I suppose we can be thankful that February is a short month, otherwise we’ll probably have a lot more recalls than we do now. It still shocks me, at how complacent the News Media is about this whole ‘recall‘ mania. It is almost as if they are ‘afraid‘ to discuss them, for fear of a backlash from their advertisers.
More Heparin Recalled [Adverse Reactions]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — DEERFIELD, Ill., January 25, 2008 – Baxter Healthcare Corporation has announced the voluntary recall of nine lots of heparin sodium injection 1000 units/mL 10mL and 30mL multi-dose vials. The company began recalling the lots on January 17, 2008 as a precautionary measure due to an increase in the number of reports of adverse patient reactions that may be associated with the product. Baxter is conducting a thorough investigation of these reports to identify the cause of the increase in allergic-type reactions. (Further Details Here)
Eye/Ear Wash, Eye Drops [Bacteria Contamination]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 29, 2008 — NuCel Labs of Idaho Falls, Idaho announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all Eye Drops and Eye/Ear Wash. This recall follows an FDA inspection in which product testing indicated that there was bacteria and particulate matter in the product deeming these products non-sterile. Non-sterile eye drops pose an unacceptable risk of causing eye infections, which in rare cases could lead to blindness. (Further Details Here)
Sterling Silver Teethers (Made in Mexico) [Choking Hazard]
Description: The sterling silver teethers are circle shaped with either a heart or car in the center. The teethers have beads inside. The teethers measure two inches in diameter. (More Recall Details Here)
Girl’s Hooded Jackets w/drawstrings (Made in Korea) [Strangulation Hazard]
Description: The recalled velour jackets have a drawstring at the neck. The jackets are hooded, zip up the front, have a front pocket, and were sold with matching velour pants. The word “DIVA” with rhinestones is displayed across the front of the jackets. They were sold in children’s sizes small, medium, large, extra-large and 4, 5, 6, and 6X and came in red, blue and beige colors. “Apollo Active Wear” and either style number 5033gk or 5033gg are printed on the jackets’ neck tag. (More Recall Details Here)
Glue Guns (Made in China) [Shock, Burn, Fire Hazard]
Description: The glue guns dispense hot glue and are intended for craft projects. The recalled glue gun is black with a yellow trigger and is approximately 4 1/2 inches from the back of the gun to the tip. Attached is a 44-inch electrical cord. “Crafters Square” and product number 818261-72 or 818261-75 are located on the guns’ packaging. (More Recall Details Here)
Wouldn’t be a typical recall if there wasn’t something used by Children in School, which is perhaps the worst thing about all these recalls. It is a sad state of affairs, when Corporate Profits take precedence over the Health & Welfare of Children.
Reading Math Aids (Made in China) [Violation of Lead Paint Standard]
Description: The following recalled reading and math aids are for use in the classroom. The item number is printed on the product’s packaging. (CLICK to READ DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF RECALL)
The simple and plain fact is that when a Nation ignores the needs of its children, it not just fails itself, but it fails the FUTURE. Take the Reading & Math Aids on this recall list. They have been sold since the year 2003, and we all know that exposure to high levels of lead, leads to reduced mental capabilities.
Yet we wonder at why our schools are failing our children? Perhaps it isn’t the schools, the teachers, but US, for allowing many kids to be EXPOSED TO TOXIC DANGEROUS LEAD LEVELS. It is in our toys, and in our education aids, rest mats for younger school kids, and we wonder?
Corporate Profits MUST TAKE A BACKSEAT when it comes to PROTECTING CHILDREN. Government & VOTERS, MUST INSIST & INSURE THAT IS THE CASE.