands of Skippy peanut butter believed to be contaminated by salmonella bacteria.

Unilever is the maker of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy as well as Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk peanut butter which was distributed to 16 US states.

March 6, 2011 by ·

Eating Skippy peanut butter from Unilever would be a very bad idea these days as it may very well be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – Eating Skippy peanut butter from Unilever would be a very bad idea these days as it may very well be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The company has issued a recall of the product which was distributed to 16 US states: North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Illinois, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, and New Jersey.

March 6, 2011 by ·

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – A massive recall of hazelnuts has been announced because of a possible link with E. coli bacteria. The packaged and bulk containers of in-shell hazelnuts and mixed nuts made by DeFranco & Sons of Los Angeles were sold in the United States and Canada last November and December and have been linked to seven cases of E. coli bacteria contamination in the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The affected nuts were sold under the brand names Sunripe, George Packing, Firestone Farms, and Northwest Hazelnut, in a variety of packages as small as one pound.

E. coli infection is generally not that serious but can make life very unpleasant for up to 72 hours. Symptoms include: abdominal cramps and diarrhea, along with vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc. Young children and the elderly are at greater risk of complications from E. coli contamination and in extreme cases infection can result in kidney failure.

March 3, 2011 by ·

Houston (HealthKnowItAll) – The Food and Drug Administration has put out an order to immediately remove over 500 unregulated and unapproved cold and cough medication from the market.

While the drugs have not had any major side effects – mostly drowsiness – there is concern that there could be worse medical problems in the future.

Medtronic Recalling 37,000 Faulty Pacemakers

June 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

Medical device maker Medtronic have issued a recall for a type of pacemaker that they say can considerably raise a patient’s risk of sudden death because of problems that have been reported with it.

According to the company up to 37,000 of their devices are being recalled due to wiring issues that could cause the device to missfire or even quit working. Read more

(Update) Valley Meats LLC Issues Nationwide Ground Beef Recall

May 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

Over 96000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to it being contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

The recall is being issued by meat packing company, Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley after cases of E. coli poisoning were reported and linked to their product. Read more

Company Recalls Ground Beef Tainted With E. Coli Bacteria

May 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – It is being reported that Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley, Illinois has issued a massive recall of ground beef because it is tainted with E. coli bacteria.

The news was broke by the U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday in a statement. Read more

FDA Issues Recall For Toxic Childrens Face Paint

May 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – The FDA have announced a recall of a type of face paint made in China because it contains a toxic bacteria.

According to the agency they have received numerous reports of children developing rashes and itchy skin from using the face paint. Read more

Iovate Health Sciences Recalling Hydroxycut After Reports of Liver Damage and Death

May 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – The manufacturer of Hydroxycut, a leading fat burning supplement is recalling 14 versions of the drug.

The move follows reports of liver damage and death in people using it to shedd pounds before summer comes. Read more

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