Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Recall on Advanced Medical Optics

Advanced Medical Optics Company has recalled a line of its popular contact-lens solutions over concerns the product has triggered a rare but dangerous eye ailment in some users. Advanced Medical said late Friday it was issuing a global recall for its Complete MoisturePlus lens solutions because of reports that 21 users of the product since January 2005 had contracted acanthamoeba keratitis, an infection of the cornea that can lead to blindness. Complete MoisturePlus solutions are used to store and re-wet soft contact lenses.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

GE Dishwasher Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the General Electric Company (GE) announced a recall of 2.5 million GE built-in dishwashers manufactured from September 1997 to December 2001. Over several years, normal use of liquid rinse aid in some models results in a concentration of rinse aid on the wires inside the dishwasher door. GE has received 135 reports of overheated wiring and 56 reports of property damage, including 12 reports of fires that escaped the dishwasher. Fire damage was limited to the dishwasher or the adjacent area. No injuries have been reported.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Evenflo Infant Seat Recall

All mothers of infants please be aware that there has been a major infant seat recall. Nearly half a million Evenflo Embrace infant seats and carriers are on the recall list because the handle can fail. The government says the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the baby to fall to the ground, sometimes head first. These Embrace models were sold between 2004 and 2006. Do not hold the carrier by the handle: Carry it with two hands.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dog Food Recall

With a recall affecting dozens of brands of dog and cat food, the Tinley Park shelter isn’t taking any chances. The shelter, like many others, has tossed out roughly two cases of suspect food. Pet supply stores and local veterinarians were fielding calls Tuesday from nervous pet owners. The contaminated food has been linked to kidney failure and a small number of pet deaths. Well-known names such as Eukanuba, Iams and Science Diet are at least partly affected by the recall, which covers dog food sold throughout North America under 51 brands, and cat food sold under 40 brands. Some of the food is sold under store brands and carried by chains including Wal-Mart, Kroger, which operates Food-4-Less, and Safeway, which owns Dominick’s. “It’s one of the larger recalls that has taken place in the pet industry,â€� according to Gary Roulo, of Capital Pet Supplies in Country Club Hills.

Animals Sick from Pet Food

Menu Foods initiated a precautionary recall of several brands of "cuts and gravy" style pet food in cans and pouches manufactured between Dec. 3, 2006 and March 6 in two of its U.S. manufacturing facilities, according to a company press release. Although the company has yet to identify the source, it is looking into the introduction of wheat gluten from a new supplier as a possible cause of the problem. One woman, Kathleen Schurman believes tainted food might have been responsible for the premature death of her 6-year-old cat. In a prepared statement, Paul K. Henderson, president and CEO of Menu Foods, said, "We take these complaints very seriously and, while we are still looking for a specific cause, we are acting to err on the side of caution."