Archive for September, 2015

Bed Handles, Inc. Reannounces Product Recall After Only 1 Percent Response to Earlier Recall

Filed September 29th, 2015 Fran Kelley

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles, Inc. have reannounced the recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles. The bed handles assist adults with getting in and out of bed by giving them a bar to grip. When the handles are attached to the bed without the use of safety retention […]

Government Data Shows Rise in Recalls of Organic Foods

Filed September 24th, 2015 admin

Data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture shows a sharp increase in the number of recalls of organic food products. Stericycle, a company that handles recalls for businesses, uses this government data to compile quarterly reports on food recalls. Organic food products accounted for 7 percent of all food […]

New York Company Recalls Ayurvedic Dietary Supplements That Contain Dangerous Levels of Lead and Mercury

Filed September 21st, 2015 Fran Kelley

Butala Emporium of Jackson Heights, New York, has recalled 11 Ayurvedic dietary supplements that contain elevated lead and mercury levels and could be dangerous to health. The elevated lead and mercury levels in the Baidyanath brand supplements may cause health problems. Infants, small children, pregnant women, and those with underlying kidney disorders are at greatest […]

Poison Control Centers Report Large Increase in Reports of Children and Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizers

Filed September 15th, 2015 Fran Kelley

Since 2010, poison control centers across the country have seen a nearly 400 percent increase in calls related to children younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizers that contain alcohol. Dr. Gaylord Lopez, who is director of the Georgia Poison Center, said, “Kids are getting into these products more frequently, and unfortunately, there’s a percentage of […]

Outdoor Cell Phone Use Could Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Filed September 13th, 2015 Fran Kelley

Researchers from the University of New Mexico have published a study showing that outdoor use of electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops can increase the user’s skin cancer risk by increasing exposure to cancer-causing wavelengths. Mary E. Logue of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, coauthor with Dr. Barrett J. Zlotoff, said it […]