BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars due to Airbag Issues

Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said seven automakers; BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler and Ford would be recalling vehicles to fix a possible safety defect in air bag inflators built by the Japanese company, Takata. As we have blogged on several occasions, thousands of GM vehicles have also been […]

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FDA Approves a New Narcotic Painkiller…Is This a Mistake??

Prescription painkillers have been identified as one of the major causes of overdoses, as well as drug addiction. For the past few years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended tighter controls on narcotic painkillers, following record numbers of addiction rates and deaths associated with accidental overdoses. In a recent article, Dr. Sanjay […]

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Amazon Sued for Over Billing App Store Purchases Made by Kids

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday filed a lawsuit in a Federal District Court in Seattle, contending that Amazon improperly billed customers for “many millions of dollars” of charges made by children without their parents’ consent. The suit focuses on charges related to games downloaded through Amazon’s app store. The suit says that Amazon’s […]

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Sun Pharma Recalls 40,000 Bottles of Antidepressant in U.S.

India’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is recalling 41,127 bottles of antidepressant venlafaxine hydrochloride in the United States after the drug failed to properly dissolve, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. Sun Pharma’s unit Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Inc. began the voluntary recall in June and was classified by the FDA as a Class II, […]

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Do Over-Protective Parents Take the Fun out of Being Kids?

Most of us grew up at the local playground without worrying about what could happen if we fell. More and more parents today are over-protective and spend more time worrying about what could happen rather than letting their kids have fun and occasionally skin their knees. Children need to learn independence and some sort of […]

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Motorcycle Riding Tips for Safety On and Off-Road

Motorcycling is a popular hobby, both for the thrill of the open road and the economic benefits from using a vehicle with a high miles-per-gallon gas rating. These vehicles, however, are in a precarious position on the roadways compared to cars. Fortunately, there are many motorcycle riding tips that motorcyclists can use to improve safety […]

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Are Anti-Depressants to Blame for Birth Defects During Pregnancy?

So many pregnant women suffering from depression are prescribed anti-depressants, a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, what many women do not know is that there have been studies linking SSRIs during pregnancy to birth defects in babies, some resulting in death. Doctor’s most commonly prescribe the anti-depressants Prozac and Zoloft to pregnant […]

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Lifeguard Press Recalls Charging Kits due to Fire and Shock Hazard

Approximately 25,400 charging kits with universal serial bus (USB) connectors that are used to recharge Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod devices were recalled. This recall involves seven models. The recalled kits were sold under the Ban.do, Jonathan Adler and Lilly Pulitzer brand names and contained a wall charger, a 12 to 24-volt car charger, a […]

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When Car Electrical Problems Lead to Accidents

It seems like every other week there are news stories detailing a car recall. One of the most vulnerable areas of a car is the electrical system. Car electrical problems can lead to serious malfunctions with the vehicle and, ultimately, can cause accidents. Additionally, they may disable the car’s safety features, adding to the injuries […]

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