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A study recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics states that in 2013–2014 over 60,000 kids were poisoned after ingesting laundry and dishwasher detergent pods. The study focused on all forms of deter­gents, but the pods were most ingested by children. The pods look and smell like candy so kids want to eat them. […]

Trans­vaginal mesh implants have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse “POP” and stress urinary incon­ti­nence. In 2010, almost 300,000 women received mesh implants. However, in July 2011, the FDA issued a public safety warning about these products. The warning states that studies show 10 percent of women who underwent trans­vaginal mesh surgery to correct […]

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for spinach dip because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocy­to­genes.  The problem was discovered as a result of routine microbial testing conducted by Publix.  The 16 ounce containers of prepackaged spinach dip were sold at Publix retail deli depart­ments with a UPC of 41415–00062 and use […]

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be conta­m­i­nated with E. coli. For the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement click here.  The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher’s Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23. The Kroger beef was distributed in Tennessee […]

Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is recalling 8,088 individual retail packages of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon are being volun­tarily recalled due to the potential for conta­m­i­nation with Listeria monocy­to­genes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infec­tions in young children, frail or elderly people, and […]

Winn-Dixie stores are volun­tarily recalling “Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink” from its in-store dairy depart­ments because the product may be misla­beled and may contain the undeclared allergen of wheat, store repre­sen­ta­tives said. People sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in the dairy department of Winn-Dixie and SaveRite stores, the “Winn-Dixie […]

  Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has recalled 60,912 bottles of its Tylenol Extra Strength pain relief medicine becasue of reports of a musty, moldy odor. The massive recall follows a series of recalls from J&J in the recent past and is in the news for a lot of reasons. Here is a factsheet on […]

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638‑2772 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooper­ation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immedi­ately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name […]