McNeil Consumer Healthcare has announced the recall of all lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles. The pills are believed to be contaminated with a chemical that may lead to nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Highway work zones have the potential to be more than just inconvenient – they can be deadly. And with billions of dollars being funneled into highway construction projects, experts worry that these trouble zones will become even more dangerous.
Because the federal government doesn't have any guidelines for how booster seats should be designed, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is attempting to offer consumers some guidance on what seats to buy. The institute tested 60 different booster seats and found that only 15 of them got top safety ratings.
Did you know that in Pennsylvania, a "loophole law" permits people arrested for drunk driving to legally get back behind the wheel? Did you also know that many times, despite state laws, people caught driving with a suspended license don't go to jail?
Over 50 million Roman shades and roll-up blinds have been recalled because they pose a strangulation hazard to children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said five deaths and 16 near-strangulations involving Roman shades have been reported since 2006, and three deaths linked to roll-up blinds have been reported since 2001.
Approximately 800,000 swine flu shots for children have been recalled, including 15,000 lots that were distributed in Pennsylvania. Testing found that the shots, intended for children ages six months to three years, have lost some strength.
Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. has recalled over 2.1 million drop-side cribs because they pose a suffocation hazard to babies and toddlers. In the wake of the recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) admitted that it hasn't acted as quickly as it should on crib safety.
Over 50,000 Pennsylvania motorists get caught drunk driving each year and remain on the road. This is because, unlike most states in the country, Pennsylvania has what critics are calling a loophole law.
A new study has found that approximately half of teens ages 16 and 17 who own cell phones have talked on the phone while driving. About one-third of those same teens have texted behind the wheel.
Most people think of food poisoning as a few days of stomach problems – something that can be awful while it lasts but eventually comes to an end. A new report, however, has found that most foodborne pathogens can cause serious medical conditions.
Almost 1 million Maclaren strollers have been recalled after at least 12 reported finger amputations. The amputations occurred when babies or toddlers got their fingers stuck in the strollers' hinges.
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed drugs to stay on the market even when follow-up studies found that they weren't effective. This and other practices are under review by the GAO, which investigated the FDA's "accelerated approval program."
Many parents take advantage of the convenience of today's car seats, using them as handheld baby carriers and snap-in seats for strollers. According to experts, however, this is not always safe for your infant.
Plans for significant changes to food safety laws have been introduced by lawmakers in an effort to improve food inspections, regulations, recall responses, and public education on food safety. The primary building block behind the plan is enacting new laws mandating E. coli inspections of ground beef.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group, has compiled a list of the foods that pose the greatest risk of food poisoning. At the top of that list are foods that are highly touted for their health benefits – leafy greens like lettuce and spinach.
More than 300 lawmakers and transportation experts are in the midst of a "distracted driving summit," a meeting intended to address roadway hazards. At the beginning of the summit, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called distracted driving a "menace to society."
Toyota has recalled millions of cars and light trucks to fix a gas pedal defect that the company says can cause runaway acceleration. Toyota announced that the vehicles will receive reshaped and/or replacement pedals.
Rollover accidents are responsible for almost one-third of all vehicle crash deaths. While any vehicle can be involved in a rollover, there are certain risk factors that make these accidents more likely.
Recent data have revealed that raloxifene and tamoxifen, drugs taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer, put women at a greater risk for serious health problems. Doctors and their patients are urged to weigh the drugs' benefits against their risks.
Many parents worry about their children's safety when they leave the confines of their home, but a recent finding has shown that parents may now have to be cautious about what they bring into their homes.