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Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Foster Farms Chicken

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning consumers of a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections likely linked to Foster Farms brand chicken that are resistant to multiple drugs. As of May 22, 2014 there have been 574 total cases reported in 27 states. Many have been hospitalized after…

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Meningitis Causing Several Deaths Throughout the Country

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported at least 8 deaths and at least 105 cases of fungal meningitis linked to steroid shots administered for back pain. So far, cases have been reported in Michigan, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, and Minnesota. The steroids were…

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Illinois Supreme Court ruled Company owes a duty of care to family’s indirect asbestos exposure.

A recent ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court determined that companies whose employees are exposed to asbestos on the job may owe a duty of care to protect the worker’s family members who are exposed to asbestos second-hand. The facts of the case involved the wife of a railroad company…

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Arctic Cat snowmobiles recalled because of crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission recently announced that Arctic Cat snowmobiles, models F, XF and M, were recalled due to a safety hazard. The affected snowmobiles can be identified by their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN). The snowmobile VIN numbers recalled include the following ranges: 105092 through 112175 or 800001…

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Target recalls Chefmate Blender because of laceration hazard

Target Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall of by the Target, Select Brands Chefmate 6-Speed Blender. While operating the blender, there is a reported risk of the plastic pitcher separating from the blade assembly, which can expose rotating blades and cause laceration. The recall…

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LG dehumidifier recall announced again due to home fires

The U.S consumer Products Safety Commission and LG Electronics are urging consumers to check if they have the previously recalled Goldstar or Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers in their home. The dehumidifiers were previously recalled due to a serious fire and burn hazard. It is estimated that the dehumidifiers were responsible for more…

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Pottery Barn dolls recalled due to strangulation hazard.

On September 8, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Pottery Barn’s Chloe, Sophie and Audrey soft dolls due to a strangulation hazard. The doll’s hair and headband are large enough to fit around a child’s neck and pose a strangulation risk to children. Consumers…

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Phil&teds metoo table-top clip-on chairs recalled due to child safety hazard

On August 17, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 54,000 metoo table-top clip-on chairs by phil&teds USA, Inc. The announcement warns that a defect in the chairs can cause them to detach from different types of table surfaces, posing a risk to children of…

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Dole Recalls Contaminated Pre-Mixed Packaged Salads in Illinois

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Dole food company announced today that it would be recalling about 3,500 packaged salads due to bacterial contamination concerns. The recalled salads include Dole’s Italia Blend and Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend. No illnesses have yet to be reported from…

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Jimmy John’s Alfalfa Sprouts Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Illinois

Alfalfa sprouts from certain sandwiches at Jimmy John’s restaurant locations in and around Chicago have been linked to a widespread outbreak in salmonella. The Illinois Department of Health announced on Friday that it had received 46 reports from individuals that had gotten sick from ingesting alfalfa sprouts from Jimmy John’s…