Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Cook Medical Recalling 4 Million Catheters

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The Cook Medical recalling 4 million catheters with Beacon Tip technology greatly expands an initial recall from last year. Cook Medical announced this week that it is voluntarily recalling all of its catheters with Beacon Tip technology—about 4.1 million units globally—because of complaints of the tips splitting or fracturing during procedures. The Bloomington, IN–based medical device company initiated the recall on...

Family of Teen Killed By Airbag Suing Honda

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Teen's family suing Honda due to being killed by airbag. The family of Huma Hanif has filed a lawsuit in Harris County against Honda, Takata and others connected to the death of the 17-year-old George Ranch High School senior from a faulty Takata airbag which deployed during a minor crash on March 31. A metal shard burst through the airbag, killing Hanif...

Sierra Nevada recalls bottled beer in Mississippi, 35 other states

Sierra Nevada brewery announces 36-state recall of select beers, including Mississippi. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight different...

Cook Medical Lawsuits Growing Fast

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The lawsuits against Cook Medical began four years ago with a trickle but have since turned into a gusher, now surpassing 500. Patients around the country say the company’s blood-clot filters—small, cage-like devices inserted into blood vessels to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs—have broken apart, moved or poked through a vessel. Some of the patients complain of pain, infections...

General Mills issues major recall after E. coli outbreak

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E. coli sickens 38 people due to General Mills Flour   General Mills, owner of the venerable Gold Medal brand, has recalled over 10 million pounds of flour after 38 people in 20 states got sick from a potentially deadly strain of E. coli that may have originated in the company’s products. The Golden Valley-based packaged food giant Tuesday announced the voluntary...

FDA still taking months to recall tainted food

Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint pathogens, the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or...