CIC Jam Recall [Canada]

Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa:Woodapple Jam Recall [Canada] MTI Groups Inc recalls certain batch/lots of CIC brand Jams due to undeclared sulphites/sulfites as well as non-permitted colours, both serious health hazards. CFIA: http://ht.ly/mwCx2

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/34331r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Jams are subject to this recall: Continue reading

SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: FDA LogoMedtronic issues four medical device notifications concerning its SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System due to operational failure hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/mvnrH

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm359069.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports Medtronic’s intrathecal drug delivery systems are used to treat chronic, intractable pain and severe spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin.

According to the FDA, Medtronic issued four notifications to provide doctors and other heath care providers with information to help identify and manage safety issues concerning the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System. The FDA has classified three of these four notifications as new Class I recalls. The fourth notification is an update to a 2011 action related to pump refill that was previously classified by the FDA as a Class I recall.

The four recalls concern the following:

  • SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump Priming Bolus: Medtronic has found that any time the priming bolus is used with a SynchroMed pump, drug mixes with the sterile water or cerebrospinal fluid already in the catheter. This mixing results in the unintended delivery of drug prior to the end of the programmed bolus, as well as dilution of some of the drug remaining in the catheter at the end of the bolus. This can contribute to an increased risk of adverse events involving drug overdose or underdose following an initial system implant or revision.
  • SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump Shorting: an electrical short could lead to pump motor stall and a subsequent loss of or reduction in therapy, which can result in the return of underlying symptoms and/or withdrawal symptoms. The SynchroMed II pump is equipped with alarms designed to alert the patient in the event of a motor stall.
  • SC Intrathecal Catheter Product Removal: Medtronic has redesigned its Sutureless Connector (SC) Catheter to reduce the potential for occlusion, which is the blockage or cessation of drug flow due to misalignment at the point where the catheter connects to an implantable pump. As a result, the company has initiated a voluntary removal of unused products manufactured before the catheter design change. To reduce the risk for occlusion, Medtronic strongly recommends that customers discontinue the use of all SC Catheter models 8709SC, 8731SC, 8596SC, 8578 manufactured prior to the design change.
  • SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump Refill Procedure Safety Update: Medtronic is distributing a revised Clinician Refill Reference Card with information about the pump refill procedure for the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System. This is a continuation of a 2011 notification that was previously classified as a Class I recall. The revised reference card reflects new product labeling approved by the FDA to help healthcare professionals reduce the potential for a pocket fill during the SynchroMed pump refill procedure. You can download the card here: http://professional.medtronic.com/pt/neuro/idd/ind/product-advisories/index.htm?cmpid=URL_Neuro_HCP_iddadvisories_-

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Harmony Chai Tea Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Harmony Chai recalls some Concentrated Black Spiced Chai Tea and Decaffeinated Rooibos Chai Tea due to incomplete processing, Botulism hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/mvFb2

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm359139.htm

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

  • Concentrated Black Spiced Chai bottled in 22 oz (650ml) amber glass; UPC: 0510501311 and 64 oz (1892.7ml) amber glass jugs; UPC: 0510501301
  • Decaffeinated Roobios Chai bottled in 22 oz (624.25 ml) amber glass UPC 9450402431 and 64 oz (1892.7ml) amber glass jugs; UPC: 0510501301

About Botulism:
The US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) says Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve poison that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). Foodborne Botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulism toxin. You can also get Botulism from an infected wound. All forms of Botulism can cause paralysis and be fatal so emergency medical attention is necessary.

Clostridium botulinum bacteria cannot grow in air, so Foodborne Botulism is usually seen only when certain foods are stored or prepared improperly. These typically include the following:

  • Improperly prepared low-acid, home-canned foods (such as asparagus, beets, green beans, mushrooms, peppers);
  • Improperly smoked fish;
  • Improperly prepared raw marine mammal meat (such as whale, walrus, seal);
  • Non-refrigerated storage of low-acid fruit juices (such as carrot juice); and
  • Baked potatoes improperly stored in aluminum foil.

To learn more about Botulism, please visit the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HLOr3Q

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NHTSA June Vehicle Recalls – 53 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Saturday, June 29, 2013, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 53 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Chrysler Group LLC – Fuel leakage, fire hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,560,000
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Power train and steering hazards: potential number of units affected: 180,131
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Engine stall hazard: potential number of units affected: 12,907
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Lighting failure hazard: potential number of units affected: 30,197
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Air bag, electrical system, seat belts hazards: potential number of units affected: 254,396
  • Collins Bus Corp. – Fire hazard: potential number of units affected:  17
  • Ford Motor Company – Fuel system hazards: potential number of units affected: 390,783
  • Forest River, Inc. – Smoke, melting or fire hazards: potential number of units affected: 289
  • General Motors LLC – Fuel system hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,791
  • General Motors LLC – Electrical short circuit hazard: potential number of units affected: 193,652
  • GITI Tire (USA) – Air loss, crash hazards: potential number of units affected: 218
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) – Braking impairment hazard: potential number of units affected: 18,352
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) – Fire, smoke hazards: potential number of units affected: 143,083
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. – Glass roof detachment hazard: potential number of units affected: 3,181
  • North American Bus Industries, Inc. – Fire hazard: potential number of units affected: 100
  • Ohlins Racing AB – Steering failure, crash, injury hazards: potential number of units affected: 801
  • PACCAR Incorporated – Electrical system hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,340
  • PACCAR – Crash hazard: potential number of units affected: 4
  • PACCAR – Slip and fall hazards: potential number of units affected: 19
  • Sutrak USA – Fire hazard: potential number of units affected: 154
  • Tesla Motors, Inc – Injury hazard: potential number of units affected: 1,228
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing – Brake impairment hazard: potential number of units affected: 87,060
  • Vermeer Manufacturing Company – Brake impairment, crash hazards: potential number of units affected: 14
  • Zero Motorcycles Inc – Burn hazard: potential number of units affected: 128

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Ford Explorer, MKS, Taurus Recall [Canada]

Transport Canada RecallCanada/Ottawa: Ford recalls some Explorer, MKS and Taurus models due to child lock failure, injury hazards. TC: http://ht.ly/muYqy

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/tc/2013/34351r-eng.php

Additional information:
Transport Canada (“TC”) reports on certain Ford vehicles, the Child Safety lock actuation cam may have been manufactured incorrectly. As a result, the Child Lock may inadvertently disengage, which could allow the rear door to be opened using the inside door handle, possibly resulting in injury.

According to Transport Canada, the following Ford vehicles are subject to this recall:

  • Ford Taurus vehicles; model year: 2013
  • Ford Explorer vehicles; model year: 2013
  • Lincoln MKS vehicles; model year: 2013

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TC ID number: 2013219
Manufacturers recall number: 13S07
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KBC Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Helmet Recall [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: KBC Harley-Davidson recalls some Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmets due to operational failure, injury hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/muk4d

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34337r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves some Harley-Davidson Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmets, part numbers are 98336-09VM/000L, 98336-09VM/002L and 98336-09VM/022L. The recalled Helmets come in black with black interior padding. The Helmet covers the top of the head and ends over the ears. It has a small visor and a Harley-Davidson logo on both sides above the ear. The affected products were manufactured in March 2011.KBC Harley Davidson Helmet

The recalled helmets were sold in Large, X-Large and 2X-Large can be identified by the GM code GM00032205 or have a manufactured date label of XX Mar 2011, located on the helmet’s interior shell under the snap-in liner.

According to Health Canada, KBC America, Inc. was advised by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) that four Harley-Davidson Hybrid C/C Half Motorcycle Helmets, size Large, were tested as part of its ongoing Motorcycle Helmet Compliance Program. It was determined that one helmet (“Helmet A”) was non-compliant with S5.2 of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 218; one helmet (“Helmet B”) was non-compliance with S5.1 of FMVSS 218; and one helmet (“Helmet C”) was non-compliant with S5.1 and S5.2 of FMVSS 218.

By wearing a non-compliant helmet, the rider may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

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HCSC ID number: RA-34337
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Tern Folding Bicycle Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: 2200 - StileTernFoldingBikeStile Products recalls some Tern Folding Bicycles due to fall, injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/mtWzZ

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Stile-Products-Recalls-Tern-Folding-Bicycles/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models of Tern brand Folding Bikes. Continue reading

Umnitza Baby Cereal Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Wonder Berry North America recalls some Umnitza Baby Cereal Products due to Mycotoxin HT-2 hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/mtCQK

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/34355r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports all lot codes of the following Umnitza (a translation of the brand name from the Russian language) Baby Cereal Products, imported from the Russian Federation, are subject to this recall:Umnitza Baby Cereal

  • Umnitza Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470580
  • Umnitza 7 Grains flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470634
  • Umnitza 5 Grains flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470542
  • Umnitza Buckwheat & Pear flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470641
  • Umnitza Buckwheat & Milk flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470535
  • Umnitza Corn flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470665
  • Umnitza Rice flavour; UPC: 4 680002 470672
  • Umnitza Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour; UPC: 4 680002 474175

All packages weigh 250 grams (roughly, 1/2 pound).

About Mycotoxin Poisoning:
HT-2 is a Mycotoxin produced by the Fusarium species of moulds. Mycotoxins are group of over 300 toxic chemical products formed by fungi that can grow on crops in the field or after harvest. The foods that can be affected are generally thought to be cereals, nuts, fruit and dried fruit, coffee, cocoa, spices, oilseeds and milk. Some Mycotoxins target the kidney, liver or the immune system while others are carcinogenic (i.e., known to cause certain types of Cancer).

Ingestion of the HT-2 toxin may cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it or serve it to others. If you experience these symptoms and suspect Mycotoxin Poisoning, seek medical care on an emergency basis, taking the suspected contaminated food for further analysis.

You can get more information about Mycotoxin Poisoning from this Health Canada site: http://ht.ly/mtGn9

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VitalCall Power Adaptor Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Chubb Fire & Security Pty trading as VitalCall recalls some Plug-in Power Adaptors for VitalCall MK9 Units due to electric shock, fire hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/msMdQ

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1048971

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports when force is applied to the recalled Plug-in Power Adaptor, or when the Adaptor is removed/attempted to be removed from the wall power socket, surface cracks or breaks may appear on the base of the Power Adaptor, or the plug face plate may separate from the Adaptor. This has the potential to expose live electrical wires to users.

According to the ACCC, if the recalled Plug-in Power adaptor does indeed crack or break, or if the plate separates from the Adaptor, live electrical wires may be exposed, posing both electric shock and fire hazards.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13632
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2198
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Matchstick Roman Indoor Blind Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Bunnings Group Limited recalls some Matchstick Roman Indoor Blinds due to strangulation hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/msJWo2197 - MatchstickRomanBlinds

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1049215

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports some Matchstick Roman Blinds manufactured between January 2013 and March 2013 were not marked with Australia’s mandatory safety warning sticker on the outer packaging as required by the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard—Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010. Failure to install the Blinds in accordance with the instructions or installing them while unaware of the risk of strangulation by the cord poses a serious safety risk to children.

According to the ACCC, the following Blinds are subject to this recall:

  • Indoor Blind Matchstick 90 by 210 cm Roman Blind; Item Number 1261002
  • Indoor Blind Matchstick 120 by 210 cm Roman Blind; Item Number 1261003
  • Indoor Blind Matchstick 150 by 210 cm Roman Blind; Item Number 1261004
  • Indoor Blind Matchstick 180 by 210 cm Roman Blind; Item Number 1261005
  • Indoor Blind Matchstick 210 by 210 cm Roman Blind; Item Number 1261006

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13643:
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2197
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Dorel Child Car Seat Recall [Canada]

Canada TC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Dorel Juvenile Group recalls various Child Car Seats due to operational failure, laceration hazards. TC: http://ht.ly/msw3J

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/tc/2013/34349r-eng.php

Additional information:
Transport Canada (“TC”) reports various Dorel Child Car Seats may not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 213 – Child Restraint Systems. During manufacturer testing, the plastic seat shell cracked, allowing the recalled Child Car Seat’s seat back to recline excessively and increase the risk of injury from impact forces being transferred to the child during a crash. For the Enspira 65 model specifically, this crack also exposed sharp edges that could increase the risk of injury to a child occupant, or a parent/caregiver manipulating the car seat.

According to Transport Canada, the following Child Car Seats are subject to this recall:

  • Safety 1st Enspira 65; model year: 2012
  • Safety 1st Guide 65; model year: 2012
  • Safety 1st Cruise Air 65; model year: 2012
  • Safety 1st Cruise Air Lx 65; model year: 2012
  • Eddie Bauer Xrs 65; model year: 2012
  • Eddie Bauer Enspira 65; model year: 2012

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TC ID number: 2013218
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2196
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Swan Creek Votive Candle Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Swan Creek recalls various Votive Candles due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/msmkU

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Swan-Creek-Recalls-Loose-Votive-Candles/

Additional information:Swan Creek Votive Candle
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Votive Candles were sold loose and were displayed in open trays or bins. The Candles are 2-inches high and are wider at the top measuring 1.75-inch diameter on top and 1.5-inch at the base. The Candles were sold in dozens of fragrance varieties and colors. The Votive Candles were not individually labeled with any prices, model numbers, names, date codes or fragrance descriptions.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire and burn hazard. Swan Creek has received roughly 89 reports of the Votive Candles with high or erratic flames, including four reports of minor burns. The firm has not received any reports of fire or property damage.

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CPSC recall number: 13-230
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2195
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Fred & Friends Baby Rattle Recall [Canada & US]

Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Fred & Friends recalls some “Buff Baby” Baby Rattles due to choking hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/mrZp1 HCSC: http://ht.ly/mrZIq

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Fred-Friends-Recalls-Baby-Rattles/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34297r-eng.php

Additional information:2194 - FredFriendsBabyRattle
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves the “Buff Baby” Baby Rattle. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The Rattle measures approximately 5.5-inches long and approximately 2-inches wide and “0.2” is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the Rattle. The Rattles were packaged in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the Rattle. The UPC code of “728987019098” is printed on the bottom of the package.

According to the CPSC, the Rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”)

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CPSC recall number: 13-229
HCSC ID number: RA-34297
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2194
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NHTSA June Vehicle Recalls – 50 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Thursday, June 27, 2013, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 50 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Chrysler Group LLC – Fuel leakage, fire hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,560,000
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Power train and steering hazards: potential number of units affected: 180,131
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Engine stall hazard: potential number of units affected: 12,907
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Lighting failure hazard: potential number of units affected: 30,197
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Air bag, electrical system, seat belts hazards: potential number of units affected: 254,396
  • Collins Bus Corp. – Fire hazard: potential number of units affected:  17
  • Ford Motor Company – Fuel system hazards: potential number of units affected: 390,783
  • Forest River, Inc. – Smoke, melting or fire hazards: potential number of units affected: 289
  • General Motors LLC – Fuel system hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,791
  • General Motors LLC – Electrical short circuit hazard: potential number of units affected: 193,652
  • GITI Tire (USA) – Air loss, crash hazards: potential number of units affected: 218
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) – Braking impairment hazard: potential number of units affected: 18,352
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. – Glass roof detachment hazard: potential number of units affected: 3,181
  • North American Bus Industries, Inc. – Fire hazard: potential number of units affected: 100
  • Ohlins Racing AB – Steering failure, crash, injury hazards: potential number of units affected: 801
  • PACCAR Incorporated – Electrical system hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,340
  • PACCAR – Crash hazard: potential number of units affected: 4
  • PACCAR – Slip and fall hazards: potential number of units affected: 19
  • Sutrak USA – Fire hazard: potential number of units affected: 154
  • Tesla Motors, Inc – Injury hazard: potential number of units affected: 1,228
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing – Brake impairment hazard: potential number of units affected: 87,060
  • Vermeer Manufacturing Company – Brake impairment, crash hazards: potential number of units affected: 14

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Woodstock Pomegranate Kernel Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Scenic Fruit Company recalls 5,091 cases (61,092 eight ounce bags) of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels due to Hepatitis A hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/mrdCt

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm358740.htm

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

Woodstock Organic Pomegranate Kernels sold in eight-ounce (227 gram) resealable plastic pouches with a UPC Code 0 42563 01628 9. Specific coding information to identify the product can be found on the back portion of these pouches below the zip-lock seal. The following lots are subject to this recall:Pomegranate Kernels

  • C 0129 (A,B, or C) 035 with a Best By date of 02/04/2015;
  • C 0388 (A,B, or C) 087 with a Best By date of 03/28/2015;
  • C 0490 (A,B, or C) 109 with a Best By date of 04/19/2015.

According to the FDA, the recalled Pomegranate Kernels were shipped from February 2013 through May 2013 in various states and then onwards through retail distribution.

About Hepatitis A:
Hepatitis A is a serious contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus (“HAV”). Disease symptoms can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. All HAV infections require medical attention and possible in-patient hospital treatment. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from contact with objects, food or drinks contaminated by the feces (or stool) of an infected person.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A typically manifest themselves within 15 to 50 days of exposure and can include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of some body tissues including the “whites” of the eyes), abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.

Hepatitis A is a human-based disease and typically occurs when an infected food handler prepares food without appropriate hygiene. In rare cases, particularly in patients with pre-existing severe illnesses or compromised immune systems, HAV infection can progress to full-blown liver failure and death. Persons with underlying liver conditions should be vaccinated as soon as possible by an MD or other health care professional and appropriate symptom relief and other treatment modalities applied.

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