Nora Apothecary Compounded Product Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies recalls all Sterile Compounded Products due to non-sterility hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kxriC

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349040.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall includes Sterile Products that Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies supplied to patients and offices of licensed medical professionals. Specifically, the recall includes approximately 95 dosage units of Sterile Compounded Products that the pharmacy supplied to offices of twelve (12) licensed medical professionals located within Indiana. Some patients who received products from those medical professionals may live in states other than Indiana. The recall also includes approximately 400 prescriptions compounded for patients within Indiana and four other states: four prescriptions for patients in Illinois; and one prescription each for patients in Ohio, Florida and Tennessee.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1915
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Land of Nod Plush Dolly Toy Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Land of Nod Plush Dollies Recall [US] The Land of Nod recalls certain Plush Dolly Toys due to suspected component detachment and consequential choking hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kx4Et

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/The-Land-of-Nod-Recalls-Plush-Dollies/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes several plush handmade Plush Dolly Toys in five styles and colors.

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EU Issues 31 Product & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: European Union issues 31 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others: http://ht.ly/kwhEM 

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=519

The European Union reports the following Consumer Products and/or Vehicles are subject to this recall:

  • Happy Farm Activity Tractor Toys – Choking hazard
  • Lucky Joe Children’s Sandals – Chemical hazard
  • Fantasia Tattoo Ink – Chemical hazard
  • Hymer Caravans (Trailers) – Fire hazard
  • Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Voltz Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Perez y Rincón Train, Lorry (Truck) and Van Activity Toys – Choking, strangulation hazards
  • Nissan Almera, Navara, Pathfinder, Patrol, Terrano II, Tino and XTrail Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Best brand Lighting Chains – Burn, electric shock hazards
  • Happy Diwali Light Lighting Chains – Burn, electric shock hazards
  • basicXL Power Supplies (Universal Notebook Adapters) – Electric shock hazard
  • Moodlux LED Bulbs – Electric shock hazard
  • Ke Yi Qi Children’s Clothing Sets – Choking hazard
  • Rosso Kids Children’s Jackets – Strangulation hazard
  • J.S.J Children’s Jackets – Strangulation hazard
  • Kärnan Stationery Products – Chemical hazard
  • Jabadabado Baby Rattles – Choking hazard
  • Balleri Ladies’ Shoes – Chemical hazard
  • Union-Star Girls’ Bikinis – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Roberto Girls’ Bikinis – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Unknown brand Egg Incubators – Electric shock, injury hazards
  • Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R, Daytona 675 and 675R, Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm Motorcycles – Injury hazard
  • B’Twin Rockrider Bicycles – Injury hazard
  • Mazda 6 (GJ) Vehicles – Fire hazard
  • Mazda 6 Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Peugeot 308 Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • You Joy Children’s Trousers – Chemical hazard
  • Neolus Mains Extension Leads (Power Extension Cords) – Fire, electric shock hazards
  • Ante Voltage Testers – Electric shock hazard
  • Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris and Lexus SC430 – Fire, injury hazards
  • Metan Naftalinli Tablets – Choking hazard

EU RAPEX Report: 16/2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1913
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Mercedes-Benz 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Mercedes-Benz recalls some 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Vehicles due to fuel leakage, fire hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kvLue

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047128

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports fuel filters of the recalled 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Vehicles may develop cracks in their housing; this could result in fuel leakage. If fuel leakage does occur, it could pose a fire hazard.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13553
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1912
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Treated Mosquito Net Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Kathmandu recalls some Treated Mosquito Nets due to excess Deltamethrin chemical hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kvBIK

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047131

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the application of the chemical Deltamethrin in the recalled Treated Mosquito Nets exceeds the recommended concentration on the mesh fabric. According to the ACCC, some people who are sensitive to the chemical may experience dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, blurred vision, loss of appetite, sensations of burning and itching, muscle cramps, tightness in the chest or, in the worst case, unconsciousness. Although these symptoms are thought to be short term and reversible, competent medical advice should be sought if any of these symptoms are experienced.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13554
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1911
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Newport Ventilator Power Pac Batteries [US]

US/Silver Spring: Covidien recalls some Power Pac Batteries for Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus Ventilators due to operational failure, serious adverse health hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/kvmlw

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm348638.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall was in response to customer reports of Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators alarming and going to internal backup battery sooner than expected while the ventilator is being operated on Power Pac battery. These conditions have been reported in two types of situations. In the first situation, the screen on the Newport HT70 or HT70 Plus ventilator may indicate that the Power Pac battery is fully charged when it is not. In the second situation, the unit may switch to the backup battery as soon as it is removed from AC power.

In both situations, according to the FDA, the ventilator’s alarm sounds and the ventilator will continue to function on the internal backup battery for at least 30 minutes. There is a reasonable likelihood of serious adverse health consequences if these issues occur when the user is away from AC power (including during transport) and an alternate source of power cannot be made available before the charge on the internal battery is depleted.

According the the FDA, the following Power Pac Batteries are subject to this recall:

  • Power Pac Batteries with serial numbers between 2096134110001 and 2292048120050

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1910
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Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: ConAgra Foods recalls some Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn ready-to-eat Popcorn due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/kvifJ

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349849.htm

Additional information:1909 - RedenbacherPopcorn
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports some bags of Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Korn Popcorn may have been filled with White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn, a different product that contains milk, a known allergen. Milk is not declared on the Kettle Korn’s product label as it is not expected to be in the bag.

According the the FDA, the following Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn packages are subject to this recall:

  • Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 5.0-ounce packages – Case UPC: 27000 52321; Unit UPC: 0 27000 52321 6; Lot Codes: 5486234100, 5486234200, 5486234300; and Best By Dates: SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 1.5-ounce packages – Case UPC: 27000 52325; Unit UPC: 0 27000 52325 4; Lot Codes: 5486234200, 5486234300; and Best By Dates: SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

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

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