GM’s Top Pickup Truck has Been Recalled Six Times This Year

Owners of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks have spent a lot of time driving loaner cars in recent months. Both pickup trucks have been recalled six times already this year.

The GMC Sierra is more expensive than the Silverado, but they are basically the same vehicle. They share the same body and most of the same parts and design features. They also feature plenty of recalls, according to KAJ18.com. Continue reading GM’s Top Pickup Truck has Been Recalled Six Times This Year

Surgeon General Issues First Call to Action on Skin Cancer, Warns of the Risks of Indoor Tanning

It’s the best time of the year for sun worshipers, but the quest for the perfect tan can be a deadly pursuit.
It’s not any healthier to get a little browner in a tanning booth than it is to lounge by the pool all day, either. Boris Lushniak, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a warning to tanners on Tuesday: say “no” to indoor tanning, and wear sunscreen if you plan to spend lots of time outdoors, according to News Ledge.

In an interview obtained by News Ledge that Lushniak did with the Washington Post, the Surgeon General very bluntly told sun seekers that the number of serious cases of skin cancer is on the rise. Continue reading Surgeon General Issues First Call to Action on Skin Cancer, Warns of the Risks of Indoor Tanning

Feds Consider Regulating Powdered Caffeine After the Death of an Ohio Teen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers this week about the dangers of powdered caffeine in the wake of the death of an Ohio teenager back in May.

Pure powdered caffeine is sold online and marketed as a dietary supplement. Unlike the caffeine found in coffee, tea and soda, powdered caffeine is unregulated. The product is particularly attractive to teens and young adults, many of whom don’t realize that powdered caffeine is a pure chemical, or that a tiny amount goes a long way, according to NBCNews.com. Continue reading Feds Consider Regulating Powdered Caffeine After the Death of an Ohio Teen

Tattoo Ink and Needles Recalled over Bacteria Concerns

A tattoo company in California has issued a nationwide recall on all of its tattoo ink and needles due to a possible bacterial contamination.

The White & Blue Lion, Incorporated in Industry, California informed the public it is voluntarily recalling its products over concern that use of the products could cause a bacterial infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday. Continue reading Tattoo Ink and Needles Recalled over Bacteria Concerns

Recalled Fitness Bands Pose Safety Hazard to Consumers

Bollinger Fitness is recalling 60,000 of its Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands with door attachment following a report that a consumer was injured when a plastic ball attached to the anchor unexpectedly released and struck the individual.

Bollinger Fitness Classic and SoftTouch resistance bands with the following model numbers are affected by the recall: 5771, 5772, 5773, 5774, 5775. The numbers are located on the product’s packaging. Continue reading Recalled Fitness Bands Pose Safety Hazard to Consumers

New Food Labels Would Reveal Sugars Not Usually Listed in the Ingredients

Public health advocates and lobbyists are fighting over whether labels should provide more information about the added sugars included in food products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a proposal written earlier this year that the average American eats 16 percent of his or her daily calories from sugars added during the production process. In the proposal, the FDA proposed including added sugars to its Nutrition Facts Label, according to the Burlington Patch. Continue reading New Food Labels Would Reveal Sugars Not Usually Listed in the Ingredients

Berkeley, California, Hopes to be the First City in the U.S. to Pass an Ordinance Requiring Cancer Warnings on Cellphones

The city of Berkeley, California, wants to be the first in the nation to require cellphone manufacturers to put stickers on mobile phone packaging warning that cellphones may emit cancer-causing radiation.

Berkeley City Councilman Max Anderson is co-sponsoring the ordinance. He told SFGate.com that the cellphone industry doesn’t scare him and that he is willing to do what it takes to warn the public that the one thing many people can’t leave home without could be seriously sickening them. Continue reading Berkeley, California, Hopes to be the First City in the U.S. to Pass an Ordinance Requiring Cancer Warnings on Cellphones

GM Replacing More than 500 Faulty Ignition Switch Kits

General Motors Co. is back in the news and once again the story involves its faulty ignition switches.
The automaker announced it is replacing 542 ignition switch kits that had a defective tab and is adding a visual inspection at a Delphi Automotive plant in Mexico where the ignition switch parts are being built, The Detroit News reported.
GM informed some dealers of the parts issue earlier this week. GM spokesman Alan Adler said the parts were manufactured on July 1 and had some broken tabs that are part of the anti-theft system. Adler said the broken tabs don’t impact vehicle safety and that the parts had passed all other inspections, The Detroit News reported. Continue reading GM Replacing More than 500 Faulty Ignition Switch Kits

Another Day, Another GM Recall

General Motors (GM) issued yet another recall of some of its vehicles this week, again due to faulty ignition switches.

GM’s most recent recall affects 8.2 million cars, including 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibus and 2004 to 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The recall also covers a newer model, the 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS. The auto maker said the recall was due to “unintended ignition key rotation,” according to HuffingtonPost.com. Continue reading Another Day, Another GM Recall