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Chrissie Cole

New Safety Warnings For Statins

Important safety label changes for the class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In rare cases, liver problems have occurred in some patients however, the statins’ [...]
Chrissie Cole

Twin Oaks Recalls Hammock Stands

Standard and economy hammock stands, sold by Twin Oaks, have been voluntarily recalled in cooperation with the CPSC, because the foot brackets can crack, causing the stand collapse which in turn poses a fall hazard to consumers. To this [...]
Paul Napoli

CDC warns of 13 bathtub refinisher deaths tied to common paint stripping chemical

Federal health officials are warning that thirteen bathtub refinishing workers have died after exposure to methylene chloride, a chemical ingredient in many products used to strip bathtubs before refinishing. The U.S. Centers for Disease [...]
Chrissie Cole

Mugs Recalled By Carlisle Due to Burn Hazard

Carlisle FoodService Products issued a voluntary recall of cups and mugs, because they can break when exposed to hot liquids, posing a burn hazard. To this date, the company has received three reports of the items breaking, but no injuries [...]
Paul Napoli

Roadway obstructions may have played a part in the crash of a school bus with a dump truck in NJ

Transportations officials say a preliminary report into the fatal crash of a New Jersey school bus with a dump truck shows there were obstructions limiting the visibility of the roadway. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is [...]
Paul Napoli

Catalyst Energy fined for environmental violations, contaminating water supplies in PA

Catalyst Energy Inc., of Pittsburgh, PA, is facing fines and drilling restrictions after violating the Clean Streams Law, the Oil and Gas Act and the Solid Waste Management Act in Pennsylvania. According to a release by the Pennsylvania [...]
Paul Napoli

29 million torch gas cylinders recalled due to leaking gas fire hazard

According to a release by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), torch users should be aware of a huge recall of Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders used in soldering, brazing, cutting and welding applications. Worthington [...]
Paul Napoli

OSHA says Exel did not report dozens of injuries at Hershey's PA plant

An inspection by government regulators has found that Exel Inc., the operator of a Hershey Co. packaging plant in Palmyra, PA who is facing allegations of exploitation and unsafe working conditions by student exchange workers, failed to report [...]
Chrissie Cole

Fall & Injury Hazard Prompts Recall Of Kelty Jogging Strollers

A fall and injury hazard has prompted the recall of Kelty single and double jogging strollers. The front wheel of the unit can come loose and cause the stroller to tip over posing an injury risk to children and adults pushing the stroller. [...]
Chrissie Cole

CPSC – New Federal Standard for Portable Bed Rails

New federal standards aimed at making portable bed rails safer for children have been adopted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). A portable bed rail is used on the side of an adult bed to keep children, typically age [...]