Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: January 20 – 26, 2020

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.

31 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

  • Appco Pharma recalls Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules. The products are contaminated with NDMA, a probable cancer causer.

  • Mylan recalls three lots of Nizatidine capsules. Trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a probable cancer have been found in the product.

  • Denton Pharma recalls Ranitidine tablets. The medication may be contaminated with a probable cancer-causer.

Auto:

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  • Porsche recalls various Cayman and 911 series vehicles. The owner’s manual maybe short on information for Child Restraint System installation.

  • Cruise Car recalls model year 2019 Mokes. The vehicle may have a windshield of the incorrect glass quality rating.

  • Toyota recalls 361,000 vehicles for air bag inflator issue.

  • Honda recalling 2.7 million North American vehicles for new air bag inflator defect.

Motorcycle/Scooters:

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

  • Certain Cow & Gate baby food has been recalled from a supermarket in the United Kingdom because it may have been tampered with.

Technology/Electronics:

  • PCNA Recalls Power Banks Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. The power bank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

Household Products:

  • Varidesk Recalls Stand2Learn Stools Due to Fall Hazard. The foot support on the stool was improperly welded and can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Industrial/Tools:

  • STIHL Recalls Pressure Washers Due to Injury Hazard. The pressure washer nozzle can disconnect from the spray wand when under pressure during use, posing an injury hazard.

Sources:

fda.gov, cspc.gov, usda.gov, reuters.com, safekids.org, goodhousekeeping.com, consumeraffairs.com, foodsafetynews.com, usatoday.com, autoblog.com, powersportsbusiness.com, roadandtrack.com, uscgboating.org, wemakeitsafer.com, guns.com

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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