Archive for the 'Blog Roll' Category

Recalled Toro Mowers have Potentially Dangerous Blade Defect

Filed April 20th, 2015 Julie Ann Fidler

Toro is recalling about 800 of its walk-behind power mowers. The affected mowers were assembled with an incorrect blade driver and blade combination, which can cause the blade to break, posing a risk of serious injury. According to a recall notice posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, the recall applies to […]

Ice Cream Tainted with Listeria Kills Three Patients in Kansas

Filed March 17th, 2015 laurie

Blue Bell ice cream products tainted with listeria have sickened five people in Kansas, killing three of them. Blue Bell issued its first-ever recall of some of its products after five patients were infected with listeria after eating some of the company’s ice cream while in being treated at a hospital for unrelated conditions. Four […]

Study Finds Higher Rates of Glioma among Heavy Cell Phone Users

Filed November 17th, 2014 Lillian Chiu

A study published in the journal Pathophysiology has found that heavy mobile phone use is associated with a significant increased risk of glioma, a deadly type of brain cancer. Lead researcher Dr. Lennart Hardell, an oncologist from University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden and his colleagues found a three-fold increased risk after 25 years among participants […]

Defective Ignition Switch Still Not Fixed in Many GM Cars

Filed November 5th, 2014 Lillian Chiu

Nearly half of the cars affected by the ignition switch recall are still not fixed, The New York Times reports. GM initiated the recall nine months ago, and the issue now affects 2.36 million cars. The problem with the recalled vehicles is that they can suddenly switch out of the “run” position in a jarring […]

NHTSA Urges 7.8 Million Vehicles Owners to Act on Takata Air Bag Recall

Filed October 23rd, 2014 Lillian Chiu

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notified the owners of 7.8 million vehicles urging them to act on the Takata air bags recalls which were issued because the air bags can explode. According to TIME Magazine, the recalls date as far 18 months ago and continued as recently as this week. The recalls included […]

Doctors Receive Billions from Drug Companies, Government Database Shows

Filed October 6th, 2014 Lillian Chiu

In recent years, there have been concerns about the financial ties between doctors and industry. The government is attempting to address this issue by bringing greater transparency to this relationship. The Sunshine Act, a provision under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, requires drug and medical device companies to disclose payments they make to doctors and […]

Ford Becomes Latest Company to Issue Massive Recall Amid Safety Concerns

Filed October 1st, 2014 Cynthia Diaz-Shephard

Ford Motor is the latest automobile company to issue a safety recall over concerns that a short circuit could prevent air bags from properly deploying. Ford said it is recalling 850,000 vehicles over the issue, joining General Motors and Chrysler as companies who have issued massive recalls over the issue this year, CNN Money reported.

FDA Critical of Electric Cigarettes

Filed September 19th, 2014 Cynthia Diaz-Shephard

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to raise questions concerning the overall safety of electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes gained popularity several years ago as an alternative delivery system for nicotine that involve vapors instead of smoke. Makers of e-cigarettes have maintained that their products are safer than traditional cigarettes, but not everyone is buying […]

Dr. Oz Warns Women not to put Cell Phones in Bra

Filed August 29th, 2014 Cynthia Diaz-Shephard

Dr. Mehmet Oz recently aired an episode of his television show that discussed the link between cell phones and an increased risk of breast cancer. On his show, Dr. Oz warned women not to put cell phones in their bra because it could put them at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Dr. Oz […]

BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Vehicles Due to Airbag Concerns

Filed July 17th, 2014 Cynthia Diaz-Shephard

Recalls over airbag deployment continue to make headlines. The latest recall was announced Wednesday as BMW Group said it is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles over concerns of airbag safety.