Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nissan Recall 80,000 Vehicles

Car company Nissan is recalling 70,000 Murano SUVs and 10,000 Maxima sedans in North America because of an ignition key defect. The rods which connect ignition to parts that start the car engine are too long, resulting in cars not starting properly or engines starting when the steering wheel is moved, despite the car ignition being off. The recalls are only relevant to models using Nissan's "intelligent keys" with integrated circuit chips inside, which allows drivers to open their car doors with the keys still inside their pocket.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Supplement Recall

There has been an announcement of an immediate recall of another defective supplement by the FDA. Balanced Health Products, Inc. is expanding an urgent nationwide recall of its Starcaps Dietary Supplement Capsules because the supplement was found to contain an undeclared drug ingredient, Bumetanide. Bumetanide, which is not listed on the Starcaps Dietary Supplement Capsules label is a prescription-only diuretic indicated for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic, and renal disease including nephrotic syndrome, alerts the FDA.Potential risks associated with the use of Bumetanide include serious and significant fluid and electrolyte loss and an elevation in uric acid concentrations. Retail stores are being notified by fax or registered mail to immediately stop all sales and return the recalled Starcaps Dietary Supplement Capsules to Balanced Health Products.