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December 2009 Archive

Published on Dec 29, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Tylenol arthritis pills recalled

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.

Published on Dec 28, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Work zones

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.

Published on Dec 23, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
New booster seat safety ratings

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.

Published on Dec 16, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
PA Drunk Driving Laws

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?

Published on Dec 15, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Window shades and blinds recalled

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.

Published on Dec 15, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Swine flu shots recalled

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.

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