Residential Elevator Recall

US/Washington: ThyssenKrupp recalls some Residential Elevators due to unexpected door opening to unprotected shaft, passenger fall and injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/dVBO1

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12750.html

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XL Foods Expands Ground Beef Recall

Canada/Ottawa: XL Foods expands recall for some Ground Beef due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/dVwZU

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120922e.shtml

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water.  Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache.

Learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/dMvCT.

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Recall

US/Silver Spring: Trader Joe’s recalls some Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/dVpok

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm320579.htm

About Salmonella poisoning:
In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Learn about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

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