Archive for May, 2010

Lexus GX 460 safety advisory lifted

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Consumer Reports has lifted its “Safety Risk: Don’t Buy” rating for the 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV because the automaker has addressed rollover risks with the model.
For details, click here.

Romaine lettuce might be tainted

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Romaine lettuce supplied by Sidney, Ohio-based Freshway Foods and sold at in-store delis at Kroger and other stores might be contaminated with e. coli bacteria and should be disgarded. For complete details of the products affected and risks involved, click here. The recall doesn’t applied to pre-packaged, bagged lettuce sold at the stores.

More cribs being recalled

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

About 170,000 C&T International, Sorelle and Golden Baby drop-side cribs are being recalled because they post suffocation and-or strangulation hazards to tots. For photos, model numbers and additional information, click here.

Bicycles being recalled

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Epic and Era bicycles as well as some models made by Nirve are being recalled due to manufacturing defects.

Vita Breath contains excess lead

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Federal officials are warning consumers not to take Vita Breath, a dietary supplement, because it has been found to contain lead at more than 10,000 times the level considered to be safe.
To read the Food and Drug Administration’s warning, click here.

Latisse has undesirable side effects

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Actress Brooke Shields promotes Latisse, a drug that causes eyelashes to grow thicker and darker, in TV and print ads.
What isn’t highlighted is that the product has a number of potential side effects, including causing blue or green eyes to turn brown, causing areas around the eyes to turn red or bruise-colored and causing hair to grow in areas beside the lashes. The FDA recently sent a warning letter to the manufacturer of the product suggesting that the warnings to consumers about side effects are inadequate. Interestingly, the drug is the same formulation that’s used to reduce eye pressure in glaucoma patients. When the manufacturer realized a side effect caused eyelashes to grow and thicken, it was renamed and marketed as an eyelash enhancer. A prescription is needed for Latisse, but there are many online sellers that only require filling out of an online mediical history form.

Laptop power adaptors faulty

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

About 500,000 Targus power adaptors for various laptop computers are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard.
The adaptors were sold at Walmart, Staples and other stores. For details on the models affected and item numbers, click here..

Some children’s medicines recalled

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling a number of children’s products, such as Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtech and Benadryl because of concerns about manufacturing quality.
Some of the products might have small particles in them and others might not have been manufactured in accordance with quality standards.
More more details and a list of products, click here.