San Antonio Drug Recall

Compounding Pharmacy Issues San Antonio Drug Recall Talon Compounding Pharmacy (TCP), a drug company based in San Antonio, Texas, has issued a voluntary recall of all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin. The recall was issued based on concerns expressed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding sterility assurance of the drugs. If the drugs were not produced in a completely sterile environment, there may be an increased risk…

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Fiat Chrysler Recall

Electrical Problem Leads to Huge Fiat Chrysler Recall The number of vehicle recalls this year continues to mount, with no end in sight. This morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)announced that they have issued a voluntary recall for more than 320,000 vehicles in the United States and another 42,000 in Canada and Mexico due to an electrical problem that could lead to a loss of power and an possible accident. The…

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Water Bottle Recall

L.L. Bean Issues Child’s Water Bottle Recall Due to Lead Contamination There has been a lot of concern in recent months about potential lead contamination of the water supply in some places. Now, it appears that some water bottles may be contributing to the problem. Yesterday, retailer L.L. Bean initiated a voluntary recall for one of their exclusive children’s water bottles out of a concern that the bottles may be contaminated…

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Treatment Plant Accident

Wastewater Treatment Plant Accident Leaves One Dead, One Injured Two men were seriously injured in a terrible workplace accident involving the release of toxic gas earlier this month at the Wichita Falls River Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, in Wichita, TX. The day after the accident, one of the two injured workers, 42-year-old Daniel Arrendondo, died as a result of his injuries. At the time of the accident, Arredondo had worked…

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Frozen Food Recall

Metal Fragments Prompt Frozen Food Recall After yet another food safety issue, ConAgra Foods announced a voluntary recall earlier this month of many of its P.F. Chang’s Home Menu brand frozen food products. Yesterday, they actually expanded the recall to include 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef products that were produced between May 31 and June 22, do to the potential presence of tiny fragments of metal that may…

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Texas Drowsy Driver Accident

Two Seriously Injured in Texas Drowsy Driver Accident According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, last Friday a young couple was injured in a terrifying accident in which their Dodge pickup truck crossed incoming traffic on Highway 30 in Walker County, almost literally flew off the road, slid down an embankment and landed in the San Jacinto River below, upside down. When first responders and tow truck drivers arrived,…

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False Claims Act Settlement

$21.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement Against Home Health Care Company Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a False Claims Act settlement with MD2U Holding Company, a  home healthcare company with operations in a number of states, after the company admitted a tremendous amount of Medicare fraud, to the point that the company was labeled by the DOJ as an “extreme outlier.” According to the DOJ’s announcement, investigators found that…

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E Coli Flour Recall Expanded

E. Coli Flour Recall Expanded by Two Companies A couple of large companies have expanded the recall of various products containing flour because of worries that the products may be contaminated with E. coli O121. Yesterday, Continental Mills announced a voluntary recall for specific lots of Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix based on their concerns. That recall followed another announcement by General Mills (which is not affiliated with Continental Mills) that…

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Defective Motorcycles

NHTSA Investigating Potentially Defective Motorcycles While there has been no recall announcement yet, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into a possible problem with the braking systems on Harley-Davidson motorcycles from model years 2008 to 2011. It is estimated that the problem could eventually affect more than 425,000 bikes in all. Those motorcycles feature an anti-lock braking system that is supposed to prevent riders from losing…

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Texas Truck Hits Bridge

Texas Truck Hits Bridge, Debris Kills Child, Injures Her Mother A terrible accident that happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday that took the life of a 12-year-old girl, later identified as Brein Bullock, was killed and her mother, 35-year-old Leah Bullock was seriously injured, when a Texas Disposal Services was traveling down Highway 36 with its boom raised and hit an Old Highway 90 overpass in Sealy, Texas. When that crash…

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New Braunfels Motorcycle Accident

Man Killed in New Braunfels Motorcycle Accident An Austin man, 68-year-old Jerry Jackson, was killed Tuesday morning at about 11:20 a.m. in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 35 South in New Braunfels. According to the New Braunfels Police Department, the accident happened when Jackson was riding a Harley Davidson trike when he crashed into the back of a Honda CRV that had stopped on the shoulder, so as to avoid hitting…

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Hoverboard Recall

CPSC Announces Hoverboard Recall Over Fire Hazard In a major announcement Wednesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that more than 500,000 of the popular battery-operated scooters, referred to as hoverboards, were being recalled because of a potential fire hazard. These hoverboards, which resemble a skateboard and don’t actually hover or fly, have been getting an increasing amount of scrutiny from governments all over the world in recent years….

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Flour E Coli Recall

After dozens Sickened, Gold Medal Issues Flour E Coli Recall General Mills expanded a voluntary recall they issued on May 31, for more than 10 million pounds of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli (STEC O121) bacteria that is capable of producing Shiga toxin. Since then, it has expanded the recall several times, with the latest expansion occurring last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has…

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Fort Worth Traffic Accidents

Police Release Statistics for Fort Worth Traffic Accidents It is necessary for all Texas drivers to pay close attention when they’re driving on roads all over the state, especially when there is so much road construction and repair going on. A lot of the construction is because of the recent oil boom, which caused major increases in population and heavy truck traffic, much of it on roads that were not built…

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Texas Train Wreck

Texas Train Wreck Leaves Three Dead, One Injured Investigators were able to locate the remains of two of three missing crew members who had been missing since the head-on collision of two freight trains in the Texas Panhandle yesterday. The third missing crew member is presumed dead, while a fourth was able to jump from his train just before impact Tuesday. The one known surviving crew member was transported to…

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Volkswagen Settlement

Emissions Scandal Leads to $14.7 Billion Volkswagen Settlement The Volkswagen scandal, in which they deliberately cheated on emissions tests, will end up costing the company a record $14.7 billion. The Volkswagen settlement is, by far, the largest settlement in history for any car maker for any sort of wrongdoing. Approximately $10 billion of that settlement will go to buying back vehicles from the owners of the nearly 500,000 affected diesel…

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IKEA Dresser Recall

Tip-Over Problem Leads to Massive IKEA Dresser Recall Swedish furniture maker IKEA has announced a voluntary recall of more than 29 million chests and dressers in the United States because of a problem with the product design that has so far led to dozens of incidents in which the dressers tipped over onto a child, leading to at least 17 serious injuries to children ages 19 months to 10 years…

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