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May 5, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Federal regulators have announced that an additional 35 million Takata airbags will be recalled across the US, bringing the total recall up to 63 million, more than doubling the largest automotive recall in US history. Similarly, in Canada, several million vehicles will also be recalled.Read [ Takata Airbag Recalls Increases by 35 Million Vehicles ]
April 30, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Cancer Risk Prompts J&J Suspension of Fibroid Surgical Device ]
New York, NY Johnson & Johnson has suspended worldwide sale of its power mocellators used in fibroid surgery further to concerns that use of the device could spread undetected cancer beyond the uterus.
May 11, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Another Defect in da Vinci Robot ]
Sunnyvale, CA Intuitive Surgery, the company that makes an instrument that goes with the da Vinci robot, sent an urgent device notification (May 8, 2013) to hospitals regarding a “potential issue” with its device.
March 14, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ FDA Takes Control of Tylenol Plants ]
Washington, DC The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has filed a consent decree of permanent injunction against McNeil-PPC and two of its officers for failing to comply with current good manufacturing practice requirements as required by federal law. The action prevents McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, from manufacturing and distributing drugs from its Fort Washington, Pa., facility until the FDA determines that its operations are compliant with the law.
October 13, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ All Marketed Sibutramine Drugs Voluntarily Withdrawn in Canada ]
Ottawa, ON Further to Health Canada's October 8, 2010, communication on the voluntary recall by Abbott Laboratories of Meridia (the brand name for the weight-loss drug sibutramine), Health Canada is updating healthcare practitioners and Canadians with respect to the two generic forms of sibutramine drugs authorized in Canada: Apo-sibutramine and Novo-sibutramine.
October 6, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ ATV Riders 50 Percent More Likely to Die Following an ATV Accident ]
Washington, DC Accidents on all terrain vehicles (ATVs), and the likelihood of dying after an ATV accident are more common than motorcycle accidents, trauma surgeons attending the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons reported this week.
June 8, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Court of Appeal Limits Impact of Federal Statute of Repose ]
Sacramento, CA A court of appeal has limited the federal statue of repose in its ruling in a helicopter crash lawsuit. The federal statute of repose protects aircraft manufacturers from product liability lawsuits if a defective aircraft or aircraft part is more than 18 years old when the crash occurs. The court, however, ruled in Rogers v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc that the repose statute does not apply when the claim involves errors in maintenance instructions.
May 12, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ New Pampers Product Alleged to Cause Severe Skin Rash ]
Washington, DC The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is investigating various complaints that a new line of Pampers disposable diapers is causing severe, persistent diaper rashes and blisters resembling chemical burns. The makers of Pampers, Procter & Gamble (P&G), dispute the claims and continue to stand behind their product.