May Recalls and Product Safety News

Problems with smoking cessation drug
Thursday, February 21, 2008: More reports of erratic behavior and suicide have been associated with the use of Chantix, a drug that was designed to help people stop smoking and was approved.

Frozen beef recalled
Monday, February 18, 2008: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef – the largest beef recall in US history.

Evenflo recalls infant car seats
Friday, February 1, 2008: Evenflo announced a voluntary recall/revision of its Discovery infant car seats, Models 390, 391, 534, and 552.

Child pajamas a danger
Thursday, May 1, 2008: Parents are being warned not to let their children wear Dora the Explorer short-sleeve, two-piece pajamas because the sleeve opening is too large and doesn’t conform to Canadian flammability regulations.

Warning on Chinese products
Wednesday, April 30, 2008: Health Canada is warning consumers not to use six Chinese products recalled by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore because they contain high levels of arsenic and/or mercury.

DeWalt tools recalled
Tuesday, April 29, 2008: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 13,000 DEWALT DW744.

Sexual product warning
Tuesday, April 29, 2008: Tian Li, a sexual enhancement product, contains an untested compound and a prescription medication, both of which could cause serious problems for patients with heart disease, Health Canada said.

Warning issued for Xian Zhi Wei
Tuesday, April 29, 2008: Health Canada is warning consumers not to use Xian Zhi Wei II, a Japanese slimming product sold in capsules.

High lead levels in lapel pins
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 About 71,000 lapel pins depicting 12 popular video game characters have been recalled because they contain high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Chair legs may break
Tuesday, April 29, 2008: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 800 Rio Beach High-Boy folding chairs because the rear leg may break.

Laceration danger in LawnBott mowers
Friday, April 25, 2008: About 530 LawnBott mowers are being recalled because the cutting blades pose a laceration danger to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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