Quetiapine Antipsychotic Drug Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Cobalt Pharmaceuticals, Laboratoires Riva and Sanis Health recall all doses of their antipsychotic drug, Quetiapine, due to possible contamination with Clindamycin, an antibiotic. HCSC: http://ht.ly/ldREF

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29291a-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports all lots of 25 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg and 300 mg doses of Co Quetiapine (Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company), Riva Quetiapine (Laboratoires Riva Inc.) and Sanis Quetiapine (Sanis Health Inc.) are affected by this recall.

According to HCSC, Quetiapine is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder in adult patients. All three companies are advising health care professionals to contact their patients who have been supplied with any Quetiapine product to help ensure a safe transition over to alternative authorised and not affected Quetiapine products on the Canadian market.

HCSC recall number: RA-29291
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2022
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Texas Gulf Shrimp Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: Galveston Shrimp Company recalls some pre-packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp due to foreign material hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/ldHSn

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm353137.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following products are subject to this recall:

  • Medium Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 51/60 Count
  • Medium Raw Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 51/60 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45451; 27241-45551; 793573-86138
  • Large Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 41/50 Count
  • Large Raw Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 41/50 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45441; 27241-72010; 793573-86137
  • Large Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 31/42 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45430; 27241-45436; 27241-45530; 27241-45536; 27241-45431; 27241-45531; 793573-86135; 793573-86136; 79357386145
  • Extra Large Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 26/30 Count
  • Extra Large Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 26/30 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45426; 27241-72005; 793573-86134
  • Jumbo Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 16/25 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45419; 27241-45519; 27241-72020; 793573-86155
  • Jumbo Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 16/20 Count
  • Jumbo Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 16/20 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45416; 793573-86132; 793573-86142
  • Colossal Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 10/15 Count
  • Colossal Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 10/15 Count
    • UPC Codes: 27241-45410; 27241-45412; 27241-45512; 27241-72000; 27241-72015; 793573-86131; 793573-86141

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2021
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Homebase LED Nightlight Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: Homebase recalls some LED Nightlights due to premature failure hazard. TSI: http://ht.ly/ld2U6

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=302848

Additional information:
The Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports the recalled LED Nightlights have been made without an internal fuse. In certain situations, this may lead to premature failure of other components.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2020
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EU Issues 10 Product & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: European Union issues ten (10) new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers, drivers and others: http://ht.ly/lbWVW 

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/alerts/main/index.cfm?event=main.weeklyOverview&web_report_id=550&selectedTabIdx=1

The European Union reports the following Consumer Products and/or Vehicles (in alphabetical order) are subject to this recall:

  • Beauty Dollys Plastic Doll – Chemical hazard
  • Cigioki Pistola Squadra Special Toy Gun – Hearing loss, injury hazards
  • Corina Women’s Shoes and Sandals – Chemical hazard
  • Grafix Party Blowers – Choking hazard
  • Oval Star Toy Horse with Accessories – Chemical hazard
  • Slammer Gelpens Glitter Colouring Pencils – Chemical hazard
  • Spirit Earrings and Necklace – Chemical hazard
  • Venus/Xemos Laser Hair Remover – Electric shock hazard
  • Wonderworld Activity Toy Pop Up Ball – Choking hazard
  • Würth Working gloves – Asphyxiation, chemical, fire hazards

European Union RAPEX Report: 19/2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2019
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