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05 Dec
Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Laundress, a laundry and cleaning products company, has recalled nearly 8 million of its products over concerns they may be contamina...

28 Nov
Lead Toxin Concerns Spur Recall of Toddler Sippy Cups

Lead Toxin Concerns Spur Recall of Toddler Sippy Cups

Parents whose toddlers use certain Green Sprouts bottles or cups need to discard them immediately because of a risk of lead exposure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns.

When the base of the cups come apart, it exposes a solder dot that contains lea...

26 Oct
What Parents Need to Know About Cronobacter Bacteria in Baby Formula

What Parents Need to Know About Cronobacter Bacteria in Baby Formula

Cronobacter sakazakii has been in the news as the cause of infant infections and the reason for a U.S. baby formula recall and resulting shortage this year.

Infections are rare and the bac...

25 Oct
Dove, Tresemme Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

Dove, Tresemme Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

Unilever announced Monday that it has recalled certain dry shampoo sprays because they may contain elevated levels of benzene.

The propellant used in the products, which are...

03 Oct
Listeria Outbreak Tied to Soft Cheeses Sold at Albertsons, Whole Foods

Listeria Outbreak Tied to Soft Cheeses Sold at Albertsons, Whole Foods

U.S. health officials have warned that numerous brands of brie and camembert cheese may contain Listeria, a potentially dangerous bacteria.

Old Europe Cheese Inc. has

22 Sep
Feds Warn of Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors That May Fail to Alarm

Feds Warn of Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors That May Fail to Alarm

Consumers should immediately stop using HECOPRO digital display carbon monoxide (CO) detectors because they can fail to warn about the presence of the dangerous gas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.

The CPSC issued the warning Thursday after detec...

16 Aug
2 Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

2 Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

Millions of infant swings and rockers are being recalled because crawling babies can get entangled in straps that dangle beneath them.

The recall applies to MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and ...

01 Aug
Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Due to Benzene

Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Due to Benzene

Edgewell Personal Care Co. has recalled three batches of its Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 because trace levels of benzene were found in some samples during an internal review.

20 Jul
Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead Levels

Freeze-Dried Organic Blueberries Recalled Due to Lead Levels

Certain 1.2-ounce Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry pouches have been recalled in the United States because of possible lead contamination.

The recall of two lots by manufacturer BrandStorm Inc. is due to lead levels above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's re...

18 Jul
More Hospitalizations, Illnesses From Daily Harvest Crumbles

More Hospitalizations, Illnesses From Daily Harvest Crumbles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nearly 100 people have now been hospitalized and hundreds have become ill in at least 26 states after consuming a lentil-based product from Daily Harvest.

The fallout is mounting for the food delivery company, which first

14 Jul
Chicken Strips Dog Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella Danger

Chicken Strips Dog Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella Danger

Dog treats are being voluntarily recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services reported July 6 that some Stormberg Foods LLC dog treats were contaminated with salmonella, which triggered

14 Jul
Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Big Olaf Creamery said Wednesday that it is recalling all flavors and all lots of Big Olaf brand ice cream products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

08 Jul
Bumble Bee Clams Recalled Due to PFAS Chemical

Bumble Bee Clams Recalled Due to PFAS Chemical

Bumble Bee Foods is recalling some canned, smoked clams because they contain high levels of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The

01 Jul
Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. And

23 May
Jif Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella

Jif Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella

Some lots of Jif brand peanut butter are being recalled as health officials investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illness tied to the products.

Fourteen illnesses (including two hospitalizations) tied to the Salmonella Senftenberg strain of the bacteri...

05 Apr
FDA Warns of U.S. Norovirus Cases Linked to Canadian Oysters

FDA Warns of U.S. Norovirus Cases Linked to Canadian Oysters

The United States and Canada are investigating a multistate outbreak of norovirus illnesses linked to raw oysters from Canada.

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell these potentially contaminated raw oysters, which were harvested in the south and central par...

01 Apr
160,000 Lbs of Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Metal Fragments

160,000 Lbs of Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Metal Fragments

Check your cupboards for any SKIPPY peanut butter, since you may need to throw the jar out.

Skippy Foods LLC has announced a recall of a limited number of jars of certain lines of its peanut butter products bec...

21 Mar
Jergens Moisturizer Recalled Due to Bacteria Risk

Jergens Moisturizer Recalled Due to Bacteria Risk

Before slathering on your Jergens moisturizer, check the label. Certain lots have been recalled because they may be contaminated with bacteria that pose a risk to people with weakened immune systems.

Pluralibacter gergoviae bacteria typically pose little medical...

02 Mar
Fitbit Recalls Over 1 Million Smartwatches Due to Burn Hazard

Fitbit Recalls Over 1 Million Smartwatches Due to Burn Hazard

Nearly 1 million Fitbit Ionic smartwatches sold in the United States have been recalled because they pose a burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Wednesday.

About 693,000 of the smartwatches were also sold in other countries.

The lith...

02 Mar
What You Need to Know About the Infant Formula Recall

What You Need to Know About the Infant Formula Recall

If you're a parent using Similac, Alimentum or EleCare infant formulas, here's updated facts on the ongoing product recall.

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates, Abbott Nutrition has recalled certain powdered formulas made at its Sturgis, Mich., facility...

23 Feb
Rodent Infestation Spurs Product Recall by Family Dollar Stores

Rodent Infestation Spurs Product Recall by Family Dollar Stores

A wide range of human food, pet food, medical devices and drug products have been recalled by Family Dollar Inc. due to the risk of salmonella and other hazards associated with a rodent infestation at a co...

18 Feb
FDA Warns of Infant Formula Powders Tied to Infections

FDA Warns of Infant Formula Powders Tied to Infections

Several powdered infant formula products have been recalled by Abbott Inc., following reports of four infants developing bacterial infections after consuming the products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

"As this is a product used as the sole source ...

18 Feb
Brut, Sure Brand Deodorants Under Recall Due to Benzene

Brut, Sure Brand Deodorants Under Recall Due to Benzene

Six Brut and Sure aerosol antiperspirant and deodorant sprays sold in the United States and Canada have been recalled by their maker due to the presence of the chemical

03 Jan
Packaged Salads Tied to E. Coli Outbreak in 6 States

Packaged Salads Tied to E. Coli Outbreak in 6 States

Check your packaged salad greens: More than a dozen people have been infected by a strain of E. coli in six U.S. states, health officials report.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert linking the outbreak to Simple Truth Organic P...

22 Dec
Fresh Direct Salad Mixes Tied to Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

Fresh Direct Salad Mixes Tied to Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

Fresh Express packaged salads have been linked to a listeria infection outbreak in eight U.S. states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The outbreak has caused 10 illnesses, one hospitalization and one death. It is under investigation by the FDA, the U.S. Cente...

20 Dec
Proctor & Gamble Recalls Pantene, Herbal Essences Products Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble Recalls Pantene, Herbal Essences Products Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble has voluntarily recalled several dry shampoo sprays and hair conditioner spray products with brand names Pantene, Herbal Essences, Aussie and Waterless because of benzene contamination.

This follows an earlier recall of some aerosol spray

06 Dec
Over 234,000 Pounds of Ham, Pepperoni Recalled Due to Listeria

Over 234,000 Pounds of Ham, Pepperoni Recalled Due to Listeria

Nearly 235,000 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni products were recalled by Michigan-based Alexander & Hornung on Sunday due to possible listeria contamination.

There are no confirmed reports of illness associated with the products that were sold across the United ...

30 Nov
Old Spice, Secret Antiperspirants Recalled Due to Benzene

Old Spice, Secret Antiperspirants Recalled Due to Benzene

Several Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and hygiene products have been voluntarily recalled in the United States due to the presence of the cancer-causing chemical benzene, Proctor & Gamble says.

Benzene exposure can occur by inhalation, orally and thr...

11 Nov
More Than 2 Million COVID Home Test Kits Recalled Due to False Positive Results

More Than 2 Million COVID Home Test Kits Recalled Due to False Positive Results

A recall of Ellume at-home COVID-19 test kits has been expanded to include roughly 2 million of the 3.5 million tests that had been shipped to the United States by last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

The original recall, involving 427,000 kits...

13 Oct
Baby Cereal Sold at Walmart Recalled for  Elevated Levels of Arsenic

Baby Cereal Sold at Walmart Recalled for  Elevated Levels of Arsenic

Maple Island Inc. announced Friday that it has recalled three lots of Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal because of elevated levels of arsenic in the products.

A sample from the three lots, which were sold only at Walmart, tested above the guidance for naturally occurring ...

05 Oct
Medtronic Expands Recall to Include More Than 463,000 Insulin Pumps

Medtronic Expands Recall to Include More Than 463,000 Insulin Pumps

Medtronic has expanded a recall of its MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps to include more than 463,000 of the devices.

The pumps may deliver incorrect dosing of insulin and the recall has been identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Class I recall -- the m...

24 Sep
Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers Recall

Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers Recall

The death of eight babies has prompted the Boppy Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall more than 3 million baby loungers, they announced Thursday.

A year ago, the CPSC issued a safety warning about similar pillow-like baby products,

20 Sep
Sleep Apnea Patients Struggle as Common CPAP Machine Is Recalled

Sleep Apnea Patients Struggle as Common CPAP Machine Is Recalled

Millions of U.S. sleep apnea patients are scrambling to find ways to protect their nightly slumber, following a voluntary recall from one of the nation's leading manufacturers of CPAP breathing machines.

Philips Respironics agreed to a voluntary recall of continuous posi...

17 Sep
Pfizer Recalls All Lots of Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Due to Potential Carcinogen

Pfizer Recalls All Lots of Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Due to Potential Carcinogen

Pfizer is expanding the recall of its anti-smoking drug Chantix (varenicline), the company announced Friday.

The nationwide recall of all Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg tablets was prompted because they may contain levels of a nitrosamine, N-nitroso-varenicline, that are at or ...

18 Aug
Recall of Philips Breathing Machines Affects Millions of Americans

Recall of Philips Breathing Machines Affects Millions of Americans

A recall of more than a dozen types of Philips breathing machines because of potential cancer risks has millions of Americans struggling to find replacements to deal with sleep disorders, breathing problems and respiratory emergencies.

The recall involves certain Respiro...

11 Aug
Breaded, Raw Chicken Recalled in Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

Breaded, Raw Chicken Recalled in Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

More than 59,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products linked with a multi-state salmonella outbreak have been recalled, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

The products were produced Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2021, by Se...

04 Aug
Portable Generators Recalled After Handle Amputates Fingers

Portable Generators Recalled After Handle Amputates Fingers

Reports of amputated and crushed fingers have prompted the recall of thousands of portable generators made by Generac.

The recall involves more than 321,000 gas-powered Generac and DR 6500 watt and 8000 watt portable generators in the United States, and more than 4,500 o...

29 Jul
McCormick Recalls Seasonings Over Salmonella Risk

McCormick Recalls Seasonings Over Salmonella Risk

McCormick & Co. on Wednesday announced the recall of several of its popular seasonings because of potential salmonella contamination.

Included in the

15 Jul
Five Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Recalled Due to Benzene

Five Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Recalled Due to Benzene

Five Neutrogena and Aveeno spray sunscreen products have been recalled because they may contain small amounts of benzene, Johnson & Johnson announced Wednesday.

Benzene is a human carcinogen and can get into the body through the skin, through the mouth and by inhalation,...

05 May
Peloton Recalls Treadmills Following Child's Death, Numerous Injuries

Peloton Recalls Treadmills Following Child's Death, Numerous Injuries

Peloton said Wednesday it is recalling its Tread and Tread+ exercise machines, just weeks after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned that one child's death and dozens of injuries have been linked to the treadmills.

In a company statement, Peloton CEO...

10 Jan
Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications -- including generic forms of Zantac -- because the pills might contain small amounts of a suspected carcinogen.

The substance, called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (...

20 Nov
Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year's recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report.

Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency departmen...

16 Sep
Get Up-to-the-Minute Safety Alerts Sent Straight to Your Inbox

Get Up-to-the-Minute Safety Alerts Sent Straight to Your Inbox

From defective child car seats to deadly virus outbreaks at restaurant chains, you're likely to learn of major product recalls and serious health warnings through various news outlets.

But there's such a large number of alerts, big and small, that you might not hear ...

24 Jul
Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer Recalled

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer Recalled

Allergan's textured breast implants will be recalled due to their link to a rare cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

Following a request from the FDA, the company will proceed with a worldwide recall of its Biocell textured breast impla...

24 Jul
How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

In an average year, close to 70,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency department because of injuries from common nursery items, according to the journal Pediatrics. About 90% of these injuries happen at home, so prevention starts there.

One reason y...

18 Jun
Sprouts Supermarkets Recalls Frozen Spinach Due to Listeria Fears

Sprouts Supermarkets Recalls Frozen Spinach Due to Listeria Fears

Although illnesses have not yet been reported, the Sprouts Farmers Market chain says it is recalling frozen spinach sold nationwide, due to potential contamination with the listeria germ.

The recall involves Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventional and organic 1...

09 Apr
Pediatricians' Group Calls for Recall of 'Rock 'n Play' Sleeper After Infant Deaths

Pediatricians' Group Calls for Recall of 'Rock 'n Play' Sleeper After Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been linked to dozens of infant deaths and should be recalled immediately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Tuesday.

The inclined sleeper has been associated with 32 sleep-related infant deaths, according to a new ...

08 Mar
Making Sense of the Recent Blood Pressure Drug Recalls

Making Sense of the Recent Blood Pressure Drug Recalls

People taking blood pressure medications have faced a frightening and bewildering series of pharmaceutical recalls in recent months, as trace amounts of cancer-causing chemicals have been discovered in individual batches of drugs.

But experts from the nation's leadi...

17 Jan
When Your Medications Are the News

When Your Medications Are the News

Would you stop taking a medication if you heard a negative news story about it?

Sticking with a prescription drug regimen, or "medication adherence," is already a challenge for many patients, with not taking medications as prescribed being a key reason people struggl...