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Nationwide recall on eggs makes it to Michigan

More than 500 million eggs have been recalled due to more than 1,000 people getting sick from salmonella. And the Michigan Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that some of those eggs have made it to Michigan.

No illnesses from the eggs have been reported here. The Michigan Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that the eggs weren’t sold directly to Michigan customers, but some food distributors sold the eggs to Michigan locations.

“This is a fluid, changing process as the investigation is ongoing. Federal, state, and local investigators follow the chain of evidence to identify the various channels of distribution,” said Don Koivisto, MDA Director. “The best advice I can give is be an informed consumer – ask where eggs are purchased and always cook your eggs well. And, always, the best rule of thumb is when in doubt, throw it out.”

The contaminated eggs have been traced to two Iowa egg producers—Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms. The recalls of eggs began on August 13 and were expanded on August 18 and 20.

Retailers, institutions, and food service facilities, particularly those serving high risk populations, such as nursing homes, senior citizen nutrition programs, schools or hospitals, should contact their suppliers to verify that they have not received recalled product. Firms receiving recalled products should follow disposition instructions from their supplier.

MDA continues to work with state and federal investigators to identify where the recalled eggs were distributed and will be conducting recall effectiveness checks to ensure recalled eggs are being removed from the marketplace.

The eggs were packaged under a variety of names. Visit http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm223536.htm to see if your eggs are affected.

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Medicine for children recalled

Children’s liquid Tylenol, Motrin among products recalled

Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare is implementing a voluntary recall of infant and children’s liquid products due to manufacturing deficiencies that may affect quality, purity or potency. Following McNeil’s recall announcement on Friday evening, the FDA is providing additional advice to consumers.

“We want to be certain that consumers discontinue using these products and that they know what to do if they have concerns about a specific product,” said Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “While the potential for serious health problems is remote, Americans deserve medications that are safe, effective and of the highest quality. We are investigating the products and facilities associated with this recall and will provide updates as we learn more.”

What products are affected by this recall?

The products include certain liquid infant’s and children’s Tylenol®, Motrin®, Zyrtec®, and Benadryl® products. For a complete list of recalled products, please see the recall notice at http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/.

Why were these products recalled?

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. As a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than specified; others contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, FDA advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

What can I use instead of the recalled products?

There are a number of other products on the market, including generic versions of the recalled products, which are intended for use in infants and children and are not affected by the recall. FDA recommends that you check the labeling of these products. If you have any questions, you should discuss this with your pharmacist or other health care professional. FDA does not anticipate that there will be a shortage of alternative products.

Can I give my child adult strength Tylenol® or Motrin® products that are not being recalled?

No. Consumers should not give drug products to infants and children that are not intended for those age groups. This could result in serious harm.

What should I do if I have some of the medication at home?

FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products.

For further instructions, see McNeil’s website at: www.mcneilproductrecall.com2

I gave my child some of the medication. What do I do? Is my child at risk?

According to the information the FDA has received at this time, the potential for serious medical problems is remote. If your child exhibits any unexpected symptoms after use of any of the recalled products, contact your health care professional.

If I think my child may be having an adverse reaction to one of the products involved in this recall who should I notify?

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax, using the contact information at the bottom of this sheet. The agency asks health care professionals and consumers to report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch3.

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Recall expansion of DVD players due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walmart, announced a voluntary recall of Durabrand DVD Players. The original recall of the silver Durabrand DVD player has been expanded to also include the pink and purple-colored versions of the same DVD player.

NRecallDVDplayerAccording to the recall, the DVD player’s circuit board can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Walmart has received 14 reports of DVD players overheating, seven of which have resulted in fires that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.

About 4.2 million players are affected.

This recall involves a single DVD player with a remote control. The device was sold in three colors—silver, pink and purple and has a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the DVD. The DVD players were sold under the following UPC codes and model numbers:

  • Silver: UPC 1799901002, Model No. 1002
  • Pink: UPC 1799934100, Model No. 1002 PINK
  • Purple: UPC 1799932100, Model No. 1002 PUR

They were sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009 for about $29.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the nearest Walmart for a full refund. For additional information, contact Walmart Stores at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.walmartstores.com.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports related to this product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

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