Product Recall


GM Fined for Ignition Switch Defect Recall

Noble McIntyre on June 3, 2014

General Motors was issued the maximum $35 million fine by the Federal Transportation Department last week for failing to disclose an ignition switch defect in millions of cars.


Novartis Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Parkinson’s Meds Recalled

Jeremy Thurman on January 7, 2014

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that pharma giant Novartis is recalling 5.3 million bottles of blood pressure medication and other drugs that the company provided to physicians to be used as free samples for patients. The majority of the recalled lots were for Exforge and Exforge HCT, which treat hypertension. The other drugs involved […]


Recall Roundup

Jeremy Thurman on September 10, 2013

Infant Motrin recall If you have a young child, check those UPCs in your medicine cabinet! An infant Motrin recall announced on Saturday affects about 200,000 bottles of the ibuprofen-based concentrated drops in Berry flavor. Manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and McNeil have voluntarily recalled the product over concerns of potential contamination with tiny plastic particles.


Bugaboo Strollers Recalled Due to Hazards

Jeremy Thurman on January 22, 2013

Bugaboo International, the makers of high-end baby strollers, announced a recall of more than 50,000 strollers this past week. The strollers have been recalled due to a defect with the handle.


Four Retailers Participating in Nap Nanny Recall

Jeremy Thurman on January 2, 2013

Following the news that the company, Nap Nanny, had gone out of business earlier this year, four national retailers agreed to recall over 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners this past week. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last Thursday that major retailers agreed to participate in the voluntary recall after the report of five infant […]


Total Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Stroke

Jeremy Thurman on November 13, 2012

In a study by the American Heart Association, researchers found the risk of stroke increases exponentially in the weeks following a total hip replacement. Patients, who have recently undergone hip replacement surgery, in addition to worries about the recent stryker hip replacement recall, will now have the compounded concerns of the possibility of stroke.


Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Due to Fire Risk

Jeremy Thurman on October 23, 2012

Energizer Holdings, the maker of Banana Boat Sunscreen, has recalled a half-million bottles of aerosol sunscreen after five burn incidents were reported over the past year. Banana Boat makes over 23 varieties of the easy-on aerosol spray sunscreen, including UltraMist and UltraMist Kids, which are widely popular due to their ease of application. Over 20 […]


Leaky Fuel Lines Lead to More Ford Recalls

Noble McIntyre on September 18, 2012

Ford recently announced a voluntary safety recall of around 5,500 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter engines, due to cracks in the fuel line that raise fire hazard concerns. In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dated September 4th, Steve Kenner, the Global Director of Ford, revealed that the 2012 model year […]


Bumbo Recalls Popular Baby Seat

Jeremy Thurman on August 21, 2012

After reports of skull fractures in nearly two dozen infants have surfaced over the last few months, Bumbo Baby Seats recently announced their voluntary recall of roughly four Million seats. The molded foam seats are popular among parents for their ability to prop up infants too young to sit on their own. However, recent events […]


The Physical Toll of Being an Olympian

Jeremy Thurman on August 14, 2012

The medals have been tallied. The closing ceremonies have come and gone. After two weeks of impressive athletic feats, many of the Olympians will be returning home with gold medals to mark their physical achievements. Sadly, many will also be bringing home injuries that mark the physical toll of their efforts. The career lifespan of […]


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