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Extra-strength acetaminophen recall warns of liver damage risk

Extra-strength acetaminophen recall warns of liver damage risk

Some extra-strength acetaminophen, a pain reliever sold under various brand names, has been recalled because the bottles weren't labeled properly. According to the recall notice from A-S Medication Solutions, LLM, the lack of the required OTC Drug Facts label may lead to some consumers taking the pain reliever without awareness of the potentially harmful effects.

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ADHD drug recalled over trace amounts of anti-psychotic medication

ADHD drug recalled over trace amounts of anti-psychotic medication

Apotex Corp has announced the voluntary recall of Guanfacine Extended-Release Tablets in 2mg strength over the possible risk of 'trace' contamination with an antipsychotic medication called Quetiapine Fumarate. The drugs were distributed in the US until mid-March, according to the company, which is notifying distributors, wholesalers, and others.

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Study finds experimental stimulants hidden in many OTC supplements

Study finds experimental stimulants hidden in many OTC supplements

A new study from NSF International warns that many readily available supplements marketed for sports enhancement and weight loss contain experimental stimulants that haven't been tested in humans. The 'hidden pharmaceutical cocktail,' as the organization calls it, was identified in 17 OTC supplements sold in the US.

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Popular hummus recalled: FDA warns to check your fridge now

Popular hummus recalled: FDA warns to check your fridge now

The FDA and Sabra have announced a recall of popular hummus dip Sabra Classic Hummus over the risk of salmonella contamination. Around 2,100 cases of the hummus dip have been recalled after a routine FDA screening involving one tub of the dip tested positive for salmonella. Note, however, that only one SKU of the classic hummus has been recalled.

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Midwestern recalls more cat and dog food, this time over salmonella

Midwestern recalls more cat and dog food, this time over salmonella

Midwestern Pet Foods, the company behind the recent pet food recalls over aflatoxin, has announced another cat and dog food recall -- this time over potential contamination with salmonella. The recall impacts several of the company's pet food brands, including Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportmix Wholesomes, Venture, Earthborn Holistic, and more.

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Deadly outbreak prompts familiar CDC warning: Stop kissing turtles

Deadly outbreak prompts familiar CDC warning: Stop kissing turtles

Every few months, there's a salmonella outbreak that is inevitably linked back to animals, typically adorable ones like hedgehogs and turtles that people may keep as pets. Each time, the CDC publishes a list of what not to do with these pets alongside its outbreak advisory, and each time there's an important piece of information: stop kissing high-risk animals.

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High blood pressure drug recalled because labels were mixed up

High blood pressure drug recalled because labels were mixed up

Another drug recall over mislabelled bottles has been announced, this one involving a medication used to treat high blood pressure. According to Alembic Pharmaceuticals, the recall involves a single lot of telmisartan tablets, which were packaged with 30 tablets in a bottle. The issue is about a label mix-up that resulted in the incorrect dosage.

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The US recalls agency is investigating Peloton’s treadmill after a child death

The US recalls agency is investigating Peloton’s treadmill after a child death

Peloton has warned treadmill owners to keep children and pets away from their Tread+ connected fitness machine, after a child died following an accident involving the $4,295 device. Launched in January 2018, Tread+ is Peloton's most expensive model, though like all treadmills the moving parts can be as much a potential danger as a boon to home fitness enthusiasts.

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Instagram for kids under 13 is reportedly in the works

Instagram for kids under 13 is reportedly in the works

In many parts of the world, the ongoing pandemic has forced people indoors or, at the very least, reduced the amount of face-to-face social interactions. While teens and adults have flocked to social networks for their fix, younger kids are, at least legally, banned from such online forums. This age group, however, is also seen by many social networks and online platforms as a big and potentially profitable market and it's not surprising to hear that Facebook's Instagram is eying a version of its network made especially for very young users.

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Google Families website help parents raise kids around technology

Google Families website help parents raise kids around technology

Technology is all around us and so are the devices that bring them to our fingertips, from smartphones to computers to the Internet. Many parents treat these as the modern world's evils but, being a tech company, Google believes these are tools that can also be used for good with the proper guidance. Some parents do think that kids might as well get trained on how to use technology and devices and they can now look to Google's new Families microsite for advice and tools on how to make tech safe and enjoyable for the whole family.

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Pet food recall expands: Smoked bones and more dog food added

Pet food recall expands: Smoked bones and more dog food added

A recent pet food recall involving raw dog food has expanded to add more dog food products to the list, as well as 14 varieties of smoked bones sold as treats for dogs. The recall is due to the potential presence of two foodborne pathogens -- salmonella and listeria -- which may make both pets and their humans sick.

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Instagram now prevents random adults from messaging teens

Instagram now prevents random adults from messaging teens

Instagram has detailed a number of new changes intended to help protect young users on the platform, including teens and those who may be younger. Among the changes is a new limitation that will prevent random adults from sending direct messages to accounts belonging to teenagers, requiring the teen to first 'follow' the adult to remove the restriction.

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