Friday, August 17, 2007

Coumadin Drug Gets New Warning Label

Drug manufacturer Bristol Myers Squibb has strengthened the warning label on their blood thinning drug Coumadin, emphasizing possible dangers of the drug. The new label informs consumers of the dangers of potentially fatal bleeding, in contrast to the old label which merely warned of a "risk of hemorrhage" in an unhighlighted black box.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Clarion Navigation System Batteries Recalled

Batteries used in the Clarion N.I.C.E. P200 Navigation and Entertainment Systems are being recalled after warnings that the batteries could melt or overheat. Four reports have been made of the lithium-ion batteries melting; however there have been no injuries to consumers yet. The units were on sale from May 2006 through December 2006 at car audio and mobile electronics stores. Consumers are advised to contact Clarion in order to arrange a return of the faulty batteries and receive a free replacement.