Oakmont Stackable Chair Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Regency Seating recalls some Oakmont Fabric Stackable Chairs due to fall hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/jedVa

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26205r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the weld connecting the legs to the seat can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. In the United States, Regency Seating has received three reports of leg welds breaking; no injuries are known to have occurred.

HCSC recall number: RA-26205
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1723
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Lighting Science LED Light Bulb Recall [US]

US/Washington: Lighting Science Group recalls some LED Light Bulbs due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/jdUKx

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by-Lighting-Science-Group/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

CPSC recall number: 13-142
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1722
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ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Pro-Amino International recalls some ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/jdMVm

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm344353.htm

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1721
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Horizontal/Venetian Blind Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Carsan recalls some Horizontal/Venetian Blinds due to strangulation hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/jdbBa

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26187r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) says this recall involves Horizontal/Venetian style Window Blinds with a slat size of 5 centimetres (2 inches) or 6 centimetres (2.5 inches). The blinds were made to measure and available in various sizes, colours and materials including plastic (PVC), fauxwood and real wood.

Health Canada reports its sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose a strangulation hazard by not having an inner cord stop. Inner cord stops are devices that prevent an inner cord from being pulled and forming a loop which young children may pull around their necks, posing a risk of strangulation.

HCSC recall number: RA-26187
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1720
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Med Prep Compounded Magnesium Sulfate Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Med Prep Consulting recalls all lots of Magnesium Sulfate Compounded Products due to mold hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/jcTnR

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm344229.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall resulted from Med Prep Consulting being notified by a Connecticut hospital that it observed visible particulate contaminants in 50 ml bags of Magnesium Sulfate 2gm in Dextrose 5% in Water, 50ml for Injection intravenous solution. The visible contamination was later confirmed to be mold. According to the FDA, administration of an intravenous product found to be contaminated with mold could result in a fatal infection in a broad array of patients.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1719
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