Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals has recalled Lipodrene with 25-mg Ephedra Extract Dietary supplements because of the presence of an illegal stimulant, 1,4-dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which has been linked to heart attacks.
According to a recall notice issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recalled lots (expiration date 12/25) were purchased and distributed nationwide in the United States and Puerto Rico. …Read the rest »
Yogurt E. Coli Contamination Results in Serious Illnesses
Several children in Washington State have been struck by sickness after consuming yogurt contaminated by E. coli. According to a news report, the state has linked the Pure Eire Dairy Farm in Othello to the contaminated yogurt.
While these products have already been pulled from store shelves, nearly a dozen children across the state have already been sickened. The children were treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital. …Read the rest »
While some may believe vaping is a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, the latest research from Canada suggests it could raise the risk of developing asthma or even having asthma attacks for teens and adults. According to a HealthDay news report, the study’s authors said emerging research suggests that vaping may actually worsen preexisting health conditions such as asthma. …Read the rest »
Leisure Time Recalls Thousands of Swing Sets for Potential Injury Hazards
Leisure Time Products has recalled more than 9,000 A-frame swing sets because of an injury hazard. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall involves Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus, and Mini Brutus metal A-frame swing sets that were manufactured between March 2019 and July 2020. …Read the rest »
Judge Refuses to Let Toyota Escape Class Action Over Soy-Coated Wiring
A federal judge in California refused to allow Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. to escape for a second time a proposed class action alleging that its switch to soy-based covering for its wires in its vehicles attracted rats. According to a Law360 news report, the judge said the court is bound by the Ninth Circuit’s findings in the case.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney declined to change the appeals court’s ruling stating that under the law of the case doctrine, a district court is precluded from reconsidering an issue that has been decided by the same or higher court. What this means is that in this case, the district court will not dismiss the implied warranty claims that the Ninth Court found were sufficiently pled. It will also not allow to go forward the California Unfair Competition Law claim that the circuit court dismissed with prejudice. …Read the rest »
A Tesla Model 3 involved in a deadly car accident on a Southern California freeway last week was operating on Autopilot at the time, officials said. According to an ABC news report, the fatal crash occurred in Fontana in San Bernardino County and is currently being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the 29th case involving a Tesla to which the safety regulator has responded. …Read the rest »
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said it is opening a formal safety investigation into more than 1.1 million Honda Accord vehicles over reports of sudden steering loss. According to a Reuters report, the agency said the engineering analysis covers 2013 through 2015 models and said the vehicle may veer or jerk out of its intended path of travel under normal conditions with no warning or input from the driver. …Read the rest »
Ford Recalls 661,000 Explorer SUVs Because Roof Rail Covers Could Detach
Ford Motor Company is recalling 661,000 Explorer SUVs in North America at the request of U.S. regulators because the retention pins in these vehicles could loosen and allow the roof rail covers to detach. According to a Reuters news report, the recall covers 2016 through 2019 model year vehicles. When the recall begins, dealers will install push-pins and replace any damaged rail clips and roof rail covers. …Read the rest »
Peloton Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Injuries Tied to Recalled Tread Plus Treadmills
Peloton, which recalled its Tread Plus treadmills last week after reports of one child’s death and several injuries involving children and pets, is facing a class action lawsuit. According to a report on Insider.com, the lawsuit filed by plaintiff Shannon Albright alleges that Peloton violated consumer protection laws and that the company has known or should have known the defective nature of its treadmills whose inherent design flaw makes it “uniquely dangerous” for kids. …Read the rest »
Consumer Reports Engineers Demonstrate How a Tesla Will Drive Without a Person in the Driver's Seat
Consumer Reports engineers have apparently managed to trick a Tesla Model Y so it could drive on Autopilot without anyone in the driver’s seat, a scenario that could prove extremely dangerous if it were repeated on public roadways. According to an article on Consumer Reports, over several trips made as part of this experiment, the Model Y automatically steered along painted lane lines, but the system did not send out a warning or indicate in any way that the driver’s seat was unoccupied. …Read the rest »