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FDA warns more hand sanitizer recalled over serious risk

FDA warns more hand sanitizer recalled over serious risk

The FDA reported this week that more hand sanitizer has been recalled over the presence of a dangerous chemical that could, in a worst-case scenario, cause permanent injury to those who are exposed to it. This recall covers nearly 20,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, joining other hand sanitizer recalls announced earlier this month for the same reason.

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The FDA says these hand sanitizers could kill you

The FDA says these hand sanitizers could kill you

The US Food and Drug Administration has released a list of potentially fatal hand sanitizers, which if used could be toxic or worse. The COVID-19 crisis saw a rush on alcohol hand rub supplies, clearing store shelves as worried shoppers tried to find a backup for when traditional hand-washing with soap and water wasn't available.

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US food recalls expand to include 60,000lbs of chicken nuggets

US food recalls expand to include 60,000lbs of chicken nuggets

This year has included several big food recalls in the US, something that doesn't appear to be slowing down. In addition to the ongoing massive beef recalls, the USDA and FDA have both reported new and expanded food recalls over the past few days. Consumers in various parts of the US are warned to avoid certain pasta, salad, and chicken products over the risk of parasites and other contamination.

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FDA warns public to trash this hand sanitizer for fear of methanol

FDA warns public to trash this hand sanitizer for fear of methanol

Wood alcohol may have found its way into a certain set of hand sanitizer bottles released to the public earlier this year. One voluntary recall was announced on behalf of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, for their 1-liter bottles of consumer-level product. The recall was done after a news alert from the Food and Drug Administration for related toxic hand sanitizer manufacturing done by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico.

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USDA reveals two massive beef recalls over E. coli and safety risks

USDA reveals two massive beef recalls over E. coli and safety risks

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced two massive beef recalls involving 43,000lbs and 83,000lbs of beef, respectively. The reasons for the two recalls, which were announced within days of each other, differ -- one is over the potential risk of E. coli contamination, while the other is over more general safety risks due to a lack of proper inspection.

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CDC warns of Midwestern parasite outbreak linked to bagged salads

CDC warns of Midwestern parasite outbreak linked to bagged salads

If you live in the Midwestern United States, you may want to avoid bagged salad mixes for a while. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a new outbreak that has been linked back to the products, putting consumers at risk of contracting a parasite that can cause gastrointestinal distress. Multiple brands of bagged salads sold by various retailers have been recalled as part of this outbreak.

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Popular children’s medicines recalled, but not for the reason you think

Popular children’s medicines recalled, but not for the reason you think

The FDA published an advisory late last week revealing that multiple children's medications have been recalled, including Robitussin and Dimetapp. The recall covers two lots of the over-the-counter medication, which are sold as products for coughing and colds in 4oz and 8oz sizes. According to the FDA, the recall was voluntarily initiated by GSK Consumer Healthcare after the issue was discovered.

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The 2021 Acura TLX’s best safety feature is something you’ll hopefully never see

The 2021 Acura TLX’s best safety feature is something you’ll hopefully never see

Acura will get to launch Honda's new airbag design, cradling the front passenger's head and helping avoid brain injuries with a clever triple-bag layout. The new airbag - which has been compared to a baseball catcher's mitt, only in this case your head is the ball - was previewed by Honda last year, and will make its commercial debut in the 2021 Acura TLX.

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Public toilets named COVID-19 risk as study finds virus ‘clouds’

Public toilets named COVID-19 risk as study finds virus ‘clouds’

It's important to close the toilet lid before flushing for sanitation reasons, but doing so isn't possible in many public facilities located in the United States and many other countries. These public toilets not only often lack a lid, but also flush with a greater velocity than most home toilets, paving the way for potential 'clouds' of particles containing viruses like the one behind COVID-19.

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Study finds face masks ‘critical’ for individual COVID-19 protection

Study finds face masks ‘critical’ for individual COVID-19 protection

If you've been refusing to wear a face mask in public, now is the time to start. A new study out of Texas A&M University has found that failing to wear a face mask puts a person at dramatic risk of contracting the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 -- and it also increases their odds of spreading it to other people. Face masks alone aren't enough to prevent the virus, but they are an important tool.

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Anonymous Camera for iPhone will make you feel like a spy

Anonymous Camera for iPhone will make you feel like a spy

A new camera app has been released for iOS that, unlike basically every other photography app, is designed to hide the photo's subject rather than highlight them. Called Anonymous Camera, this app works to protect the people captured in a video or photo by blurring or otherwise hiding their faces -- or, in cases where it is necessary, by removing their bodies entirely.

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Under Armour made a face mask: Good luck trying to find one

Under Armour made a face mask: Good luck trying to find one

Under Armour is the latest company to release its own reusable cloth face mask, one that you will have a lot of trouble acquiring at any point in the near future. The mask is shaped to fit one's face, unlike plain rectangular medical masks that often leave gaps. The new mask offering joins similar products launched by a number of companies, including some TV show-themed options from ViacomCBS.

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