Recalls and Warnings

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FDA Warns of Morcellation Cancer Risk with Hysterectomy, Myomectomy

Federal health regulators are discouraging doctors from using power morcellation in hysterectomy or myomectomy procedures, due to the risk that the laparoscopic uterine fibroid procedure may cause the spread of aggressive cancer in women.  Continued

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Salmonella Food Poisoning Rate Fell, Vibrio Cases Rose in 2013: CDC

According to a new report by federal health officials, the rates of salmonella food poisoning declined last year, yet food borne illnesses linked to other pathogens, including vibrio, are on the rise. Continued

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Fresenius Recalls NaturaLyte Bicarbonate Concentrate Used in Dialysis

Fresenius is recalling 49 lots of NaturaLyte Biocarbonate Concentrate, which is used during hemodialysis procedures, due to a potential risk of bacterial contamination.   Continued

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ISO7X Isometric Exercise Bar Recall Issued Due to Projectile Hazard

Nearly 170,000 isometric exercise devices have been recalled following reports of users being injured when the handle bar grips broke, causing the exercise bar’s central metal shaft to break and turn it into a dangerous projectile.   Continued

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ARKON Anesthesia System Recall Linked to Software Glitch

Federal safety officials have determined that a recall issued last month for an ARKON anesthesia delivery systems should be categorized as a Class I Medical Device Recall, due to the potential risk that continued use of the machines may carry a risk of serious and potentially life-threatening outcomes for patients.   Continued

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Remington Rifle Recall Issued Due to Model 700, Seven Trigger Problems

After years of complaints involving problems with Remington rifles accidentally firing, Remington Arms Company has issued a recall for Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers.   Continued

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Vehicles Affected By GM Ignition Recall Also Have Rollaway Risk

General Motors announced it has found yet another safety defect in the nearly 2.59  million vehicles recalled in recent months due to faulty ignition switches, indicating that an analysts suggests that the vehicles may also have a “roll away” risk if the vehicles are not set it the proper gear.  Continued

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Hydrofacking Linked to Small Earthquakes in Ohio: Report

Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced more stringent drilling regulations, following a state investigation that linked hydraulic fracturing to several small earthquakes experienced in the area.   Continued

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Stavzor Liver Failure Risk Results in FDA Black Box Warning

Federal drug regulators indicate that side effects of Stavzor may pose a risk of serious and potentially life-threatening liver problems, resulting in a new “black box” warning being placed on the epilepsy drug. Continued

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OmniPod FreeStyle Glucose Recal Issued Due to Erroneous Results

Abbott has issued another FreeStyle blood glucose meter recall; this time for units that come with the Omnipod Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM), because they could provide users with erroneously low results, posing serious and potentially fatal consequences if the user takes the wrong course of medical action.   Continued