IKEA Chest & Dresser Recall; 8th Child Fatality Reported

Consumer Recalls

On November 21, 2017, IKEA recalled about 17.3 million chests and dressers due to a serious tip-over hazard causing the injury and death of multiple children, including the death of 2-year old Jozef Dudek. The toddler died in May when he was crushed by an Ikea Malm dresser in his parents’ room after he was put down…

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Recall of Wingman35 Crossing Catheters

Medical Device Safety
Certain Lotrimin and Tinactin Spray Products by Bayer Recalled Due to the Presence of Benzene

Yesterday, the FDA issued a safety alert warning of ReFlow Medical’s 4/22/17 lot-specific voluntary recall of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheters distributed between January 2015 and March 2016. According to the FDA, the Wingman35 Crossing Catheters have been found to exhibit tip splitting or separation, which has resulted in two adverse events. Tip splitting has the…

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Shoulder Replacement Recalled for Higher Fracture Rate – Could This Be Yours?

Shoulder Replacement Recall

Today the FDA reported that Zimmer Biomet is recalling its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340 because “these devices are fracturing at a higher rate than is stated in the labeling. Fractures may result in revision surgeries which could cause serious adverse health consequences such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or rarely,…

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Physio-Control Warns Defective LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillators Can Shut Down During Resuscitation Attempts

Recalls

On January 13, 2017, Physio-Control, a provider of professional emergency medical response solutions, announced a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment.  The company admits that it has received 34 reports where customers have attempted to use their LIFEPAK 1000…

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772,000 More Honda & Acura Vehicles Recalled With Possible Deadly Takata Air Bag Defect

Takata Air Bag Deadly Defect

On Tuesday, Honda announced that it was recalling an additional 772,000 Honda & Acura vehicles in the U.S. for potentially defective and deadly air bag inflators made by the Japanese supplier, Takata Corp. (ABC news report.)  More than 100 million vehicles with these airbags involving 17 automakers have been recalled worldwide, including 69 million in…

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