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Mike Ferrara

Tired of Keeping Up on Product Recalls? There’s an App for That.

Throughout the spring and early summer, we’ve seen the recall of Toyotas, Tylenol, romaine lettuce, McDonald’s Shrek glasses, baby cribs, ground beef products and a host of…

Camryn Hansen

Morning Sickness Remedy Found to Contain Lead & Arsenic

Earlier this week, the FDA and the Texas Department of State Health Services issued a warning about a traditional remedy called Nzu, used to counteract morning sickness during pregnancy….

Camryn Hansen

Maine to Consider Cancer Warning on Cell Phones

Maine Rep. Andrea Boland (D-Sanford) has proposed that the state of Maine become the first in the country to require cancer warnings on cell phones.

The now-ubiquitous devices carry…

Mike Ferrara

Blair Women's Robes Recalled for Serious Burn Hazard – 9 Deaths So Far

As nine deaths have now been linked to women’s full-length chenille bathrobes sold by Blair LLC, the company is expanding its garment recall.

These robes have failed to meet…

Mike Ferrara

Target, IKEA Window Blinds Recalled after Strangulation Deaths

After three children have suffered strangulation deaths on window blind cords, six companies are recalling their products.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Lewis Hyman blinds…

Camryn Hansen

Tanning Beds Cause Cancer as Much as Smoking Does

Jersey girls, listen and lighten up: tanning beds have been shown to cause cancer at the same rate that smoking does.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has now re-classified the UV…

Mike Ferrara

Something Smell Fishy? If You’re Taking Zicam, No Way to Tell

Maddeningly, it has taken the FDA a full ten years to issue a warning about Zicam Cold Remedy, a homeopathic nasal gel manufactured by Matrixx Initiatives, letting us know that this drug can…

Camryn Hansen

State Farm Teddy Bears Recalled for Choking Hazard

Today, State Farm Insurance Company, together with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, announced a voluntary recall of its “State Farm Good Neigh Bears,” the…

Camryn Hansen

Nutro Recalls its Dry Cat Food – Cat Owners Be Vigilant

On Thursday, Nutro Products, one of the nation’s most popular pet food manufacturers, announced a voluntary recall of almost all its dry cat food products.

Unlike many recent pet food…

Mike Ferrara

A Little Late, FDA Issues New Safety Guidelines for Companies Using Peanuts

In the wake of a salmonella outbreak in peanut products from the now bankrupt Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which, according the CDC, sickened at least 683 people and killed 9, the FDA…