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Boeing and Airbus inspect fleets due to fire

The fire that broke out on a Boeing Dreamliner was said to have originated from distress beacons, according to Boeing and Airbus officials. No one was hurt in the fire that took place on an Ethiopian Airlines plane while parked at London’s Heathrow airport on July 12. However, as a result, British officials suggested immobilizing… Read More

Potential steroid injection injuries

All patients have a right to safe medication and pharmaceutical products. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes violated by negligent pharmaceutical professionals. A clear demonstration of this pharmaceutical negligence can be seen in the recent outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis that has been linked to tainted steroid injections produced by the New England… Read More

Peanut butter recall expands to include multiple nut spreads

Sunland Inc., a New Mexico-based food manufacturer, has expanded the peanut butter recall first announced last week. The original recall included only the Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter, which was made in the contaminated plant, after nearly 35 people became ill due to consuming the defective product. When it was discovered that many other… Read More

USDA announces that they will be ‘Tweeting’ food recall announcements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has now announced that they will be tweeting news about food recalls for each specific state. The USDA currently tweets general recalls, but officials have now stated that state-specific accounts will now be created. The state-specific accounts will now announce the recall of meats, poultry and egg product for each… Read More

Pfizer announces recall of 1 million birth control packs due to packaging error

Pfizer has announced the recall of nearly one million packs of the oral contraceptive pills, L0/Ovral-28 tablets, due to an error that may increase the chance that a woman could become pregnant. The recalled products include 14 lots of the Lo/Ovral-28 tablets as well as the generic versions of it. The generic versions include, Ethinyl… Read More

Over half a million vehicles recalled by Ford

Ford Motor Co. has announced the recall of over a half million vehicles for two different mechanical issues that were found. The first recall is of nearly 270,000 Ford Escape SUVs that were recalled after it was found that there is an issue with the anti-lock brake system. A leak in the break system could… Read More

‘Colorful Hearts Teddy’ recalled by Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear, the popular toy manufacturer, along with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission has announced the recall of nearly 300,000 teddy bears after it was discovered that they may be a choking hazard. According to officials, the eye buttons may become lose and fall off and young children may put it in their mouths… Read More

Listeria outbreak from cantaloupe worst in over a decade

At this time, the Listeria outbreak from cantaloupe has killed up to 16 people and sickened 72, but health officials think that this number will increase within the next few weeks. The illnesses have been reported in 18 different states and the FDA and CDC are urging anyone who has cantaloupe that was produced from… Read More

Illinois-based company recalls salmon product

An Illinois-based company, Vita Food Products, has now announced the voluntary recall of smoked salmon products after it was determined that the batch could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The number of recalled packages totals to 8,088 packs of the “Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon” that have the recall date of Dec. 15, 2011.… Read More

Illinois: Seven people ill due to contaminated ground turkey

Seven people have become ill in Illinois after it was found that there is a national outbreak of salmonella that officials may have tied to ground turkey. Across the country, there have been 77 cases reported in 26 states. There has also  been one death due to the outbreak, but it was not in Illinois.… Read More