Gruga Office Chair Recall

US/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Sauder Woodworking Co. recalls some Gruga Office Chairs due to fall hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/f8YOJ

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13030.html

This is a joint recall announcement from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HCSC).

Fresh Express Spinach Recall

US/Silver Spring: Fresh Express recalls some Fresh Express Spinach due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/f8SWo

Direct link: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm327401.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 more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

Portable Generator Recall

Recall Alert: Champion Power Equipment recalls some Portable Generators due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/f8kFY

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13026.html

Please note: CPSC reports these recalled products were sold exclusively at Costco.

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls

US/Washington: As of November 8, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted seven (7) vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Muscletech Hydroxystim Supplement Recall [Australia]

FlagAustraliaAustralia/Canberra: Export Corp recalls some Muscletech Hydroxystim Supplements due to banned drug hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/f7bdI

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1030121

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the Supplements contain a banned drug, specifically “1,3 dimethylamylamine” (“DMAA”). DMAA is a banned substance listed in Appendix C of Australia’s Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP). According to the ACCC, there are a number of significant adverse events associated with DMAA, including cardiac, nervous and psychiatric disorders.

ACCC PRA number: 2012/13351
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