Exactech Knee and Ankle Implant Recall

Exactech, Inc., a company which manufactures products for joint replacements, has issued a recall of its knee and ankle polyethylene liners in the United States, as the inserts may fail and require revision surgery to replace. Since 2004, approximately 147,000 inserts have been used in joint replacement seugeries, which means thousands of people could potentially…

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Space Heaters Can Start Home Fires

As the weather grows cooler each year, people across the country turn to portable heaters to help warm their homes, and as they do, some space heaters start home fires causing deaths, injuries, and loss of property. Virginia consumers might imagine risk of space heater fires is linked to colder, northern climates, but when the…

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DeWalt Wireless Earphones Recalled for Burn, Fire, and Explosion Hazards

Do you listen to music during your morning workout, take calls, or participate in online conferences using wireless ear buds, earphones, or headphones, or use them to cancel loud noises? If so, you benefit from lithium-ion battery technology powering your wireless device. The recent notice of importer E-filliate’s recall of earphones marketed under the well-known…

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Amazon’s Change of Heart Regarding Defective Products Is Profit-Driven

Retail giant Amazon recently announced an update to its A-to-Z Guarantee, which covers the condition and timeliness of customer deliveries. The Guarantee now covers claims up to $1,000 when a defective product sold under the Amazon umbrella causes personal injury or property damage. Amazon claims this move is to facilitate more trust between Amazon and…

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Lawsuits Filed in Connection with NuWave Pressure Cookers

A number of lawsuits have been filed against NuWave LLC, alleging that their pressure cookers – specifically, the NuWave 6Q Nutri-Pot 6Q Digital Pressure Cooker” – have a design defect which allows consumer to open the lid of the cooker when the pressure is high enough to cause injury. Because of this defect, multiple plaintiffs…

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Johnson & Johnson Recalling Sunscreen Products

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced July 14 they are recalling five sunscreen products due to the presence of benzene, a known carcinogen. The recall affects only aerosol Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen products, which the company advises consumers should stop using immediately. This recall was also announced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration…

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CPSC Finally Bans Dangerous Infant Sleep Products

The phrase “sleep like a baby” is often used to indicate that a person enjoyed a peaceful, carefree night of rest. It is misleading saying, however, because as every parent knows, babies are not always the best sleepers. This is especially true during the first few months, when they tend to sleep for shorter spurts…

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CPSC and Kolcraft Re-announce Recall of Inclined Sleeper Accessory

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kolcraft have re-announced a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory and are urging consumers to take action to prevent the risk of infant suffocation and injury. Children’s product manufacturer Kolcraft has re-issued a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory included with their bassinet and inclined sleepers to help…

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Is Your Swimming Pool’s Drain Cover Safe and Effective?

Swimming pool drains pose a serious risk to swimmers of all ages, but especially to children. The suction from a pool drain can easily lead to the entrapment of hair, limbs, or accessories, like jewelry or bathing suit decorations. This is why pool owners must take care to ensure their drain covers comply with safety…

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