Product Safety
Box and vial of Gardasil vaccine.

FDA approves use of Gardasil against anal cancer

In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Gardasil, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, in the prevention of cervical cancer. It was authorized for females up to age 26 and can be used as early as age 9, which created some controversy, as did laws proposed by some states that Gardasil
SUV rollover

Toyota takes another hit with Lexus GX 460 Consumer Reports test

The Lexus GX 460 earned a rare “don’t buy” warning from Consumer Reports following performance testing by the magazine. If you thought about getting auto financing to buy one, bear in mind that the tests exposed a handling problem with the Lexus GX 460 that may cause a rollover of the SUV in everyday driving.
Red Romaine lettuce

Romaine Lettuce Recall 2010 incites calls for stronger regulation

Freshway Foods, based in Ohio, has instituted a romaine lettuce recall 2010. In all, 19 cases of E Coli have been confirmed in connection to the romaine lettuce recall. If you have possibly been sickened by the Freshway Foods lettuce recall, you may need money now to go see a doctor – though most cases
Close-up of a teething baby's mouth.

Hylands Teething Tablets recalled because of belladonna toxicity

Parents know that teething is a painful time for both their kids and themselves. Tablets that help soothe the gums can sometimes be the only thing that permits a good night’s sleep, making them a mainstay for well-prepared moms and dads. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that Hyland’s Teething

Citibank exposes 600,000 customers to potential identity theft

Do you remember the series of commercials Citibank produced about identity theft? You will probably find them somewhat less than entertaining if you are one of the 600,000 Citibank customers whose Social Security number was printed on the outside of the postal envelope containing your year-end tax statement. “Identity theft? What’s that?” exclaims an incredulous

Toyota recall could free Koua Fong Lee from prison

Koua Fong Lee may not have been responsible for killing three people How is this, you say? As you may know, the recent Toyota recall (click the link to see if your vehicle is on it) has placed the spotlight squarely upon various acceleration and braking issues that have been responsible for property damage, injuries
Complaints

Personal Money Store’s complaint resources

Personal Money Market weeds out bad lenders Personal Money Market offers Complaint Resources. This information is helpful for borrowers who have had a bad experience with lenders. The purpose of Complaint Resources are twofold: To ensure borrowers have the tools they need to file a complaint against a lender who they feel has treated them
White tablet pills

Ambien : More dangerous than helpful?

Tiger Wood’s former mistress is just the latest in a long line of people that have claimed the drug Ambien helped them make things in the bedroom even more exciting. Even though this very off-label use seems to be popular on message boards, there are many much more dangerous side-effects that are gaining notoriety as
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Runaway prius in San Diego : more bad news for Toyota

Just days after Akio Toyoda apologized to Congress for the multiple recalls of over 10 million Toyota vehicles, a runaway Prius in San Diego is making headlines. While some buyers are looking into auto financing to get the now-reduced cost vehicles, Toyota has recalled several models of its popular Prius hybrid. Toyota has also recalled
Take your medicine

Recall on childrens medicine 2010 | Tylenol, Motrin included

The FDA-backed, company-announced recall on children’s medicine 2010 has been issued. The recall on children’s medicine 2010 includes a large number of over-the-counter liquid children’s medicine. If you have any of the recalled medicine, you can get a small loan of a coupon or refund for the product. Either way, the FDA and McNeil Healthcare
A crushed can of Four Loko resting on the ground.

Four Loko being used to create ethanol fuel

Four Loko may be on the FDA’s blacklist because it leaves drinkers in a wide-awake, yet drunken stupor, but the drink apparently does have other uses. The Associated Press reports that Four Loko and similar alcohol-infused energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol fuel. Cases of the caffeinated malt beverage have been being sent by wholesalers to
Dishwasher

Maytag Dishwasher Recall | 1.7 million fire hazards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maytag have issued a Maytag dishwasher recall for 1.7 million machines. There have been 12 reports of fires from the defect that caused this recall. This Maytag dishwasher recall includes dishwashers sold under the Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef and Performa brands. Danger of the Maytag Dishwasher
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First Generation Nap Nanny products recalled by CPSC

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and company Baby Matters have recalled the first generation of Nap Nanny products. One death has been attributed to a Nap Nanny, but in that case the product was being used incorrectly. Baby Matters has offered an $80 coupon for the purchase of a new Nap Nanny to anyone who
Shot of a box of Lipitor pills.

Musty odors prompt Lipitor recall expansion

ABC News reports that Pfizer, the drug manufacturer that makes the cholesterol-lowering pill Lipitor, has expanded the recent Lipitor recall. An unspecified lot of 19,000 bottles of 40 mg Lipitor pills has been recalled due to reports of a “musty odor.” This Lipitor recall expansion brings the total number of Lipitor bottles pulled from the
An infant suffering from a bout of diaper rash. Will this suffering cause a Pampers recall?

No Pampers recall yet; Dry Max diapers under scrutiny

Proctor & Gamble is reeling, much like many other American companies during today’s stock market crash, and spirits will sag further yet if there is a Pampers recall. Parents don’t care quite as much about whether somebody on Wall Street made a typo when recording a big Proctor & Gamble trade (sending investors scrambling for
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Intel set back with recall of Sandy Bridge chip set

An Intel recall of the heralded Sandy Bridge chip set was announced by the company on Monday. The decreasing effectiveness of the Sandy Bridge processor over time could be the result of a flaw that slipped through previous tests undetected. Intel’s recall of Sandy Bridge is expected to cost the company about $1 billion and
A 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 2.

2011 Toyota Sienna recalled due to brake light problem

Just when Toyota thought it was out of the recall jungle, the (faulty) break lights started flashing. The embattled automaker has reported that there will be a recall of 94,000 2011 Toyota Sienna vehicles because of a problem involving the brake light switch bracket. All Toyota Sienna vehicles in question were produced before November 2010.