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The Checkup Archive: Recalls

Drop-side cribs finally outlawed

Drop-side cribs will need to be replaced with a fixed-side crib like this one. (Image via Wikipedia) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted today to outlaw the manufacture, sale and re-sale of drop-side cribs. Such cribs, which feature side rails that can be lowered to allow caretakers to more...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | December 15, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Infant health, Parenting, Recalls, Sleep  
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Painkiller Darvon pulled because of risk to heart

The prescription painkiller Darvon was pulled off the market Friday at the request of federal regulators.

By Rob Stein  | November 19, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  FDA, Food Safety and Recalls, Recalls, drug safety  
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Diet drug Meridia pulled over heart attack, stroke issues

Abbott Laboratories has withdrawn its popular weight-loss drug Meridia because it increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

By Rob Stein  | October 8, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, FDA, Food Safety and Recalls, Obesity, Recalls, Women's Health, drug safety  
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Kellogg's recalls Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Honey Smacks

Kellogg this afternoon recalled 28 million boxes of its Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals packaged in white foil bags because of an off-flavor and smell coming from the bags. The company says people should not eat the affected cereals, which include: Only products with the...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | June 25, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Recalls  
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Crib recall

Checkup readers, please help spread the word: If you know anyone who is using a drop-side crib for their baby, they should stop right away. That advice is in light of today's recall of more than two million cribs manufactured by Evenflo and six other companies. The recalls were prompted...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | June 24, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Family Health, Infant health, Recalls  
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